Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

 BiagioFortesmall

Contact details

Room 2 East 4.12

Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386693

Email: B.Forte@bath.ac.uk

Personal web page

PhD supervision

Interested in supervising students studying:

  • Radiowave propagation through random media
  • GPS receivers and signals
  • Space weather
  • Radio astronomy

Dr Biagio Forte

PhD

Profile

Dr Biagio Forte graduated in Physics at the University of Trieste (Italy) and went on to complete a PhD in Geo-Physics at the Karl-Franzens University of Graz (Austria).

Biagio joined the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering in 2012 as a Prize Fellow in Space Weather.  Biagio's fellowship aims at devising countermeasures to mitigate space weather vulnerabilities affecting satellite navigation, for example, in support to civil aviation.

Research

 Research interests include:

  • Physics and chemistry of the upper ionised atmosphere
  • Plasma turbulence and instabilities in magnetized plasmas
  • Propagation of electromagnetic waves in random media, transionospheric radio waves propagation
  • Radio wave scintillation (ionospheric and interplanetary), fading processes
  • RF engineering, GNSS receiver architecture, phase-locked loops, signal modulation and demodulation techniques
  • Space weather phenomena and their effects on satellite navigation and telecommunication systems
  • Remote sensing of atmospheres in the microwave, millimetre, sub-millimetre, visible, and infrared parts of the spectrum
  • Space missions and space instrumentation
  • Radio occultation
  • Remote sensing of the Earth’s troposphere by means of LIDARs
  • Incoherent scatter radars
  • Low frequency radio astronomy.

Publications

Articles

Forte, B., Coleman, C., Skone, S., Häggström, I., Mitchell, C., Da Dalt, F., Panicciari, T., Kinrade, J. and Bust, G., 2017. Identification of scintillation signatures on GPS signals originating from plasma structures detected with EISCAT incoherent scatter radar along the same line of sight. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 122 (1), pp. 916-931.

Fallows, R., Bisi, M. M., Forte, B., Ulich, T., Konovalenko, A. A., Mann, G. and Vocks, C., 2016. Separating Nightside Interplanetary And Ionospheric Scintillation With Lofar. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 828.

Chartier, A., Forte, B., Deshpande, K., Bust, G. S. and Mitchell, C., 2016. Three‐dimensional modeling of high‐latitude scintillation observations. Radio Science, 51 (7).

van den IJssel, J., Forte, B. and Montenbruck, O., 2016. Impact of Swarm GPS receiver updates on POD performance. Earth Planets and Space, 68 (1), 68.

Hobbs, S., Mitchell, C., Forte, B., Holley, R., Snapir, B. and Whittaker, P., 2014. System design for geosynchronous synthetic aperture radar missions. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52 (12), pp. 7750-7763.

Romano, V., Spogli, L., Aquino, M., Dodson, A., Hancock, C. and Forte, B., 2013. GNSS station characterisation for ionospheric scintillation applications. Advances in Space Research, 52 (7), pp. 1237-1246.

Forte, B., Smith, N. D., Mitchell, C. N., Da Dalt, F., Panicciari, T., Chartier, A. T., Stevanovic, D., Vuckovic, M., Kinrade, J., Tong, J. R., Haggstrom, I. and Turunen, E., 2013. Comparison of temporal fluctuations in the total electron conDtisecunsstions estimates from EISCAT and GPS along the same line of sight. Annales Geophysicae, 31, pp. 745-753.

Forte, B., 2012. Analysis of strong ionospheric scintillation events measured by means of GPS signals at low latitudes during disturbed conditions. Radio Science, 47 (4), RS4009.

Sreeja, V., Aquino, M., Elmas, Z. G. and Forte, B., 2012. Correlation analysis between ionospheric scintillation levels and receiver tracking performance. Space Weather, 10 (6), S06005.

Forte, B., 2012. Analysis of the PLL phase error in presence of simulated ionospheric scintillation events. Radio Science, 47 (3), RS3006.

Sreeja, V. V., Aquino, M., Forte, B., Elmas, Z., Hancock, C., De Franceschi, G., Alfonsi, L., Spogli, L., Romano, V., Bougard, B., Monico, J. F. G., Wernik, A. W., Sleewaegen, J.-M., Canto, A. and Da Silva, E. F., 2011. Tackling ionospheric scintillation threat to GNSS in Latin America. Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate, 1 (1), A05.

