TitleSPIE ProceedingsSolar Wind Electrons Alphas and Protons (SWEAP) Science Operations Center initial design and implementation
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsKorreck, KE, Kasper, JC, Case, AW, Daigneau, P, Bookbinder, JA, Larson, D, Halekas, JS, Stevens, M, Ludlam, M, Marchant, W
EditorPeck, AB, Benn, CR, Seaman, RL
Conference NameSPIE Astronomical Telescopes + InstrumentationObservatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems V
Conference LocationMontréal, Quebec, Canada

Solar Probe Plus, scheduled to launch in 2018, is a NASA mission that will fly through the Sun's atmosphere for the first time. It will employ a combination of in situ plasma measurements and remote sensing imaging to achieve the mission's primary goal: to understand how the Sun's corona is heated and how the solar wind is accelerated. The Solar Wind Electrons Alphas and Protons (SWEAP) instrument suite consists of a Faraday cup and three electrostatic analyzers. In order to accomplish the science objectives, an encounter-based operations scheme is needed. This paper will outline the SWEAP science operations center design and schemes for data selection and down link. © (2014) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.


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