RFI 2022

Monday, 14 February
5:00 PM 5:20 PM
Pre-event talk: Microwave Photonics for Removing 5G/6G RFI using SBS Notch Filters
Speaker: Shyqyri Haxha (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Virtual

20m
5:30 PM 5:45 PM
Theme name: Theme name block
15m
Session 1: Welcome and keynotes
Chair: Stephen English (ECMWF) , Willem Baan (ASTRON)
6:00 PM 6:20 PM
Welcome to the RFI 2022 Workshop by ECMWF and URSI
Speakers: Andy Brown (ECMWF) , Piergiorgio Uslenghi (URSI)

Virtual

20m
6:20 PM 7:00 PM
Keynote: Communicating Impacts of RFI on NWP across the Weather Enterprise - A Case Study on 24 GHz Policy Developments in the United States
Speaker: Renee Leduc (Narayan Strategy)

Virtual

40m
7:00 PM 7:40 PM
Keynote: Spectrum allocations and interference in scientific services: outlook and challenges
Speaker: John Zuzek (NASA)

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40m
Session 2: Large satellite constellations
Chair: Alexandra Bringer (Ohio State University) , Carol Wilson (CSIRO)
7:40 PM 8:00 PM
Impact of large LEO satellite constellations on radio astronomy
Speaker: Federico Di Vruno (SKAO)

Virtual

20m
8:00 PM 8:20 PM
Break

Virtual

20m
8:20 PM 8:40 PM
Megaconstellations of Telecommunication Satellites and their Potential Impact on Remote Sensing
Speaker: Paolo de Matthaeis (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

Virtual

20m
8:40 PM 9:00 PM
Unintended electromagnetic radiation of large satellite constellations and its impact on radio astronomy
Speaker: Benjamin Winkel (Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie)

Virtual

20m
Session 3: RFI in active remote sensing systems
Chair: Ryo Natsuaki (The University of Tokyo) , Joel Johnson (Ohio State University)
9:00 PM 9:20 PM
On-Board RFI Detection in Synthetic Aperture Radar Systems using Digital Beamforming
Speaker: Tobias Bollian (German Aerospace Center (DLR))

Virtual

20m
9:20 PM 9:40 PM
Polarimetric Properties of RFI in SAR Raw Data
Speaker: Ryo Natsuaki (The University of Tokyo)

Virtual

20m
9:40 PM 10:00 PM
RFI Detection in Sentinel-1 SLC Image Based on Complex Valued Semantic Cognition Network
Speakers: Jieshuang Li (Northwestern Polytechnical University) , Mingliang Tao (Northwestern Polytechnical University )

Virtual

20m
Session 4: Active-passive services
Chair: Federico Di Vruno (SKAO) , Greg Hellbourg (Caltech)
10:00 PM 10:20 PM
Break

Virtual

20m
10:20 PM 10:40 PM
The Hat Creek Radio Observatory Prototype National Radio Dynamic Zone
Speaker: David DeBoer (University of California)

Virtual

20m
10:40 PM 11:00 PM
Earth Observation Sensors in Protected Bands and UWB Technologies - A Risk Analysis
Speaker: Flavio Miguel da Silva Jorge (ESA)

Virtual

20m
11:00 PM 11:20 PM
The 6-7.5 GHZ Band – Importance for EO Observations and Potential RFI Issues
Speaker: Yan Soldo (ESA)

Virtual

20m
11:20 PM 11:40 PM
Impact of new 5G network components on out-of-band emissions at 23.8 GHz
Speaker: Elliot Eichen (Choyu)

Virtual

20m
11:40 PM 11:59 PM
Radio Frequency Interference at the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment Fast Radio Burst Project
Speaker: Alice Curtin (McGill University)

Virtual

19m
11:59 PM 12:34 AM
Icebreaker
35m
Tuesday, 15 February
Session 5: RFI inventory and source detection & Impact of RFI observation
Chair: Balthasar Indermuehle (CSIRO) , Haiyan Zhang (National Astronomical Observatories of CAS)
6:00 PM 6:40 PM
How RFI impacts single-dish radio astronomy and what we are doing about it
Speaker: George Hobbs (CSIRO)

