Accession Number:

ADA053162

Title:

EXCEDE/SWIR Ion Mass Spectrometer - An Instrument Description.

Descriptive Note:

Instrumentation papers,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-01-06

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

This report presents the positive-ion mass spectrometer that was part of a SWIR rocketborne electron-accelerator experiment. A quadrupole mass filter with a specially designed ion collection configuration is described. Special attention is given to the problem introduced by high positive vehicle potentials which result from the high emission currents of the electron-accelerator. A comprehensive ion mass scanning program is described and important instrument parameters are specified. Typical data is included only to illustrate instrument performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE