The Solar Probe ANalyzer-Ions on the Parker Solar Probe
The Solar Probe ANalyzer for Ions (SPAN-I) onboard NASA s Parker Solar Probe spacecraft is an electrostatic analyzer with time-of- flight capabilities that measures the ion composition and three- dimensional distribution function of the thermal corona and solar-wind plasma. SPAN-I measures the energy per charge of ions in the solar wind from 2 eV to 30 keV with a field of view of 247.\textdegree5 \texttimes 120\textdegree while simultaneously separating H$^+$ from He$^++$ to develop 3D velocity distribution functions of indi ...
Livi, Roberto; Larson, Davin; Kasper, Justin; Abiad, Robert; Case, A.~W.; Klein, Kristopher; Curtis, David; Dalton, Gregory; Stevens, Michael; Korreck, Kelly; Ho, George; Robinson, Miles; Tiu, Chris; Whittlesey, Phyllis; Verniero, Jaye; Halekas, Jasper; McFadden, James; Marckwordt, Mario; Slagle, Amanda; Abatcha, Mamuda; Rahmati, Ali; McManus, Michael;
Published by: \apj Published on: oct
YEAR: 2022   DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ac93f5
Parker Data Used; Heliosphere; The Sun; Solar Physics; 711; 1693; 1476
Solar Wind Electrons Alphas and Protons (SWEAP) Investigation: Design of the Solar Wind and Coronal Plasma Instrument Suite for Solar Probe Plus
The Solar Wind Electrons Alphas and Protons (SWEAP) Investigation on Solar Probe Plus is a four sensor instrument suite that provides complete measurements of the electrons and ionized helium and hydrogen that constitute the bulk of solar wind and coronal plasma. SWEAP consists of the Solar Probe Cup (SPC) and the Solar Probe Analyzers (SPAN). SPC is a Faraday Cup that looks directly at the Sun and measures ion and electron fluxes and flow angles as a function of energy. SPAN consists of an ion and electron electrostatic ...
Kasper, Justin; Abiad, Robert; Austin, Gerry; Balat-Pichelin, Marianne; Bale, Stuart; Belcher, John; Berg, Peter; Bergner, Henry; Berthomier, Matthieu; Bookbinder, Jay; Brodu, Etienne; Caldwell, David; Case, Anthony; Chandran, Benjamin; Cheimets, Peter; Cirtain, Jonathan; Cranmer, Steven; Curtis, David; Daigneau, Peter; Dalton, Greg; Dasgupta, Brahmananda; DeTomaso, David; Diaz-Aguado, Millan; Djordjevic, Blagoje; Donaskowski, Bill; Effinger, Michael; Florinski, Vladimir; Fox, Nichola; Freeman, Mark; Gallagher, Dennis; Gary, Peter; Gauron, Tom; Gates, Richard; Goldstein, Melvin; Golub, Leon; Gordon, Dorothy; Gurnee, Reid; Guth, Giora; Halekas, Jasper; Hatch, Ken; Heerikuisen, Jacob; Ho, George; Hu, Qiang; Johnson, Greg; Jordan, Steven; Korreck, Kelly; Larson, Davin; Lazarus, Alan; Li, Gang; Livi, Roberto; Ludlam, Michael; Maksimovic, Milan; McFadden, James; Marchant, William; Maruca, Bennet; McComas, David; Messina, Luciana; Mercer, Tony; Park, Sang; Peddie, Andrew; Pogorelov, Nikolai; Reinhart, Matthew; Richardson, John; Robinson, Miles; Rosen, Irene; Skoug, Ruth; Slagle, Amanda; Steinberg, John; Stevens, Michael; Szabo, Adam; Taylor, Ellen; Tiu, Chris; Turin, Paul; Velli, Marco; Webb, Gary; Whittlesey, Phyllis; Wright, Ken; Wu, S.; Zank, Gary;
Published by: Space Science Reviews Published on: 10/2015
YEAR: 2015   DOI: 10.1007/s11214-015-0206-3
Acceleration; Corona; Heating; Parker Data Used; Solar Probe Plus; Solar wind plasma; SWEAP
Spacecraft charging and ion wake formation in the near-Sun environment
A three-dimensional, self-consistent code is employed to solve for the static potential structure surrounding a spacecraft in a high photoelectron environment. The numerical solutions show that, under certain conditions, a spacecraft can take on a negative potential in spite of strong photoelectron currents. The negative potential is due to an electrostatic barrier near the surface of the spacecraft that can reflect a large fraction of the photoelectron flux back to the spacecraft. This electrostatic barrier forms if (1) ...
Ergun, R.; Malaspina, D.; Bale, S.; McFadden, J.; Larson, D.; Mozer, F.; Meyer-Vernet, N.; Maksimovic, M.; Kellogg, P.; Wygant, J.;
Published by: Physics of Plasmas Published on: 07/2010
YEAR: 2010   DOI: 10.1063/1.3457484
52.25.-b; 52.30.-q; 94.05.Jq; parker solar probe; plasma density; plasma flow; Solar Probe Plus; space vehicles; spacecraft charging; Spacecraft sheaths wakes and charging; static electrification