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International Beacon Satellite Symposium 2013

Monday 8 July 08:30:00 09:30:00 09:45:00 Registration and Refreshments Opening and Welcome Keynote talk: Ionospheric Scintillation, Charles Rino, Rino Consulting Refreshments Scintillations and Irregularities Session Chairs: Eurico R. de Paula and Keith Groves High Latitude GPS Scintillation Arrays, Gary S. Bust, Seebany Datta-Barua, Susan Skone and Kshitija Deshpande, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Calgary, Virginia Tech Study Of Zonal Large Scale Wave Structure (LSWS) And Equatorial Scintillation With Low-Latitude GRBR Network Over Asia-Pacific, Indian And African Sectors Sudarsanam Tulasiram, Mamoru Yamamoto, Roland. T. Tsunoda and Smitha. V. Thampi, Equatorial Geophysical Research Laboratory Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Tirunelveli, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere Kyoto University, SRI International, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India Statistical Analysis Of C/NOFS Plasma Langmuir Probe Data Emanoel Costa, Patrick A. Roddy, Centro de Estudos em Telecomunicaes (CETUC) Pontifcia Universidade Catlica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) Rua Marqus de So Vicente 225 Gvea 22451900 Rio de Janeiro RJ Brasil, Space Vehicles Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory Kirtland Air Force Base, USA Modeling the Transionospheric Stochastic Channel of Propagation In the Conditions of the Field Strong Scintillation Formed In The Inhomogeneous Ionospheric Layer Nikolay N. Zernov And Vadim E.Gherm, Department of Radio Physics, the University of St.Petersburg LUNCH BREAK Phase Anomalies In GPS Satellite Signals Mimicking Ionospheric Scintillation Christopher J. Benton, Cathryn N. Mitchell, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering University of Bath

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14:20:00 Seasonal Variation In The Evolution Of Intermediate Scale Length Irregularities In The Nighttime Equatorial Ionosphere A. Bhattacharyya, B. Kakad, And S. Sripathi, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism Towards Prediction Of L Band Scintillations In The Equatorial Ionization Anomaly (EIA) Region, G. Manju, V. Sreeja, Sudha Ravindran, Smitha V. Thampi and Tarun Kumar Pant, Space Physics Laboratory, Indian Space Research Organization, University of Nottingham, UK, Physical Research Laboratory Ahmedabad, India Regionally Based Alarm Index To Mitigate Ionospheric Scintillation Effects For GNSS Software Receivers, Rajesh Tiwari, Hal J. Strangeways, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Newcastle University Refreshments An Inverse Diffraction Method For The Deterministic Mapping Of Ionospheric Scintillations Between Radio Signals At Different Frequencies Charles S. Carrano, Keith M. Groves, Institute for Scientific Research, Boston College CITRIS, The Scintillation And TEC Receiver In Space Carl L. Siefring and Paul A. Bernhardt, US Naval Research Laboratory Variations In TEC Associated With The Day-To-Day Occurrence Of L-Band Scintillations As A Function Of Latitude In The Indian Equatorial And Low Latitude Sector P.V.S.Rama Rao And K.Venkatesh, Andhra University Characteristics Of GPS Scintillation At High Latitudes During Solar Minima Sajan C. Mushinia, B , P.T. Jayachandran, Richard B. Langley, And John W. Macdougall, UNB, Canada Close

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Tuesday 9 July Session 1 09:10:00 TEC Measurements and Empirical Models Session Chairs: Pierre Cilliers and Andrzej Krankowski Signatures Of Auroral Structures On Incoherent Scatter Radar Observations Simultaneous And Aligned To GPS TEC and Scintillation Measurements B. Forte, N. D. Smith, C. N. Mitchell, F. Da Dalt, T. Panicciari, M. Vuckovic, J. Kinrade, I. Hggstrm, E. Turunen, L. Alfonsi, G. De Franceschi, V. Romano, And L. Spogli,

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University of Bath, University of Nova Gorica, EISCAT Scientific Association, Sodankyl Geophysical Observatory, Upper Atmosphere Physics, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia 09:30:00 Study Of The Ionospheric Dynamics By The Incoherent Scatter And Trans-Ionospheric Radio Measurements Iurii Cherniak, Rafa, Sieradzki, Michael Rietveld, Jacek Kapcia, Andrzej Krankowski, Irk Shagimuratov and Irina Zakharenkova, Geodynamics Research Laboratory, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland, EISCAT Scientific Association, Tromso, Norvay 3D Tomography Of Ionosphere Without Using A Background Ionospheric Model Gopi K. Seemala, Mamoru Yamamoto, Akinori Saito and Chia- Hung Chen, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto , Department of Geophysics, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan , Department of Earth Science, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan Magnetic Storm Effects On The Morphology Of TEC Over An Equatorial Station, J.O. Adeniyi, P. H. Doherty, A.O. Oladipo and, O. Bolaji, Physics Department, University of Ilorin, Boston College, USA Refreshments North-South Asymmetry In The Global Electron Content Of The Earths Ionosphere During Solstices Tamara L. Gulyaeva*, Feza Arikan, Manuel Hernandez-Pajares^ And Igor S. Veselovsky "* IZMIRAN, Moscow, 142190 Troitsk, Russia, Department of EEE, Hacettepe University, Beytepe, Ankara 06800, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) Barcelona, Spain, Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia Institute of Space Research (IKI), Moscow, Russia TEC Measurement And Instrumental Bias Estimation From Small Scale GPS Network Guanyi Ma1, Wei Gao2, Jinghua Li1, Yanhong Chen3, Hua Shen3 "1National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100012, China, National Library of China, Beijing 100081, China, Center for Space Science and Applied Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China Analysis Of Electron Content Variability: Observation And Modelling Irina E. Zakharenkova*, Iurii V. Cherniak*, Andrzej Krankowski Irk I. Shagimuratov*, And Nadezhda Yu. Tepenitsyna, West Department of IZMIRAN, Geodynamics Research Laboratory (GRL/UWM) University od Warmia nd Mazury in Olsztyn

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12:00:00 Estimating Total Electron Content without obliquity error Lawrence Sparks, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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14:30:00 AFTERNOON EXCURSION TO LACOCK VILLAGE http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock/things-to-see-and-do/lacock-village/ 17:30:00 RETURN FROM EXCURSION

Wednesday 10 July Session 6 Ionospheric Effects on Navigation Systems Session Chairs: Todd Walter and Roberto Prieto-Cerdeira 09:10:00 NMA Observations Of High-Latitude GNSSDisturbances Knut Stanley Jacobsen And Yngvild Linnea Andalsvik, Norwegian Mapping Authority Impact Of Strong Ionospheric Conditions Over EGNOS And Mitigation Actions Billot, A, Schlter, S, European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP), European Space Agency, (ESA/EPO) Equatorial Ionosphere on the verge of the Next Solar Cycle Maximum: Characterization and System/SERVICE/USER Perspective M. Cueto, S. Magdaleno, A. Cezn and E. Sardn, GMV (Spain) Relationship between Dilution of Precision (DOP) and Positioning Errors A. O. Akala, C. S. Carrano, P. H. Doherty, K. M. Groves, Department of Physics, University of Lagos, Institute for Scientific Research, Boston College Refreshments Comparison Of EGNOS and Global Maps Vertical TEC in the Southern Part of ECAC Region at Range Delay and Position Domain, C. Paparini, S. M. Radicella, R. Cefalo, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy. High fidelity ionosphere bubble model for simulation studies of their potential impacts to safety of life GNSS applications Joachim Feltens, Ganesh Lalgudi Gopalakrishna,

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11:40:00 Impact Of Intense Space Weather Events On SBAS Guided Navigation A. Paul, B. Roy and A. Dasgupta, Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics University of Calcutta, India S.K. Mitra Center for Research in Space Environment University of Calcutta, India Definition Of an SBAS Ionospheric Activity Indicator and its Assessment over Europe and Africa During the Last Solar Cycle Sanz, J., Juan, J.M., Hernndez-Pajares, M., Prieto-Cerdeira, R., Schlter, S., Research Group of Astronomy and Geomatics (gAGE) Universitat Politcnica de Catalunya (UPC), European Space Agency (ESA/ESTEC), European Space Agency, (ESA/EPO) LUNCH BREAK

