RESEARCH DIRECTED TOWARD THE STUDY AND ANALYSIS OF ELECTROSTATIC ANALYZER DATA
Final rept. 5 Mar 1968-15 Jul 1969
AMERICAN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING INC CAMBRIDGE MA
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The OV3-2 satellite was instrumented with two electron electrostatic analyzers to measure the auroral electron spectrum between 10 and 100 kev, the electron pitch angle distribution, and the precipitated electron flux. The design and calibration of these instruments are documented. Real time recordings were made at Churchill and Thule. The analysis of this data is presented including spectral form, spatial distribution, and limited pitch angle distributions. Aerobee rocket 15.735 was instrumented with a high resolution rapid 300 milliseconds per energy sweep to measure the auroral electron spectrum between 2 and 35 kev and a thin window ionization chamber to measure the total energy deposition. The rocket was launched during the breakup of a visible aurora and penetrated a diffuse auroral region. The energy spectra temporal variation, and the variation in pitch angle distribution as a function of energy are presented.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods