Developing a Solar Eclipse Simulation for Greater Good

TitleDeveloping a Solar Eclipse Simulation for Greater Good
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsVega, JS, Frissell, NA, Katz, JD, Huba, JD
Conference NameARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference
Date Published09/2017
Conference LocationSt. Louis, MO

This paper presents our methodology for simulating the upcoming total solar eclipse that will be taking place on August 21, 2017. By taking advantage of a high-performance distributed computing cluster as well as a number of third-party scientific computing libraries we were able to efficiently simulate a large number of HF amateur radio contacts before, during, and after the upcoming eclipse. The data generated from the simulations allows us to peek into how the amateur radio community and radio propagation as a whole will be affected in preparation for the actual eclipse.

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