Accession Number:

ADA458530

Title:

The Loss Cone Imager (LCI)

Descriptive Note:

Scientific rept. no. 1, 24 Mar 2005-24 Mar 2006

Corporate Author:

BOSTON UNIV MA CENTER FOR SPACE PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-07-24

Pagination or Media Count:

143.0

Abstract:

The Loss Cone Imager LCI will serve as an integral component for an Air Force Research Laboratory AFRL experiment called WPIx. The WPIx experiment will be flown on the Demonstration and Science Experiment DSX spacecraft, to be launched in 2009, with a nominal one-year mission. The LCI will measure the local population of energetic particles, concentrating on determining their intensity within the magnetospheric loss cone. The LCI will be able to measure fluxes, energy and pitch angle of energetic electrons from 30 keV to approximately 75 keV to 60 MeV.

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE