Development of a VLF receiver system for Sudden Ionospheric Disturbances (SID) detection

Wong Pik Wah, Mardina Abdullah, Alina Marie Hasbi, Siti Aminah Bahari

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Abstract

Sudden Ionospheric Disturbances (SID) are transient changes in the ionosphere caused by enhancement in X-ray and EUV fluxes during solar flare events. The SuperSID space weather monitor has been developed by Stanford University Solar Center to detect SID via VLF remote sensing. In this paper, a receiver system named as UKM-SuperSID has been developed to detect SID in the equatorial region. The system, which consists of loop antenna, preamplifier and a computer, is able to detect VLF signals with frequency of 19.8 kHz transmitted from North West Cape station (NWC), Australia. The data obtained showed repetitive diurnal variation. During the observation period from 11 December 2011 until 17 January 2012, M and C class solar flares events have been detected, with a class M1.5 flare observed as the largest detected flare. The results showed that the effectiveness of the UKM-SuperSID in detecting SID in the equatorial region thus enables it to be part of the global space weather sensor network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Electromagnetics, APACE 2012 - Proceedings
Pages98-103
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 5th IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Electromagnetics, APACE 2012 - Melaka
Duration: 11 Dec 201213 Dec 2012

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Other2012 5th IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Electromagnetics, APACE 2012
CityMelaka
Period11/12/1213/12/12

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Loop antennas
Ionosphere
Sensor networks
Remote sensing
Fluxes
X rays

Keywords

  • Solar Flare
  • SuperSID
  • VLF Receiver
  • VLF Remote Sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Wah, W. P., Abdullah, M., Hasbi, A. M., & Bahari, S. A. (2012). Development of a VLF receiver system for Sudden Ionospheric Disturbances (SID) detection. In 2012 IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Electromagnetics, APACE 2012 - Proceedings (pp. 98-103). [6457640] https://doi.org/10.1109/APACE.2012.6457640

Development of a VLF receiver system for Sudden Ionospheric Disturbances (SID) detection. / Wah, Wong Pik; Abdullah, Mardina; Hasbi, Alina Marie; Bahari, Siti Aminah.

2012 IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Electromagnetics, APACE 2012 - Proceedings. 2012. p. 98-103 6457640.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Wah, WP, Abdullah, M, Hasbi, AM & Bahari, SA 2012, Development of a VLF receiver system for Sudden Ionospheric Disturbances (SID) detection. in 2012 IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Electromagnetics, APACE 2012 - Proceedings., 6457640, pp. 98-103, 2012 5th IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Electromagnetics, APACE 2012, Melaka, 11/12/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/APACE.2012.6457640
Wah WP, Abdullah M, Hasbi AM, Bahari SA. Development of a VLF receiver system for Sudden Ionospheric Disturbances (SID) detection. In 2012 IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Electromagnetics, APACE 2012 - Proceedings. 2012. p. 98-103. 6457640 https://doi.org/10.1109/APACE.2012.6457640
Wah, Wong Pik ; Abdullah, Mardina ; Hasbi, Alina Marie ; Bahari, Siti Aminah. / Development of a VLF receiver system for Sudden Ionospheric Disturbances (SID) detection. 2012 IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Electromagnetics, APACE 2012 - Proceedings. 2012. pp. 98-103
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