Acquisition of a Computation/Visualization Server for the Center for Modeling and Simulation in Materials Science
Final rept. 1 Mar 1998-31 Dec 1999
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCEAND ENGINEERING
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Under the DoDAFOSRs Defense University Research Instrumentation Program DURIP grant to MIT, we have acquired the Ionospheric Radar Integrated System IRIS which includes a portable HFVHF radar operating in the frequency range of 10 - 60 MHz, a digital ionosonde operating from 1 to 19 MHz, and two student-built VLF wave receiving systems. These instruments provide powerful plasma diagnostics in both laboratory and field experiments, supported by the Air Force office of Scientific Research grant F49620-98-1-0389. We have recently received two site licenses, authorized by the DoD US Air Force Frequency Management Agency AFFMA. One allowed us to transmit radar signals at 24.26 MHz, 41.45 MHz, and 46.8 MHz at Millstone Hill, Massachusetts from June 12 to July 21, 2000. The other pennited transmission of 11.92 MHz, 2 MHz, and 46.8 MHz signals at Gakona, Alaska during July 15 - Sept. 1, 2000. The testing campaign of the portable HFVHF radar in Massachusetts was very successful see attached two pictures of the experimental setup. Applications have been submitted to AFFMA for frequency licenses to conduct extensive experiments in Massachusetts, California, and Puerto Rico. A brief description of the IRIS is given below.
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment