An Evaluation of Space Plasma Data: Effects upon Spacecraft Materials and Predictions
Final rept. 10 Oct 1982-20 Jan 1984
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX
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A complete LAPI and DE data analysis package has been developed through which data from all DE-2 experiments can be plotted on a common time scale. The analysis package has been implemented on a MASSCOMP 500 computer system. Analysis of space plasma data has shown the processes occuring within the magnetosphere lead to large temporal and spatial variations in the space plasma. These variations can and do have a large impact on space systems. The studies undertaken are leading to a better environmental understanding with the ultimate goal being how to mitigate the effects. Keywords Auroral Particles Dynamic Explorer 1 Spacecraft, Magnetosphere Ionosphere Interactions, Dynamic Explorer 2 Spacecraft, Space plasma, Data Reduction, Computer application, Onboard.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Computer Programming and Software
- Unmanned Spacecraft