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Session 3b Ionospheric Modelling, data assimilation and forecasting Session Chairs: Gary Bust and Sandro Radicella 14:00:00 Open Challenges In Space Data Assimilation, Farzad Kamalabadi, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Illinois Urbana, USA E-Region Developments And E-Region Assimilation Challenges Jan J. Sojka, Joseph Jensen, Michael David, Robert W. Schunk, Thomas Woods, Frank Eparvier, Michael Sulzer, and Sixto Gonzalez, Center for Atmospheric and Space Sciences Utah State University, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Arecibo Observatory Ionospheric Drivers And Plasma Density Variations From Data Assimilative Imaging, Seebany Datta-Barua, Gary S. Bust and Geoffrey Crowley, Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering Department, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, JHUAPL and ASTRA Data assimilation in an applied world: lessons learned Thomas L. Gaussiran II, David Rainwater and Roy Calfas, Applied Research Laboratories, The University of Texas at Austin Refreshments Electron Density Specification By Data Assimilation Into Nequick B. Nava, S.M. Radicella, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy Modeling And Forecasting The Occurrence Of Ionospheric Irregularities In Mid-Latitude Regions Gilles Wautelet And Ren Warnant, Geomatics Unit Geodesy & GNSS University of Lige A multimodel ensemble data assimilation approach

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to specify ionospheric weather, Xiaoqing Pi, Anthony J. Mannucci, Brian D. Wilson, Attila Komjathy, Mark Butala, And Vardan Akopian Robert W. Schunk, Ludger Scherliess, Vince Eccles, L. C. Gardner, Jan J. Sojka, And Lie Zhu chunming Wang And Gary Rosen, JPL and Utah State University 17:00:00 Sensitivity of Ionospheric Specifications to In Situ Plasma Density Observations Obtained From A Constellation Of Small Satellites Richard Balthazor, Matthew G. Mcharg, Ludger Scherliess, Robert W. Schunk, C. Lon Enloe, Brandon Mueller, Lance Wilhelm, David J. Barnhart, Robert Brown, And Zachary Hoeffner, Space Physics and Atmospheric Research Center, Department of Physics, USAF Academy, CO, USA, Center for Atmospheric and Space Sciences, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA CLOSE

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Session 3a Multi-Instrument Ionospheric Techniques Session Chairs: Manuel Hernandez-Pajares and Endawoke Yizengaw 09:10:00 LISN: A network designed to nowcast and forecast the low-latitude ionosphere over South America Cesar E Valladares, Rezy Pradipta, Patricia H. Doherty and Robert Sheehan, Boston College Coordinated Use Of All-Sky Imaging, GPS TEC Maps and DMSP Satellite Data To Study Space Weather Over Europe, Carlos Martinis, Jeffrey Baumgardner, Michael Mendillo, Joei Wroten, Cesare Barbieri, Gabriele Umbriaco, Cathryn Mitchell, Joseph Kinrade, and Massimo Materassi, Boston University The Longitudinal Variability of Equatorial Irregularities and Electrodynamics E. Yizengaw, E. E. Pacheco, V. Paznukhov, E. Zesta, M. B. Moldwin, C. Valladares, B. Damtie, A. Mebrahtu, C. M. Biouele, B. Rabiu, F. Anad and R. Heelis, Institute of Scientific Research, Boston College, Boston, USA, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, USA, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. Washera Geospace and Radar Science Laboratory, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia Department of Physics, Adigrat and Mekelle Universities, Adigrat/Mekelle, Ethiopia, Department of Physics, University of Yaound I, Yaound, Cameroon, National Space Research and Development Agency, Abuja, Nigeria, Geophysics, CRAAG, Algiers, Algeria, Center for Space Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, United States. " What Drives The Changes In Electrodynamics During The 2009 Sudden Stratospheric Warming? Timothy J. Fuller-Rowell, Tzu-

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Wei Fang, Fei Wu, Houjun Wang, And Rashid Akmaev, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science, University of Colorado 10:30:00 11:00:00 Refreshments Combination of ionospheric information, Claudio Brunini, Francisco Azpilicueta, Mauricio Gende, Manuel Hernndez Pajares and Miguel Juan, GESA, Facultad de Ciencias Astronmicas y Geofsicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata and CONICET Regional Ionosphere Modelling From Slant Total Electron Content And Electron Density Profile, Wenjing Liang, Michael Schmidt, Denise Dettmering, Urs Hugentobler, Marco Limberger, Norbert Jakowski, Mainul M. Hoque, Volker Wilken, Tatjana Gerzen and Jens Berdermann, German Geodetic Research Institute (DGFI) Geomagnetic Storm Studies In Antarctica From Solar Cycle 24 Anthea Coster, Evan Thomas, Larisa Goncharenko, Gary Bust and Allan Weatherwax, MIT Haystack

