How are Magnetospheric Field and Plasmas Impacted by Impulsive Changes in Interplanetary Parameters?, NASA Living With a Star (LWS) Targeted Research and Technology, 80NSSC20K0197, 2020-2023, PI: Noé Lugaz, Co-I: Charles Farrugia Focus: To understand the response of the magnetosheath and coupled magnetosphere-ionospheric system to specific interplanetary discontinuities and shocks, with a focus on solar cycle 24.
The Radial Expansion of Coronal Mass Ejections: Combined Views from Remote and In situ Observations, NASA Heliophysics Guest Investigator, 80NSSC20K0700, 2020-2023, PI: Noé Lugaz, Co-Is: Charles Farrugia, Réka Winslow Focus: To determine what drives CME radial expansion, how and why does it vary with distance and from one CME to another, and how these differences affect the resulting signatures measured near 1 AU.
Physical Origins of Suprathermal Ion Populations Throughout the Heliosphere, NASA Grand Challenge Research, 80NSSC17K0009, 2017-2022 (NCE), PI: Noé Lugaz Focus: To determine the origin of suprathermal ion distributions and the physical processes that create them.
Successive coronal mass ejections and associated solar energetic particles, NASA Heliophysics Supporting Research, 80NSSC19K0831, 2019-2022, PI: Noé Lugaz, Co-I; Gang Li, University of Alabama Focus: To identify the configurations favorable for SEP acceleration by series of CMEs and understand the physical processes that lead to the particle acceleration and release.
Successive coronal mass ejections and associated solar energetic particles, NASA Heliophysics Guest Investigator, 80NSSC19K0831, 2019-2022, PI: Noé Lugaz, Co-I; Gang Li, University of Alabama Focus: To identify the configurations favorable for SEP acceleration by series of CMEs and understand the physical processes that lead to the particle acceleration and release.
Evolution and interaction of transients in the inner heliosphere and their effects on galactic cosmic rays, NASA Heliophysics Early Career Award, 80NSSC19K0914, 2019-2024, PI: Réka Winslow.
Investigating the Structure of Coronal Magnetic Eruptions Through Comprehensive Data Analysis, NASA Heliophysics Early Career Award, 80NSSC19K0914, 2021-2025, PI: Nada AlHaddad. Focus: Studying the contribution of both plasma and magnetic and magnetic field measurements to the change of CMEs structure.
Understanding the Intrinsic Structure and Evolution of Coronal Mass Ejections, NASAParker Solar Probe Guest Investigators, 80NSSC22K0349, 2021-2024, Co-I: Nada AlHaddad. Focus: Understanding the structure of CMEs through multi spacecraft measurements and modeling.
Improving Models to Better Represent the Complex Structure of Coronal Mass Ejections, NSF Solar-Terrestrial, 1954983, 2021-2023, PI: Nada AlHaddad. Focus: Improving excisting fitting techniques through incorporating physical evolutionary properties observed in CMEs.
EAGER: Developing an Ab initio Model of CMEs Incorporating All Forms of Helicity, NSF Solar-Terrestrial, 2027322, 2020-2021, PI: Nada AlHaddad. Focus: Studying the dynamic change of CMEs' magnetic field throughout evolution.
Student Collaboration of the Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe: Phases B to F, NASA Science Mission Directorate, 80NSSC20K1110, 2020-2023, PI: Noé Lugaz Focus: To develop hands-on research experience for students through a collaborative hardware program involving three universities that results in students designing, building, testing, calibrating and delivering to NASA for launch at least one CubeSat with at least one student-built instrument.
Multi-spacecraft observational study and MHD modeling of ICMEs observed in conjunction, NSF/SHINE AGS1622352, $360,000, 2016 – 2019, PI: Réka Winslow.
Characterizing the Influence of ICMEs at Mercury using MESSENGER observations, NASA/DDAP NNX15AW31G, 2015 – 2017, UNH PI: Réka Winslow.
Physical Origins of Suprathermal Ion Populations Throughout the Heliosphere, NASA/HGCR 80NSSC17K0009, 2017 – 2020, PI: N. Lugaz (UNH), Co-I: Réka Winslow.