Interactive Ray-tracing

Click Plot scan button to view a field-of-view plot of selected parameters Click Plot time series button to view a range-time plot of selected parameters
Click Plot ray paths to view ray tracing plot
Radar Date
Hemisphere Radar Beam Freq. (MHz) Year Month Day
Plot ray-paths (click here for legend) Plotting options
At UT Electron density scale [log]: ,
Plot simulated radar data (select parameter(s) below) Plotting options
From to UT
Output ParametersScale
Power (?) Min Value: Max Value:
Altitude (?) Min Value: Max Value:
Virtual altitude (?) Min Value: Max Value:
Refractive index (?) Min Value: Max Value:
Elevation (?) Min Value: Max Value:
Aspect condition (?) Min Value: Max Value:
Additional settingsScale
 (?) Min Value: Max Value:
Ground range [km] (?) Min Value: Max Value:
Debug: Force:

Powered by Image

If you would like to use results from this tool in official work, please contact us.
Quick guide

Range of elevation angles (in degrees) used for ray-tracing. The angular resolution is fixed to 0.1 degrees. Angles will be forced between 0 and 90 degrees
Relative power distributions based on number of rays per range gate
Reflection altitude in [km]; for ground scatter this is the altitude where the ray is bent towards the ground
Reflection virtual altitude in [km]
Refractive index at reflection point (ionospheric scatter only)
Average take-off angle in scattering volume
Deviation from perpendicularity with magnetic field: a value of 0 is for perfect aspect condition, a value of 1 is one degree off aspect condition
Y-axis coordinates and range for range-time plots
Adjust ground range for the ray-paths plot. This cannot exceed 2000 km