Space Weather Euro News Vol. 13 Issue 3 (7-04-09)


Table of Contents:

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1. Announcing the Release of ESA ITT "Physics Models for Biological 

  Effects of Radiation and Shielding"

2. Announcing the Release of ESA ITT "Energetic electron shielding, 

  charging and radiation effects and margins" (ELSHIELD)

3. 2nd GNSS Vulnerabilities and Solutions 2009 Conference to be held on 

  2 - 5 September 2009 in Baska, Krk Island, Croatia.

4. Book Publication: Whistler and Alfven Mode Cyclotron Masers in 

  Space, V. Y. Trakhtengerts and M. J. Rycroft, Cam. Univ. Press

5. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS

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1. 1. Announcing the Release of ESA ITT "Physics Models for Biological 

  Effects of Radiation and Shielding"

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From: Petteri Nieminen <petteri.nieminen at esa.int>


Dear Colleagues,


The ESA ITT for the activity  "Physics Models for Biological Effects of 

Radiation and Shielding" has been issued today, with deadline 16/04/2009.

More information under AO6041 on EMITS:


http://emits.esa.int/


Please feel free to forward this note to any potentially interested colleagues.


Best regards,


Petteri Nieminen


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2. Announcing the Release of ESA ITT "Energetic electron shielding, 

  charging and radiation effects and margins" (ELSHIELD)

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From: Giovanni Santin <giovanni.santin at esa.int>

     Petteri Nieminen <petteri.nieminen at esa.int>


Dear Colleagues,


the ITT for the activity  "Energetic electron shielding, charging and 

radiation effects and margins" (ELSHIELD) has been issued yesterday, 

with deadline 27/05/2009.


More information under AO6049 on EMITS. Please note also the procurement 

policy: C(1).


http://emits.esa.int/


Please feel free to forward this note to any potentially interested 

colleagues.


Best regards,


Petteri, Giovanni


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3. 2nd GNSS Vulnerabilities and Solutions 2009 Conference to be held on 

  2 - 5 September 2009 in Baska, Krk Island, Croatia.

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From: Renato Filjar <renato.filjar@yahoo.co.uk>


Dear colleague,


On behalf of the Royal Institute of Navigation, London, UK and the 

Institute of Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy, University of 

Nottingham, UK, I have a pleasure in inviting you to contribute to 

the 2nd GNSS Vulnerabilities and Solutions 2009 Conference to be 

held on 2 - 5 September 2009 in Baska, Krk Island, Croatia.


This four-day event aims to gather GNSS experts and focuses on GNSS 

problems and vulnerabilities, as well as to developments aiming to 

improve the accuracy and reliability of GNSS. Unique environment of 

Baska and its natural resources and rich history, combined with friendly 

hospitality will again create an inspiring atmosphere for ideas and 

knowledge exchange, well known to those who attended the last year's 

conference.


Two special sessions will be organised in order to address particular 

causes of GNSS vulnerabilities: Space Weather and Ionospheric Effects 

on GNSS, and Safety Critical Applications (including emergency situations 

management, homeland security and Intelligent Transport Systems). The 

rest of the conference will address other causes of GNSS vulnerabilities 

and means of their over-comings, such as:

   - core GNSS system vulnerabilities

   - GNSS augmentation system vulnerabilities

   - GNSS interference and management

   - tropospheric impact on GNSS

   - multipath management

   - navigation algorithms

   - design of user equipment

   - system integration issues related to vulnerability

   - user experience - applications 


Extended abstracts should be submitted to Dr Renato Filjar, FRIN by 

e-mail no later than 1 May, 2009, as described in the enclosed Call 

for Papers.


Special arrangement is already prepared for conference participants, 

that includes discounted accommodation price and attendance to numerous 

social events, held at the time considered a high season on Northern 

Adriatic. More details can be found in the enclosed Call for Papers. 

With improved air services from European cities to Krk Island 

(http://www.rijeka-airport.hr/schedule.asp), the organisers expect the 

conference to be both important and enjoyable event.


You are kindly invited to join the leading GNSS experts and discuss the most 

important issues related to further exploitations of satellite navigation 

systems in the wonderful Mediterranean environment of Northern Adriatic. In 

addition, the organising committee kindly appreciate your efforts in informing 

your colleagues about the event.


Looking forward to meeting you in Baška!


Kindest regards,


Renato



Dr Renato Filjar, FRIN MIET

The Royal Institute of Navigation

Croatian Branch

Tel. +385 91 488 2222

E-mail: renato.filjar at yahoo.co.uk 


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4. Book Publication: Whistler and Alfven Mode Cyclotron Masers in 

  Space, V. Y. Trakhtengerts and M. J. Rycroft, Cam. Univ. Press

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From: Michael Rycroft <michaelrycroft at btinternet.com>


Dear colleague,


I thought that you might like to have details of our recently published 

book and, perhaps, tell your librarian about it.


