Advanced satellite sensors: Low Energy Neutral Atom (LENA) imager

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This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Imaging of low energy neutral atoms (LENDs) created by electron capture by magnetospheric plasma ions from interactions with cold geocoronal neutrals promises to be a revolutionary technique for providing unprecedented information about the global structure and dynamics of the terrestrial magnetosphere. This has significant implications in space weather forecasting, weather-induced satellite upset diagnostics, and revolutionary insights into global magnetospheric physics. The Los Alamos Space and Atmospheric Sciences Group has completed extensive neutral atom simulations and detailed instrument definition, and ... continued below

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Funsten, H.O. & McComas, D.J. September 1, 1996.

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This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Imaging of low energy neutral atoms (LENDs) created by electron capture by magnetospheric plasma ions from interactions with cold geocoronal neutrals promises to be a revolutionary technique for providing unprecedented information about the global structure and dynamics of the terrestrial magnetosphere. This has significant implications in space weather forecasting, weather-induced satellite upset diagnostics, and revolutionary insights into global magnetospheric physics. The Los Alamos Space and Atmospheric Sciences Group has completed extensive neutral atom simulations and detailed instrument definition, and we designed a proof-of-concept demonstration prototype and have obtained externally- funded programs for full instrument development

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  • Other: DE96014577
  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-2831
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/383556 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 383556
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc683146

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Funsten, H.O. & McComas, D.J. Advanced satellite sensors: Low Energy Neutral Atom (LENA) imager, report, September 1, 1996; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc683146/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.