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In this paper, we study solar microflares using the coordinated hard X-ray and microwave observations obtained by the Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager (RHESSI) during its open-shutter operation mode and the Owens Valley Solar Array (OVSA). The events in our study are selected in the energy range of 12–25 keV and are relatively large(More)
An observational relationship has been well established among magnetic reconnection, high-energy flare emissions and the rising motion of erupting flux ropes. In this paper, we verify that the rate of magnetic reconnection in the low corona is temporally correlated with the evolution of flare nonthermal emissions in hard X-rays and microwaves, all reaching(More)
Rapid voltage-controlled phase modulation of cw terahertz (THz) radiation is demonstrated. By transmitting an infrared beam through a lithium niobate phase modulator the phase of the THz radiation, which is generated by the photomixing of two infrared beams, can be directly modulated through a 2pi phase shift. The 100 kHz modulation rate that is(More)
The stand-off imaging properties of a terahertz (THz) interferometric array are examined. For this application, the imaged object is in the near-field region limit of the imaging array. In this region, spherical and circular array architectures can compensate for near-field distortions and increase the field of view and depth of focus. Imaging of THz point(More)
It has been suggested that interferometric/ synthetic aperture imaging techniques, when applied to the THz regime, can provide sufficient imaging resolution and spectral content to detect concealed explosives and other weapons from a standoff distance. The interferometric imaging method is demonstrated using CW THz generation and detection. Using this(More)
A radio frequency interference (RFI) excision algorithm based on spectral domain statistics is proposed and implemented in software. The algorithm requires the use of two memory buffers, S 1 and S 2 , in which the first two powers of M power spectral density (PSD) estimates, obtained via Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), are accumulated and used to form a(More)
We review the state of current understanding of the potential for interference and interruption of service of wireless communications systems due to solar radio bursts. There have been several reported instances of an enhanced rate of dropped cell-phone calls during solar bursts, and the design of current base station systems make them vulnerable to(More)
Due to its conceptual simplicity and its proven effectiveness in real-time detection and removal of radio frequency interference (RFI) from radio astronomy data, the spectral kurtosis (SK) estimator is likely to become a standard tool of a new generation of radio telescopes. However, the SK estimator in its original form must be developed from instantaneous(More)
[1] Analysis of 412 solar radio burst events in the microwave range [1.2-18] GHz that were measured at the New Jersey Institute of Technology Owens Valley Solar Array over 2 years (2001-2002) during the peak of the 23rd solar cycle is conducted in the context of the possible interference of such bursts with radio-receiving and radar systems that operate at(More)