Capabilities and performance of the high-energy energetic-particles instrument for the parker solar probe mission
|Author||Wiedenbeck, M.E.; Angold, N.G.; Birdwell, B.; Burnham, J.A.; Christian, E.R.; Cohen, C.M.S.; Cook, W.R.; Crabill, R.M.; Cummings, A.C.; Davis, A.J.; Dirks, G.; Do, D.H.; Everett, D.T.; Goodwin, P.A.; Hanley, J.J.; Hernandez, L.; Kecman, B.; Klemic, J.; Labrador, A.W.; Leske, R.A.; Lopez, S.; Link, J.T.; McComas, D.J.; Mewaldt, R.A.; Miyasaka, H.; Nahory, B.W.; Rankin, J.S.; Riggans, G.; Rodriguez, B.; Rusert, M.D.; Shuman, S.A.; Simms, K.M.; Stone, E.C.; Von Rosenvinge, T.T.; Weidner, S.E.; White, M.L.;|
|Keywords||cosmic rays; Cosmology; NASA; Orbits; Probes; Radioactivity; Parker Engineering|
|Abstract||NASA s Parker Solar Probe (PSP) spacecraft (formerly Solar Probe Plus) is scheduled for launch in July 2018 with a planned heliocentric orbit that will carry it on a series of close passes by the Sun with perihelion distances that eventually will get below 10 solar radii. Among other in-situ and imaging sensors, the PSP payload includes the two-instrument "Integrated Science Investigation of the Sun" suite, which will make coordinated measurements of energetic ions and electrons. The high-energy instrument (EPI-Hi), operating in the MeV energy range, consists of three detector-telescopes using silicon solid-state sensors for measuring composition, energy spectra, angular distributions, and time structure in solar energetic particle events. The expected performance of this instrument has been studied using accelerator calibrations, radioactive-source tests, and simulations. We present the EPI-Hi measurement capabilities drawing on these calibration data and simulation results for illustrations.|
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|Year of Publication||2017|
|Journal||Proceedings of Science|
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