PROGRAMME

Wednesday, 23.08.2017.

08:30 – 09:00 Registration/ Ventspils University College, hall of D block (main entrance)
09:00 – 09:20 Opening of the conference / Room D 104
Section “Space mission, radar and VLBI observations of near – Earth objects”
                                       Chair: J.Freimanis
09:20 – 10:20 A. Vaivads (1), A. Retinò (2), C. P. Escoubet (3), Y. V. Khotyaintsev (1), J. Soucek (4), F. Valentini (5), C. H K Chen (6), A. N. Fazakerley (7), B., Lavraud (8), M. F. Marcucci (9), Y. Narita (10), R. O Vainio (11), T. Voirin (12), A. Wielders (12), N. Boudin (12), P. Osuna (12), M. Gehler (12), and the THOR Team

(1) IRFU, Uppsala, Sweden, (2) LPP, Paris, France, (3) ESTEC-ESA, The Netherlands, (4) IAP, Prague, Czech Republic, (5) University of Calabria, Italy, (6) ICL, London, UK, (7) MSSL, UCL, UK, (8) IRAP, Toulouse, France, (9) INAF-IAPS, Rome, Italy, (10) IWF, Graz, Austria, (11) University of Turku, Finland, (12) ESTEC-ESA, The Netherlands

THOR – ESA M4 candidate mission

10:20 – 11:00 M.Nechaeva, N.Dugin

Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN), Russia

Method of forward scatter radar in the task of near-Earth asteroids detecting

11:00 – 11:20 Coffee and refreshments
11:20 – 11:45 Vl. Bezrukovs (1), F. Bushuev, M. Kaliuzhnyi, O. Shulga (2), L. Shakun (3), O. Reznichenko (4), S. Moskalenko (5), Ye. Malynovskyi (6).

(1) Engineering Research Institute „Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre” of Ventspils University College, (2) Research Institute „Mykolaiv Astronomical Observatory”, (3) Research Institute „Astronomical Observatory” of the Mechnikov Odesa National University, (4) Institute of Radio Astronomy, the NAS of Ukraine, (5) Western Center of Radio Engineering Surveillance, (6) Rivne Minor Academy of Sciences of School Age Youth.

Monitoring position of Geostationary Satellites using Passive Correlation Ranging method

11:45 – 12:10 L.Gulbe

Engineering Research Institute „Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre” of Ventspils University College, Latvia

Building extraction using data fusion of aerial images and Lidar data

12:10 – 12:35 K.Skirmante(1), N.Jekabsons (1, 2) , K.Salmins (3) and M. Nechaeva (4)

(1) Engineering Research Institute “Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre” (VIRAC) of Ventspils University College (VUC), Latvia; (2) Dept. of Physics and Mathematics, University of Latvia,  Latvia; (3) Astronomy Institute of University of Latvia (UL AI), Latvia; (4) Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Overview of complementary SLR (optical range) and radar-VLBI (radio range) near-space observation and processing methods

12:35 – 13:30 Lunch time
Section “Astrophysics and Radio astronomy”
                                      Chair: A.Vaivads
13:30 – 13:55 J.Freimanis

Engineering Research Institute „Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre” of Ventspils University College, Latvia

Polarized radiative transfer in curvilinear coordinate systems

13:55 – 14:20 Vl. Bezrukovs (1), A. Sukharev (2), M.Bleiders (1), A. Orbidans (1), M.I. Ryabov (2)

(1) Engineering Research Institute „Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre” of Ventspils University College, Latvia; (2) Odesskaya observatoriya «URAN-4» RI NANU

Preparation for monitoring of intra-day variability of AGN with VIRAC radio telescopes

14:20 – 14:45 A.Vrublevskis, B. Ryabov

Engineering Research Institute „Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre” of Ventspils University College, Latvia

Evaluation of coronal magnetic field parting impact on isolated sunspot magnetic structure

14:45 – 15:10 A.Aberfelds, I.Shmeld, K.Berziņš

Engineering Research Institute „Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre” of Ventspils University College, Latvia

Long term methanol maser monitoring program by Irbene observatory

15:10 – 15:30 Coffee and refreshments
15:30 – 15:55 D.Bezrukovs, B. Ryabov

Engineering Research Institute „Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre” of Ventspils University College, Latvia

Coronal partings and coronal low brightness temperature regions: Possibilities of observations in microwaves

15:55 – 16:20 A.Nikolajevs, K.Prūsis

Engineering Research Institute „Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre” of Ventspils University College, Latvia

Staff Exchange Training at Manchester University’s Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

16:20 – 17:00 Closing remarks, networking/ Room D 104
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19:00 – 21:00 Conference Dinner („Ostas 23”, Promenade)

Thursday, 24.08.2017.

08:30 – 09:00 Registration
Section “IT solutions and engineering”
                                    Chair: Vl.Bezrukovs
09:00 – 09:25 M.Bleiders, Vl.Bezrukovs, A.Orbidāns

Engineering Research Institute „Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre” of Ventspils University College, Latvia

Performance evaluation of Irbene RT-16 receiving system

09:25 – 09:50 R.Trops, E. Briede, J. Šate, G. Dreifogels, M. Donerblics

Engineering Research Institute „Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre” of Ventspils University College, Latvia

High speed communication system design for a CubeSat

09:50 – 10:15 A.Orbidans

Engineering Research Institute „Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre” of Ventspils University College, Latvia

Automatic observation scheduling service for radio telescopes of VIRAC

10:15 – 10:40 K.Kalnejs, J. Šate, E. Briede

Engineering Research Institute „Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre” of Ventspils University College, Latvia

In-orbit firmware update and on-board user application deployment for FPGA and MCU based nanosatellite payload

10:40 – 11:20 Coffee and refreshments
11:20 – 11:45 J.Kaminskis, I.Stamure, I.Geipele

Faculty of Civil Engineering of Riga Technical University, Latvia

Baseline of the Baltic Sea – essential element for Marine Cadaster

11:45 – 12:10 V.Gopejenko, I.Lemberskis

Smart Technology Research Centre of Ventspils University College, Latvia

Implementation Asynchronous Design in Reconfigurable Environment

12:10 – 12:35 L.Goldbergs, M.Kaļinka, I.Lukss, J.Kaminskis

Geomatics Department of Riga Technical University, Latvia

Technical solution for creating RT-32 3D model

12:35 – 13:00 N.Panova, S.Kravchenko

SIA „Cryogenic and vacuum systems”, Latvia

Mobile Space Testing Facility on Request  -“Metamorphosis”

13:00 – 13:30 Closing remarks, networking/ Room D 104
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch time
14:30 – 15:00 Tour around Ventspils University College