Whitepaper #179 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: infrastructure/workforce/other programmatic. Additional topics: ground-based missions/projects; research tools and infrastructure.
This is a conceptual proposal for the deployment of an ionospheric modification facility, also called and HF facility or ionospheric heater, near the geomagnetic equator. A heater is a powerful high-frequency (HF), or shortwave, radio transmitter that can be used to induce a number of phenomena of importance to the solar-terrestrial research community.