Jicamarca Radio Observatory

Jicamarca Radio Observatory

(hee-kah-mar -kah) (JRO) A large 49.92-MHz incoherent scatter radar antenna, located east of Lima, Peru. The antenna is a square-phased array of 18 432 dipoles covering an area of nearly 85 000 square meters.
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Caption: The Jicamarca Radio Observatory near Lima, Peru--the equatorial anchor of the Western Hemisphere chain of solar observatories, which extends to Greenland and northern Canada--will be used for baseline and proof-of-concept studies to help develop a new solar radar.
Chief among those milestones was the testing of the AMISR prototype systems at the Jicamarca Radio Observatory (JRO) in Peru and at the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) Observatory in Alaska.
The eight-panel AMISR prototype installation in Peru is located at the Jicamarca Radio Observatory.