SWE, a comprehensive plasma instrument for the WIND spacecraft

  title={SWE, a comprehensive plasma instrument for the WIND spacecraft},
  author={K. Ogilvie and D. Chornay and R. J. Fritzenreiter and F. Hunsaker and J. Keller and J. Lobell and G. Miller and J. Scudder and E. Sittler and R. Torbert and D. Bodet and G. Needell and A. Lazarus and J. T. Steinberg and J. Tappan and A. Mavretic and E. Gergin},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  • K. Ogilvie, D. Chornay, +14 authors E. Gergin
  • Published 1995
  • Physics
  • Space Science Reviews
  • The Solar Wind Experiment (SWE) on the WIND spacecraft is a comprehensive, integrated set of sensors which is designed to investigate outstanding problems in solar wind physics. It consists of two Faraday cup (FC) sensors; a vector electron and ion spectrometer (VEIS); a strahl sensor, which is especially configured to study the electron ‘strahl’ close to the magnetic field direction; and an on-board calibration system. The energy/charge range of the Faraday cups is 150 V to 8 kV, and that of… CONTINUE READING
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