Ionospheric Research in Support of Next Generation Satellite Based Augmentation Systems

The objectives of the research described in the proposal include studying ionospheric effects on next generation satellite based aviation systems with particular focus on systems that will operate in the low-latitude regions. Task 1 is related to the range delay and scintillation research in the South American region and their effects on current and next generation aviation systems. Task 2 describes studies of ionospheric storm effects on Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) and their connection with storm effects in the low-latitude regions. Task 3 is dedicated to international outreach programs that promote acceptance of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and GNSS-based aviation systems. The significance of the research will define the capabilities and limitations of next generation satellite based augmentation systems that will be challenged by intense ionospheric conditions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Aviation Grants


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $530000.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic City International Airport
    Atlantic City, NJ  United States  08405
  • Project Managers:

    Bunce, Deane

  • Performing Organizations:

    Trustees of Boston College

    Chestnut Hill, MA  United States 
  • Start Date: 20110712
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120711
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30175

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01478852
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 2011-G-006
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Apr 19 2013 1:01AM