Accession Number:

ADA422291

Title:

Small On-Board Environmental Diagnostic Sensor Package (SOBEDS)

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Oct 2002-1 Oct 2003

Corporate Author:

AMPTEK INC BEDFORD MA

Report Date:

2003-11-11

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

This report contains the summary of the scientific and engineering work performed during the most recent year as part of the development of the High Energy Proton instrument HEP and of the Low Energy Particle and Dosimetry instrument LEPDOS. These instruments are part of the SOBEDS suite of instruments being developed by Amptek, Inc. The purpose of the HEP instrument is to measure the energy spectrum of energetic protons, specifically to obtain a differential spectrum for 25 E 440 MeV and integral counts for E 440 MeV. The purpose of the LEPDOS instrument is to measure 1 the lower energy protons and electrons that may cause spacecraft anomalies, specifically protons from 0.7 to 80 MeV and electrons from 5 to 250 keV, 2 the dose and dose rate experienced by spacecraft electronics, 3 particles causing single event effects, and 4 to provide real-time warnings to spacecraft and operators of environmental conditions likely to cause anomalies, such as surface charging and deep dielectric charging. During the most recent year, the seventh year of the contract effort, no spacecraft were selected for the remaining instruments. Since the bulk of the remaining effort is spacecraft specific, very little work was carried out on this contract.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE