21st International Beacon Satellite Symposium - Theory and Modeling of Ionospheric Scintillation and Irregularities

We announce the session "Theory and Modeling of Ionospheric Scintillation and Irregularities" during the 21st International Beacon Satellite Symposium that will be held at Boston College on 1-5 August 2022.

The Beacon Satellite Symposium is a triennial event organized by the Beacon Satellite Studies Group of URSI Commission G – an interdisciplinary group, servicing science, research applications and engineering aspects of satellite signals observed from the ground and in space. The Beacon Symposia provides distinctive opportunities for ionospheric scientists from all over the world to meet and collaborate on topics relevant to ionospheric effects on radio propagation.

Session description: Radio propagation disturbances regularly observed on low earth-orbiting and GNSS satellites are attributed to intermediate-scale structure (tens of kilometers to hundreds of meters). This scintillation phenomenon is of practical concern because it can degrade satellite communication, navigation, and surveillance operations. The global monitoring capability of the GNSS has stimulated significant advances in our understanding of large-scale ionospheric structure.  Several models are in use for predicting GNSS propagation disturbances.  However, global ionospheric models have yet to fully reconcile the conditions for generation of intermediate-scale structure and its characterization for diagnostic measurement and performance prediction. This session seeks multi-frequency scintillation data analyses that attempt to reconcile observations with theoretical predictions based on definitive power-law structure and/or in-situ structure measurements.

Chairs: Chuck Rino (Boston College, US), Luca Spogli (INGV, Italy)

The abstract deadline is April 15, 2022. 

Please view the conference website for information on registration, lodging and the scientific sessions: www.bc.edu/bss2022.