Hugo Station for Extremely Low Frequency Electromagnetic Field Measurements


Hugo Station was installed in the Hugo Wildlife Area in Colorado (USA) in 2015. It was assembled at the JU Astronomical Observatory. It is used together with Hylaty Station, build in 2005 in Bieszczady Mountains (Poland) and Patagonia Station, build in 2016 in Argentina, to measure electromagnetic waves of extremely low frequencies (0,03 to 300 Hz).



This construction is a second step towards creating a worldwide network of such stations, which allows for real-time online measurements everywhere on the planet. The next station was scheduled to be built in Patagonia.



The station is placed underground at the geographic location 38.9N, 103.4W. The magnetic antennas of the station are placed about 50m away from the receiver, which prevents any electromagnetic interference.



The installation was carried out in collaboration with American partner institutions: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Colorado.


The International Team from JU and AGH (Poland) and University of Colorado (USA)