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dc.contributor.author De La Beaujardiére, O.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-24T17:35:07Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-24T17:35:07Z
dc.date.issued 2004-09-13
dc.identifier.issn 1364-6826
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.igp.gob.pe/handle/IGP/3128
dc.description.abstract "This article describes the science to be pursued during the Communication/Navigation Outage Forecasting System (C/NOFS) Mission of the Air Force Research Laboratory. The primary purpose of C/NOFS is to forecast the presence of ionospheric irregularities that adversely impact communication and navigation systems. A satellite, scheduled for launch in May 2005 into a low inclination , elliptical orbit, is the most significant component of the C/NOFS program. Complementary ground-based measurements are also critical to the success of the mission. C/NOFS science objectives may be organized into three categories: (1) to understand physical processes active in the background ionosphere and thermosphere in which plasma instabilities grow; (2) to identify mechanisms that trigger or quench the plasma irregularities responsible for signal degradation; and (3) to determine how the plasma irregularities affect the propagation of electro-magnetic waves. C/NOFS is the first satellite solely dedicated to forecasting ionospheric irregularities and radio wave scintillations. It will be equipped with sensors that measure the following parameters: ambient and fluctuating electron densities; ion and electron temperatures; AC and DC electric fields; magnetic fields; neutral winds; ionospheric scintillations; and electron content along the lines of sight between C/NOFS and the Global Positioning System (GPS). Thus, the sensor suite on C/NOFS is richer than on any previously flown equatorial satellite. A broad range of ground-based measurements will complement the space data. In addition, data from several other satellites and rocket experiments will augment the C/NOFS observations. Several campaigns are planned to validate operational forecasts, acquire data to achieve the science goals, and test the theoretical models. We anticipate that by the end of the C/NOFS mission, our understanding of the physics controlling the equatorial ionosphere will have advanced to the point that we will be able to nowcast and forecast the formation of ionospheric irregularities to a high degree of accuracy. However, this is not an easy task because a 2–6 h forecast is required, as well as an extended prediction—a three-day "outlook"". es_ES
dc.format application/pdf es_ES
dc.language.iso eng es_ES
dc.publisher Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics es_ES
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess es_ES
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licences/restrictedAccess es_ES
dc.source Repositorio institucional - IGP es_ES
dc.subject Ionósfera--Observaciones es_ES
dc.subject Ionósfera--Investigación es_ES
dc.subject Satelites--Atmósfera es_ES
dc.subject Región F es_ES
dc.subject Dinámica atmosférica es_ES
dc.subject Plasma (Gases ionizados) es_ES
dc.subject Dinámica del plasma es_ES
dc.subject Dispersión es_ES
dc.subject Centelleo es_ES
dc.title C/NOFS: a mission to forecast scintillations es_ES
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article es_ES
dc.subject.ocde Atmósfera es_ES
dc.subject.ocde Observación es_ES
dc.subject.ocde Satélites de comunicación es_ES
dc.subject.ocde Medición es_ES
dc.subject.ocde Física es_ES
dc.subject.ocde Ciencias espaciales es_ES
dc.identifier.journal Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics es_ES
dc.description.peer-review Por pares es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jastp.2004.07.030 es_ES

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