The energy spectrometer for particles (ESP): Instrument description and orbital performance

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The ESP detector is functionally described, along with the pertinent orbital and spin properties of the spacecraft that supports it. The phoswiched plastic/BGO scintillators sensor design, electronic implementation, and resulting data types are recounted, and the ground calibration procedures are reported. Several illustrative examples of data are given, including the solar proton event of 29 September 1989, and the nearly periodic episodes of high relativistic electron flux that are associated with solar coronal holes which have been a dominant feature of the space weather over the past few years. 2 refs., 10 figs., 1 tab.

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Meier, M.M.; Belian, R.D.; Cayton, T.E.; Christensen, R.; Garcia, B.; Grace, K. et al. December 31, 1994.

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The ESP detector is functionally described, along with the pertinent orbital and spin properties of the spacecraft that supports it. The phoswiched plastic/BGO scintillators sensor design, electronic implementation, and resulting data types are recounted, and the ground calibration procedures are reported. Several illustrative examples of data are given, including the solar proton event of 29 September 1989, and the nearly periodic episodes of high relativistic electron flux that are associated with solar coronal holes which have been a dominant feature of the space weather over the past few years. 2 refs., 10 figs., 1 tab.

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  • 10. Taos workshop on the earth`s trapped particle environment, Taos, NM (United States), 14-19 Aug 1994

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  • Other: DE96008120
  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-0283
  • Report No.: CONF-9408182--6
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/231224 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 231224
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc673035

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Meier, M.M.; Belian, R.D.; Cayton, T.E.; Christensen, R.; Garcia, B.; Grace, K. et al. The energy spectrometer for particles (ESP): Instrument description and orbital performance, report, December 31, 1994; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc673035/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.