Workshop:2010 Prize citations

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2010 CEDAR Prize Citations for Paul Bernhardt (NRL)

Paul Bernhardt of the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC has been chosen as the 2010 CEDAR Prize Lecturer. He will give a talk, "Using Active Experiments to SEE and HEAR the Ionosphere", at the 2010 CEDAR Workshop in Boulder, Colorado on Tuesday 22 June as seen in the agenda at

Dr. Bernhardt's research interests have been primarily in the areas of

  1. ionospheric modification with high-power radio waves and chemical releases
  2. satellite-based radio beacon sensing of space plasmas
  3. analysis and numerical modeling of plasma instabilities

He pioneered the use of chemical releases to modify the ionosphere, including space shuttle exhaust injections, and has lately been involved in ionospheric modification using HAARP and the new Arecibo heater. His contributions to ionospheric and space physics are fundamental and comprehensive; he has published over one hundred papers and holds patents for hyper-spectral imaging and radio beacon design. He has been named Fellow of both IEEE and APS.

"Determination of the electron temperature in the modified ionosphere over HAARP using the HF pumped Stimulated Brillouin Scatter (SBS) emission lines", Annales Geophysicae, 27, pp.4409-4427, 2009.

"Design and applications of a versatile HF radar calibration target in low Earth orbit", Radio Science, 43, 1, CiteID RS1010, 2008.

"Quasi-analytic models for density bubbles and plasma clouds in the equatorial ionosphere: 2. A simple Lagrangian transport model", JGR, 112, A11, CiteID A11310, 2007.

"Ionospheric applications of the scintillation and tomography receiver in space (CITRIS) mission when used with the DORIS radio beacon network", Journal of Geodesy, Volume 80, Issue 8-11, pp. 473-485, 2006.

"Radio tomographic imaging of sporadic-E layers during SEEK-2", Annales Geophysicae, Volume 23, Issue 7, 2005, pp.2357-2368, 2005.

"Artificial disturbances of the ionosphere over the Millstone Hill Incoherent Scatter Radar from dedicated burns of the space shuttle orbital maneuver subsystem engines", JGR, 110, A5, CiteID A05311, 2005.

"Imaging of Ionospheric Density Structures and Plasma Drifts Using Artificial Illumination by High-Power Radio Waves", IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, vol. 33, issue 2, pp. 504-505, 2005.