Forte, B., Materassi, M., Alfonsi, L., Romano, V., De Franceschi, G. and Spalla, P., 2011. Optimum parameter for estimating phase fluctuations on transionospheric signals at high latitudes. Advances in Space Research, 47 (12), pp. 2188-2193.

Gao, F., Bergant, K., Filipcic, A., Forte, B., Hua, D.-X., Song, X.-Q., Stanic, S., Veberic, D. and Zavrtanik, M., 2011. Observations of the atmospheric boundary layer across the land–sea transition zone using a scanning Mie lidar. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer, 112 (2), pp. 182-188.

Beniguel, Y., Romano, V., Alfonsi, L., Aquino, M., Bourdillon, A., Cannon, P., De Franceschi, G., Dubey, S., Forte, B., Gherm, V., Jakowski, N., Materassi, M., Noack, T., Pozoga, M., Rogers, N., Spalla, P., Strangeways, H. J., Warrington, E. M., Wernik, A., Wilken, V. and Zernov, N., 2009. Ionospheric scintillation monitoring and modelling. Annals of Geophysics, 52 (3-4), pp. 391-496.

Forte, B., 2008. Refractive scattering evidence from multifrequency scintillation spectra observed at auroral latitudes. Radio Science, 43 (2), RS2012.

Forte, B., 2007. On the relationship between the geometrical control of scintillation indices and the data detrending problems observed at high latitudes. Annals of Geophysics, 50 (6), pp. 699-706.

Forte, B., 2005. Optimum detrending of raw GPS data for scintillation measurements at auroral latitudes. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar Terrestrial Physics, 67 (12), pp. 1100-1109.

Forte, B. and Radicella, S. M., 2005. Comparison of ionospheric scintillation models with experimental data for satellite navigation applications. Annals of Geophysics, 48 (3), pp. 505-514.

Forte, B. and Radicella, S. M., 2004. Geometrical control of scintillation indices: what happens for GPS satellites. Radio Science, 39 (5), RS5014.

Forte, B., 2004. Ionospheric scintillation observed during October 2003 storm. Bulgarian Geophysical Journal, 30 (1-4), pp. 40-46.

Beniguel, Y., Forte, B., Radicella, S. M., Strangeways, H. J., Gherm, V. E. and Zernov, N. N., 2004. Scintillations effects on satellite to Earth links for telecommunication and navigation purposes. Annals of Geophysics, 47 (2-3), pp. 1179-1199.

Ezquer, R. G., Kintner, P. M., Cabrera, M. A., Radicella, S. M. and Forte, B., 2003. Scintillations observed at Tucuman as observed from GPS signals. First results. Advances in Space Research, 31 (3), pp. 741-747.

Forte, B. and Radicella, S. M., 2002. Problems in data treatment for ionospheric scintillation measurements. Radio Science, 37 (6), 1096.

Forte, B., Radicella, S. M. and Ezquer, R. G., 2002. A different approach to the analysis of GPS scintillation data. Annals of Geophysics, 45 (3-4), pp. 551-561.

Conference or Workshop Items

Pinto Jayawardena, T., Buesnel, G., Boyles, R., Mitchell, C., Forte, B. and Watson, R., 2017. Real - world ionospheric events in a Spirent Simulator. In: 15th International Ionospheric Effects Symposium, 2017-05-09 - 2017-05-11.

Piersanti, M., Materassi, M., Forte, B. and Cicone, A., 2017. Complex Dynamics of Equatorial Scintillation. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017, 2017-04-23 - 2017-04-28.

Pinto Jayawardena, T., Buesnel, G., Mitchell, C., Boyles, R., Forte, B. and Watson, R., 2017. Towards Re-Creating Real-World Ionospheric Scintillation Events in a Spirent Simulator-Based Robust PNT Test Framework. In: The Institute of Navigation International Technical Meeting, 2017-01-30 - 2017-02-02.

Forte, B., Gerrard, A. J., Weatherwax, A., Skone, S., Kinrade, J., Bust, G. S., Mitchell, C. and Ebihara, Y., 2016. Identification of ionisation structures originating from auroral optical emissions through co-located GPS, riometers, and all-sky camera observations. In: XXXIV SCAR Biennial Meetings and the 2016 Open Science Conference, 2016-08-22 - 2016-08-26.

