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The Ion Drift Meter for Dynamics Explorer-B
Author and Affiliation:
Heelis, R. A.(Texas Univ. at Dallas, Richardson, TX, United States)
Hanson, W. B.(Texas Univ. at Dallas, Richardson, TX, United States)
Lippincott, C. R.(Texas Univ. at Dallas, Richardson, TX, United States)
Zuccaro, D. R.(Texas Univ. at Dallas, Richardson, TX, United States)
Harmon, L. H.(Texas Univ. at Dallas, Richardson, TX, United States)
Holt, B. J.(Texas Univ. at Dallas, Richardson, TX, United States)
Doherty, J. E.(Texas Univ. at Dallas, Richardson, TX, United States)
Power, R. A.(Texas, University, Richardson, TX, United States)
Abstract: The Ion Drift Meter on Dynamics Explorer-B measures two mutually perpendicular angles of arrival of thermal ions with respect to the sensor look direction. These measurements are used to derive two components of the ambient thermal ion drift velocity, which together with the third component from the Retarding Potential Analyzer instrument provide the total velocity. The Ion Drift Meter technique yields high temporal resolution measurements essential in the studies of the convection pattern and energy deposition in the ionosphere.
Publication Date: Dec 01, 1981
Document ID:
19820032909
(Acquired Nov 30, 1995)
Accession Number: 82A16444
Subject Category: SPACECRAFT INSTRUMENTATION
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Space Science Instrumentation; 5; Dec. 198
Publisher Information: Netherlands
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAS5-24298; NAS5-26071; NAS5-24297; NAS5-26068
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Texas Univ. at Dallas; Richardson, TX, United States
Description: 11p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: DYNAMICS EXPLORER 2 SATELLITE; ION PROBES; IONOSPHERIC DRIFT; SATELLITE-BORNE INSTRUMENTS; ION MOTION; IONOSPHERIC SOUNDING; PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS
Imprint And Other Notes: Space Science Instrumentation, vol. 5, Dec. 1981, p. 511-521.
Miscellaneous Notes: p. 511-521
Availability Source: Other Sources
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