Optimization and Systems Theory Seminar
Friday, February 4, 2005, 11.00-12.00, Room 3721, Lindstedtsv. 25

Bo Thid
Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF)
E-mail: bt@irfu.se

LOFAR/LOIS - A wide area sensor network in Europe for Earth and space observation

Originally concieved as the world's first and largest telscope based on the digital probing and sampling of radio signals from space in both time and space, the LOFAR project soon turned into a more generic Wide Area Sensor Network of continental dimensions. The Scandinavian contribution LOIS, located in southern Sweden with Vxj as hub, will provide space physics capabilities, in particular the study and possible forecasting of space weather storms and other natural hazards.

With tens of thousands of digital sensors distributed over many hundreds of kilometres and a data network that will be able to handle an aggregate data flow of several tens of Terabits per second, the constructioon of the LOFAR/LOIS "sensor web" is a major system design and optimisation challenge.

Calendar of seminars
by Anders Forsgren.