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The University of Calgary

Auroral Imaging Group

Pushing the boundaries of ground based space science and technology

The Aurora - Our window on the near-Earth space environment

The University of Calgary is home to the world's leading research group for imaging technologies and studies of the near-Earth space environment.

The supporting cast - auroral and GPS measurements

The RISR-C radar is the cornerstone of an imaging facility that will provide key information about Earth's space environment and it's effects on the upper atmosphere and technology. To support the space science goals of RISR-C, the University of Calgary designed highly sensitive auroral imagers and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). The GNSS systems are deployed alongside the radar and measure the front end GPS signals...

The Auroral Imagers, designed by the UofC Auroral Imaging Group, are targeted "redline" auroral imagers that sample a narrow band of the visible spectrum (630nm) associated with the precipitation of low energy electrons.