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Calibration of the Compact Environmental Anomaly Sensor (CEASE) for the DSX space weather mission
Author(s): Bronislaw K. Dichter; John McGarity; E. G. Mullen; Donald Brautigam; Gary E. Galica; Michael J. Golightly
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Paper Abstract

The CEASE instrument was designed to measure energetic electrons and protons in the space environment. It consists of two dosimeter detectors, a particle telescope and a Single Event Effect rate detector. CEASE was designed to be an engineering instrument providing real-time warnings of space weather hazards to the spacecraft operators. The Air Force Research Laboratory has flown CEASE instruments on two long term missions and is using the data as a part of its radiation belt model research. A third CEASE instrument will be flown on the Air Force Research Laboratory DSX mission. The method and results of the calibration of the particle telescope sensor on CEASE will be presented. An extensive program of telescope response simulation calculations has also been carried out using both simple analytical models and the Monte Carlo particle interaction codes, MCNPX and Integrated TIGER Series. Comparison of calculated telescope results to the measured calibration data will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7438, Solar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation III, 743807 (23 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.825665
Show Author Affiliations
Bronislaw K. Dichter, Assurance Technology Corp. (United States)
John McGarity, Assurance Technology Corp. (United States)
E. G. Mullen, Assurance Technology Corp. (United States)
Donald Brautigam, Assurance Technology Corp. (United States)
Gary E. Galica, Assurance Technology Corp. (United States)
Michael J. Golightly, Boston Univ. Ctr. for Space Physics (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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