Accession Number:

ADA088880

Title:

Instrumentation Development for LASSII Equatorial Measurements.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 77-Mar 80,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-04-23

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

A quadrupole ion mass spectrometer capable of measuring ion composition during equatorial ionospheric irregularities with a spatial resolution of 4 m over a range of 1 to 56 AMU is discussed. Instrument sensitivity has been adjusted to cover an ion concentration range of 10 ionscc to million ionscc. A separate measurement of ion density and its fluctuations is also made. The instrument was developed to fly on a space-shuttle-launched LASSII satellite. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE