SM005:
Past, Present and Future of Active Experiments in Space





Session ID#: 23989

Session Description:
Since the 1960s space active experiments have been performed to (1) probe basic plasma physics phenomena, (2) elucidate aspects of magnetospheric and ionospheric physics, and (3) understand how to control the effects of the environment on space assets. Recently, a renewed interest on active experiments has arisen, as called for in the 2012 Decadal Survey of the National Research Council, driven by important scientific and national security applications such as magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling and radiation belt remediation.

This session aims at bringing together researchers interested in a broad area of active experiments in space, including relevant basic plasma physics, wave-particle and wave-wave interaction interactions, non-linear phenomena, generation of density irregularities and triggering large-amplitude responses in the strongly coupled magnetosphere-ionosphere system. Contributions ranging from historical perspectives on past active experiments to what fundamental scientific questions and applications could be tackled by new active experiments are welcome.

Primary Convener:  Gian Luca Delzanno, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Convener:  Anatoly V Streltsov, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • SA - SPA-Aeronomy
Index Terms:

2403 Active experiments [IONOSPHERE]
7803 Active perturbation experiments [SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS]
7867 Wave/particle interactions [SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS]
7868 Wave/wave interactions [SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Jacob Willard, Berrien Springs, MI, United States, Jay Johnson, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, United States, Ennio R Sanchez, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA, United States, Igor Kaganovich, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, Princeton, NJ, United States, Michael Greklek-McKeon, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States and Tasman Powis, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States
Konstantinos Papadopoulos, University of Maryland College Park, Physics and Astronomy, College Park, MD, United States
Eric E Dors1, Elizabeth MacDonald2, Larry Kepko3, Joseph Borovsky4, Geoffrey D Reeves1, Gian Luca Delzanno1, Michelle F Thomsen1, Ennio R Sanchez5, Michael G Henderson1, Dinh C Nguyen1, Hans Vaith6, Brian E. Gilchrist7, Emma Spanswick8, Robert Andrew Marshall9, Eric Donovan8, Jeffrey Neilson10 and Bruce E Carlsten1, (1)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (2)NASA, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (3)NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)Space Science Institute, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (5)SRI International, Menlo Park, CA, United States, (6)Univ New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (7)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (8)University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, (9)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, (10)SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Binquan Zhang1, Ying Sun2, Shenyi Zhang3, Xin Zhang2, Yueqiang Sun2 and Tao Jing2, (1)National space Science Center, Beijing, China, (2)National Space Science Center, Beijing, China, (3)NSSC National Space Science Center, CAS, Beijing, China
Todd Pedersen, Air Force Research Laboratory Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM, United States, Jeffrey M Holmes, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Afb, NM, United States and Eric K Sutton, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, NM, United States
Alireza Mahmoudian, InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon, PR, United States, Brett Isham, Interamerican University, Electrical and Computer Engeering, Baymon, PR, United States, P. A. Bernhardt, Naval Research Labs, Washington, DC, United States, Stanley J Briczinski Jr, Naval Research Laboratory, Plasma Physics Division, Washington, DC, United States and Eliana Nossa, Arecibo Observatory, Arecibo, PR, United States
Robert Andrew Marshall, University of Colorado at Boulder, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, Ennio R Sanchez, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA, United States, Antti Kero, University of Oulu, Sodankyla Geophysical Observatory, Sodankyla, Finland, Esa S Turunen, University of Oulu, Sodankyla Geophysical Observatory, Oulu, Finland and Daniel Robert Marsh, NCAR, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, CO, United States
James Parker McCollough II1, Michael J Starks2, Jay Albert3, William R Johnston4 and Yi-Jiun Su4, (1)Air Force Research Laboratory Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (2)AFRL/RVBX, Kirtland Afb, NM, United States, (3)Air Force Research Lab, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (4)Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, NM, United States
Kateryna Yakymenko1, Gian Luca Delzanno1 and Vadim Roytershteyn2, (1)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (2)Space Science Institute, Boulder, CO, United States
Gurudas Ganguli1, Chris E Crabtree2, Erik M Tejero1, Bill Amatucci1 and Carl L Siefring3, (1)US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, United States, (2)US Naval Research Lab DC, Washington, DC, United States, (3)Osaka, Japan
Vadim Roytershteyn1, Gian Luca Delzanno2, Seth E Dorfman1, Cynthia A Cattell3 and Bart Van Compernolle4, (1)Space Science Institute, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (3)University of Minnesota, School of Physics and Astronomy, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (4)University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Grant Miars1, Omar Leon2, Brian E. Gilchrist1, Gian Luca Delzanno3, Federico Lucco Castello3 and Joseph Borovsky4, (1)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (2)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Applied Physics, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (3)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (4)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States
Ennio R Sanchez1, Andrew Powis2, Michael Greklek3, Peter Porazik4 and Igor Kaganovich4, (1)SRI International Menlo Park, Menlo Park, CA, United States, (2)Princeton University, New Jersey, United States, (3)University of Maryland, College Park, United States, (4)Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, Princeton, NJ, United States
Gian Luca Delzanno1, Federico Lucco Castello2, Joseph Borovsky3, Grant Miars4, Omar Leon5 and Brian E. Gilchrist4, (1)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (2)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, United States, (3)Space Science Institute, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (4)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (5)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Applied Physics, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Brian E. Gilchrist1, Bruce Wiegmann2, Les Johnson2, Sven Gunnar Bilen3, Linda Habash Krause4, Grant Miars1 and Omar Leon5, (1)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (2)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, (3)Penn State Univ, University Park, PA, United States, (4)NASA Marshall Space Flght Ctr, Huntsville, AL, United States, (5)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Applied Physics, Ann Arbor, MI, United States