Forte, B., Da Dalt, F., Panicciari, T., Pinto Jayawardena, T., Mitchell, C., Zin, A., Marradi, L., Muscinelli, R., Fiordiponti, R., Sreeja, V., Aquino, M., Dovis, F., Alfonsi, L., Cesaroni, C., Spogli, L., De Franceschi, G., Haggstrom, I., Enell, C. F., Chawdhry, P. K., Hoeg, P., von Benzon, H.-H., Pozoga, M., Kos, T., Vukovic, J., Henley, E. and Jackson, D., 2016. Algorithms for the mitigation of space weather threats at low latitudes, contributing to the extension of EGNOS over Africa. In: International Beacon Satellite Symposium BSS-2016, 2016-06-27 - 2016-07-01, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics.

Forte, B., Gerrard, A. J., Weatherwax, A., Skone, S., Bust, G. S., Kinrade, J., Ebihara, Y. and Mitchell, C., 2016. Observation of auroral optical emissions through co-located GPS, riometers, and all-sky imager measurements. In: International Beacon Satellite Symposium BSS-2016, 2016-06-27 - 2016-07-01, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics.

Forte, B., Da Dalt, F., Panicciari, T., Mitchell, C., Kinrade, J., Bust, G. S., Skone, S., Coleman, C., Haggstrom, I. and Enell, C. F., 2016. Using EISCAT incoherent scatter radar co-aligned with GPS satellites to obtain details about plasma structures and scattering mechanisms originating scintillation at L band. In: International Beacon Satellite Symposium BSS-2016, 2016-06-27 - 2016-07-01, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics.

Kern, M., von Engeln, A., Garcia Rodriguez, A., Rosello, J., D'Addio, S., Forte, B., Haschild, A., Healy, S., van den Ijssel, J., Kirchengast, G., Lauritsen, K., Ringer, M. and Syndergaard, S., 2016. EPS-SG/MetOp-SG:preparation of a science plan for the radio occultation instrument. In: Living Planet Symposium 2016, 2016-05-09 - 2016-05-13.

Fallows, R., Forte, B. and Coles, W. A., 2016. Ionospheric Scintillation at Low Frequencies:Broadband Spectra and Phase Measurements from Natural Radio Sources. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016, 2016-04-17 - 2016-04-22.

Alfonsi, L. and Forte, B., 2016. Scintillation and TEC gradients from Europe to Africa:a picture by the MISW project. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016, 2016-04-17 - 2016-04-22.

Forte, B., 2016. Recent developments towards the extension of EGNOS into Africa – The FP7 MISW project. In: NEW ADVANCED GNSS and 3D SPATIAL TECHN IQUES APPLICATIONS to CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, GEOPHYSICS, ARCHEOLOGY and CULTURAL HERITAGE, 2016-02-18 - 2016-02-20.

Da Dalt, F., Panicciari, T., Mitchell, C., Forte, B., Wilhelm, N., Serant, D., Zin, A. and Marradi, L., 2016. Challenges and solutions of estimating low - latitude ionisation gradients in the case of EGNOS. In: NEW ADVANCED GNSS AND 3D SPATIAL TECHNIQUES APPLICATIONS to CIVIL and ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, GEOPHYSICS, ARCHITECTURE, ARCHEOLOGY and CULTURAL HERITAGE, 2016-02-18 - 2016-02-20, University of Trieste.

Forte, B., Pinto Jayawardena, T., Panicciari, T., Da Dalt, F., Mitchell, C., Wilhelm, N., Serant, D., Alfonsi, L., Spogli, L., De Franceschi, G., Zin, A. and Marradi, L., 2016. Impact of Ionospheric scintillation on the performance of a network of EGNOS - like monitoring stations. In: NEW ADVANCED GNSS AND 3D SPATIAL TECHNIQUES APPLICATIONS to CIVIL and ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, GEOPHYSICS, ARCHITECTURE, ARCHEOLOGY and CULTURAL HERITAGE, 2016-02-18 - 2016-02-20, University of Trieste.

Fallows, R., Coles, W. A. and Forte, B., 2015. Probing the Ionosphere with Broadband Low-Frequency Observations of Ionospheric Scintillation. In: 11th European Space Weather Week, 2015-11-17 - 2015-11-21.

Pinto Jayawardena, T., Mohd Ali, A., Forte, B., Kinrade, J., Mitchell, C., Smith, S. and Walter, T., 2014. Experimentally Recorded Amplitude and Phase Scintillation through a Spirent Simulator.

Forte, B., 2014. Mitigation of space weather threats to GNSS services (MISW) – A European initiative. In: MIST 2014, 2014-04-23 - 2014-04-25.

Fallows, R. A., Forte, B. and Coles, W. A., 2014. Probing the Ionosphere with Broadband Low-Frequency Observations of Ionospheric Scintillation. In: 11th Edition of the European Space Weather Week, 2014-11-17 - 2014-11-21.

Fallows, R. A., Forte, B., Coles, W. A., McKay-Bukowski, D. and Vierinen, J.-P., 2013. Probing the ionosphere with broadband low-frequency observations of ionospheric scintillation. In: International CAWSES-II Symposium, 2013-11-18 - 2013-11-22.

Forte, B., Smith, N., Mitchell, C., Da Dalt, F., Panicciari, T., Vuckovic, M., Kinrade, J., Haggstrom, I., Turunen, E., Alfonsi, L., De Franceschi, G., Romano, V. and Spogli, L., 2013. Signatures of auroral structures on incoherent scatter radar observations simultaneous and aligned to gps tec and scintillation measurements.

Forte, B. and Coleman, C., 2013. The Effect of Ionospheric Disturbances Upon Occultation Measurements.

Forte, B., 2011. Analysis of the PLL phase error in presence of ionospheric scintillation. In: 2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011, August 13, 2011 - August 20, 2011, 2011-08-01.

Susnik, A. and Forte, B., 2011. Ionospheric scintillation activity measured in the African region by means of GNSS signals. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly, 2011, 2011-04-03 - 2011-04-08.

Susnik, A. and Forte, B., 2011. Ionospheric scintillation activity measured in the African sector. In: 2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011, August 13, 2011 - August 20, 2011, 2011-08-01.

Susnik, A., Forte, B. and Spogli, L., 2011. Morphological response of GPS derived ionospheric scintillation activity to disturbed magnetic conditions in the European auroral sector. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly, 2011, 2011-04-03 - 2011-04-08.

Susnik, A., Forte, B. and Spogli, L., 2011. Morphological response of GPS derived ionospheric scintillation activity to disturbed magnetic conditions in the European auroral sector. In: IES2011: International Ionospheric Effects Symposium, 2011-05-16 - 2011-05-18.

Forte, B., Haggstrom, I. and Turunen, E., 2011. On the advantage of EISCAT(3D) measurements in technological Applications. In: European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2011, 2011-04-03 - 2011-04-08.

Forte, B. and Aquino, M., 2011. On the estimate and assessment of the ionospheric effects affecting low frequency radio astronomy measurements. In: 2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011, August 13, 2011 - August 20, 2011, 2011-08-01.

Forte, B., Aquino, M., Elmas, Z. G. and Vadakke, S. V., 2011. On the use of the of the Cornell Scintillation Model within a Spirent signal simulator for the simulation of ionospheric scintillation events. In: IES2011: International Ionospheric Effects Symposium, 2011-05-16 - 2011-05-18.

Forte, B., Haggstrom, I. and Turunen, E., 2011. Scintillation on LEO polar orbiting beacon signals in presence of Sporadic E layers recorded by EISCAT. In: 2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011, August 13, 2011 - August 20, 2011, 2011-08-01.

Forte, B., Jakowski, N. and Wilken, V., 2010. Analysis of strong scintillation events by using GPS data at low latitudes. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2010, 2010-05-02 - 2010-05-07.

Forte, B., Haggstrom, I. and Turunen, E., 2010. Calculation of ionospheric plasma density irregularities parameters by using EISCAT measurements for strong scintillation modelling. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly, 2010, 2010-05-03 - 2010-05-07.

Forte, B., Haggstrom, I. and Turunen, E., 2010. Comparison of scintillations on LEO polar orbiting beacon signals with EISCAT measurements in presence of sporadic E layers. In: The International Beacon Satellite Symposium BSS2010, 2010-06-07 - 2010-06-11.

Susnik, A., Forte, B. and Romano, V., 2010. Effects of magnetic storms on GPS signals at high latitudes in the European sector. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly, 2010, 2010-05-03 - 2010-05-07.

Gao, F., Bergant, K., Forte, B., Stanic, S., Veberic, D., Filipcic, A., Zavrtanik, M., Song, X.-Q. and Hua, D.-X., 2010. Long-range scanning Mie lidar for quantitative measurements of atmospheric extinction over Vipava valley, Slovenia. In: 25th International Laser Radar Conference, 2010-07-05 - 2010-07-09. International Coordination Group on Laser Atmospheric Studies ( ICLAS ), pp. 604-607.

