Poorya Hosseini, PhD candidate
CU Denver Electrical Engineering
The near-Earth space environment is in a plasma state and is also extremely variable due to the solar driven phenomena and rich physical interactions between various layers of the upper atmosphere. This region hosts a large number of electromagnetic wave modes, which interact with high energy particles that form the Earth’s radiation belts. The state of the radiation belts affects communication and electrical power technologies in space and on Earth. Despite many years of investigation many fundamental properties of the near-Earth space environment remain poorly quantified. We report observation of the interaction of waves from atmospheric lightning with radiation belt particles. The observation provides a unique opportunity to remotely sense the dynamics of the energetic particle population in the Earth’s radiation belts and how this population leads to amplification and generation of waves.
Poorya Hosseini received the BS degree in electrical engineering from K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2014; where he worked as an undergraduate research assistant in “Optical Fiber and Telecommunication” laboratory. He is currently pursuing the PhD degree in electrical engineering at University of Colorado Denver with the CU Denver Electromagnetics and Plasma Physics research group. His research interests are theoretical and numerical analysis of electromagnetic waves in space plasmas.
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