Accession Number:

ADA231514

Title:

CHARGE-2B Electron Gun System

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 1986-Sep 1989,

Corporate Author:

UTAH STATE UNIV LOGAN CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC AND SPACE SCIENCES

Report Date:

1990-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

An extremely versatile, modulated electron gun MEG system has been designed, fabricated and tested. The Herrmannsfeldt electron optics computer simulation code was used to great advantage during the design. The code was subsequently validated to high accuracy during hardware testing. A ground fault interruptable high voltage battery stack has been developed, which will greatly enhance system reliability during flight. MEG laboratory performance test results are discussed, along with the performance diagnostics to be flown together with the MEG on the upcoming CHARGE-2B sounding rocket mission.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE