About Mardoc Inc.
MARDOC (Modular Antenna Radar Designs Of
Canada) is a company which specializes in development
and deployment of radars with scientific applications.
We particularly work with atmospheric and meteor radars.
Our current productions are a
windprofiler radar called WindTtracker, and
an all-sky meteor system called SKiYMET. Some of our
more recent products incorporate software-based
receivers digitized at frequencies equal to the carrier
frequency, as well as real-time deconvolution,
allowing high resolution and greater linearity.
(e.g. see our paper
The WindTtracker (Wind and Turbulence Tracker) is an
atmospheric radar designed to measure wind speeds and
directions, and turbulence strengths, throughout the
lower atmosphere and into the stratosphere. It has
applications in various types of atmospheric physics. It
can measure wind speeds with a temporal resolution of
minutes, and with a height coverage of typically 500
metres to 20 km altitude (depending on power output).
These radars can also be used in some cases to study
winds and turbulence at altitudes of 60 to 90 km.
In particular we designed and built the radars of the O-QNet,
a network of WindTtracker profiler radars which covers
southern Ontario and Western Quebec in Canada. Data
from these radars are sent hourly to forecasting sites in
Canada, the UK and the USA and used in operational
forecasts. One of or recent successes was development of
methods to forecast tornadoes with 10-15 minutes warning.
A paper relating to this work can be found here:
Click on the links to the left
to see some examples of our results. One of the links
("Data") allows you to study recent results obtained from web sites of
radars that we have been involved with.
Our other main
product, the SKiYMET radar (all-SKY Interferometric
METeor radar), is a meteor-detection and analysis instrument, and has been deployed in Canada, The USA, Brazil, Sweden,
Norway, Germany, Australia, the Arctic, Antarctica and Ascension
Island, among others.
Follow the links to the left to learn more about these radars.
Dr. Anna Hocking, M.Sc., Ph.D.
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