Professor Jamesina Simpson received a NASA EPSCoR RID Minigrant award
October 22, 2013Professor Jamesina Simpson received a NASA EPSCoR RID Minigrant award through a funding opportunity provided to researchers in the State of Utah. The grant will help with developing new models of electromagnetic wave propagation in the ionosphere. Using these models, we will, for example, be able to determine the confidence level that a communications system will work. Also, we can apply it to a wide variety of applications, such as modeling the communication link between a spacecraft and a ground station as the spacecraft is being launched into space. It is important to be able to maintain that communication link during take-off for safety and other reasons.