Principal Investigator:Sofko, George J Licenced Year(s):20132012201120102009
The objective of this research is to measure high and low voltage patterns hundreds of kilometers above the ground and out into space along the Earth's magnetic field lines. This information is critical to personnel in space and to maintenance of the satellite telecommunications.
Radar transmitting and receiving electronics will be installed in a small building with an antenna array outside. A ...
Principal Investigator:Sofko, George J Licenced Year(s):
The Sapphire North Radar System uses 2 transmitters, at Sachs Harbour and Rankin Inlet, and a common receiver at Yellowknife. This system measures speeds of structures in the ionosphere (upper atmosphere) in order to study the transfer of energy from the solar wind to the earth. This energy transfer is most apparent during "magnetic storms" when there are displays of northern lights. The researc...