SPEAR (Space Plasma
Exploration by Active Radar) is a high power radar which will be
deployed at Longyearbyen, Svalbard and is currently the main focus of
the groups construction effort. This major facility is designed to
probe the auroral ionosphere and the high latitude magnetosphere.
CUTLASS (Co-operative UK Twin
Located Auroral Sounding System) is a UK National Facility constructed
and operated by the Leicester group consisting of a pair of HF radars
in Finland and Iceland with a common viewing area aver northern
Scandinavia and Svalbard.
DOPE, a Leicester built HF
Doppler transmitter and receiver system in the vicinity of the EISCAT
radar site near Tromso (69 N, 19 E). It continuously sounds the
ionosphere and observes perturbations on, and also many wave types
passing through, the local ionosphere.
SABRE (Swedish And British
Auroral Radar Experiment) was a dual, VHF coherent radar system.
Leicester was responsible for the construction and operation of the
radar at Wick in northern Scotland. This radar operated from 1979 until
1993 and was the first Leicester radar to incorporate remote control
and data retrieval.