A Satellite Telescope for Protons and Alphas.
Final rept. 17 Nov 72-30 Nov 74,
PANAMETRICS INC WALTHAM MASS
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A satellite-borne detector for protons and alpha particles has been developed and flown. The detector uses two totally depleted silicon surface barrier detectors in a coincidence telescope arrangement to detect 5-100 MeV protons and 22-100 MeV alpha particles. A calibration mode allows the front detector to be used to detect launched on board satellite OV5-6 in May 1969 and is still yielding reliable data more than 5 years later.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Nuclear Instrumentation