RRSL Projects

The Manastash Ridge Radar
The Manastash Ridge Radar is a bistatic passive radar system that uses commercial FM broadcasts as a signal source. The system is designed to operate between 88 and 108 MHz in frequency with data collection using multiple receivers synchronized using the Global Positioning System. The radar's function is the study of density irregularities in the ionosphere, primarily those associated with the auroral electrojet. The system may also be used to track aircraft, meteor trails, and other phenomena.

Manastash Ridge Radar Status Reports
January 3, 2002: Quadrantid Meteor Shower
December 14, 2001: Geminid Meteor Shower
August 31, 1998: First auroral echos
August 5, 1998: Update
November 3, 1997: Up and running
September 1997

Construction of the Antenna Tower

The Nano Satellite Project

Advanced Signal Classification

Supported By
The National Science Foundation

Supporting Research and Education in Science, Mathematics, and Technology.


The Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Directing the Air Force's basic research programs for the creation and advancement of significant technologies.