Summer School on Radar/SAR Systems

10th Int. Summer School on Radar/SAR Systems Date: 13.-20. July 2018 Location: near Bonn at Haus Humboldtstein Website for more info: https://www.radarsummerschool.fraunhofer.de/ Poster: http://workshops.fhr.fraunhofer.de/summerschool/bilder/SummerSchool_Poster.pdf Flyer: http://workshops.fhr.fraunhofer.de/summerschool/bilder/SummerSchool_Flyer.pdf Registration is already open until mid of March! Specific queries regarding the summer school should be addressed to: summerschool@fhr.fraunhofer.de or to Matthias Weiß.  ...
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New recruitment

New recruitment

The EISCAT3D Project Leader has now been appointed We have had a lot of interest for the vacancy of Project Leader for  EISCAT3D. The opening has been filled by Mr. Johan Svensson. Johan will start his work at the EISCAT Headquarters in Kiruna, Sweden in January. Johan has been working as a Research Engineer and his experience in this field will be of great use in the EISCAT3D project. The other vacancies has not yet been filled. The work in sorting out the candidates is ongoing. ...
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EISCAT Peer-reviewed Program experiments

Introduction EISCAT Scientific Association invites applications for observing time on the EISCAT facilities in 2018, by individual scientists, research groups, and consortia throughout the world on equal, competitive basis. This opportunity opens in total 200 h of experiment time for international, peer-reviewed competition, and is available for the use of any of the current EISCAT facilities. Successful applicants will be awarded time on the facilities based on the scientific merit of their applications. Assistance with observing programs and data analysis will be provided. Please, if you are unfamiliar with EISCAT, contact us via the email address given below, and we will be happy to assist you, by advising you on the technical aspects of your proposal. We welcome applications both by young and established researchers. Submissions Applications for EISCAT PP time should be sent to Dr. Ingemar Häggström, by email to: ingemar.haggstrom@eiscat.se, to arrive no later than at 24:00 UTC on the submission deadline date. A confirmation of reception will be sent to the...
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Celebration for EISCAT_3D

Celebration for EISCAT_3D

Celebration at Space campus Yesterday EISCAT HQ invited all of the staff at IRF and LTU to join us for coffee and cake, to celebrate that EISCAT_3D have gotten a go ahead. We have known about the start for a while, but vacations and other celebrations have made us wait a bit longer than we planed.   Our director Craig Heinselman held a speech telling us all about EISCAT_3D. When we plan to be up and running and why we decided to start this project from the beginning.    We are so happy to be realizing this new incoherent scatter radar!    ...
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New GUISDAP release

EISCAT releases a new version of GUISDAP. GUISDAP is the main analysis package for the ionospheric EISCAT data, but parts can also be used for other types of analysis. It also contain extra tools like visualisation, calibration and vector calculation. A new feature is lag profiling of raw voltage data, enabling mainly analysis at higher resolution. Please read the release notes for details....
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EISCAT_3D Opening Event

EISCAT_3D Opening Event

EISCAT_3D Opening Event Short report (PDF) The opening event for the construction of the first stage of the EISCAT_3D system took place in Tromsø and Storfjord, Norway, on 7 September 2017. The day started in brilliant sunshine with a bus transport to UiT, the Arctic University of Norway, where the first part of the opening event was held. Anne Husebekk, the university rector, greeted us all welcome and Ingrid Mann, the leader of the Norwegian project consortium, presented a general overview of the EISCAT_3D project. This was followed by short addresses from representatives of the EISCAT associate countries from which it was clear that there are high expectations from the international EISCAT user community for the future potential of the new system. Finally, Craig Heinselman, EISCAT director, detailed the technical implementation of the EISCAT_3D system. The opening event continued with a 90 minute long coach ride to the UiT Skibotn field station with a guide pointing out several interesting geological details along the way in the local...
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Space research pioneer Bengt Hultqvist is turning 90 years old

Space research pioneer Bengt Hultqvist is turning 90 years old

The "Hjalmar Lundbohm" of space Professor Emeritus Bengt Hultqvist, turning 90 years old on August 21, has sometimes been called "the Hjalmar Lundbohm* of space" - it is largely thanks to him that space operations in Kiruna have gained such an outstanding development. Bengt Hultqvist was the initiator of EISCAT, the European scientific radar facilities in northern Norway, Sweden and Finland and in Svalbard, which are the most advanced radar facilities of their kind. EISCAT Headquarters in Kiruna, is the only international research center based in Sweden. "Without Bengt, Swedish space research should not have been where it is today," says IRF's current director Stas Barabash. "He was the one who laid the foundation for  Swedish space research and he is the reason Sweden now operates what is probably the most advanced space program in comparison with other smaller countries." Read the full article here. (In Swedish) Professor emeritus Bengt Hultqvist, som fyller 90 år den 21 augusti, har ibland kallats "rymdens Hjalmar Lundbohm" - det är till stor...
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Senior Software Engineer for the EISCAT_3D project

Senior Software Engineer for the EISCAT_3D project

Kiruna 20 June, 2017 Senior Software Engineer for the EISCAT_3D project Senior Software Engineer 2017-06-20 (PDF) EISCAT Scientific Association is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to lead the software development for EISCAT_3D EISCAT_3D is a modern, multi-static, phased array radar system to be deployed in Finland, Norway and Sweden. The implementation phase starts 1 September 2017 and the system will be ready for use in 2021. As Senior Software Engineer, you will lead the software development for EISCAT_3D. The Software Engineer will join the EISCAT_3D project team to help develop a scalable and distributed software architecture for the system. To successfully perform the duties, it is critical to have a modern, forward-looking, and standards-based approaches to software design and development. The radar systems will initially consist of 20 000 channels at each of three sites, so software approaches that are properly scalable in a real-time environment are crucial. As of today, little of the needed software sets exist in the world. A significant challenge will therefore be...
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