A small-sized device for monitoring of high-energy electrons and nuclei in the outer space

1Dudnik, OV, 2Prieto, M, 1Kurbatov, EV, 2Sanchez, S, 3Timakova, TG, 3Titov, KG, 2Parra, P
1Institute of Radio Astronomy of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kharkiv, V.N. Karazin National University of Kharkiv, Kharkiv, Ukraine
2Space Research Group, University. Alcala, Alcala de Henares, Spain
3V.N. Karazin National University of Kharkiv, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2012, 18 ;(6):22–34
Section: Space Instruments
Publication Language: Russian
We present the concept of the compact on-board device SIDRA for measurements of energetic charged particle fluxes in the outer space and first results of laboratory tests for separate instrument’s units. The necessity to elaborate the spectrometer of such a type is substantiated and some actual problems to be solved with the use of the device are listed. The block diagram is presented and the modules and components of the device SIDRA are described. We discuss some results of computer simulation, of measurements for the basic characteristics of charge-to-voltage converters, shapers, and sample and hold apparatus. Some results of tests for electromagnetic compatibility with other payload and with the help of charge particle accelerator are also considered. The features of the software for the digital processing module prototype as well as the device operation modes are described
Keywords: charged particle fluxes, on-board device SIDRA
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