Space Environment Viewing and Analysis Network
Lead Scientist: Prof. Ashot Chilingarian
Organization: Aragats Space Environmental Center, Alikhanian Physics Institute, Armenia
Objective: To improve short and long-term forecasts of dangerous consequences of space storms.
SEVAN (Space Environmental Viewing and Analysis Network) is a network of particle detectors located at middle and low latitudes which aims to improve fundamental research of space weather conditions and to provide short and long-term forecasts of dangerous consequences of space storms.
The network will detect changing fluxes of different species of secondary cosmic rays at different altitudes and latitudes, thus turning into a powerful integrated device used to explore solar modulation effects.
To facilitate SEVAN network creation, CRD will design and develop the basic hybrid SEVAN particle detector module and assume responsibility for all electronics and advanced data acquisition system (ADAS). CRD will also fabricate and test the SEVAN prototype module, as well as provide free scintillator slabs and photomultipliers to be installed at the host institutions.
The host institutions, in turn, will have to provide steel frame of the detector, lead filter and scintillator housing.They will also be responsible for transporting scintillator slabs from Armenia and for providing SEVAN detectors with uninterruptible internet connection and electricity.
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