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Session 7 New space weather initiatives with Beacon Satellites Session Chairs: Bertram Arbesser-Rastburg and Anthea Coster 12:00:00 12:20:00 Ionosphere Scintillation Maps for Forecasting Purposes Y. Beniguel*, C. SAmbou, M. Darces, M. Helier * IEEA, Courbevoie, France Five years of C/NOFS observations O. de La Beaujardiere, C. S. Huang, Yi-Jiun Su, P. Roddy, Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate, Kirtland AFB, NM Topcat: A Dual-Frequency Gps Payload On Ukube1-, Talini S. Pinto Jayawardena, Cathryn N. Mitchell, Robert J. Watson, Julian R. Rose, Christopher J. Coleman and Mark Jessop, University of Bath and University of Adelaide Tandem Instrumented CubeSats in Low Earth Orbit for Continuous Occultation Observations P.A. Bernhardt, Carl L. Siefring, Joe D. Huba, James Newman, Dan Gallton, Plasma Physics Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375, USA, Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, CA, USA (Posters can be

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Friday 12th July Session 5 Physics of the ionosphere Session Chairs: Giorgiana de Franceschi and Rama Rao 09:50:00 Prediction Of ESF Generation During Intense Geomagnetic Storms S. Ray*And B. Roy, Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics University of Calcutta, S.K. Mitra Center for Research in Space Environment University of Calcutta Study Of The Response Of The Equatorial And Low Latitude Ionosphere To The Geomagnetic Storm Of Octobetr 2011 Using Tomography Mridula N, Tarun Kumar Pant, Sreelatha P, Ragendu A R, Praveen Kumar, Santhosh Koli, Rajnish Sharma, Space Physics Laboratory, VSSC,ISRO, Thiruvananthapuram,India, Space Science Office, ISRO,Antariksh Bhavan, Bangalore Refreshments Storm-Time TEC Enhancement After Sunset At Low To MidLatitudes Takashi Maruyama, Guanyi Ma And Takuya Tsugawa, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Nukui-Kita 4-chome, Koganei, Tokyo, Japan, National Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences 20A Datun Rd., Chaoyang District, Beijing, China Seeding, large-scale wave structure, and equatorial plasma bubbles; Results from measurements using clusters of instruments and the radio beacon on the C/NOFS satellite Roland T.Tsunoda, Thu Trang Nguyen, And Mamoru Yamamoto, SRI The GAIM Physics-Based Data Assimilation Model For The Ionosphere (GAIM-FP) And Its Use To Unravel The Physical Mechanisms Behind The Weddell Sea Anomaly Ludger Scherliess, Levan Lomidze And Robert W. Schunk, Center for Atmospheric and Space Sciences Utah State University A Study of the Theoretical Effectiveness of Data Assimilation for Improving Storm-Time Ionospheric Plasma Density Forecasts Alex T. Chartier, Cathryn N. Mitchell and David R. Jackson University of Bath and Met Office LUNCH BREAK

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Session 4 New techniques and advances in ionospheric measurement Session Chairs: Paul Cannon and Attila Komjathy 14:00:00 Development and Validation of Simulations Tools to Assess Impact of Low-Latitude Scintillations on GNSS Receiver Performance, F Ghafoori and S. Skone, University of Calgary The Wideband Ionospheric Sounder Cubesat Experiment (Wiscer) M. J. Angling, P. Harkness, M. Mcrobb, M. Vasile, And T. Sinn Poynting Institute, University of Birmingham Edgbaston, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow University Avenue, Glasgow, Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory, University of Strathclyde Glasgow, UK. The Low-Latitude Gnu Radio Beacon Receiver (GRBR) Network Over Asia Pacific, India And African Longitudes For Ionospheric Tomography And Space Weather Studies Mamoru Yamamoto, Sudarsanam Tulasiram, Roland. T. Tsunoda and Smitha. V. Thampi, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto A Wide Bandwidth Channel Probe , Dennis L. Knepp, Chad M. Spooner And Mark A. Hausman, NorthWest Research Associates Refreshments The Effect of Ionospheric Disturbances Upon Occultation Measurements Christopher Coleman and Biagio Forte Adelaide University A Compact Strong-Scatter Scintillation Model and Charles S. Carrana, Rino Consulting CLOSING SESSION CONFERENCE CLOSE Charles L. Rino

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