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Sensors (Basel). 2009;9(12):10136-57. doi: 10.3390/s91210136. Epub 2009 Dec 14.

Remote sensing and skywave digital communication from antarctica.

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LA SALLE, Universitat Ramon Llull, Passeig Bonanova 8, 08022 Barcelona, Spain; E-Mails: (M.D.); (C.V.); (J.R.R.).


This paper presents an overview of the research activities undertaken by La Salle and the Ebro Observatory in the field of remote sensing. On 2003 we started a research project with two main objectives: implement a long-haul oblique ionospheric sounder and transmit the data from remote sensors located at the Spanish Antarctic station Juan Carlos I to Spain. The paper focuses on a study of feasibility of two possible physical layer candidates for the skywave link between both points. A DS-SS based solution and an OFDM based solution are considered to achieve a reliable low-power low-rate communication system between Antarctica and Spain.


Antarctica; DS-SS; OFDM; geomagnetism; ionosphere; oblique sounding; remote sensing; skywave communications

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