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The Broad Band Receiver (BBR) Instrument on the Demonstrations and Science Experiments (DSX) Spacecraft

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[Technical Report, Final Report]

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Stanford University

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This final report summarizes events, analysis, and conclusions regarding the Stanford University Broad Band Receiver BBR flown aboard the Demonstrations and Science Experiments DSX Satellite, including pre-flight, flight, and post-flight activities, during period of performance covering 04-Apr-2018 to 31-Aug-2022.BBRalong with the companion instrument TNTperformed well, especially as regards Boomerang propagation mode, whereby pulses transmitted by TNT return as echoes then received by BBR, allowing to measure absolute wave intensity and infer injection efficiency, and supporting new waveparticle studies to assess impact to radiation-belt electron populations. The primary dataset comprises over 2,200 TPK 5channel full-bandwidth Burst mode data files. Several types of expected and unexpected observations and results are presented, many suggestive of new physics yet to be explored.

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[A, Approved For Public Release]