CEDAR Workshop in Santa Fe has special PFISR session, "Poker Flat AMISR: The first six months," as well as "Poker Flat 2007 Winter Campaign" session.

Poker Flat AMISR operated 105 hours over 18 nights in support of JOULE II and ROPA rockets. At right, a TMA trail released by 1 of 4 JOULE II rockets in the early morning of 19 January. Real-time AMISR data show the strong auroral precipitation and large eastward ion flow that met launch criteria. MORE>

Continued testing and development of real-time displays for support of sounding rockets scheduled for January and February 2007. Operations will be conducted from T. Neil Davis Science Center at Poker Flat Research Range.

Full-up testing as directed by USAF for possible interference issues with PAVE PAWS radar operating at Clear Air Force Station near Anderson, Alaska. No issues were observed and official clearance to operate was granted.

Two-day conference at Asilomar, near Monterey, California, to coordinate operations and modes for early Poker Flat Radar users, attended by 60 people. Direct interaction with PIs of the upcoming four rocket campaigns produced the operating modes to be used for JOULE II, ROPA, HEX II, and CHARM rockets.

Additional 64 panels installed, bringing the total to 96 (see photo).

More panels integrated and tested at Menlo Park, prior to shipping to Alaska.

Data from all deployed sites (Poker Flat, Alaska; Jicamarca, Peru; HAARP, Alaska) presented in numerous talks at Ionospheric Interactions Workshop in Santa Fe.

Engineering tests conducted continuously for approximately 2-1/2 weeks, coordinated to occur during the world month run.

Although system is not operational, engineering tests are conducted in a mode supporting an optical campaign for Dartmouth College.

Installation of permanent power at Poker Flat to be completed.

Frequency allocation for AMISR operations at Poker Flat is granted to NSF.

32 panels (one quarter of a face) installed at Poker Flat, Alaska, and interference tests conducted with the US Air Force.

Data taken in August with 16 panels at the HAARP facility in Gakona, Alaska, show incoherent scatter returns with as little as 8 minutes of integration. MORE >

AMISR project featured in Danish engineering journal Ingeniørens. VIEW ARTICLE >

Gakona, Alaska Deployment - With the addition of eight panels purchased by HAARP, 16 panels will soon be operational. Initial experiments will look for PMSEs.

Issues with the supplier of the solid-state power amplifiers have not been satisfactorily resolved. NSF relaxes production schedule in order to deploy existing 32 panels in Poker Flat, Alaska, and to address manufacturing issues. This quarter of the face is expected to be under test at Poker Flat by end of September.

Eight panels deployed at Gakona, Alaska. Encouraging results show easily detectible heater-induced plasma lines. MORE >

Eight panels deployed at Jicamarca, Peru. First AMISR results show detection of equatorial electrojet. MORE >

OCT2007— PFISR, all 128 panels in place.

JAN2007—TMA trail of JOULE II rocket at
Poker Flat, 19 January.

JAN2007—Long pulse electron density from simultaneous AMISR beams during January rocket launch.

JAN2007—Ion velocity during January rocket launch.

SEPT2006—96 panel ISR at Poker Flat, Alaska

SEPT2005—Gakona, Alaska, results (16 panels)

FEB2005—Gakona, Alaska, results (8 panels)

DEC2004—Jicamarca, Peru, results (8 panels)