Can the Stanford SID detect Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs)
We designed our SID monitor to smooth over a 10 second period to produce
a clean trace for solar flares and to reject short transient spikes that
caused smaller flares to disappear into the noise.
GRBs require faster sampling rates and produce short spikes.
Our research quality data monitors, nicknamed AWESOME,
have a different detector that scans all
VLF stations simultaneously and gets high speed phase and amplitude data all in
16-bit resolution. The timekeeping is done by GPS to assure the time stamps
The AWESOME units are capable of
tracking lightning, GRB, flares, and similar events. The AWESOME
data is of sufficient high quality to be of direct use to
serious Ionosphere researchers.