Whitepaper #294 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: space weather applications; basic research. Additional topics: space weather research/applications/operations pipeline; planetary ionospheres / upper atmospheres; other […]
The advent of software-defined radio (SDR) platforms has opened new avenues for the easy-to-configure, low-SWaP beacon systems design suitable for small satellites and ground arrays. Next-generation SDR-based radio sensors with the deployment of a large constellation of small satellites allows for ionosphere imaging necessary for ionosphere specification and multi-frequency scintillation studies.