Geospace ProjectsHaystack’s Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences group has a significant experimental and remote sensing program with a strong and productive history. We are always pursuing many projects, highlighted here, that span the disciplines of remote sensing as applied to near-Earth space across a wide span of electromagnetic frequencies.
Millstone Hill Incoherent Scatter Radar
Incoherent scatter radar (ISR) has proved to be the most powerful and flexible ground-based instrument for probing the dynamics of thermal plasma in Earth’s ionosphere.
Madrigal Geospace Database
An upper-atmospheric science database at Haystack used by groups throughout the world. Madrigal manages archival and real-time data from a wide range of upper-atmospheric science instruments.
Using GNSS to Measure Ionospheric TEC
GNSS systems for precision location yield as a by-product measurements of the total electron content (TEC) of the ionosphere. MIT makes this popular data available to the geospace community.
AERO-VISTA CubeSat mission
A NASA twin CubeSat mission for auroral radio science and space interferometry technology.
RAPID: Radio Array of Portable Interferometric Detectors
Advanced radio array designed for geospace and astronomy. The system implements a sparse and spatially diverse radio array technology to enable a wide range of scientific experiments.
Zephyr Meteor Radar Network
A novel multiple-input/multiple-output (MIMO) radar network designed to estimate the 3D wind field in the upper atmosphere by way of meteor trail scattering.
MACAWS: Monitors for Alaskan and Canadian Auroral Weather in Space
A sensor web network providing both real-time and historical GNSS TEC and scintillation data products.
A cornerstone technology for the rapid development of new geospace sensors and techniques.