|Session:||Poster Session 1 - Space Weather and the European Approach to Space Situational Awareness (07)|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 18, 2008|
|Time:||16:00 - 19:00|
|Chair:||A. Hilgers, ESA, D-TEC; M. Hapgood, STFC/RAL|
|Remarks:||Posters will be on display all week.|
Scientific Design of COST 296 Results for the Operational Use
Stanislawska, Iwona1; Belehaki, Anna2; Jakowski, Norbert3; Zolesi, Bruno4; Gulyaeva, Tamara L.5; Cander , Lj. R.6
1Space Research Centre PAS, POLAND;
2National Observatory of Athens, GREECE;
3German Aerospace Center, Institute of Communications and Navigation, GERMANY;
4Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, ITALY;
5IZMIRAN, RUSSIAN FEDERATION;
6Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UNITED KINGDOM
COST 296 Action ‘Mitigation of Ionospheric Effects on Radio Systems' supports essentially the establishment of ionospheric services by coordinating the development of specific algorithms, models and tools capable to be operated in a near-real-time mode. Key elements of these activities are contributions related to monitoring, modeling and imaging of customer relevant ionospheric quantities. COST stimulates, coordinates and supports Europe's goals of development and global cooperation by providing high quality information and knowledge of ionospheric and plasmaspheric conditions which determine a good quality and proper operation of radio systems. It creates also a platform for sharing such tools as algorithms or models and jointly developed advanced technologies. It takes advantage of many local and European service initiatives, as DIAS (http://dias.space.noa.gr), SWACI (http://w3swaci.dlr.de), ESWUA (http://www.eswua.ingv.it/ingv), RWC-Warsaw (http://www.cbk.waw.pl/rwc), the COST Prompt Ionospheric Database http://www.wdc.rl.ac.uk/cgi-bin/digisondes/cost_database.pl, http://www.izmiran.ru/services and vice versa. Existing local capabilities are taken into account to develop synergies and avoid duplication. The enhancement of environment monitoring networks and associated instruments technology yields mutual advantages for European service and regional services specialized for local users needs. It structurally increases the integration of limited-area services, generates a platform employing the same approach to each task differing mostly in input and output data. In doing so it also provides complementary description of the environmental state within issued information, as well and the platform for interaction among the local end users, who define what kind of information they need, system providers, who elaborate tools necessary to obtain required information, and local service providers, who do the actual processing of data and tailor it to specific user’s needs. Such initiative creates a unique possibility for small national services to consolidated design of a product required not only for their own activity, but also for the global European service.
Activity of RWC Warsaw in the Contest of Next Solar MaxiMum
Stanislawska, Iwona; Klos, Zbigniew
Space Research Centre PAS, POLAND
RWC Warsaw is operating as the Heliogeophysical Prediction Service of Space Research Centre Polish Academy of Sciences is involved in current collection of large portion of data received directly from various international observatories and Polish operated geophysical stations.
The monitoring of radio wave propagation conditions over Poland is continuously carried out with the ionosonde in Warsaw. On the basis of continuous flow of data daily expected influence of heliogeophysical activity on monthly forecasts of communication conditions throughout the world is prepared for Governmental and commercial customers. The SRC developed software package for data processing and system of prediction of HF communication was continuously modified. Look forward the future the RWC's Warsaw team is involved in European space weather common programs and programs like COST and those related to Framework programs of UE. Our focus is on space weather as "a space weather services" with well defined service products demand oriented and recognized as Space Weather Service Provider for communication, navigation and aviation to support the operational phase of selected needs The associated disturbances in Earth's magnetic field produced large gradients in the total electron content (TEC) in the midlatitudes crucial for GNSS signal in space application for different field of science are example of our interest.
The SWENET Software Infrastructure and its Outlook in the context of Space Situational Awareness
Beltrami Karlezi, Pablo1; Ruhl, Kai1; Iversen, Lasse1; Glover, Alexi2
1Etamax Space GmbH, GERMANY;
The monitoring and analysis of space weather conditions, together with the related services and data are an integral part of Space Situational Awareness (SSA) activities. With the increasing relevance of SSA in Europe, it is important to investigate the possibilities of current resources and assets in the area of space weather.
The SWENET Infrastructure is a central resource centre for space weather activities. It provides interested users web based access to services and data developed in the frame of ESA's Space Weather Applications Pilot Project, together with a number of key datasets and services developed and used by the community. The infrastructure offers its users a large space weather database, containing both current and historical data of interest to the space weather community.
This paper will present the latest data, tools and features implemented in the portal. In the context of Space Situational Awareness, it will also discuss the possibilities and options for providing services and data relevant to SSA via the SWENET Software Infrastructure. These include among others:
The SWENET software infrastructure is currently available via