Accession Number:

ADA210791

Title:

CRRES (Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite) SPACERAD Plasma Wave Experiment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 20 Apr 1982-30 Jun 1988

Corporate Author:

IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Report Date:

1988-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

This document discusses the Main Electronics Package, two Electric Field Preamps and Search Coil Magnetometer. The AFGL 701 SPACERAD instrumentation on the CRRES Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite project. This document discusses the scientific objectives and the importance of the Plasma Wave Experiment in the CRRES SPACERAD mission and describes the instrument design rational and the instrument development philosophy. The instrument description describes the instrument commands and their verifications. This document also discusses the testing and operations of the experiment and contains a schematic drawing of the instrumentation electrons and lists of the schematics, drawings, and wiring diagrams that describe the as- built configuration of the Plasma Wave Experiment instrumentation. Problems encountered during the construction and testing of the instrument and their resolutions are discussed. Test results from already completed environmental and EMCRFI tests have already been submitted to AFGL and to the Air Force Headquarters Space Division Space Test Program. The recertification of the calibration of the instrument is recommended in the near future under a new contract covering the re-delivery necessitated due to the removal during the launch-delay storage period, pre-launch, and launch operations. Keywords Plasma wave experiment Search coil magnetometer Passive plasma sounder Spectrum analyzer Sweep frequency receiver Electric fields Magnetic fields.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Astronautics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE