Could This Technology Be Adapted To Real Time Meteor Detection?
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Just curious... could this technology be adapted to real time meteor detection?
Would there be a way to modify the design to be able to track a meteor, and its
trajectory/path of decent? What a great way to find suspected impacts from those
that survive entry. Also would be a great tool to see in real time the meteors as they
hit the atmosphere and burn up, and pin point location and trajectory just like you are
pin pointing lightning strikes with an array of listening and gps sites.

How it works...
http://www.spaceweather.com/glossary/for...atter.html
http://www.meteorscan.com/meteor-live.html
http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio/


Actual live feed of meteors entering the atmosphere...
http://topaz.streamguys.tv/~spaceweather/index.html

Let me know..
Thanks Rick
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#2
Meteor detection would need at least a completely different amplifier which receives frequencies in HF or VHF band. Our amplifier is dedicated for broadband VLF detection (not tuned!).

But of course our system with the existing amplifiers could be used for other things like SID detection in the future. However, we first need to concentrate on improving the lightning detection itself - this is much more important!
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A thought Tobi... I've wondered whether SID was inherent within the system... that what is sometimes considered a strange error in location, especially those "lightning located but no storm" signals, were due to flares, CME's (Space Weather) or other ionosphere disturbances.... even military exercises deploying 'chaff' at high altitudes.... especially as they can effect GPS signals

Another reason for 'ground wave', shorter range reception... less skywave components...

And down the road, any 'public' SID interpolation might prove valuable to communications and the airline industries.

But that's where a sick mind goes... Big Grin

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