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C/NOFS Occultation Receiver for Ionospheric Sensing and Specification (CORISS)

NSSDCA ID: 2008-017A-04

Mission Name: C/NOFS
Principal Investigator:Dr. Paul R. Straus

Description

The C/NOFS Occultation Receiver for Ionospheric Sensing and Specification (CORISS) is a Global Positioning System (GPS) dual-frequency receiver that measures the total electron content (TEC) along the line-of-sight from C/NOFS to GPS satellite. TEC measurement can help to constrain C/NOFS ionospheric models. Limb profiles of TEC obtained during occultations can be inverted to produce vertical profiles of electron density. It may be also possible to measure L-band scintillations caused by electron density irregularities.

Alternate Names

  • C-NOFS/CORISS
  • CORISS

Discipline

  • Space Physics: Magnetospheric Studies

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. Dieter K. Bilitza

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Paul R. StrausPrincipal InvestigatorAerospace Corporationpaul.straus@aero.org
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