Disputas - Master of science Johann Stamm

Disputas - Master of science Johann Stamm

Master of science Johann Stamm will on may 24th at 12.15 publically defend his PhD degree in science.

Title of the PhD thesis:

Advanced signal processing techniques with EISCAT3D


A new, modern ionospheric radar, called EISCAT3D, is under construction in northern Fennoscandia. In the first stage, the radar will have three sites, one combined transmit/receiver site shouth of Skibotn, and receiver sites in Kaaresuvanto and Kaiseniemi. The radar will consist of large groups of dipole antennas that are steered by shifting the phase of the transmitted or received signal. The beam steering is performed by a computer such that the radar can form several receive beams simultaneously. The antenna field of EISCAT3D can be divided into groups that can receive separately. This can be used to image how the received signal intensity varies in the area covered by the receiver beam. For EISCAT3D, it will be possible to image the electron density in the E region if the signal is strong enough. Then, imaging can be done with a resolution of around 100 m x 100 m per pixel at a distance of 100 km. Such measurements enable researching the spatial variation for instance in auroral arcs. EISCAT3D will be able to measure the ion velocity with greater presition in time and space than earlier radars. Together with fast antenna steering, this gives new possibilities to estimate electric field and neutral wind in the ionosphere. A newly developed technique shows that EISCAT3D measurements can be used to obtain spatially resolved estimates of electric field and neutral wind in three dimensions. The technique builds upon theory about inverse problems, Maxwell’s equations, and assumptions about continuity and small variations in the neutral wind. With this technique. It will become possible to study how the electric field varies in and around aurora.

The thesis is published and available in Munin



  • Førsteamanuensis Juha Vierinen, IFT, UiT (hovedveileder)
  • Professjon Bjørn Gustavsson, IFT, UiT (bi-veileder)

Evaluation committee:

  • Assoc. Professor Lasii Roininen, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. (1. opponent)
  • Dr. Karl Laundal, Research Scienctist, University of Bergen. (2. opponent)
  • Professor Unni Pia Løvhaug, IFT, UiT (internt medlem og leder av bedømmelseskomiteen)

Leader of public defense

  • Professor Olav Gaute Hellesø

 Links to the trial lecture and defense will be possible to open when the live stream begins. If you haven`t clicked the link to the folder before it begins, refresh the web browser for them to become visible. If you have clicked the link to the trial lecture or defense before it has started, it will open automatically when the stream begins. 

Link to folder which contains trial lecture and defense: Direct link

The trial lecture starts at 10.15

Direktelenke prøveforelesning, direct link to trial lecture

The defense starts at 12.15

Direktelenke disputas, direct link to the defense

When: 24. May 2022 at 12.15–16.00
Where: Teknobygget auditorium 1.022
Location / Campus: Digital
Target group: Employees, Students, Guests
Contact: Eirik Derås Verlo
E-mail: eve012@uit.no
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