Accession Number:

ADA050601

Title:

Electrical Interference to Satellite Subsystems Resulting from Spacecraft Charging.

Descriptive Note:

PROGRESS REPT.,

Corporate Author:

IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

A physically reasonable mechanism for explaining the coupling between one type of spacecraft electronics subsystem and electrical discharges has been presented. A laboratory simulation of the coupling to the signal processing electronics has shown quantitative agreement between the test results and the anomalous detector responses that have been observed in orbit. The results of this study and experimental flight data collected by a satellite-charging experiment flown on this spacecraft confirm that these anomalies are likely generated by direct current surges from arc discharges. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE