Nascap-2k Spacecraft Charging Code Overview

  title={Nascap-2k Spacecraft Charging Code Overview},
  author={M. J. Mandell and V. A. Davis and D. C. Cooke and A. T. Wheelock and C. J. Roth},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science},
Nascap-2k is a modern spacecraft charging code, replacing the older codes NASA Charging Analyzer Program for GEosynchronous Orbit (NASCAP/GEO), NASA Charging Analyzer Program for Low-Earth Orbit (NASCAP/LEO), Potentials Of Large objects in the Auroral Region (POLAR), and Dynamic Plasma Analysis Code (DynaPAC). The code builds on the physical principles, mathematical algorithms, and user experience developed over three decades of spacecraft charging research. Capabilities include surface… CONTINUE READING
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