Measurement Techniques in Space Plasmas: Particles / Edition 1

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 102.

Space plasma measurements are conducted in a hostile, remote environment. The art and science of measurements gathered in space depend therefore on unique instrument designs and fabrication methods to an extent perhaps unprecedented in experimental physics. In-situ measurement of space plasmas constitutes an expensive, unforgiving, and highly visible form of scientific endeavor.

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Editorial Reviews

One volume of a two-part compendium of state-of-the-art expertise on data acquisition in all major areas of space plasma physics. Topics include techniques for measuring plasma particles (Langmuir probes, retarding-potential analyzers, particle spectrometers), correlators, and energetic-particle detectors. Illustrated with b&w diagrams and photographs. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875900858
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/4/1998
  • Series: Geophysical Monograph Series , #102
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 355
  • Product dimensions: 85.00 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Robert F. Pfaff, Joseph E. Borovsky, and David T. Young ix

Space Plasma Particle Instrumentation and the New Paradigm: Faster, Cheaper, Better
David T. Young

What's Wrong With Space Plasma Metrology?
L. R. O. Storey 17

Techniques for Measuring Plasma Particles

Langmuir Probes
Langmuir Probe Measurements in the Ionosphere
Larry H. Brace 23

Current Collection by a Large Langmuir Probe in a Meso-Therma (ram) Plasma
I. Katz, G. A. Jongeward, V. A. Davis, T. L. Morton, and D.C. Ferguson 37

Thermal Plasma Measurementis in Space Using Direct Measurements of Derivatives of Probe Current-Voltage Characteristics
W. J. Raitt and D.C. Thompson 43

Ambient Electron Density Derived from Differential Potential Measurements
Harri Laakso and Arne Pedersen 49

Fast Electron Temperature Measurements with Langmuir Probes:
Considerations for Space Flight and Initial Laboratory Tests
Carl L. Siefring, William E. Amatuccia, and Paul Rodriguez 55

Retarding-Potential Analyzers

Measurements of Thermal Ion Drift Velocity and T emperature Using Planar Sensors
R. A. Heelis and W. B. Hanson 61

In Situ Detection of Ionospheric Cavitons: Experimental Considerations
P. Rodriguez, C. I. Siefring, D. G. Haas, M. M. Baumback, and D. P. McNutt 73

Flow Velocity Analysis of Suprathermal Ions in the Presence of Ion Temperature Anistropy
Lun C. Tan, Shing F. Fung, and Scott A. Boardsen 79

A Comparison of Solar Wind Parameters from Experiments in the IMP 8 and Wind Spacecraft
A. J. Lazarus and K. I. Paularena 85

Thermal Electron Temperature Measurements from the Freja Cold Plasma Analyzer
D. J. Knudsen, T. D. Phan, M.D. Gladders, and M. J. Greffen 9

Measurement of 025 eV Ions With a Retarding Potential Analyzer on the Cluster Ion
Spectroscopy Experiment
M. P. McCarthy and J. P. McFadden 97

Particle Spectrometers

Kinetic Core Plasma Diagnostics
T. E. Moore, C. J. Pollock, and D. T. Young 105

Design and Application of Imaging Plasma Instruments
C. W. Carlson and J. P. McFadden 125

Time-of-Flight Ion Composition Measurement Technique for Space Plasmas
Martin Wuest 141

Limited Resource Plasma Analyzers: Miniaturization Concepts
Herbert O. Funsten and David J. McComas 157

Novel Measurement of the Pitch-Angle Structure of Auroral Electron Beams
With a Top Hat Spectrometer
J. H. Clemmons, M. H. Boehm, and G. Paschmann 169

The Scanning Thermal Ion Composition Spectrometer (STICS)
V. N. Coffey, T. E. Moore, and C. J. Pollock 175

The Data System for the Freja F7 Electron Spectrometer
M. H. Boehm, H. Hofner, and J. Clemmons 181

The Cassini Ion Mass Spectrometer
D. J. McComas, J. E. Nordholt, J.-J. Berthele Jr., J. M. Illiano, and D. T. Young 187

Solar Wind Concentrator
D. J. McComas, B . L. BarracloughR, . W. Moses, R. C. Wiens, L. Adamic, D. Burnett, and M. Neugebauer 195

Thermal Electron Capped Hemisphere Spectrometer (TECHS) for Ionospheric Studies
C. J. Pollock, V. N. Coffey, J. D. England, N. G. Martinez, T. E. Moore, and M. L. Adrian 201

The Cassini Ion Mass Spectrometer: Performance Metrics and Techniques
J. E. Nordholt, J. J.B erthelJer, D . M. Burr, H. O. Funsten, R. Goldstein, J. M. IIIiano,
K. P. McCabe, D.J. McComas, D. M. Potter, and D. T. Young 209

