The Australian Space Academy hosts an ionospheric monitoring system run by David Herne, a PhD student at Curtin University. David is supervised by Prof Mervyn Lynch. The system was constructed from solar power equipment donated by Horizon Power and scientific equipment on loan from the US Air Force Reasearch Laboratory. It is used to monitor ionospheric total electron content and ionospheric scintillation in the region south of the Murchison Radio Observatory (MRO) which is eventually expected to host the giant Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope.
Equipment reference: SCINDA Workshop
Dual frequency GPS antenna
Australian Space Academy