Preparatory Phase

Introduction to the EISCAT_3D Preparatory Phase November 9, 2010 EISCAT_3D will be Europe’s next-generation radar for the study of the high-latitude atmosphere and geospace, located in northern Scandinavia. EISCAT_3D’s capabilities go well beyond anything currently available to the international research community. The facility will consist of several very large phased-array Read more…

Letters of Support for EISCAT_3D

Letters of Support for EISCAT_3D November 30, 2009 As part of our efforts to publicise the project EISCAT_3D, A European Three-Dimensional Imaging Radar for Atmospheric and Geospace Research, we have created an additional category of membership, called Associate Partnership. This is a purely honorary category of association, which implies no Read more…

WP13: Data handling and distribution

Summary of information related to WP13 This Work Package determines how the EISCAT_3D data system will be implemented on the e-infrastructure which currently exists in northern Scandinavia (or that which is planned for the near future). Carried out by Uppsala University (UU), hosting the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC) Read more…

WP12: System control

Summary of information related to WP12 This Work Package determines the changes that are needed to be implemented in the existing EISCAT system control software (EROS) in order to control a system on the scale envisaged for EISCAT_3D with sufficient flexibility and programmability. The FP6 Design Study concluded that the Read more…

WP10: Aperture synthesis imaging radar

Summary of information related to WP9 The major activity of this Work Package is the determination of the optimum number of outlying passive phased array antennas and their optimum localisation (antenna configuration) in order to fulfil the imaging (across-beam) spatial resolution criteria of the Aperture Synthesis Imaging Radar (ASIR) technique, Read more…

WP9: Transmitter development

Summary of information related to WP9 In this Work Package, important parts of the EISCAT_3D radar transmitter subsystem will be designed and evaluated. These particular areas of the transmitter design were planned to be addressed already during the FP6 Design Study but was unfortunately left unfinished due to lack of Read more…

WP7: Digital signal processing

Summary of information related to WP7 November 10, 2010 In this Work Package, the techniques of signal processing using software-defined radio (SDR) receiver systems will be developed to be suitable for parallel processing of signals from a phased array radar. The development will initially be done via laboratory set-ups of Read more…

WP6: Performance specification

Summary of information related to WP6 November 10, 2010 A performance specification is essential to provide a framework for all the technical activities to be undertaken during the EISCAT_3D Preparatory Phase. The preparation of an initial performance specification was already undertaken at the start of the FP6-funded EISCAT_3D Design Study. Read more…

WP5: Consortium building

Summary of information related to WP5 November 10, 2010 Before EISCAT_3D can proceed to the implementation stage, three essential activities have to be completed. Firstly, the consortium of funding bodies which will support the new infrastructure must be identified and their contribution levels must be clarified. Secondly, a firm overview Read more…

WP4: Outreach activities

Summary of all information related to WP4 In order for EISCAT_3D to be successful, it is imperative that the project should establish and maintain a strong outreach activity, addressing the provision of publicity information to the general public, opinion-formers, and particularly aiming at the students and young people who will Read more…