With best regards,


Michael Rycroft.


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Whistler and Alfven Mode Cyclotron Masers in Space, 

V. Y. Trakhtengerts and M. J. Rycroft, 

Cambridge University Press


(ISBN-13: 9780521871983)


Abstract: 

The subject of wave-particle interactions occurring in space plasmas 

has developed strongly, both observationally and theoretically, since 

the discovery of the Van Allen radiation belts of energetic charged 

particles trapped in the Earth’s magnetosphere over forty years ago. 

These wave-particle interactions are recognized today as being a most 

important research topic in space plasma physics. This is the first 

book to provide a full and systematic description of the physical theory 

of whistler and Alfvén cyclotron masers acting in planetary magnetospheres, 

and in the Sun’s outer atmosphere. The book introduces current research 

topics by examining significant problems in the subject. It gives 

sufficient detail on the topic that readers can go on to apply the methods 

presented to new problems, helping them with their own research. This book 

is a valuable reference for researchers and graduate students working in 

space science, solar-terrestrial physics, plasma physics, and planetary 

sciences.


• The first book to provide a full and systematic description of the 

physical theory of cyclotron masers acting in planetary magnetospheres and 

in the Sun’s outer atmosphere 

• Each chapter begins with clearly stated objectives, and concludes with a 

concise summary of results 

• Treats significant present research problems, introducing the reader 

to current research topics


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5. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS

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AO6049 ENERGETIC ELECTRON SHIELDING, CHARGING AND RADIATION EFFECTS 

AND MARGINS

(From 01/04/2009 to 27/05/2009, Act.Ref.: 08.1EE.14)


AO5927 ASSESSMENT OF THE INTERACTION BETWEEN SPACECRAFT AND ELECTRIC 

PROPULSION SYSTEMS

(From 31/03/2009 to 18/05/2009, Act.Ref.: 08.123.10)


AO6041 PHYSICS MODELS FOR BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF RADIATION AND SHIELDING

(From 05/03/2009 to 28/05/2009, Act.Ref.: 09.1EE.09)


AO6045 RADIATION EFFECTS ON SENSORS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR COSMIC VISION 

SCI MISSIONS (REST-SIM)

(From 23/02/2009 to 24/04/2009, Act.Ref.: 08.1EE.32)


AO6052 FIRST CALL FOR OUTLINE PROPOSALS UNDER THE CZECH REPUBLIC INDUSTRY 

INCENTIVE SCHEME

(From 16/03/2009 to 15/05/2009, Act.Ref.: 09.135.02)


AO5953 PRELIMINARY DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF NEW GENERATION SPACE DEBRIS CAMERAS

(From 23/02/2009 to 20/04/2009, Act.Ref.: 08.112.05)


AO6045  RADIATION EFFECTS ON SENSORS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR COSMIC VISION 

SCI MISSIONS (REST-SIM)

(From 23/02/2009 to 17/04/2009, Act.Ref.: 08.1EE.32) 


AO5978  HIGHLY MINIATURISED ACTIVE MEO RADIATION MONITOR PHASE A-B 

(From 30/01/2009 to 10/04/2009, Act.Ref.: 08.1EE.13) 


AO6032  LOW-NOISE SCINTILLATOR DETECTORS FOR PLANETARY REMOTE-SENSING

(From 17/02/2009 to 14/04/2009, Act.Ref.: 08.164.03) 


AO5658 ESA TELECOM NEWCOMERS' INITIATIVE - CALL FOR PROPOSALS

(From 28/01/2008 to 31/12/2009, Act.Ref.: 08.153.52)


AO6067 2009 AO FOR THE INNOVATION TRIANGLE INITIATIVE (ITI)

(From 20/03/2009 to 23/04/2009, Act.Ref.: 09.135.01)


AO6000 ARTES 5.2: TELECOM -TECHNOLOGY CALL FOR PROPOSALS

(From 16/02/2009 to 31/12/2010, Act.Ref.: 09.153.66)


AO5891 ARTES 3/4: TELECOM - PRODUCTS PROGRAMME - CALL FOR PROPOSALS

(From 05/09/2008 to 31/12/2010, Act.Ref.: 08.153.70)


AO4780 ARTES 4 - ESA-INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME: CALL FOR PROPOSALS

(From 24/11/2004 to 31/12/2009, Act.Ref.: 04.153.85)


AO5720 ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPPORTUNITY: FOR MARKET-ORIENTED ACTIVITIES 

(PERMANENTLY OPEN AO UNDER GSTP)

(From 21/04/2008 to 31/12/2009, Act.Ref.: 08.136.03)


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For a complete list of ESA Tender Actions, see:

  http://emits.esa.int


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