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In wave theory, a phased array is a group of antennas in which the relative phases of the respective signals feeding the antennas are varied in such a way that the effective radiation pattern of the array is reinforced in a desired direction and suppressed in undesired directions.
Poker Flat Research Range is the world's only scientific rocket launching facility owned by a university. Poker Flat is located approximately 30 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska and is operated by the University of Alaska's Geophysical Institute under contract to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, which is part of the Goddard Space Flight Center. In addition to launching sounding rockets, Poker Flat is home to many scientific instruments designed to study the arctic atmosphere and ionosphere.
Tangents aside, you say that:
HAARP produces a coherent beam of energy. This is not true....
In the next paragraph you contradict yourself (now it's a "semi-coherent" beam
but it's not even that
You claim this beam is reflected by the ionosphere. The purpose of the IRI is not to reflect radio signals off of the ionosphere.
HAARP can reflect its beam to almost anyplace on the globe. Even if the purpose of the heater beam was to be reflected (it is not), it could not be reflected to anywhere on Earth. The maximum deflection of the beam from vertical is 30º. We know that the angle of reflection is equal to the angle of incidence. This means that, at most, a reflected beam from HAARP would end up 60º from Gakona. Reflected from an altitude of 200 km
Because the world is round...it gets a bit more problematic.
It's no trouble to produce a "near microwave frequency 'display'". The IRI transmits high frequency radio at between 2.8 and 10MHz (107m to 20m). Microwaves are in the hundred gigahertz range (less than 3mm), thousands of times shorter wavelengths than what HAARP produces. HAARP does not use microwaves. Another thing to note (though it is somewhat irrelevant) is that microwaves do not reflect well off of the ionosphere, they punch right through it. If they did reflect, there would have to be a lot fewer cell phone towers all over the place. Microwaves are line of sight.
it could not be reflected to anywhere on Earth. The maximum deflection of the beam from vertical is 30º
HAARP did not, and cannot, produce anything like the Norway spiral.
Maybe you can tell us what HAARP and all the other places around the globe ARE capable of...
Not what it says they are trying to do but what COULD be done using this equipment.
The time varying current launches waves both up and down the Earth's magnetic field. In the simulations shown here, we start with a time-varying current and study the downward propagating waves and how they couple into the Earth-ionospheric wave guide.
But there is no continuous synchronization, at times it is synchronized and at times it is not.
This is different from a truly coherent beam which is essentially a single wave of electromagnetic radiation. A coherent beam does not spread unless it passes through a medium which diffuses it.
A wrench makes a lousy hammer.
The ionosphere is an unstable and highly variable environment. Its refractive characteristics are unpredictable.
Where are these "grazing" bounces going to occur? Between the ionosphere and Earth's surface?
And these multiple bounces are going to occur without attenuation?
No, shortwave radio is not "near" microwave.
The animation you show is not radiation from the HAARP transmitter. It represents the propagation of secondary ELF radiation induced by HAARPs IRI (above Gakona).
Did you notice the time span of the simulation?
That's 0.000003 seconds to cover the width of Alaska. Does that sound like the Norway spiral?
The heated region is typically at 75 km (though this depends upon the carrier frequency) and can be 30 km in diameter and a few km thick. Viewed from above (see Figure 1b) the heated region is a roughly circular patch.
HAARP, with all its transmitters operating, can produce a maximum of 3.6MW
At an altitude of 100 km the beam has spread to an area of 247,000 acres and has a power density of about .0002 watts per square foot.
Periodic heating of the ionospheric region through which these currents flow with an HF transmitter modulates the conductivity of the region and, in turn, modulates these naturally-forming (and pre-existing) currents, constituting what amounts to a giant radiating antenna at »60-100 km altitude.
Compared to the size of the Milky Way, the Solar System is "near" Centauri.
Once again, the simulation does not show atmospheric effects. It shows the propagation of ELF radiation outward from the area in the ionosphere where it is produced.
Did the Norway spiral spread at the speed of light?
No, HAARP does not create a "rotating circular area of charged plasma". It creates a roughly circular area of heated ions.
The affected area of the ionosphere does not rotate.
Increasing power input to the transmitters will not increase power output, that is not how transmitters work. HAARP's maximum is 3.6MW.
Scientific experiments have been conducted to induce airglow by directing high-power radio emissions at the Earth's ionosphere. These radiowaves interact with the ionosphere to induce faint but visible optical light at specific wavelengths under certain conditions.
Two images of the sky over the HAARP Gakona Facility using the NRL-cooled CCD imager at 557.7 nm. The field of view is approximately 38°. The left-hand image shows the background star field with the HF transmitter off. The right-hand image was taken 63 seconds later with the HF transmitter on. Structure is evident in the emission region.
You just said that HAARP produces a display similar to one that *I* just said that it did...
so, basically what HAARP is saying, is that radiation at a certain frequency, that is projected into the ionosphere will create a rotating Circular area of charged plasma, that emits energy in the electromagnetic spectrum!