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Every One Speaks about HAARP, but did you know...

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posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 06:10 PM
Every One Speaks about HAARP...

It gets blames for everything, it has magical abilities etc...

While it is true that it does indeed have some interesting abilities, there are many threads and documents on HAARP. I have been collecting material for years BUT, though its been hinted at from time to time that other countries also have a version of HAARP and that incoherent scatter sites have a similar function as HAARP and EISCAT has been mentioned...

Very few people have taken the time to follow the leads in the various documents and threads and put together the GLOBAL NETWORK

While HAARP itself may not have the power to create a planetary shield (for missile defense and solar radiation) the world wide network certainly does.

So for this thread I will leave the much discussed Alaskan HAARP in the side lines for now and lets do a tour of the other facilities around the world.

First a little bit on connections to other facilities. In reports like the NAVY Press Release of Dr Paul A. Bernhard... we see some terms already...

Dr. Bernhardt used the high-power HF facility near Arecibo, Puerto Rico, and Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, from 1985 to 1999...

Dr. Bernhardt has conducted over eight experiments from 1985 to the present, using the Space Shuttle Orbital Maneuver Subsystem (OMS) engines, to modify the ionosphere with high-speed exhaust injections into the upper atmosphere. The results of these dedicated engine burns have been recorded using the VHF and UHF radars at Arecibo, Puerto Rico; Kwajalein, Marshall Islands; Millstone Hill, Massachusetts; and Jicamarca, Peru. Currently, Dr. Bernhardt is the principal investigator for the Charged Aerosol Release Experiment (CARE) program, designed to study the scattering of radar from electrons in the vicinity of charged particulates that form artificial "dusty plasmas."

...Coherent Electromagnetic Radio Tomography (CERTO)
...Computerized Ionospheric Tomography Receiver in Space (CITRIS)

So from this single press release we have three search terms. Just ignore the facts about the chemical releases and the shuttle spewing fumes, we already have a thread on that

...Incoherent Scatter Radar (ISR) (Like EISCAT for European Incoherent Scatter Radar)
...Coherent Electromagnetic Radio Tomography (CERTO)
...Computerized Ionospheric Tomography Receiver in Space (CITRIS)

and these locations mentioned directly

Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Kwajalein, Marshall Islands
Millstone Hill, Massachusetts
Jicamarca, Peru

From our research collected at Pegasus we can add these...

HIPAS - High Power Auroral Stimulation Observatory
IRIS - Imaging Riometer for Ionospheric Studies

The problem is I have gathered so much material on these sites and still have more to do... that it may get lost in a single thread...

So lets start with the best HAARP like arrays and Incoherent Scatter facilities.

Now this will take me a while to pull up all my pages so I won't be answering any posts for a while



Mod Edit: Fixed external tags

[edit on 25-9-2009 by GAOTU789]

posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 06:19 PM
Sura Facility
HAARP Like Facility
Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia
+56° 7' 9.70", +46° 2' 3.66"

Image courtesy

SURA Official Site Russian

The Sura Ionospheric Heating Facility, located near the small town of Vasilsursk about 100 km eastward from Nizhniy Novgorod in Russia, is a laboratory for ionosphere research. Sura is capable of radiating about 190 MW, effective radiated power (ERP) on short waves. This facility is operated by the radiophysical research institute NIRFI in Nizhny Novgorod. The Sura facility was commissioned in 1981. Using this facility, Russian researchers achieved extremely interesting results regarding the ionosphere behavior and discovered the effect of generation of low-frequency emission at the modulation of ionosphere current[1]. At the beginning, Soviet Defense Department mostly footed the bill. The American HAARP ionospheric heater is similar to the Sura facility. The HAARP project began in 1993.

Technical information

The frequency range of the heating facility is from 4.5 to 9.3 MHz. The facility consists of three 250 kW broadcasting transmitters and a 144 crossed dipole antenna-array with dimensions of 300 m x 300 m. At the middle of the operating frequency range (4.5 � 9.3 MHz) a maximum zenith gain of about 260 (~24 dB) is reached, the ERP of the facility is 190 MW (~83 dbW).

