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Solar Radio Burst Locator (SRBL) (U)

Overview (U):

(U) There are currently three upgrades to the Solar Electro-Optical Network (SEON) underway: the Solar Radio Burst Locator (SRBL), which will provide the location of solar radio bursts; an enhanced Swept Frequency Interferometric Radiometer (SFIR), which, when combined with SRBL, will replace the Radio Solar Telescope Network (RSTN) equipment; and the Improved Solar Observing Optical Network (ISOON), which will replace the current SOON.

Description (U):

(U) This new ground-based system is projected to be operational in 1999. SRBL radio mappings of active regions on the solar disk will augment the present optical observations of these phenomena which are limited by clouds and other atmospheric obscurants. Precise location of active regions on the solar disk is crucial to accurate forecasting of solar flare impacts on the near earth environment.

User Impact (U):

(U) To be supplied.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Programmed.

Images (U):

(U) None.

Related Initiatives (U):
ISOONImproved Solar Observing Optical Network (ISOON)
SFIRSwept Frequency Interferometric Radiometer (SFIR)
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
Ground-Based SensorsGround Based Sensors
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

1998 Strategic Master Plan
This Table Is Unclassified.

Lead Office (U):

(U) Air Force.

Point of Contact (U):

(U) Maj Mike LaPointe, NSSA, Open Phone: (703) 325-6422, DSN 221-6422.
(U) National Security Space Road Map Team, NSSA, Open Phone: (703)808-6040, DSN 898-6040.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 21 November 1997

(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999

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