The Solar Activity Monitoring Network

Lead Research Organisation: Durham University
Department Name: Physics


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Description Enabling Technology Program
Amount £252,893 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2023 
End 04/2024
Title SAMNET Observatory control and data capture software 
Description This software controls the SAMNET prototype instrument and observatory, providing all status and monitoring functionality needed for remote operation of the telescope (see URL below). The software also automates data capture for subsequent analysis. 
Type Of Technology New/Improved Technique/Technology 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact This software has been used to train a number of users (mainly students) on the operation of the SAMNET prototype, and preparing future systems for automated operation. 
Title SAMNET prototype 
Description This is a prototype instrument that monitors the line-of-sight magentic field across the full solar disk. The instrument has been installed in the Gyula Bay Zoltan Solar Observatory in Hungary. 
Type Of Technology Physical Model/Kit 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact The instrument is still being commissioned at the observatory, and work is ongoing on the data analysis software.