Artificial Ionospheric Turbulence and Radio Wave Propagation (Sura/HAARP)

PDF File

Russian US cooperation

In March and May 2006 two
sessions of measurements in the framework of the SURA–HAARP experiment were carried out.

posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 06:21 PM
São Luiz Space Observatory
HAARP Like Facility
Cruzeiro Santa Bárbara, Sao Luis-MA, Brasil
-2° 35' 40.47", -44° 12' 35.90"

Coherent Back-Scatter Radar 50 MHz (RESCO)

The Coherent Back-Scatter Radar of 50 MHz (RESCO) was installed at the Space Observatory of São Luís / INPE, whose operation begun in August of 1998, is capable to accomplish measures of dynamics of the plasma of the electrojet and of bubbles equatorial ionospheric. This radar was projected to map the turbulence and the electromagnetic drift of the irregularities of short length scale (3 meters) in a height range that extends from ~90 km to ~1000 km of the equatorial ionosphere. Such plasma irregularities have big influence in the propagation trans-ionosphere of waves in a great frequency range, VHF to UHF, and, therefore, it influence all of the activities of space communications of the Brazilian tropical area. The formation, the development and the space distribution of these irregularities are highly sensitive to the space climatic change (in other words, "Space Weather") besides the convection processes and of the storms of the troposphere.

This radar resulted of the development and construction begun in INPE there are several years. It transmits signs pulse of high potency through an network antenna with 768 dipoles which allow to concentrate all the energy transmitted in only narrow beam radiation. The same antenna also captures the echo signs spread by the irregularities ionosphere. The transmitted maximum power (120 kW) it is reached through the use of a modular system of 8 transmitters in phase to maximize the transmitted energy. The operational control of the radar is made by a computer, which also accomplishes the acquisition, the treatment and processing 'on line' of the received data of the ionosphere. The data recorded are available also for the processing and analyze subsequent. This radar was already operated in several campaigns since 1998 and now it is collecting in a routine way data of the dynamics of the equatorial electrojet.

This radar, with the FCI radar of 30 MHz together offers great opportunities to the researchers of studying the peculiar phenomenon of the equatorial area. These, beside the radars of Peru (Jicamarca), of the India (Thumba) and of the Indonesia, are some of the few radars of this type that exist in the world around of the magnetic equator. Due to the peculiar configuration of the geomagnetic field, the Brazilian equatorial area have characteristics very different from the other areas. It was for this reason that NASA of the USA, in collaboration of INPE, accomplished in Alcântara in 1994 the campaign GUARÁ when 26 rockets were thrown (in the period of September-October) to study the equatorial electrojet and the bubbles ionosphere. In this campaign were used another radar similar to the radar RESCO (which was brought of the USA), Digissonde (which provided the diagnoses of the ionosphere) and of the magnetometers operated by INPE in the Space Observatory of São Luís. The radar RESCO, that is now in a phase of technological improvement, offers great potential to promote researches of the environment of the Brazilian equatorial area.

Rua Horto Florestal, 100, Cruzeiro Santa Bárbara, Sao Luis-MA - Brasil

SOURCE: São Luiz Space Observatory

posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 06:25 PM
Millstone Hill Radio Observatory
EISCAT Like Facility
Westford, Massachusetts
+42° 37' 09.25", -71° 29' 28.49"

Millstone Hill

Millstone Hill, Westford, Massachusetts, USA (Longitude: W Latitude: N)

The Millstone Hill Steerable Antenna, or MISA, is a fully steerable dish antenna, 46 meters in diameter, designed by the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in 1959. It is currently located at MIT Haystack Observatory in Westford, Massachusetts. It was originally installed at the Sagamore Hill Radio Observatory in Hamilton, Massachusetts in 1963. The antenna operated at that location until 1978, at which time it was relocated to Millstone Hill. Since that time it has been primarily used as a UHF radar antenna to provide measurements of the near space environment using the incoherent scatter radar technique. It is one of two surviving dish antennas of this type in the world with the other antenna being located at the Stanford University radio science field site in Stanford, California. MISA is used to provide wide radar coverage in latitude and longitude.

MISA is a broad-based observatory capable of addressing a wide range of atmospheric science investigations. The incoherent scatter radar facility at Millstone Hill has been supported by the National Science Foundation since 1974 for studies of the earth's upper atmosphere and ionosphere. During this time the facility has evolved from a part-time research operation sharing radar cooling and power supply elements with the M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory Millstone satellite tracking radar, to a separately funded, operationally independent system dedicated to upper atmospheric research. The scientific capability of the Millstone Hill facility was greatly expanded in 1978 with the installation of a fully-steerable 46 meter antenna to complement the 67 meter fixed zenith pointing dish.