Gao, F., Bergant, K., Filipcic, A., Forte, B., Stanic, S., Veberic, D. and Zavrtanik, M., 2010. Observations of the atmospheric boundary layer across the land-sea transition zone using an elastic scanning lidar. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly, 2010, 2010-05-03 - 2010-05-07.

He, T., Bergant, K., Filipcic, A., Forte, B., Gao, F., Stanic, S., Veberic, D. and Zavrtanik, M., 2010. Scanning mobile lidar for aerosol tracking and biological aerosol identification. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly, 2010, 2010-05-03 - 2010-05-07.

Forte, B., 2009. Advances in strong scintillation modelling by using the refractive scattering mechanism. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2009, 2009-04-19 - 2009-04-24.

Forte, B., Materassi, M., Alfonsi, L. and Romano, V., 2009. Analysis of GPS ionospheric scintillation measurements at high latitudes. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2009, 2009-04-19 - 2009-04-24.

Gao, F., Stanic, S., Bergant, K., Flipcic, A., Veberic, D. and Forte, B., 2009. Mie lidar for aerosols and clouds monitoring at Otlica Observatory. In: Conference on Interdisciplinary tropospheric research : from the laboratory to global change, Tropospheric chemistry (INTROP), 2009-04-14 - 2009-04-17.

Gao, F., Stanic, S., Bergant, K., Filipcic, A., Veberic, D. and Forte, B., 2009. Mie lidar for aerosols and clouds monitoring at Otlica Observatory. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2009, 2009-04-19 - 2009-04-24.

Gao, F., Forte, B., Stanic, S., Bergant, K., Song, X., Hua, D., Filipcic, A. and Zavrtanik, M., 2009. Observations of the atmospheric boundary layer across the land-sea transition zone using a scanning Mie lidar. In: International Symposium on Atmospheric Light Scattering and Remote Sensing (ISALSaRS09), 2009-07-13 - 2009-07-17.

Colovic-Daul, M., Bergant, K., Forte, B. and Stanic, S., 2009. Study of air flow directions above Slovenia by lidar detection of aerosols. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2009, 2009-04-19 - 2009-04-24.

Forte, B., Materassi, M., Alfonsi, L., Romano, V., Spalla, P. and De Franceschi, G., 2008. Analysis of GPS measurements of ionospheric scintillation at high latitudes. In: Fifth European Space Weather Week, 2008-11-17 - 2008-11-21.

Forte, B., Materassi, M., Alfonsi, L., Spalla, P. and De Franceschi, G., 2008. Analysis of GPS measurements of ionospheric scintillation during the International Heliophysical Year. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2008, 2008-04-13 - 2008-04-18.

Forte, B., 2008. Refractive scattering evidence from multi-frequency scintillation spectra observed at auroral latitudes. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2008, 2008-04-13 - 2008-04-18.

Gloag, J., Carr, C., Forte, B. and Lucek, E. A., 2006. The status of Cluster FGM data submissions to the CAA. In: Cluster and Double Star Symposium, 5th Anniversity of Cluster in Space, 2005-09-19 - 2005-09-23. European Space Agency.

Forte, B. and Radicella, S. M., 2004. GPS scintillation measurements at auroral latitudes. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2004, 2004-04-25 - 2004-04-30.

Forte, B., Leitinger, R. and Radicella, S. M., 2004. Ionospheric radio wave scintillations observed during October 2003 storm at European auroral latitudes: ionospheric scintillation effects, measurements and modeling, especially for L-Band Systems. In: The International Beacon Satellite Symposium BSS2004, 2004-10-18 - 2004-10-22.

Forte, B., Skone, S. and Hoyle, V., 2004. Ionospheric response to October 2003 storm through GPS scintillation data. In: 35th COSPAR Scientific Assembly 2004, 2004-07-18 - 2004-07-25.

Forte, B. and Radicella, S. M., 2004. Ionospheric scintillation observed during last October 2003 storm. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2004, 2004-04-25 - 2004-04-30.

Forte, B. and Radicella, S. M., 2002. Analysis for problems that could arise with GPS ionospheric scintillation measurements. In: URSI General Assembly 2002, 2002-08-17 - 2002-08-24.

Forte, B., Radicella, S. M. and Leitinger, R., 2002. Analysis of modeling efforts and experimental techniques for ionospheric scintillations assessment. In: URSI General Assembly 2002, 2002-08-17 - 2002-08-24.

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