ISM CREATE Master’s student Draven Galeschuk presented his results on ICEBEAR – a Very High Frequency (VHF) coherent radar. ICEBEAR produces 28GB of data per second and Draven developed at GPU data processessing technique that process the data 35 times faster than the previous system. He used the data to compare meteor trail observations from both ICEBEAR and the Saskatoon SuperDARN radar.
At this conference I not only had the opportunity to present my research to an international space physics community, but I also got to know many of the people who work within the SuperDARN community.
Draven’a area is studying the E-region of the ionosphere of the Earth using ground based radar, with a main focus on using the new coherent radar ICEBEAR, developed at the University of Saskatchewan. The SupderDARN group is a world wide network of coherent radar used for studying the polar and mid-latitude ionosphere. ICEBEAR and the Saskatoon SuperDARN site have an overlapping field of view enabling collaborative studies of E-region physics. This workshop focused on ionospheric and magnetosphere plasma physics as well as technical aspects of ionospheric radar. There were 78 participants (30 from Japan) from 11 countries who attended the workshop this year; Canada, USA, France, UK, Japan, China, Norway, Italy, India, Russia, and South Africa