The favorable location of Millstone Hill at sub-auroral latitudes combined with the great operational range afforded by the steerable antenna permit observations over a latitude span encompassing the region between the polar cap and the near-equatorial ionosphere. Since 1982 the Haystack Observatory Atmospheric Sciences Group has been supported for operating the Millstone Hill research radar as a part of the incoherent scatter radar chain and for associated studies of the auroral and sub-auroral ionosphere and thermosphere. The meridional radar chain extends from Sondre Stromfjord, Greenland through Millstone Hill at mid-latitudes, beyond Arecibo at low latitudes, to the Jicamarca facility at the magnetic equator in Peru. The radar chain forms an integral part of the NSF-supported CEDAR (Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions) observing network and Millstone Hill observations and analysis have contributed extensively to the successes of the CEDAR initiative.

The Millstone Hill Radar uses Thomson backscatter from ionospheric electrons to deduce height- and time-resolved plasma drift velocities, electron and ion temperatures, electron densities, ion composition, and ion-neutral collision frequencies. These parameters provide further information about the neutral gas, neutral temperatures and winds, and electric fields present in the medium. The incoherent scatter technique provides observations of many of these parameters over an altitude range extending from less than 100 km to a thousand kilometers or more. Methods have been developed that allow these measurements to be made with an altitude resolution of hundreds of meters. The complete steerability of the radar allows horizontal gradients and structure to be examined along with vertical variations.

The Observatory is the premier scientific facility in the world for studying the equatorial ionosphere. It has a 2-MW transmitter and a main antenna with 18,432 dipoles covering an area of nearly 85,000 square meters.

SOURCE: Wikipedia Millstone Hill

Related Links:
MIT Haystack Observatory

Credit: Haystack Observatory

posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 06:28 PM
The first American 'HAARP'

Platteville Atmospheric Observatory
HAARP Like Facility
+40° 10' 54", -104° 43' 30"

Image courtesy Colorado University

The Platteville Atmospheric Observatory was envisioned in 1962 by what is now the Institute of Telecommunication Sciences (ITS), a part of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), as a site for high-powered radio experiments. While the initial experiment, that took place in 1968, studied over-the-horizon radar, the majority of later experiments used high power radio waves to modify the ionosphere in a process that is sometimes called ionospheric heating because it raises the electron temperature in the ionosphere.

The ionospheric heater was still used until 1984, when the last ionospheric experiments were performed. In the same year, the transmitters were loaned to the Office of Naval Research and sent to HIPAS in Alaska where they are still used.

With the removal of the transmitters, the focus of the facility changed to smaller-powered observation of the atmosphere rather than modifying it. In 1988 the 404 MHz RASS was installed and the ownership of the facility was transferred from NTIA to NOAA-ERL.

SOURCE: Platteville Atmospheric Observatory

posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 06:33 PM
High Power Auroral Stimulation Observatory
Fairbanks Alaska
64° 52' 19" N 146° 50' 33" W

HIPAS is located 30 miles Northeast of Fairbanks Alaska; in the small community of Two Rivers. It occupies 120 acres of land and has six buildings. The facility is located at: latitude and longitude.
The facility operates year-round.

The HIPAS facility is engaged in the study of the Ionosphere through the use of high power radio transmission as well as a state-of-the-art LIDAR (LIght Detection And Ranging ) facility.

The Heater system consists of 8 transmitters capable of conducting amplitude modulation of 100 Hz - 20 kHz and phase modulation of 0 -20 kHz. Each transmitter can transmit up to 150kW at 2.85 or 4.53 MHz on CW mode.

The Heater antenna system consists of a circular array of 8 crossed dipoles, copper wire ground-planes and resonant triaxial baluns.

The LIDAR facility consists of a 2.7 meter LMT (Liquid Mirror Telescope) with a 4.5 meter focal length as well as 6 state-of-the-art lasers.

Link invalid... Internet Archive Page

Courtesy HIPAS

posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 06:47 PM
European Incoherent Scatter Scientific Association
Ramfjordmoen, Near Tromsø, Norway
+69° 35' 10.94", +19° 13' 20.89"

The EISCAT Scientific Association is an international research organisation operating three incoherent scatter radar systems, at 931 MHz, 224 MHz and 500 MHz, in Northern Scandinavia. It is funded and operated by the research councils of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Japan, France, the United Kingdom and Germany (collectively, the EISCAT Associates).

EISCAT (European Incoherent Scattter) studies the interaction between the Sun and the Earth as revealed by disturbances in the magnetosphere and the ionised parts of the atmosphere (these interactions also give rise to the spectacular aurora, or Northern Lights). The radars are operated in both Common and Special Programme modes, depending on the particular research objective, and Special Programme time is accounted and distributed between the Associates according to rules which are published from time to time.

