Our goal is to satisfy our customer needs associated with space weather by providing them with the tools that avoid or mitigate threats to life, services (revenue stream), and facilities due to risks associated with the space environment. Products and services are developed for customers with diverse needs or for unique components of a single customer's business. We use and add value to space physics measurements and models where expertise in space physics is one of our core capabilities.
It is with this vision that SIP provides models of the Sun's irradiance which can be used with other space physics models. The research grade version of the model is available (free of charge under the agreement below) for scientific and engineering research.
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- Downloading the SIP Research-Grade GUI application
- Downloading the Research Systems free virtual-machine(IDL VM™) runtime utility
Important notes: Windows XP SP3 (32-bit) may experience problems installing. Also, SIP requires that http/Tomcat port 8080 be open to access real-time data: some network security configurations block this alternate http port. Finally, SIP requires that Java version 1.4 or higher be installed. Please contact us for assistance.
Please review the following sections prior to starting to download the SIP applicaton:
Click Download Now to go directly to the SIP download site.
MODEL REGISTRATION asks for registration information and links directly to the download site for getting SIP.
UPGRADES AND RELEASE NOTES (Milestones)
DOWNLOAD GUIDE provides useful information for downloading, unpacking, and installing the SIP application files, and
ISO SOLAR IRRADIANCE STANDARD COMPLIANCE:
SIP Research Grade empirical solar irradiance model is developed for compliance with the draft International Standards Organization (ISO) solar irradiance standard. A copy of this draft standard can be reviewed at the SpaceWx.com web site.
We ask that you register your downloaded copy of SIP Research Grade empirical solar irradiance model. This registration helps us in two ways: it gives us a mailing list for upgrade notices and it gives us a metric for reporting the research community usage of SIP to our sponsors. We adhere to a strict policy of non-disclosure of individual researcher names and institutional affiliations in our sponsor reporting. We do not sell or provide organizations outside of SpaceWx.com your name or institutional affiliation. In return, we provide you with the state-of-the art solar irradiance tool for scientific and engineering research applications.
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Go to the RSI/IDL download site and follow the instructions there for installing this free application, which is necessary if you do not have IDL already installed on your computer.
SIP Research Grade empirical solar irradiance model The SIP Research Grade empirical solar irradiance model is made available, at no charge, to the science and engineering research community. In all publications, please acknowledge the irradiances used from this model with the following statement:
'SIP Research Grade historical irradiances are provided courtesy of W. Kent Tobiska and SpaceWx.com. These historical irradiances have been developed with funding from the NASA UARS, TIMED, and SOHO missions.'