TIGER Publications

TIGER publications prior to 2008 are made available in pdf format. Contact the relevant author or the TIGER Research Group for information regarding use and copying.

Our areas of research

The engineering team research lies in the area of FPGA processing, signal processing, phased arrays and antenna design, high power RF and EMC design.

The Space Physics Group conducts research in Ionospheric physics including the study of high latitude global plasma convection, Space-weather and ionospheric data products of interest to HF communicators and ionospheric researchers, Remote sensing using HF radars such as measurements of sea-state conditions, The effects of aerosols on the upper atmosphere such as those generated by Australian bushfires.

Our collaborators

The department strongly collaborates with the Department of Physics Space Science group at the University of Newcastle and has research ties with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), South African National Space Agency (SANSA), Defence Science Technology Organisation (DSTO), University of Adelaide, Virginia Polytechnic University, Dartmouth College, University of Alaska, University of Leicester and University of Saskatchewan.

TIGER produces many data products which are used by La Trobe physicists and collaborative partners in Australia and around the world. These radars are key instruments for enhancing our understanding of how charged particles from the Sun (Solar Wind) impact and alter the Earth's magnetic field and upper atmosphere, causing changes in the ionosphere known as "space weather". An active Space Weather storm can often be seen as Aurora near the poles. While an Aurora is a spectacular natural phenomena, a severe Space Weather storm can significantly impact our highly technical world, disrupting communication systems, disabling satellites, and even causing wide spread power blackouts. Being able to predict Space Weather storms and their severity is vital to modern society and La Trobe's TIGER radars are at the forefront of improving the world's knowledge of Space Weather.

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