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The HIPAS (HIgh Power Auroral Stimulation) facility is an ionospheric heater, which can radiate 70 MW ERP at either 2.85 MHz or 4.53 MHz. located 30 miles Northeast of Fairbanks, Alaska, in the small community of Two Rivers. It is located at: 64o 52’ 19" N latitude and 146o 50’ 33" W longitude and operates year-round. Fairbanks is a city located in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States. ... State nickname: The Last Frontier, The Land of the Midnight Sun Other U.S. States Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Governor Frank Murkowski Official languages English Area 1,717,854 km² (1st)  - Land 1,481,347 km²  - Water 236,507 km² (13. ... There are a few places named Two Rivers in the United States: Two Rivers, Alaska Two Rivers Township, Minnesota Two Rivers, Wisconsin Two Rivers (town), Wisconsin This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

The HIPAS facility is engaged in the study of the ionosphere through the use of high power radio transmission as well as a LIDAR (LIght Detection And Ranging ) instrument. The ionosphere is the part of the atmosphere that is ionized by solar radiation. ... Lidar (light detection and ranging or laser imaging detection and ranging) is a technology that determines distance to an object or surface using laser pulses. ...

External Links

  • HIPAS homepage (http://www.hipas.alaska.edu/hipasweb/hipas.htm)

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NodeWorks - Encyclopedia: HIPAS Observatory (131 words)
The HIPAS Observatory is operated by the UCLA plasma physics laboratory, and is located 25 miles (approximately 40 km) from Fairbanks, Alaska.
An array of antennaee which are used for heating the ionosphere, and which can create artificial Aurora.
Some of the research conducted at HIPAS is similar to the controversial HAARP project, and so the staff of the facility sometimes have to answer the same questions from the public.
AT&T News Release, 2003-04-16, AT&T Introduces New Business Local Access Offer For Large Companies, Government ... (1317 words)
HiPAS expands ATandT's already comprehensive local business services portfolio, which includes services ranging from Metro Area Network Ethernet to "Ultravailable" offers based on the latest optical ring technology.
HiPAS complements ATandT's virtual private network portfolio by reducing or eliminating companies' reliance on local or regional telephone companies, which are unable to provide the security, solutions or reach required by businesses with national and/or global operations.
In addition to the HiPAS announcement, ATandT also is building on its network leadership with enhancements to its previously announced Ethernet Services portfolio.
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