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DSX loss cone imager differential response functions
Author(s): James D. Sullivan
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Paper Abstract

The loss cone imager (LCI) on the demonstration science experiments mission (DSX) of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) was designed to measure the effect of waves on non-relativistic electrons in the slot of the radiation belts. The LCI comprises two instruments: a narrow ~7° acceptance-cone electron detector (HST) to measure the low-intensity electron flux in the local loss cone, and a three-pin-hole multi-pixel sensor, the fixed sensor head (FSH), measuring the electron intensity in a 180° x 10° continuous swath containing the HST look-direction at 45°. The design history of the LCI is briefly outlined; the relevant mechanical and signal processing parameters reviewed; and the differential response functions, including the normal data-number (DN) to engineering-unit (EU) conversion of raw data, required to generate the physics (model dependent) parameters discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7438, Solar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation III, 74380A (23 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.825481
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James D. Sullivan, Boston College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7438:
Solar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation III
Silvano Fineschi; Judy A. Fennelly, Editor(s)

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