25 November 1996 Advanced Solar Probe Experiment Module (AD SOLEM)
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Abstract
A small, low-power suite of fields and particles and imaging experiments is required for fulfilling the critical science objectives for a near-sun flyby mission. We discuss how an integrated instrument suite using novel sensors and advanced detector/microelectronics/packaging techniques can be implemented for such a payload. Critical tradeoffs between science requirements, measurement strategies and these resource limits are discussed, and critical enabling components are identified. The instrument site consists of 6 major investigations, some with multiple sensors, power conditioners for both high and low voltages and a common DPU. The concept design is essentially a dress-rehearsal of how a payload could realistically make the measurements needed to answer the critical science questions while operating within a real-world physics, engineering and technology context.
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Ralph L. McNutt, Robert E. Gold, Edwin P. Keath, David M. Rust, Stamatios M. Krimigis, Lawrence J. Zanetti, Cliff E. Willey, Bruce D. Williams, William S. Kurth, Donald A. Gurnett, Mario H. Acuna, L. F. Burlaga, George Gloeckler, Fred M. Ipavich, Alan J. Lazarus, John T. Steinburg, Guenter E. Brueckner, Dennis George Socker, Tom E. Holzer, Peter A. Bochsler, Reinald Kallenbach, Alain Roux, "Advanced Solar Probe Experiment Module (AD SOLEM)", Proc. SPIE 2804, Missions to the Sun, (25 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259700; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.259700
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