One EISCAT transmitter site is located close to the city of Tromsø, in Norway, and additional receiver stations are located in Sodankylä, Finland, and Kiruna, Sweden. See an animation that shows the basic operation. The EISCAT Headquarters are also located in Kiruna. 1996 the EISCAT Scientific Association constructed a second incoherent scatter radar facility, the EISCAT Svalbard Radar, near Longyearbyen on the island of Spitsbergen, far to the North of the Norwegian mainland.

The Incoherent Scatter Radar technique requires sophisticated technology and EISCAT engineers are constantly involved in upgrading the systems.

In addition to the incoherent scatter radars, EISCAT also operates an Ionospheric Heater facility at Ramfjordmoen (including a Dynasonde) to support various active plasma physics experiments in the high latitude ionosphere.


Tromsø 931 MHz Ultra High Frequency Radar [facts]
These signals are also received at Kiruna and Sodankylä

Tromsø 224 MHz Very High Frequency Radar [facts]
We have also a heating facility and a Dynasonde

posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 06:50 PM
Nerc MST Radar Facility
HAARP Like Facility
+52° 25' 28.26", -4° 00' 19.59"
Capel Dewi, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom
near Aberystwyth, Wales, UK

This one is different but included anyway

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST)
Radar at Aberystwyth


posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 06:56 PM
National MST Radar Facility
HAARP Like Facility
+13° 27' 26.68", +79° 10' 30.74"
Gadanki, near Tirupati, in southern Andra Pradesh, India

Visiting the National MST Radar Facility in Gadanki, near Tirupati, in southern Andra Pradesh, India


Indian scientists have carried out pioneering research work in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics, solar/interplanetary medium, earth's upper atmosphere/ionosphere, aeronomy/middle atmosphere and weather/climate phenomena. The nationally coordinated Indian Middle Atmosphere Programme (IMAP) was implemented during the period 1982-89 with well focussed campaign experiments with ground based, balloon, rocket and satellite based techniques. The IMAP programme led to the decision to conduct in-depth studies of atmosphericdynamical phenomena by developing a versatile ground based radar technique...

...The MST Radar is a state of the art instrument capable of providing estimates of atmospheric parameters with very high resolution on a continuous basis which are essential in the study of different dynamical processes in the atmosphere. It is an important research tool in the investigation of prevailing winds, waves ( including gravity waves) turbulence, and atmospheric stability & other mesoscale phenomena . A reliable three dimensional model of the atmosphere over the low latitudes improves our understanding of the climatic and weather variations...

Establishment of NMRF

Attaching great importance to the scientific utilisation of the Indian MST Radar, the Government of India decided to create an autonomous Scientific Society called the National MST Radar Facility (NMRF). This society is affliated to the Department Of Space. The NMRF was registered on January 11, 1993 under the Indian Societies Act 1860.
This society is administered by a Governing Council under the chairmanship of Dr. K. Kasturirangan, Secretary DOS with, Director , NMRF as the member secretary . The present Director of NMRF is Prof D. Narayan Rao .The Governing Council consists of other eminent scientists, representatives of the National Laboratories and some of the funding agencies.The Governing Council sets broad policy guidelines to ensure the effective scientific utilisation of the facility, supported by a Scientific Advisory Commitee & a Finance Commitee.

Location Of NMRF

The scientific requirements dictated that the Indian MST Radar should be located preferably below 15 degrees North latitude. Hence after careful consideration of the various constraints, a site at Gadanki Village, near the temple town of Tirupati in the Chitoor district of Andhra Pradesh was selected for locating the Indian MST Radar . NMRF is located off the Chitoor -Tirupati main road in a picturesque landscape spreading over an area of about 42 acres. Regular train and bus services are operated between Tirupati and Bangalore/Madras. On request NMRF may provide transport between Tirupati and Gadanki.

SOURCE: The National MST Radar Facility (NMRF)

Cherenkov Radiation around Antennas

Image courtesy ISRO

posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 07:03 PM
Jicamarca Radio Observatory
HAARP Like Facility
Lima, Peru
11° 57' 04.82" S 78° 52' 27.43" W

Image courtesy Colorado University


The Jicamarca Radio Observatory is the equatorial anchor of the Western Hemisphere chain of incoherent scatter radar (ISR) observatories extending from Lima, Perú, to Søndre Strømfjord, Greenland. It is part of the Geophysical Institute of Peru (Instituto Geofísico del Perú, or IGP) and receives the majority of its financial support from the National Science Foundation of the U.S. through a Cooperative Agreement with Cornell University.

The Observatory is the premier scientific facility in the world for studying the equatorial ionosphere. It has a 2-MW transmitter and a main antenna with 18,432 dipoles covering an area of nearly 85,000 square meters.

