CESRA Workshop 2019

July 8th - 12th, 2019

Telegrafenberg, Potsdam, Germany


Impact of solar radio bursts on technologies

Christophe Marqué, Royal Observatory of Belgium

Our civilisation relies more and more on the radio spectrum for essential applications in communications, broadcasting, navigation or airspace monitoring. As of today, most of these services use frequency bands below ~ 5 GHz, a part of the spectrum where the Sun is known to produce intense radio bursts related to eruptive events, which makes these services prone to interferences from solar origin. This talk will provide an overview of the impact of Solar Radio Bursts on these technologies, discussing the possible mechanisms producing these extreme radio events, and the process by which these emissions can impact different essential services.