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Start Time:

6 May 2013 at 09:00

Ends On:

17 May 2013

Location:

Trieste - Italy

Venue:

AGH (Giambiagi Lecture Hall)

Organizer(s):

S.M. Radicella (ICTP), P. Doherty (Boston College), R. Prieto (European Space Agency). ICTP Local Organizer: B. Nava

Description:

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, in co-operation with Boston College (BC) of the United States, is organizing a Workshop on GNSS Data Application to Low Latitude Ionospheric Research from 6 - 17 May 2013.

WORKSHOP PURPOSE AND TOPICS

The low latitude ionosphere is a dynamic geophysical system that is difficult to study. Indeed the complex ionospheric and atmospheric dynamics within this region contribute to the formation of the so-called "Equatorial Anomaly" that extends from the magnetic equator to 30° geomagnetic latitude in each hemisphere. At low latitudes, unique phenomena occur (such as near-midnight TEC enhancements, TEC depletions or equatorial plasma bubbles and scintillation). They can affect Satellite Navigation Systems but, likewise, they can be studied using ground and space-based GNSS data. Many Developing Countries are located under the Ionospheric Equatorial Anomaly, where those effects on Satellite Navigation System are more remarkable.
In the last few years different institutions have started to deploy several experimental instruments of different kinds (e.g. GNSS receivers, ionosondes, magnetometers, etc in low latitude Countries, such as in Africa, South-America and Asia, over which the ionosphere had remained less known because of the scarce distribution of ionospheric sensors. As a consequence the new sets of data now available are expected to make possible improvements in ionospheric modeling efforts particularly considering data assimilation techniques. In addition the possibility to help explain some specific phenomena that take place in this region (and that are still not well understood) could be envisaged.
Moreover, GNSS are used to provide positioning accuracy and safety for navigation on the ground, in the air and on the sea. Since the ionosphere is a major error source for GNSS performance, an improved knowledge of the low latitude ionosphere would help to address mitigation techniques for ionospheric effects on GNSS positioning applications (e.g. precision agriculture, environmental monitoring, civilian aviation) in the same geographic region.

More specifically the following topics will be considered:

Fundamentals and Applications of GNSS;
Basics on the ionosphere and space weather effects;
Low Latitude Ionosphere;
GNSS derived ionospheric data;
Ionospheric models;
Ionospheric irregularities in low latitudes;
Data assimilation in ionospheric models;
Ionospheric specification and forecast in low latitudes;
Longitudinal differences in low latitude ionosphere;
Low latitude ionosphere effects on Satellite Navigation Systems.

The Workshops will be taught by worldwide experts in GNSS science and technology.

PARTICIPATION

The Workshop calls for the participation of a number of researchers/professors from developing countries to consolidate the establishment of GNSS programs and research at university level in their region. The activity will be conducted in English, therefore participants should have an adequate working knowledge of this language.
As a rule, travel and subsistence expenses of the participants should be borne by the home institution. Every effort should be made by candidates to secure support for their travel expenses. However, limited funds are available for some participants, who are nationals of, and working, in developing countries. Such support is available only for those who attend the entire activity. There is no registration fee.

Activity Secretariat: 

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics

Strada Costiera 11 
I-34151 Trieste, Italy

Telefax: +39-040-2240585 
Telephone: +39-040-2240555


DEADLINE FOR REQUESTING PARTICIPATION: 31 JANUARY 2013

smr2458@ictp.it





Material:

