Duration: May 2020 — May 2023
Value: £2.4M split between 6 project members
To achieve the overall goal of ‘developing a real-time system to forecast radiation exposure to satellites for a range of different orbits, and quantify the risk of damage or degradation‘ the project has been split into a number of separate work packages, each with their own objective. These can be summarised as follows:
|Transition research models to operational forecast models.
|Calculate radiation effects on satellites.
|Construct, test and maintain the forecasting system.
|Develop, test and validate the forecasting models.
|Develop improved wave-particle interaction models.
|Develop improved radial diffusion models.
|Develop improved boundary conditions.
|Develop extreme event scenarios.
Workpackages 1 – 4 deal with development, operations, and testing of a forecasting system, whilst 1 – 5 cover research elements of the project.