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A detector for high frequency modulation in auroral particle fluxesA high time resolution electron detector has been developed for use in sounding rocket studies of the aurora. The detector is used to look for particle bunching in the range 50 kHz-10 MHz. The design uses an electron multiplier and an onboard frequency spectrum analyzer. By using the onboard analyzer, the data can be transmitted back to ground on a single 93-kHz voltage-controlled oscillator. The detector covers the 50 kHz-10 MHz range six times per second and detects modulation on the order of a new percent of the total electron flux. Spectra are presented for a flight over an auroral arc.
Document ID
19740062764
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Spiger, R. J.
Oehme, D.
Loewenstein, R. F.
Murphree, J.
Anderson, H. R.
Anderson, R. (Rice University Houston, Tex., United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1974
Publication Information
Publication: Review of Scientific Instruments
Volume: 45
Subject Category
INSTRUMENTATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS6-1667
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGL-44-006-012
Distribution Limits
Public
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