Power Auroral Stimulation)
25 miles east of Fairbanks, Alaska
The HIPAS facility is directed
by the UCLA
Plasma Physics Laboratory,
and is engaged in the study of the ionosphere
through the use of high power radio transmissions.
Current Projects at
(Extremely Low and Very Low Frequency) electromagnetic (EM) generation
by the absorption of Radio Frequency (RF) power in the arctic ionosphere
including ion cyclotron excitation.
- LIDAR active NA layer
flourescence and monitoring modified by RF ionosphere heating as new
- Laser breakdown studies - New
- Plasma Torch.
- Incoherent Scatter Radar - New
project using 88 ft. diameter antenna at NOAA Gilmore Creek site 34 km SW of
HIPAS as the recieving antenna with transmitter at HIPAS.
- Remote Sensing.
- Radio Frequency Ionospheric
Background photo of aurora by Jackie Pau
looking east from the HIPAS
bunkhouse. 1 min.
exposure, f/2.8 on ASA 200 color print film.