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This is an open-source educational project to monitor `Sudden Ionospheric Disturbances' allowing the observation of abrupt solar flares.

Coming summer 2019.

Infrasound Monitor

An opensource educational project this involves the construction of a static or portable high resolution Infrasound monitoring station. The project is complete bar some additional testing. A paper will be submitted to the IOP shortly.

The software & hardware has been tested over the past couple of years and is solid. The documentation is a work in progress.

All the below in one zip archive (updated 17/2/19) - Download

Contains ...

  • InfrasoundReport1.pdf - draft paper

  • Getting Started - guide to circuitry and setting up the PI

  • TestRed.py - little python script to check that the PI is reading from the sensor

  • InfraSoundMonitor.py - main python Code to run on PI which records and plots data

  • InfraSoundMonitorMobile.py - mobile version of above, simply stores data every minute or so without plotting

  • InfraSoundAnalyser.py - various data analysis/visualisation routines built on ObsPy

  • V3 BOM - components list

  • Software License - opensource but minor geographical limitation

Aurora Monitor

This is a well-established opensource project to build a nT resolution earth field magnetometer. The system effectively monitors changes in the solar wind and could be used to predicit aurora as well as being a testbed for further development.

All the below in one zip archive (updated 16/2/19) - Download

Contains ...

  • Updated IOP paper

  • Getting Started - guide to circuitry and and setting up the PI

  • FreqMonitor - Python hardware test code, simply monitors the signal sent by Arduino

  • EFMv3.py - Raspberry PI python code to record and plot data

  • fcounter6.ino - Arduino program to record frequency of FGM sensor

  • Software License - opensource but minor geographical limitation

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