Virtual

40m
6:40 PM 7:00 PM
Real time RFI monitoring for Radio Telescope Array
Speaker: Sanjeet Kumar Rai (NCRA-TIFR)

Virtual

20m
7:00 PM 7:20 PM
Predicting and Measuring the Effect of RFI on 21-cm Epoch of Reionization Power Spectrum Measurements
Speaker: Michael Wilensky (Queen Mary University London)

Virtual

20m
7:20 PM 7:40 PM
Measurements of expected and unexpected RFI in the VHF band at the Murchison Radi
Speaker: Randall Wayth (Curtin University)

Virtual

20m
7:40 PM 8:00 PM
Broadband RFI Receivers for Radio Astronomy - Lessons learnt
Speaker: Antheun Botha (SARAO)

Virtual

20m
8:00 PM 8:20 PM
Break

Virtual

20m
8:20 PM 8:40 PM
Near Real-Time RFI Monitoring Database
Speaker: Brian Marshall Kirk (NRAO)

Virtual

20m
8:40 PM 9:00 PM
A Global Overview of the Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) Sources as Detected by the MeerKAT telescope
Speaker: Isaac Sihlangu (SARAO)

Virtual

20m
Session 6: RFI observations in remote sensing
Chair: David Le Vine (NASA GSFC) , Yan Soldo (ESA)
9:00 PM 9:20 PM
Radio Frequency Interference Study from 500 MHz to 2 GHz
Speaker: Priscilla Mohammed (Morgan State University)

Virtual

20m
9:20 PM 9:40 PM
Developing an IEEE Standard to Assess Interference on Remote Sensing Frequency Bands
Speaker: Roger Oliva (Zenthal Blue Technologies)

Virtual

20m
9:40 PM 10:00 PM
Detected RFI from Ground-Based Microwave Radiometers and its possible Implications
Speaker: Bernhard Pospichal (University of Cologne)

Virtual

20m
10:00 PM 10:20 PM
Break

Virtual

20m
10:20 PM 10:40 PM
Radio Frequency Interference Observed In 500-2000 Mhz Microwave Radiometer Measurements
Speaker: Mark Andrews (Ohio State University)

Virtual

20m
10:40 PM 11:00 PM
Statistics of Detection, Reporting and Shutdown of Interferent Sources In L-Band observed by SMOS
Speaker: Alvaro Llorente (ESA)

Virtual

20m
Session 7: Interference detection techniques in remote sensing (EO-I)
Chair: Ryo Natsuaki (The University of Tokyo) , Yan Soldo (ESA)
11:00 PM 11:20 PM
Deep Learning Based RFI Detection and Mitigation for SMAP Using Convolutional Neural Networks
Speaker: Ahmed Manavi Alam (Mississippi State University)

Virtual

20m
11:20 PM 11:40 PM
RFI filtering using Empirical Mode Decomposition
Speaker: Raul Diez Garcia (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya)

Virtual

20m
11:40 PM 11:59 PM
Impact of Radio Frequency Interferences on Ionospheric Scintillations and TEC Monitoring in Mediterranean Area
Speakers: Emanuele Pica (INGV) , Alex Minetto (Politecnico di Torino - Department of Electronics and Telecommunications (DET))

Virtual

19m
Wednesday, 16 February
4:40 PM 5:40 PM
Icebreaker
1h
5:40 PM 7:00 PM
Poster session
1h 20m
Session 8: RFI in the design of future remote sensing systems
Chair: Paolo de Matthaeis, Tobias Bollian (German Aerospace Center (DLR))
7:00 PM 7:20 PM
Strategies to mitigate the impact of RFI for the Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer (CIMR)
Speaker: Craig Donlon (ESA)

Virtual

20m
7:20 PM 7:40 PM
RFI Detection and Mitigation Processor for the Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiomter Satellite
Speaker: Steen Savstrup Kristensen (Technical University of Denmark)

Virtual

20m
7:40 PM 8:00 PM
Second Generation RFI Detection Options for IMT Signals and NWP Applications
Speaker: Edward Kim (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

Virtual

20m
8:00 PM 8:20 PM
Break

Virtual

20m
Session 9: Impact of RFI on NWP weather forecasts
Chair: Alain Beaulne (Environment Canada) , Niels Bormann (ECMWF)
8:20 PM 8:40 PM
Simulations of potential impact of RFI on assimilation of AMSU-A data at the Met Office
Speaker: Chawn Harlow (Met Office)

