Solar Modal Structure of the Engineering Environment

  title={Solar Modal Structure of the Engineering Environment},
  author={David J. Thomson and Louis J. Lanzerotti and Frank L. Vernon and Marc R. Lessard and Lindsay T. P. Smith},
  journal={Proceedings of the IEEE},
This paper describes some unanticipated effects of the normal modes of the sun on engineering and scientific systems. We begin with historical, scientific, and statistical background, then present evidence for the effects of solar modes on various systems. Engineering evidence for these modes was first noticed in an investigation of communications satellite failures and second in a study of excessive dropped calls in cellular phone systems. The paper also includes several sections on multitaper… CONTINUE READING


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