6 May 2013
09:00
12:00
Registration and Administrative Formalities
03h00'
All those attending the activity are required to complete online registration.
12:00
14:00
Lunch
02h00'
14:00
15:30
Opening Ceremony
01h30'
Talks by:
F. Quevedo (Director, ICTP), S. Radicella (ICTP), P. Doherty (Boston College), R. Prieto-Cerdeira (ESA/ESTEC), S. Gadimova (UNOOSA-ICG)
15:30
16:00
Coffee Break
30'
16:00
17:00
GNSS in Africa: Trends of Applications and Prospects
01h00'
B. Rabiu
National Space Research and Development Agency, NASRDA, Abuja, Nigeria
7 May 2013
08:30
09:00
The workshop programme
30'
P. Doherty, S.M. Radicella
09:00
10:30
Fundamentals of GNSS
01h30'
C. Hegarty
MITRE Corporation
10:30
11:00
Coffee Break
30'
11:00
13:00
GPS Measurements and Error Sources
02h00'
C. Hegarty
MITRE Corporation
13:00
14:00
Lunch
01h00'
14:00
15:30
GNSS Systems: Modernized GPS, GALILEO, GLONASS, COMPASS, IRNSS and QZSS
01h30'
C. Hegarty
MITRE Corporation
15:30
16:00
Coffee Break
30'
16:00
17:00
Introduction to Laboratory Work
01h00'
ICTP/BC Team
20:30
22:30
Welcome Dinner
02h00'
8 May 2013
09:00
10:30
The Navigation Solution
01h30'
J. Raquet
AFIT
10:30
11:00
Coffee Break
30'
11:00
13:00
The Navigation Solution (continued)
02h00'
J. Raquet
AFIT
13:00
14:00
Lunch
01h00'
14:00
15:30
Differential GPS
01h30'
F. Van Graas
Ohio University
15:30
16:00
Coffee Break
30'
16:00
16:30
Differential GPS (continued)
30'
F. Van Graas
Ohio University
16:30
17:30
Differential GNSS Positioning Demo
01h00'
J. Raquet
AFIT
9 May 2013
08:30
10:00
Kalman filtering for GNSS
01h30'
J. Raquet
AFIT
10:00
10:30
Inertial Navigation Systems
30'
F. Van Graas
Ohio University
10:30
11:00
Coffee Break
30'
11:00
12:00
Inertial Navigation Systems (continued)
01h00'
F. Van Graas
Ohio University
12:00
13:00
Kalman Filtering and Inertial Navigation Demo
01h00'
F. Van Graas
Ohio University
13:00
14:00
Lunch
01h00'
14:00
15:30
GNSS and Aviation Applications
01h30'
T. Walter
Stanford University
15:30
16:00
Coffee Break
30'
16:00
17:00
GNSS and Aviation Applications (continued)
01h00'
T. Walter
Stanford University
10 May 2013
08:30
09:30
The International Reference Ionosphere
01h00'
D. Bilitza
George Mason University
09:30
10:00
ESA General Studies Programme and the Alcantara Initiative
30'
A. Galvez
ESA/HQ
10:00
10:30
The Alcantara Initiative: Ionospheric Ground Based Monitoring Networks in Low-Latitude Regions
30'
R. Prieto-Cerdeira
ESA/ESTEC
10:30
11:00
Coffee Break
30'
11:00
11:40
Alcantara:Low-latitude ionosphere in Africa 1
40'
ICTP
11:40
12:20
Alcantara: Low-latitude ionosphere in Southeast Asia and Pacific
40'
ISMB
12:20
13:00
Alcantara: Low-latitude ionosphere in South-America
40'
INGV
13:00
14:00
Lunch
01h00'
14:00
14:30
Alcantara: Low-latitude ionosphere in Africa 2
30'
University of Bath
14:30
15:30
Panel Discussion
01h00'
15:30
16:00
Coffee Break
30'
16:00
17:00
Modeling and Simulation of Environmental Effects on GNSS
01h00'
R. Prieto-Cerdeira
ESA/ESTEC
13 May 2013
08:30
09:30
The Ionosphere
01h00'
S. Radicella
ICTP
09:30
10:30
The Low-Latitude Ionosphere: Genesis of the Equatorial Electrojet and its Control on the Equatorial Ionization Anomaly
01h00'
Paluri V.S. Rama Rao
Andhra University
10:30
11:00
Coffee Break
30'
11:00
12:00
Longitudinal Differences in Low-Latititude Ionosphere
01h00'
V. Paznukhov
Boston College
12:00
13:00
TEC estimation from GNSS observations
01h00'
L. Ciraolo
ICTP
13:00
14:00
Lunch
01h00'
14:00
14:30
Ionospheric Effects on GNSS
30'
P. Doherty
Boston College
14:30
15:15
GNSS Data Processing
45'
S. Delay
Boston College
15:15
16:00
GNSS Data Processing
45'
L. Ciraolo
ICTP
16:00
16:30
Coffee Break
30'
16:30
18:00
GNSS Data Processing
01h30'
14 May 2013
08:30
09:30
Introduction to Space Weather and its Impact on Our Daily Lives
01h00'
E. Yizengaw
Boston College
09:30
10:30
Low-Latitude Response to Geomagnetic Storms
01h00'
A. Coster
MIT
10:30
11:00
Coffee Break
30'
11:00
12:00
Ionospheric Irregularities and Scintillation
01h00'
C. Rino
Boston College
12:00
13:00
Ionospheric Effects of Seismic Activity
01h00'
S. Pulinets
Space Research Institute, Moscow
13:00
14:00
Lunch
01h00'
14:00
15:30
The Madrigal Database
01h30'
A. J. Coster
MIT
For half of the participants


