Ionosphere Monitoring and Prediction Center

1st TechTIDE User Workshop

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May 15, 2019,

German Aerospace Center (DLR), Neustrelitz, Germany


Travelling ionospheric disturbances (TIDs) are changes in the ionosphere electron density due to propagating atmospheric gravity waves. Their wavelength ranges from tenth of kilometers to thousands of kilometers and their period ranges between 10 and 150 minutes. TIDs constitute a threat for operational systems using HF or transionospheric radiowave propagation. Network RTK and HF communication are typical examples for applications affected by TIDs. TIDs can impose disturbances of an amplitude of 20% of the ambient electron density and a Doppler shift of the level of 0.5Hz.

TechTIDE is a project in the European Union Horizon 2020 COMPET-Space Weather Call 2017. The overarching objective of TechTIDE is to design and test new viable Travelling lonosphere Disturbances (TID) impact mitigation strategies for the technologies affected. Close collaboration with operators of these technologies is implemented to demonstrate the added value of the proposed mitigation techniques. Please visit the TechTIDE website for more information.

The 1st TechTIDE user workshop  shall bring together users and developers of the TechTIDE TID monitoring and warning system. The first release of the TechTIDE system will be in April 2019 and its capabilities will be demonstrated during the workshop. Users are invited to present their applications and explain the impact and mitigation of TID effects in their systems. Following user contributions addressing ionosphere impact are anticipated:

  • RTK services
  • Radio astronony
  • Radio communication and geolocation applications
  • GBAS & SBAS applications


 The workshop will be organized in two main sessions and a round table discussion:

  1. Presentation of the TechTIDE system - Developers of the TechTIDE system will present the capablities and functionalities of the TechTIDE system
  2. Presentations of TechTIDE use cases - Users are invited to present their applications and explain the impact and mitigation of TID effects in their systems.
  3. Round table discussion - How mature is the current status of the TechTIDE system?
    What additional requirements and development needs can be identified?
    What are the next steps to be implemented?

The detailed Workshop Program will be released 2nd April 2019, after the submission of the abstracts is completed. The workshop is expected to start on 15 May 2019 at 8:30 am and will end at 4:30 pm.

Workshop Website

Please visit the workshop website for registration and up-to-date information on the program, the venue, accommodation and contacts.

Credits: 1st TechTIDE User Workshop