TeraHertz Atmospheric & Ionospheric Propagation, Absorption and Scattering (TAIPAS)
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Radio wave propagation models have steadily advanced during the past several decades producing what is widely recognized as a set of standard models for the attenuation, dispersion and nominal path of radio waves at frequencies within the radio region of the spectrum (i.e., which we define for these purposes as ~ 100 KHz to ~3 THz) with a focus on .1-1THz. Colorado Engineering, Inc. and the University of Colorado at Boulder are developing a evolved electromagnetic spectrum modeling tool that is net-centric based. The development plan encompasses the following: designing and implementing experiments to develop a detailed model for frequencies ranging from .1 to 1THz; collecting existing detailed models of other frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum; extending an existing model; and developing an open source software architecture that will allow for single computer, network of computers or web/internet based computer implementation and interaction with the entire set of models. This will also allow the easy addition of and collaboration of models developed in the future.
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Research Institution Information:
Colorado Engineering Inc.
1310 United Heights Suite 105 Colorado Springs, CO 80921
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University of Colorado at Boulder
425 UCB - ECOT 246
Boulder, CO 80309
Nonprofit college or university