SOURCE: Jicamarca Radio Observatory

Piura facility: Jicamarca Radio Observatory

The Observatory is about a half-hour drive inland (east) from Lima, Peru at a geographic latitude of 11.95° south and a longitude of 76.87° west. The altitude of the Observatory is about 500 m ASL. It is about 10 km from the Carretera Central, the main highway east in Peru.

The Jicamarca Radio Observatory was built in 1960-61 by the Central Radio Propagation Laboratory (CRPL) of the National Bureau of Standards (NBS).

Station Database

Image Courtesy Cornell University

The Jicamarca Radio Observatory - Cornell University

The 49.92 MHz ISR is the principal facility of the Observatory. The radar antenna consists of a large square array of 18,432 half-wave dipoles arranged into 64 separate modules of 12 x 12 crossed dipoles. Each linear polarization of each module can be separately phased (by hand, changing cable lengths), and the modules can be fed separately or connected in almost any desired fashion. There is great flexibility, but changes cannot be made rapidly. The individual modules have a beam width of about 7 deg, and the array can be steered within this region by proper phasing. The one way half power beam width of the full array is about 1.1 deg; the two way (radar) half power width is about 0.8 deg. The frequency bandwidth is about 1 MHz. The isolation between the linear polarizations is very good, at least 50 dB, which is important for certain measurements. Since the array is on the ground and the Observatory is the only sign of man in a desert region completely surrounded by mountains, there is no RF interference. The transmitter consists of four completely independent modules which can be operated together or separately. Only two of these modules are currently in operation. Each can deliver ~1.5 MW peak power, with a maximum duty cycle of 6%, and pulses as short as 0.8-1.0 µs. Pulses as long as 2 ms show little power droop; considerably longer pulses are probably possible. Two additional modules with the same properties will eventually be available. The third is more than 90% complete; the fourth is well advanced but its completion will require additional funding. The drivers of the main transmitter can also be used as transmitters for applications requiring only 50- 100 KW of peak power...

SOURCE: Jicamarca Radio

Main Array

Visit the Jicamarca Radio Observatory homepage

posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 07:09 PM
Jindalee Operational Radar Network
JP 2025
Laverton, West Australia
-28° 19' 36.29", +122° 0' 18.84"

Two Part System

JP 2025 - Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN)

The JORN project arose out of extensive research undertaken by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) into over-the horizon radar (OTHR) beginning in the early 1970s. As part of the 1987 Defence White Paper, the Government placed a high priority on wide area surveillance of the north and north western approaches to Australia and OTHR was seen to be the most cost effective solution. As a consequence, in December 1990, the Government approved the design and construction of JORN.

The Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN) consists of two OTHR, one near Longreach, Qld. and the other near Laverton, WA, jointly operated from the JORN Coordination Centre (JCC) at RAAF Base Edinburgh, SA by No 1 Radar Surveillance Unit. The radars are an advanced development of the Australian designed Jindalee radar at Alice Receiver Site, Laverton WA - click on image to enlargeSprings which is in operational use as well as being a research and development facility used by DSTO for ongoing OTHR improvement. JORN radars are capable of all weather detection of air and surface targets inside an arc of up to 3,000 km range extending from Geraldton in the west around to Cairns in the east. JORN makes a crucial contribution to broad area surveillance of Australia's strategically important northern approaches.

Australian Department of Defence
Defence Materiel Organisation

Electronic Warfare & Radar Division - DSTO, Australia

Courtesy Australian Department of Defence

Courtesy Australian Department of Defence

posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 07:10 PM
Not sure if you're done with your excellent OP yet z but I'll chance it.

Just curious, I know you mentioned the Arecibo observatory in PR ... any ideas where the one that's stopping and diverting our Atlantic hurricanes is located?

posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 07:15 PM
Jindalee Operational Radar Network
Longreach, Queensland, Australia
-23° 39' 29.53", +144° 8' 49.58"

JORN Part Two

Communications '92: Communications Technology, Services and Systems; Getting It All Together

The Jindalee Operational Radar Network Communications and the Operational Concept
Nicholson, P1; Cameron, A2

Abstract: The operational concept of the Jindalee over-the-horizon operational radar network (JORN) is the centralised control and co-ordination of remote sensors. The radar sites are in Laverton, WA and Longreach, Queensland, while the co-ordination centre is situated in Adelaide, South Australia. An extensive communications network is needed to control the radars and their associated frequency management systems, transfer partly processed data for final analysis at the co-ordination centre, and pass track information to the command support systems of the Australian Defence Force and other users. The principle of operation, configuration and concept of the Jindalee project are briefly outlined to provide the context of the communications requirement. The communications infrastructure to support this operational concept is then described together with the main factors which have influenced the design of JORN communications.

