Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)

Main Tasks
DLR is leading workpackages 1 and 7. Workpackage 1 deals with the generation and documentation of user requirements and workpackage 7 TechTIDE with the dissemination and exploitation.
Being coordinator of the Ionosphere Expert Service Center in the SSA space weather network, DLR maintains a broad knowledge about the activities there. Furthermore, DLR operates the Ionosphere Monitoring and Prediction Center (IMPC, http://impc.dlr.de ), which is the successor of the widely known Space Weather Application Center – Ionosphere (SWACI). With SWACI and IMPC DLR has more than 15 years experience in the operation of near real-time services for ionospheric weather.
DLR contributes to TechTIDE with its knowledge on the SSA space weather network requirements and on the requirements to the IMPC. TechTIDE will also benefit from DLR’s close contact to users of the SSA space weather network and IMPC.
Additionally, DLR is contributing to workpackages 2, 3 and 5 with its scientific expertise in monitoring and forecasting the state of the ionosphere. In the recent years, DLR generated an enhanced knowledge on monitoring and analysing large scale travelling ionospheric disturbances (LSTIDs) which will be contributed to TechTIDE.

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