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Optical instrument for on-board measurement of electrostatic charge on spacecraft
Author(s): Keith A. Ryden; Max Allman
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Paper Abstract

The measurement of electrostatic charge is fundamental in physics. A new method of performing the measurement, developed in this case for application to spacecraft and employing optical techniques is described. The principles of the instrument, together with the relative advantages compared to existing instrument designs are detailed. Reference is also made to the design and development of an instrument to be flown on a forth coming satellite mission (STRV1a).

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2210, Space Optics 1994: Space Instrumentation and Spacecraft Optics, (30 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.188074
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Keith A. Ryden, Defense Research Agency (United Kingdom)
Max Allman, Satellites International Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2210:
Space Optics 1994: Space Instrumentation and Spacecraft Optics
Thierry M. Dewandre; Joachim J. Schulte-in-den-Baeumen; Emmanuel Sein, Editor(s)

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