Papers Available Here;dn=563982181256363;res=IELENG

Consultancy Projects

Jindalee Operational Radar Network

RayTec Consulting has since its inception offered sub-contract services on the JORN project across a broad spectrum of Systems Engineering disciplines from Requirements Analysis and Design, Verification and Validation to
Integration and Test.


Electronic Warfare & Radar Division

High frequency surface wave radar. Credit DSTO

Electronic Warfare & Radar Division

Electronic Warfare & Radar Division provides scientific leadership and support to the Australian Defence Organisation on the exploitation of the electromagnetic spectrum to enhance the performance of our own sensors, weapons, platforms and command systems, together with the ability to destroy the effectiveness of adversarial systems.

Weapons Systems Division

Weapons Systems Division provides scientific leadership and support covering all aspects of weapon systems - including sensors, guidance, propulsion and warheads, and their integration into combat platforms and command and control systems.

Command, Control, Communications & Intelligence Division

Command, Control, Communications & Intelligence Division provides scientific leadership and support for Defence command, intelligence, communications, and business processes, at both the operational and theatre levels of command. Support to the Australian Defence Organisation includes Information Operations with special capabilities in Information Security and Digital Forensics; Communications with special capabilities in Satellite Communications, Mobile Networks and Network Management; Intelligence Processing and Analysis with special capabilities in signals analysis, communications analysis, automated fact extraction, and speech processing. The Division has organised its work program to have a strong emphasis on support achieving the goals as outlined in the Network Centric Warfare roadmap.

Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Division

Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Division provides scientific leadership and support for strategic intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, with a focus on the needs of the intelligence community.

Land Operations Division

Land Operations Division provides scientific leadership and support to the Land Force through structured and analytical approaches to capability development.


[edit on 25-9-2009 by zorgon]

posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 07:25 PM
Poker Flat Research Range
Near Chatanika, Alaska
+65° 7' 23.90", -147° 28' 7.05"

Still looking for the actual array in this area but Poker Flats covers a wide terrain and the array is most likely hidden in the trees

Gate sign says NASA is lurking about and they mention the Aurora studies...

HAARP likely not Primary Ionospheric array in Alaska by Guy Cramer

How to hide a HAARP by Guy Cramer

This first photo shows HAARP

The second photo shows HAARP with a camouflaged Array

The third image shows a completely concealed array, road and power generation center, to show how easy it is to hide a large facility in a location like Alaska.

"The above illustrations demonstrate the capability to effectively conceal large land areas containing hardware and buildings. In a similar initiative comprising the the most comprehensive infrastructure concealment program since World War II, the design team of Dr. Resnick, Lt. Col. Timothy R. O'Neill, PhD (U.S. Army, Ret.) and Mr. Guy Cramer have produced remarkable results. Using specially designed "Fractal Based" camouflage patterns in projects related to concealment of critical infrastructure under the auspices of the US Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management, the team continues to achieve desired objectives such as those shown below."

SOURCE: Guy Cramer Hyperstealth Tech

We have found this one...

Chatanika Incoherent Scatter Facility
EISCAT Like Facility
Poker Flats
+65° 7' 1.34", -147° 27' 37.23"

Also found one small Array...
+65° 7' 55.61", -147° 27' 14.98"

And several 'suspicious' areas like this one

But Poker Flats is still a work in progress

posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 07:44 PM
It is said Russia has several HAARP like facilities, bt so far I have only found SURA

Back ib the scalar weapon and Tesla research days there are several objext left in Russia that are very impressive. As they deal with antennas and as they are cool I will add them here as well...

You will also have to visit my pages at the bottom of each post as I am only using a few of the images and a little of the text... the full collection is on each page as I get new data...

First one is...

URDF-3 (Unidentified Research and Development Facility-3)
Baikal-1, Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan
50°10'12.69"N, 78°22'36.84"W

This first appeared as a CIA satellite image

U.S. satellite reconnaissance photo of suspected Soviet beam weapon installation near Semipalatinsk.
Published July 28, 1980. (Courtesy Aviation Week & Space Technology)

Much has been written about the CIA search for Russia's Tesla Beam Weapon facility and it is even one of the biggest cases for the Remote Viewing Project Stargate that the CIA ran. One of the things that was a positive hit from the RV Team was the hugh crane at the site...

Well that crane is STILL THERE...

Space Nuclear Facility test capability at the Baikal-1 and IGR sites
Semipalatinsk-21, Kazakhstan

Hill, T. J.; Stanley, M. L.; Martinell, J. S.
Presented at the Nuclear Power Engineering in Space Nuclear Rocket Engines, Kazakhstan, Russia, 22-26 Sep. 1992

The International Space Technology Assessment Program was established 1/19/92 to take advantage of the availability of Russian space technology and hardware. DOE had two delegations visit CIS and assess its space nuclear power and propulsion technologies. The visit coincided with the Conference on Nuclear Power Engineering in Space Nuclear Rocket Engines at Semipalatinsk-21 (Kurchatov, Kazakhstan) on Sept. 22-25, 1992. Reactor facilities assessed in Semipalatinski-21 included the IVG-1 reactor (a nuclear furnace, which has been modified and now called IVG-1M), the RA reactor, and the Impulse Graphite Reactor (IGR), the CIS version of TREAT. Although the reactor facilities are being maintained satisfactorily, the support infrastructure appears to be degrading. The group assessment is based on two half-day tours of the Baikals-1 test facility and a brief (2 hr) tour of IGR; because of limited time and the large size of the tour group, it was impossible to obtain answers to all prepared questions. Potential benefit is that CIS fuels and facilities may permit USA to conduct a lower priced space nuclear propulsion program while achieving higher performance capability faster, and immediate access to test facilities that cannot be available in this country for 5 years. Information needs to be obtained about available data acquisition capability, accuracy, frequency response, and number of channels. Potential areas of interest with broad application in the U.S. nuclear industry are listed.

SOURCE: Harvard Abstracts

Here is the crane sketch from the CIA RV Team members

Here is the large crane on Google Earth

Credit for the find and info gathering goes to
Fort Smith, AR
Google Earth poster

This base was also the spot where the Russians tested their version of a Nuclear Rocket

posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 07:53 PM
Strange Towers in a Russian Forest
Tesla Generators

Sychëvka, Moskovskaya Oblast' (Russia)

Update 2007-12-02 09:59:49

"These were part of the experiments do by the SU with Teslas work towards power transmission and communication. Pictures all over the place on the internet. Nothing mysterious or new about it. Or perhaps its a secret installation for taking over the world. Take you pick."

Below is the entry gate from Google Earth images... the caption translates to...
"Isled. the center of the high energies"

(high-voltage scientific research center of All-Russian electrotechnical institute).

Satellite View of the Instalation near Sychëvka, Moskovskaya Oblast' (Russia)

posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 07:59 PM
The Russian Woodpecker
Duga Radar Array, Chenobyl, Ukraine
51°18'20.17"N, 30°04'02.60"E

"Woodpecker" Duga radar array, Chenobyl, Ukraine by Necator

РЛС Дуга-1 Чернобыль-2 (Radar arch-1 Chernobyl-2) by DM.HANTER


The Soviets had been working on early warning radars for their anti-ballistic missile systems through the 1960s, but most of these had been line-of-sight systems that were useful for raid analysis and interception only. None of these systems had the capability to provide early-warning of a launch, which would give the defenses time to study the attack and plan a response. At the time the Soviet early-warning satellite network was not well developed, so work started on over-the-horizon radar systems for this associated role in the late 1960s.

The first experimental system, Duga-1, was built outside Mykolaiv in the Ukraine, successfully detecting rocket launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome at 2,500 kilometers. This was followed by the prototype Duga-2, built on the same site, which was able to track launches from the far east and submarines in the Pacific Ocean as the missiles flew towards Novaya Zemlya. Both of these radars were aimed east and were fairly low power, but with the concept proven work began on an operational system. The new Duga-3 systems used a transmitter and receiver separated by about 60 km.[2]

Чорнобиль-2. Приймальні антени (Chernobyl-2. Receiving Antenna) by djcrok

MANY more pictures

posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 08:09 PM
China Research Institute of Radiowave Propagation (CRIRP)
HAARP Like Facility
Ionospheric Laboratory
Ionospheric Laboratory, Xinjiang (Sinkiang) Region
40°24'15.91"N, 93°38'09.74"E

So far I have only found ONE of China's Arrays and one EISCAT type dish.

Not much data to go on either but the name...
China Research Institute of Radiowave Propagation

This facility is closest to Urumchi (Urumqi), Xinjiang Region, China. Actually the whole region is filled with odd markings and will be a whole thread on its own but not related to radio waves...

