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Design of the mechanical housing for the LCI energetic particle instrumentation package in a medium Earth orbit
Author(s): Joseph M. Coombs; David L. Voss; Charles W. Parker; Theodore A. Fritz; Anton Mavretic; James D. Sullivan; Judy A. Fennelly
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Paper Abstract

A mechanical housing design is developed to ensure the survival of electronics and optimize the performance of solid state detectors orbiting through the Van Allen radiation belts. This design is part of the Loss Cone Imager on board the AFRL's DSX satellite and consists of three mechanically separate units: Fixed Sensor Head; High Sensitivity Telescope; and Central Electronics Unit. These units need to withstand the vibrations and shocks associated with launch as well as provide shielding to highly energetic radiation and micrometeorite impacts. To obtain optimal performance from the detectors and high reliability from the electronics thermal restrictions are incorporated into the mechanical designs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7438, Solar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation III, 743817 (23 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.827380
Show Author Affiliations
Joseph M. Coombs, Boston Univ. (United States)
David L. Voss, Boston Univ. (United States)
Charles W. Parker, Boston Univ. (United States)
Theodore A. Fritz, Boston Univ. (United States)
Anton Mavretic, Boston Univ. (United States)
James D. Sullivan, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Boston College (United States)
Judy A. Fennelly, Air Force Research Lab. (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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