author = "Spann, James F. and Swenson, Charles and Dur{\~a}o, Ot{\'a}vio 
                         Santos Cupertino and Loures, Luis and Heelis, Rod and Bishop, 
                         Rebecca and Le, Guan and Abdu, Mangalathayil Ali and Krause, Linda 
                         and Denardin, Clezio Marcios and Costa, Joaquim Eduardo Rezende 
                         and Muralikrishna, Polinaya",
          affiliation = "NASA and USU and {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais 
                         (INPE)} and {Instituto Tecnol{\'o}gico de Aeron{\'a}utica (ITA)} 
                         and UTD and Aerospace and NASA and {Instituto Tecnol{\'o}gico de 
                         Aeron{\'a}utica (ITA)} and NASA and {} and {Instituto Nacional de 
                         Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas 
                         Espaciais (INPE)}",
                title = "The Scintillation Prediction Observations Research Task (SPORT): a 
                         pathfinder mission",
                 year = "2016",
         organization = "Joint CEDAR-GEM Workshop",
             abstract = "Structure in the charged particle number density in the equatorial 
                         ionosphere can have a profound impact on the fidelity of HF, VHF 
                         and UHF radio signals that are used for ground-to-ground and 
                         space-to-ground communication and navigation. The degree to which 
                         such systems can be compromised depends in large part on the 
                         spatial distribution of the structured regions in the ionosphere 
                         and the background plasma density in which they are embedded. In 
                         order to address these challenges it is necessary to accurately 
                         distinguish the background ionospheric conditions that favor the 
                         generation of irregularities from those that do not. Additionally 
                         we must relate the evolution of those conditions to the subsequent 
                         evolution of the irregular plasma regions themselves. The 
                         background ionospheric conditions are conveniently described by 
                         latitudinal profiles of the plasma density at nearly constant 
                         altitude, which describe the effects of ExB drifts and neutral 
                         winds, while the appearance and growth of plasma structure 
                         requires committed observations from the ground from at least one 
                         fixed longitude. This poster will present an international 
                         collaborative CubeSat mission called SPORT that stands for the 
                         Scintillation Prediction Observations Research Task. This mission 
                         will advance our understanding of the nature of ionospheric 
                         structures around sunset to enable improved predictions of 
                         disturbances that affect radio propagation and telecommunication 
                         signals. The science goals will be accomplished by a unique 
                         combination of satellite observations from a nearly circular 
                         middle inclination orbit and the extensive operation of ground 
                         based observations from South America near the magnetic equator. 
                         This CubeSat mission is a pathfinder and will set the stage for a 
                         future more robust multiplatform scintillation IT mission.",
  conference-location = "Santa Fe, New Mexico",
      conference-year = "19-24 June",
             language = "en",
        urlaccessdate = "04 dez. 2020"