Ionospheric sounding network and data in China

Wu Jian Jiao Peinan Xiao Zuo Wan Weixing Liu Ruiyuan Zhao Zhengyu
LEME, China Res. inst. of Radiowave Propagation, Beijing;

This paper appears in: Antennas, Propagation and EM Theory, 2000. Proceedings. ISAPE 2000. 5th International Symposium on
Publication Date: 2000
On page(s): 688-691
Meeting Date: 08/15/2000 - 08/18/2000
Location: Beijing, China
ISBN: 0-7803-6377-9
References Cited: 10
INSPEC Accession Number: 6963766
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/ISAPE.2000.894880
Current Version Published: 2002-08-06

Ionospheric sounding has been conducted routinely for more than 60 years in China. A complete network of ground-based sounding sites covers the Chinese subcontinent, including vertical and oblique sounding, GPS measurement of ionospheric TEC and scintillation, VLF receivers measuring the lower ionosphere etc. In this paper, we give a picture of the sounding network, equipment situation and data acquired with emphasis on vertical ionosonde network


The Ionospheric Sounding in China

The ionospheric sounding in China has a long history and has a well spread network, which is still keeping routine operation, providing a good background to do the ionospheric long-term prediction and short-term forecasting. The ionospheric sounding in China started in early 1940s (Wu et al., 2002). Fig.1 shows the ionospheric sounding network in China. The sounding equipments and operation periods are listed in Table 1. Among them 11 ionosonde stations are still in operation in China mainland. The data at integer UT hours are sent to forecasting center in Beijing twice a day through Internet.

There is also a daily exchange of ionospheric data with Russian (for 4 stations) and with Australia (for 4 stations) respectively. A method of predicting the ionospheric F2 layer in the Asia and Oceania Region (AOR Method [Sun X.R., 1987]) was adopted as a regional ionospheric long-term prediction method in China and its surrounding area. Then this was cooperated with the International Reference Ionosphere and became the Reference Ionosphere in China (CRI) [Liu et al., 1994].

Preliminary studies on ionospheric forecasting in China and its surrounding area

R. Liua, Corresponding Author Contact Information
E-mail The Corresponding Author, Z. Xua, J. Wub, S. Liua, B. Zhanga and G. Wangb

Polar Research Institute of China, 451 Jinqiao Road., Shanghai 200136,
China bChina Research Institute of Radiowave Propagation, Xinxiang 453003, China


The ionospheric sounding in China has a long history and has a well spread network, which is still keeping routine operation. The autocorrelation method is adopted for the short-term forecasting of ionospheric characteristics. The performances of the forecasts at Chongqing have been examined for different combination of parameters and algorithms by estimating the prediction errors. Preliminary results show that for predictions of more than 10 h ahead the “at once” method with f0F2 is preferable. For predictions of less than 10 h ahead the “iterations” method with View the MathML source is the best. A corrected method of the International Reference Ionosphere used in China region (the CRI model) is described in this paper. By introducing an effective ionospheric index Ice into the CRI model the regional forecasting could be realized.

SOURCE: Science Direst

Home Address:
National Key Lab of Electromagnetic Environment, China Research Institute of Radiowave Propagation (CRIRP), P.O. Box 6301, Beijing 102206, China,

Zhong Shan Antarctic Polar Station (China)
69º 22' 23.63" S 76º 22' 19.11" E


Of the two Chinese scientific stations in Antarctic, the one in Zhong Shan is closely conjugated with the Svalbard area in the northern hemisphere. This makes it a valuable place for coordinated measurements both with the EISCAT Svalbard Radar (ESR) and the Polar satellite. In 1991 a cooperation agreement was signed between the Ionospheric Laboratory of the China Research Institute of Radiowave Propagation (CRIRP) in Xinxiang, China, and the Department of Physical Sciences, University of Oulu, Finland, to build an auroral photometer system for the Zhong Shan station (Kaila et al, 1997). The multichannel scanning photometer agreed upon was constructed in Oulu by April 1995, and delivered to China in May. Measurements were supposed to start in March 1997, to be continued during the local winter time until October (the same schedule of measurements is planned for every year). However, due to problems mentioned above, the current status of the system is unknown!

The Zhong Shan Station, Antarctica

posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 08:30 PM
Sheshan, Shanghai, China
EISCAT Like Facility
31°5′41.98″N, 121°11′29.72″E

The Sheshan 25m radio telescope is an alt-az antenna run by SHAO.
The telescope is located in the Sheshan area, about 40km west of Shanghai.

This one is in the middle of the Old Jesuit Cathedral lot. They have an observatory there as well

Observatory and Church

posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 08:32 PM
There are more but that is all I have cataloged so far

But each one of those sites links to documents that link to other cogs in the wheel...

I am sure I have missed a few

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