Determination of the permittivity, permeability and conductivity profile for the ionosphere using an inverse scattering approach
A method for reconstructing the conductivity of the ionosphere together with the permittivity and conductivity as a function of altitude is discussed. This method is derived by solving the inverse scattering problem for an inhomogeneous dispersive plasma with a layered structure. Two ionospheric models are considered for this purpose, one at the equator and one at the polar caps. The experimental data required are clearly defined and methods of generating such data are discussed.