The DYMIO Ion Mass Spectrometer of the Mars 96 Mission
J.-J.B erthelier, J. M. Illiano, R. R.H odges, J. Covinhes, M. Godefroy, G. Gogly, J. Guillou, F. LeGoff, F. Leblanz, G. Racic, P. Rouchette, D. Krankowsky, D. Dofflinger, O. Vaisberg, V. Smirnov, and N. Kolesova 215

Rapid Non-scanning Ion Distribution Measurements Using Electrostatic Mirror and Multichannel Collimator for the INTERBALL and MARS-96 Missions
A. O. Fedorov, O. L. Vaisberg, A. D. Johnstone, A. M. James, R. D. Woodliffe 221

Isochronous Mass Spectrometer for Space Plasma Applications
P. Wurz, L. Gubler, P. Bochsler, and E. Mobius 229

Cassini Plasma Spectrometer Investigation
D. T. Young, B. L. Barraclough, J- J. Berthele Jr, J. M. Blanc, J. L. Burch, A. J. Coates, R. Goldstein, M. Grande, T. W. Hill, J.-M. Illiano, M. A. Johnson, R. E. J ohnson, R. A. Baragiola, Kelha, D. Linder, D. J. McComas, B. T. Narheim, J. E. Nordholt, A. Preece, E. C. Sittier, K. R. Svenes, S. Szalai, K. Szego, P. Tanskanen, and K. Viherkanto 237

The 3-D Plasma Distribution Function Analyzers With Time-of-Flight Mass Discrimination for Cluster, FAST, and Equator-S
E. Mobius, L. M. Kistler, M. A. Popecki, K. C. Crocker, M. Granoff, Y.J iang, E. Sartori, V. Ye, H. Rorne, J. A. Sauvaud, A. Cros, C. Aoustin, T. Camus, J.-L. Modale, J. Rouzaud, C. W. Carlson, J. P. McFadden, D. Curtis, H. Heetderks, J. Croyle, C. Ingraham, B. Klecker, D. Hovestadt, M. Ertl, F. Eberl, H. Kistle, E. Kenneth, P . Laeverenz, E. Seidenschwang, E.G. Shelley, D. M. Klumpar, E. Hertzberg, G. K. Parks, M. McCarthy, A. Korth, H. Rosenbauer, B. Grove, L. Eliasson, S. Olsen, H. Balsiger, U. Schwab, and M. Steinacher 243

Computer Simulatioinn Designing Electrostatic Optics for Space Plasma Experiments
]. P. McFadden and C. W. Carlson 249

The Cassini CAPS Electron Spectrometer
D. R. Linder, A. J. Coates, R. D. Woodliffe, C. Alsop, A .D. Johnstone, M. Grande, A . Preece, B. Narheim, and D. T. Young 257

The Use of Numerical Simulation in the Design of the Cluster/PEACE "Top Hat"
Analyzer Electron Optics
R. D. Woodliffe and A.D. Johnstone 263

UV Rejection Design and Performance of the PEACE Electrostatic Analyzers
C. Alsop, S. Scott, L. Free 269

Fast and Accurate Infiight Calculations of Electron Space Plasma Parameters
P. J . Carter, R. A. Gowen, B. K. Hancock, C. Alsop, and A . N. Fazakerley 275

A Fast Omni-directional Ion Detector for the Study of Space Plasmas
A. M. James, A .D. Johnstone, D. M. Walton, O. L. Vaisberg, and A. O. Fedorov 281

A Miniature Retarding Potential Plasma Analyser With a Differential Energy Response
G. Papatheodorou, R. D. Woodliffe, A. D. Johnstone, D. J. Rodgers, D. M. Walton, and A. J. Sims 287

High-speed 2-D Imaging for Plasma Analyzers Using Wedge-and Strip-Anodes
D. M. Walton, A.M. James, J. A. Bowles, and A.D. Johnstone 295

A Calibration Source for Low Energy Electron Detectors
M. Lessard, G. P. Garbe, and R. L. Amoldy 301

Radio-frequency Ion Mass Spectrometer Measurements of Ion Composition, Velocity, and Temperature: The EXOS-D Suprathermal Mass Spectromete
A. W. Yau, E. Drakou, M. J. Greffen, D. J. Knudsena, and E. Sagawa 307

Miniaturized O ptimized S mart S ensor(MOSS) for Space Plasma Diagnostics
D. T. Young, R. P. Bowman, R. K. Black, T. L. Booker, P. J. Casey, G. J. Dirks, D. R. Guerrero, K. E. Smith, J. H. Waite, Jr., and M.P. Wuiest 313


In-situS pacecrafPt articleA utocorrelatioann dC ross-CorrelatioTnh:e orya nd Practice
Nicholas W. Watkins, Sandra C. Chapman, M. Paul Gough, and P. Forsberg 319

Wave-Particle Correlator Instrument Design
R. E. Ergun, J. P. McFadden, and C. W. Carlson 325

Particle Correlatorisn Space: Performance, Limitations, Successes, and the Future
M. P. Gough 333

Energetic-ParticDlee tectors

MeasuringE nergeticE lectrons--WhaWt orksa ndW hat Doesn't
A. L. Vampola 339

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