Disclosure of grants and contributions awards

Fiscal Year 2013-2014

4th quarter

Recipient Name:University of Calgary
Location:Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Purpose:13STFACA16: This project entitled «Above2, Airborne Balloon Observations of VLF waves and Electrons over the Array for Broadband Observations of VLF-ELF Emissions » has the objective(s) : New instruments aimed at monitoring of Van Allen belt particles: During space weather events, high-energy particles from Earth's Van Allen radiation belts can rain down into the upper atmosphere over Canada. In order to better understand how these particles can be monitored from the ground, this project will be launching three high-altitude stratospheric balloons. The balloons will watch for X-rays produced by high-energy electrons, while arrays of ground-based radio instruments simultaneously watch from below.
Comments:Payment will be made as follows: Year 1 82,705$, Year 2 81,245$ and Year 3 86,050$.