Probe diagnostics of laboratory and ionospheric rarefied plasma flows

1Shuvalov, VA, 2Lukenjuk, AA, 1Pismennyi, NI, 3Kulagin, SN
1Institute of Technical Mechanics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the State Space Agency of Ukraine, Dnipro, Ukraine
2L’viv Centre of the Space Research Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the State Space Agency of Ukraine, L’viv, Ukraine
3Institute of Technical Mechanics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the State Space Agency of Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2013, 19 ;(1):13-19
Section: Space and Atmospheric Physics
Publication Language: Russian

We developed a procedure and elaborated equations for the processing and analysis of output signals from the detectors of neutral particles, DN, and charged particles, DE, which are parts of the scientific devices of the spacecraft “Sich-2”. The procedure allows one to determine the complex main kinetic parameters of the spacecraft environment.

Keywords: detectors of neutral and charged particles, kinetic parameters of the ionospheric plasma, spacecraft “Sich-2”
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