Virtual

20m
8:40 PM 9:00 PM
Potential impact of RFI on NWP - A Canadian perspective
Speakers: Alain Beaulne, Alec Casey (Meteorological Service of Canada)

Virtual

20m
9:00 PM 9:20 PM
The Potential Impact of RFI on the Assimilation of Microwave Radiances at NCEP
Speaker: Andrew Collard (NOAA/NCEP)

Virtual

20m
9:20 PM 9:40 PM
Use of satellite microwave observations in JMA global NWP system and some evidences of RFI in AMSR2 observation
Speaker: Hidehiko Murata (JMA)

Virtual

20m
9:40 PM 10:00 PM
Some Australian region microwave forecast impact results for the Bureau of Meteorology Global NWP System
Speaker: Chris Tingwell (Bureau of Meteorology)

Virtual

20m
10:00 PM 10:20 PM
Break

Virtual

20m
10:20 PM 10:40 PM
Impact of Microwave Data Assimilation in the Harmonie-Arome Forecast System
Speaker: Stephanie Guedj (MET Norway)

Virtual

20m
10:40 PM 11:00 PM
NWP monitoring of RFI in microwave observations
Speaker: Mohamed Dahoui (ECMWF)

Virtual

20m
Session 10: RFI impact on satellite Earth System satellite products
Chair: Paolo de Matthaeis, Tobias Bollian (German Aerospace Center (DLR))
11:00 PM 11:20 PM
An ITWG view on Spectrum
Speaker: Stephen English (ECMWF)

Virtual

20m
11:20 PM 11:40 PM
Potential impacts of Radio Frequency Interference on precipitation retrievals from space from an IPWG perspective
Speaker: Christopher Kidd (UMD/ESSIC & NASA/GSFC)

Virtual

20m
11:40 PM 11:59 PM
Impacts and Statistics of Ocean-Reflected RFI Observed by GMI
Speaker: Ian Adams (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

Virtual

19m
Thursday, 17 February
Session 11: Detection techniques
Chair: Abraham Johannes Otto (SKAO) , Willem Baan (ASTRON)
6:00 PM 6:20 PM
Performance Tests of SK-based RFI Real-Time Detection and Flagging Strategies for Multiple-Antenna Systems with the Expanded Owens Valley Solar Array
Speaker: Gelu M. Nita (New Jersey Institute of Technology)

Virtual

20m
6:20 PM 6:40 PM
Simulation Tool to Analyze RFI Counteraction Algorithms in Various Satellite Scenarios
Speaker: Juha Kainulainen (Harp Technologies)

Virtual

20m
6:40 PM 7:00 PM
PSRFINET Radio frequency interference detection in pulsar data with deep neural networks
Speaker: Afiq Abdul Hamid (Institute of Radio Astronomy and Space Research)

Virtual

20m
7:00 PM 7:20 PM
Efficacy of RFI Excision Using Cyclostationary Signal Processing in Real-World Astronomical Data
Speaker: Ryan Lynch (Green Bank Observatory)

Virtual

20m
7:20 PM 7:40 PM
A New Pipeline for Characterizing and Recording Radio Frequency Interference for the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment Fast Radio Burst Project
Speaker: Alice Curtin (McGill University)

Virtual

20m
7:40 PM 8:00 PM
IQRM smart, non-parametric and real-time frequency channel masking for astrophysical fast radio transient searches
Speaker: Vincent Morello (University of Manchester)

Virtual

20m
8:00 PM 8:20 PM
Break

Virtual

20m
8:20 PM 8:40 PM
RFI Detection using Novelty in Autoencoders
Speaker: Michael Mesarcik (University of Amsterdam)

Virtual

20m
8:40 PM 9:00 PM
VHF antenna calibration for RFI monitoring using sky signal
Speaker: Benjamin Censier (CNRS - Station de Radioastronomie)

Virtual

20m
Session 12: Interference detection techniques in remote sensing
Chair: Joel Johnson (Ohio State University) , Roger Oliva (Zenthal Blue Technologies)
9:00 PM 9:20 PM
Using Machine Learning Algorithms To Detect And Classify RFI - Illustration Using Soil Moisture Active/Passive (Smap) Data
Speaker: Alexandra Bringer (Ohio State University)

Virtual

20m
9:20 PM 9:40 PM
Novel Approaches in Radio Frequency Interference Detection for Microwave Radiometry
Speaker: Fathima Imara Mohamed Nazar (University at Albany)

Virtual

20m
9:40 PM 10:00 PM
Introducing Machine Learning In The Ground RFI Detection System (GRDS)
Speaker: Raul Onrubia (Zenithal Blue Technologies)

Virtual

20m
10:00 PM 10:20 PM
L-band RFI in NWP
Speaker: Peter Weston (ECMWF)

Virtual

20m
10:20 PM 10:40 PM
Break

Virtual

20m
10:40 PM 11:59 PM
Poster session
1h 19m
Friday, 18 February
Session 13: Filtering techniques
Chair: Gelu M. Nita (New Jersey Institute of Technology) , Greg Hellbourg (Caltech)
6:00 PM 6:20 PM
Real-time RFI Filtering for uGMRT Observations - Shared-risk Release and Optimal System Configuration
Speaker: Kaushal Buch (NCRA-TIFR)

Virtual

20m
6:20 PM 6:40 PM
A Novel RFI mitigation technique to reject out of band RFI signals before LNA using metamaterial design
Speaker: Ankur (GMRT -NCRA -TIFR)

Virtual

20m
6:40 PM 7:00 PM
Radio Frequency Shielding of a Multi-Storied Building at GMRT Observatory
Speaker: Pravin Ashok Raybole (NCRA-TIFR)

Virtual

20m
7:00 PM 7:20 PM
Spectrum sharing via collaborative RFI cancellation for radio astronomy
Speaker: Shuvam Chakaraborty (State University of New York, Albany)

Virtual

20m
7:20 PM 7:40 PM
Radio Frequency Interference mitigation for astronomy with phased array feeds
Speaker: Liroy Lourenco (CSIRO)

Virtual

20m
7:40 PM 8:00 PM
Mitigating radio frequency interference in frequency-channelized intensity data
Speaker: Masoud Rafiei-Ravandi (McGill University)

Virtual

20m
8:00 PM 8:20 PM
Break

Virtual

20m
8:20 PM 8:40 PM
Aeronautcal Radio Frequency Interference and the Square Kilometre Array
Speaker: Abraham Johannes Otto (SKAO)

Virtual

20m
8:40 PM 9:00 PM
Simulating Spectral Kurtosis Mitigation Against Realistic RFI Signals
Speaker: Evan Smith (West Virginia University)

Virtual

20m
9:00 PM 9:20 PM
Developing the First Deep Learning Search for Technosignatures with the Green Bank Telescope
Speaker: Xiangyuan Ma (University of Toronto)

Virtual

20m
9:20 PM 9:40 PM
Adaptive Compensation for Interleaving Artefacts in Multi-Converter ADCs for Radio Astronomy
Speaker: Samantha Gordon (The University of Sydney)

Virtual

20m
Session 14: Spectrum management for science
Chair: Carol Wilson (CSIRO) , Federico Di Vruno (SKAO)
9:40 PM 10:00 PM
Update on the Activities of the US National Academies' Committee on Radio Frequencies (CORF)
Speaker: Nathaniel Livesey (JPL - NASA)

Virtual

20m
10:00 PM 10:20 PM
Break

Virtual

20m
10:20 PM 10:40 PM
ITU activity for space science services
Speaker: Vadim Nozdrin (ITU)

Virtual

20m
10:40 PM 11:00 PM
Protection of the radio quiet sky in China
Speaker: Haiyan Zhang (National Astronomical Observatories of CAS)

Virtual

20m
11:00 PM 11:20 PM
Spectrum Monitoring and Enforcement of Science Services from the Perspective of the Regulator
Speaker: Flavio Miguel da Silva Jorge (ESA)

Virtual

20m
11:20 PM 11:40 PM
Uncovering your nightmare - software-supported compatibility studies
Speaker: Gyula István Géza Józsa (MPIfR)

Virtual

20m
11:40 PM 11:59 PM
Closing remarks
Speaker: Willem Baan (ASTRON)

Virtual

19m

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