Areas of research include atmospheric and ionospheric science and radar techniques. Students interested in electronics, RF, instrumentation and computer science are also encouraged to apply.
Besides equatorial aeronomy science, IGP/JRO offers hands-on experience on other areas of Engineering and Physics. In recent years, we have added a variety of instruments and tools for atmospheric and ionospheric science that you might want to explore or get involved in. For example:
• Signal Chain: is the main software deveploment project of Jicamarca. It consists in developing all the software tools needed to process radar data used at Jicamarca. The programing will be developed in C and pyhton basically and is object oriented. The student will be involved in learning some techniques of data processing and implementing part of them.
• 8 Channel Digital Acquisition System: developing a radar acquisition system for Jicamarca is one of the main goals of the Research & Development Area. Currently a 8 channel acquisition radar system has been developed and being tested by the Operation Area. The student will be involved in developing high speed circuit boards or learning basic techniques for pre-processing data and implementing it.
• 8 different receiving modules of the main 50 MHz array that can be configured in a variety of configurations.
• An all-sky meteor system at 50 MHz for mesospheric winds and temperatures.
• An upgraded Fabry Perot Interferometer system at Arequipa.
• State of the art VIPIR Ionosonde for research (as part of the LISN International Project)
• Different Magnetometers and GPS rxs in Peru and South America (as part of the LISN International • Project)
A state of the art Fabry Perot Interferometer recently deployed at Huancayo along with an all-sky imager (SOFDI)
• A Fabry-Perot and All-sky imager installed at the Optical Observatory (IGP, Clemson and University of Illinois)