The CEPPAD Experiment consists of four sensors for investigating energetic particle phenomena on the POLAR mission. These sensors provide 3-D proton and electron angular distributions in the energy range of 20 keV to 1 MeV, energetic proton and electron measurements extending to energies greater than 10 MEV, high angular and time resolution measurements in the loss-cone, and data on energetic neutral particles. All sensors operate in conjunction with special on-board data processing units which control sensor data acquisition modes while performing in-flight data processing, data compression, and telemetry formatting. Presented here is a CEPPAD system overview together with descriptions of the individual sensors, the in-flight data processing, and examples of sensor calibration data.
Space Science Review
Kluwer Academic Publishers
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Blake, J. B.; Fennell, J. F.; Friesen, L. M.; Johnson, B. M.; Kolasinski, W. A.; Mabry, D. J.; Osborn, J. V.; Penzin, S. H.; Schnauss, E. R.; Spence, Harlan E.; Baker, D. N.; and Belian, R., "CEPPAD" (1995). Space Science Review. 272.
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