The Project is in Reality a US NAVY Space Program project to
Create an Artificial Dust Shield for Military Purpose
The following Slides are taken from a presentation on the purpose of this program. The important points I have gathered here.
1) The program is sponsored by the US NAVY Naval Research Laboratory
-Allows for control of some physical processes in the space environment
-Allows for possible denial of adversary communication/navigation systems (military)
-Allows for possible new communication system techniques (military)
3) How is the space environment perturbed?
-Injection of charged particle beams (heavy ions or electron beams)
-Release of chemicals that photoionize (barium)
-Release of chemicals that attach electron (nickel carbonyl, sulfur hexafluride, trifloromethyl bromide)
-Release of aerosol particles (space shuttle exhaust)
-Injection of high power radio waves from space or the ground (HAARP, Arecibo, EISCAT Tromso)
4) What types of perturbations are produced ?
-Space plasma conductivity
-Natural ionospheric currents (new communication techniques !)
-Space plasma waves and turbulence (may degrade communication and navigation radio signals)
5) Current Projects
-Artificial Perturbation of Natural Dust Clouds in the Space Environment (Sponsored by NSF)
-Creation of Artificial Dust Clouds in the Space Environment (Sponsored by NRL)
-Creation of Artificial Plasma Clouds in Space for Remediation of Radioactive Particles after High Altitude Thermonuclear Detonation
The document has more mention of HAARP. This document also ties HAARP in with the European EISCAT system and the Arecibo Dish in Puerto Rico,
something I have been trying to get official confirmation of for some time.
Original Document Source
SOURCE: Active Perturbation of the Near Earth Space Environment
by Prof. Wayne A. Scales, PhD - Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering - PDF
In the portion of an article below from Virginia Tech... the Chemical Spraying, HAARP, the NAVY involvement and the purpose is all neatly
NOTE: It should be mentioned that HAARP is run by the US NAVY Naval Research Laboratory
NRL - The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program
Being an expert in computational space plasma physics has involved Wayne Scales in projects from analyzing the effects of high-altitude nuclear
detonations to creating and perturbing charged dust clouds in space.
In a multi-university effort funded by the Department of Defense, Scales and Joseph Wang, an aerospace professor, are developing a model to mitigate
the impact of the earth's radiation belts on space assets. "This is part of a multi-university effort to counteract a high-altitude nuclear
detonation (HAND). Such a detonation won't affect the people on earth, but the radioactive particles are predicted to destroy the electronics on
spacecraft and basically wipe out most of the low-earth orbiting satellites in about a week," he says.
The project's goal is to develop novel techniques of generating electromagnetic waves that interact with the radioactive particles and scatters them
out of the radiation belt, he says. "One way to do that is to use a big, high-power transmitter on the ground that sends a high power radio wave.
Another option would be to use a satellite that has a high-power transmitter, he says."
The Virginia Tech team is involved in a third option: using a spacecraft that ejects chemicals that photo-ionize and create electromagnetic waves
which then interact with the radioactive particles to scatter them out of the radiation belts. Scales' and Wang's model addresses the effects
within seven days of a high altitude detonation. "We're trying to determine what is the most efficient and quickest way to counteract this threat.
How much chemical do we dump?
How much wave energy do we need to create for the scattering to be effective? If we dump a certain amount of chemicals, how much wave energy will be
Another project in space computation involves noctilucent clouds that form at the edge of space, shine at dusk, and are believed to be related to
global climate change. Over the past several years, the team has developed a comprehensive computation model for investigating the interaction of high
power radio waves on these charged clouds for diagnostic purposes.
"We've gone as far as we can with the theory; now we want to do experiments to validate our theory;" Scales says. The team is building a radar
receiver to use in Alaska at the high frequency active auroral research program (HAARP) facilities
The team not only studies natural clouds, but is involved in a Naval Research Laboratory project to create an artificial noctilucent cloud. Called
the charged aerosol release experiment (CARE), the project entails sending a sounding rocket from Wallops Island, Va., to create a large dust cloud
over the East Coast.
The Virginia Tech team will be involved in developing a theoretical and computational model to study the turbulence generated in the charged dust
cloud. "Radars will be used to bounce signals off the dust cloud to see if the turbulence, which is linked to global change, is the same as a
natural noctilucent cloud," Scales says. The sounding rocket project principal investigator is Paul Bernhardt of the Naval Research Laboratory.
"We're working to see if the new Blackstone SuperDARN radar will be able to contribute to the project as well."
For more information, visit: www.space.vt.edu...