VT Radar Schedules

See the web page for the Scheduling Working Group http://vt.superdarn.org/tiki-index.php?page=Scheduling+Working+Group

Although the coded files are specifically for each radar, the Scheduling Working Group (SWG) files apply to all radars in the SuperDARN network.

May 2017
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
01

0000-1000 Common Time (1-min)
1000-2000 Special Time (ARASE) *(A)*
2000-2400 Common Time (1-min)

02

0000-0200 Common Time (1-min)
0200-0800 Special Time (PFISR)
0800-2400 Common Time (1-min)

03

0000-2400 Common Time (1-min)

04

0000-0400 Common Time (1-min)
0400-1400 Special Time (ARASE) *(B)*
1400-2400 Common Time (1-min)

05

0000-2400 Common Time (1-min)

06

0000-0400 Common Time (1-min)
0400-1000 Special Time (ST-APOG) *(C)*
1000-2400 Common Time (1-min)

07

0000-0800 Common Time (1-min)
0800-1800 Special Time (ARASE) *(D)*
1800-2400 Common Time (1-min)

08

0000-0400 Common Time (1-min)
0400-1200 Special Time (ARASE) *(E)*
1200-2400 Common Time (1-min)

09

0000-1200 Special Time (THEMIS)
1200-2200 Common Time (1-min)
2200-2400 Special Time (ST-APOG) *(F)*

10

0000-0400 Special Time (ST-APOG) *(F)*
0400-2400 Discretionary Time

11

0000-2400 Discretionary Time

12

0000-2400 Discretionary Time

13

0000-0600 Discretionary Time
0600-1600 Special Time (ARASE) *(G)*
1600-2400 Common Time (1-min)

14

0000-2400 Common Time (1-min)

15

0000-0600 Common Time (1-min)
0600-1600 Special Time (ARASE) *(H)*
1600-2400 Common Time (1-min)

16

0000-1000 Common Time (1-min)
1000-2000 Special Time (ARASE) *(I)*
2000-2400 Common Time (1-min)

17

0000-0600 Common Time (1-min)
0600-1400 Special Time (ARASE) *(J)*
1400-2400 Common Time (1-min)

18

0000-2400 Common Time (1-min)

19

0000-0400 Common Time (1-min)
0400-1400 Special Time (ARASE) *(K)*
1400-2400 Common Time (1-min)

20

0000-0800 Common Time (1-min)
0800-1800 Special Time (ARASE) *(L)*
1800-2400 Common Time (1-min)

21

0000-0400 Common Time (1-min)
0400-1400 Special Time (ARASE) *(M)*
1400-2400 Common Time (1-min)

22

0000-2400 Common Time (1-min)

23

0000-0400 Common Time (1-min)
0400-1200 Special Time (ARASE) *(N)*
1200-2400 Discretionary Time

24

0000-2400 Discretionary Time

25

0000-2400 Discretionary Time

26

0000-2400 Discretionary Time

27

0000-2400 Discretionary Time

28

0000-2400 Discretionary Time

29

0000-1000 Discretionary Time
1000-2400 Common Time (1-min)

30

0000-2400 Common Time (1-min)

31

0000-1000 Common Time (1-min)
1000-2400 Common Time (1-min)



Notes:

Note A: ST-APOG - This is a spacecraft working group request to support Van
Allen Probes (VAP - formerly RBSP) observations. The radars highlighted in
the square brackets for each interval should run rbspscan (a full scan of
at least 16 beams with an interleaved mini-scan of 3 beams, with a scan
time of 2-min). All other radars should run a 'normal' 1-min common time
mode e.g., normalscan. The PIs/operators are welcome to adapt the mode to
best fit the geometry of the conjunctions (e.g., by adapting the range
gates) - VAP footprint plots can be found at
http://www.southampton.ac.uk/~rcf2c13/VAP/ .
[note D] ADW CLY CVW HOK KSR BPK TIG UNW
[note G] ADE BKS CVE FHE FHW SAS DCE SPS

Note B: THEMISSCAN - This is a spacecraft working group request to support
the MMS mission. All radars should run themisscan during this interval.
This mode has a camping beam which is sounded on every 6 seconds. The
scanning scheme is such that the field of view scan is interleaved with the
camping beam. The PIs/operators are welcome to adapt the mode for the
geometry for any conjunctions as they see fit (e.g., by changing the
camping beam) - footprint plots can be found at
http://www.southampton.ac.uk/~rcf2c13/footprints/ .

Note C: ARASE - This is a spacecraft working group request to support the
ARASE/ERG mission. The radars highlighted in the square brackets for each
interval should run either interleaved_normalscan (a full scan of at least
16 beams with a non-sequential manner that interleaves the beam number,
with a scan time of 1-min) or themisscan according to the mode listed in
the curly brackets. All other radars should run a 'normal' 1-min common
time mode e.g., normalscan. Footprint plots can be found at
https://ergsc.isee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/cef/orbit_ergsd.cgi .
[note A] HKW HOK ADW ADE KSR KOD BPK TIG UNW
[note B] KOD CLY CVW ADE KSR PGR
[note C] PGR CVW CVE SAS FHW FHE KAP BKS DCE SPS
[note E] HKW HOK ADW ADE KSR KOD PGR CVW CVE BPK TIG UNW
[note F] CVW CVE SAS FHW FHE KAP BKS WAL DCE SPS
[note H] ADW ADE KSR KOD PGR CVW CVE SAS FHW FHE DCE SPS
[note I] ADW ADE KOD PGR CVW CVE SAS FHW FHE DCE SPS
[note J] HKW HOK ADW ADE KSR KOD BPK TIG UNW
[note K] KOD PGR CVW CVE SAS FHW FHE KAP BKS DCE SPS
[note L] KOD PGR CVW CVE SAS FHW FHE KAP BKS DCE SPS
[note M] HKW HOK ADW ADE KSR KOD PGR CVW CVE BPK TIG UNW
[note N] PGR CVW CVE SAS FHW FHE KAP BKS DCE SPS
[note O] CVW CVE SAS FHW FHE KAP BKS DCE SPS

Note D: PFISR - This is a Special Time request from Mike Ruohoniemi and
Mike Hartinger at Virginia Tech to support a multi-spacecraft conjunction
(THEMIS, Cluster, Van Allen Probes, Geotail) in the dusk sector within the
PFISR field of view. The purpose of this experiment is to study global
energy transport via Pc5 and Pi2/Pc4 ULF waves. The radars highlighted in
the square brackets for this interval should run rbspscan with the
following mini-scan beams (all other radars should run a 'normal' 1-min
common time mode e.g., normalscan):

KOD: 0-2-4
CLY: 4-6-8
CVW: 8-10-12
ADE: 5-7-9
KSR: 11-13-15
PGR: 0-2-4


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Month SWG Schedule GBR Scdran KAP Scdran BKS Scdran FHE Scdran FHW Scdran
2017 January 201701.swg 201701.gbr.scdran 201701.kap.scdran 201701.bks.scdran 201701.fhe.scdran 201701.fhw.scdran
2017 February 201702.swg 201702.gbr.scdran 201702.kap.scdran 201702.bks.scdran 201702.fhe.scdran 201702.fhw.scdran
2017 March 201703.swg 201703.gbr.scdran 201703.kap.scdran 201703.bks.scdran 201703.fhe.scdran 201703.fhw.scdran
2017 April 201704.swg 201704.gbr.scdran 201704.kap.scdran 201704.bks.scdran 201704.fhe.scdran 201704.fhw.scdran
2017 May 201705.swg
2017 June 201706.swg
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