Radio Communications and Plasma Research

Phone number: (617) 353-5934
Location: PHO 418
Associated faculty: Lee

Field experiments are conducted in this lab using ground-based facilities and spacecraft-borne instruments to investigate radio-wave propagation and interactions with ionospheric plasmas, with applications to establishing artificial radio communication paths. Laboratory experiments with a large, toroidal plasma device are also conducted to study the microwave interactions with magnetoplasmas, simulating and crosschecking the results obtained in the field experiments.