The Space Environment and Radio Engineering (SERENE) group at the University of Birmingham was set up in the School of Engineering to develop a programme of internationally recognised, inter-disciplinary research to measure, model and mitigate the effects of the upper atmosphere on engineering systems.
Mitigation of the effects of the space weather presents a wide range of challenges. These require research into the specification and forecasting of the ionosphere and thermosphere, the radio propagation impact, radio instrumentation, assimilative mathematics and advanced computing techniques. The applications are as diverse as HF radar and corrections in low frequency astronomy exploring the origins of the universe. Mitigation also includes engineering designs to overcome and even benefit from the ionosphere.
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We are always on the look out for new research students. If you are interested in what we do, and want to find out more, just contact us.