Laboratory Project, BC-ICTP Team, Introduction  01h30'
Lecture for half the participants in Giambiagi Lecture Hall
15:30
16:00
Coffee Break
30'
16:00
17:30
The Madrigal Database
01h30'
A. J. Coster
MIT
For half of the participants


Laboratory Project, BC-ICTP Team, Introduction  01h30'
Lecture for half the participants in Giambiagi Lecture Hall
15 May 2013
08:30
09:30
AMBER Magnetometers Network and Longitudinal Differences of Equatorial Electrodynamics and Ionospheric Vertical Density Distribution
01h00'
E. Yizengaw
Boston College
09:30
10:30
Introduction to Ionosondes
01h00'
V. Paznukhov
Boston College
10:30
11:00
Coffee Break
30'
11:00
11:30
The Low-latitude Ionospheric Sensor Network: A multi-instrument real-time ionospheric laboratory
30'
P. Doherty
Boston College
11:30
12:30
Update on SCINDA activities
01h00'
P. Doherty
Boston College
12:30
13:00
SCINDA operations
30'
C. Bridgwood
Boston College
13:00
14:00
Lunch
01h00'
14:00
15:30
Laboratory Project, BC-ICTP Team
01h30'
For half the participants


GPS Receiver Demonstration   01h30'
On the AGH Terrace, weather permitting, with half of the participants
C. Bridgwood
15:30
16:00
Coffee Break
30'
16:00
17:30
Estimating Drift Velocity with Magnetometers
01h30'
E. Yizengaw
Boston College
For half the participants


Ionosonde Data  01h30'
In Giambiagi Lecture Hall
V. Paznukhov
16 May 2013
09:00
09:45
NeQuick Model
45'
Y. Migoya Orué
ICTP
09:45
10:30
Radio-occultation for ionospheric studies
45'
B. Nava
ICTP
10:30
11:00
Coffee Break
30'
11:00
12:00
Data Assimilation in Ionospheric Models
01h00'
B. Nava
ICTP
12:00
13:00
Electron Density Models: Present Trends and Validation Issues
01h00'
S. Radicella
ICTP
13:00
14:00
Lunch
01h00'
14:00
15:30
Laboratory Project, BC-ICTP Team
01h30'
Half of the participants


GPS Receiver Demonstration   01h30'
On the AGH Terrace, weather permitting, with half of the participants
C. Bridgwood
15:30
16:00
Coffee Break
30'
16:00
17:30
Laboratory-Accessing Space Weather Information
01h30'
E. Yizengaw
Boston College
19:30
22:30
Final Dinner (ICTP/BC)
03h00'
17 May 2013
08:30
08:50
Ionospheric irregularities over Ilorin
20'
J.O. Adeniyi
University of Ilorin, Nigeria
08:50
09:00
Geocache Wrap up
10'
P. Doherty
Boston College
09:00
09:15
Laboratory Project - Team 1 Results
15'
09:15
09:30
Team 2 Results
15'
09:30
09:45
Team 3 Results
15'
09:45
10:00
Team 4 Results
15'
10:00
10:15
Team 5 Results
15'
10:15
10:30
Team 6 Results
15'
10:30
11:00
Coffee Break
30'
11:00
11:15
Team 7 Results
15'
11:15
11:30
Laboratory Projects - Wrap up
15'
Katy Alazo
ICTP
11:30
12:15
Open Discussion: The Future - Where do we go from here?
45'
12:15
13:15
Closing Remarks and Distribution of Certificates of Participation
01h00'
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