Accession Number:

ADA458455

Title:

Low Energy Particle Sensor for Medium Earth Orbit

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 10 May 2005-10 May 2006

Corporate Author:

AMPTEK INC BEDFORD MA

Report Date:

2006-06-15

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The Low Energy ElectroStatic Analyzer LEESA will measure electrons and protons from 100 eV to 50 keV onboard the DSX spacecraft. This sensor uses hemispherical sector ESAs to achieve a single, 50 degree pitch angle bin. LEESA is a new instrument, based on heritage designs of sensors, analog electronics, and power supply electronics. During the first year of the program, we have carried out a requirements analysis, a concept design phase with trade study, and the preliminary design phase. The results of these are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Celestial Mechanics
  • Meteorology
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE