Particles and Fields Package (PFP) SWEA pre-CDR Peer Review Science 2011 March 28. Dave Mitchell. MAVEN Level 1 Requirements. SWEA Science Goals. Magnetic Topology & Plasma Regime Crustal Magnetospheres/Cusps Draped Field Lines. o. o. o. SWEA Science Goals. MGS MAG/ER.
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Particles and Fields Package (PFP)
SWEA pre-CDR Peer Review
2011 March 28
SWEA Science Goals
Photo-ionization of CO2by solar h @ 304 Å
Escape associated with heavy ions (M> 16)
FPGA provides a single science data product to the PFDPU
Counts per accumulation interval for each of the 16 anodes (as a function of analyzer and deflector sweeps)
Complete measurement sequence takes 2 seconds.
PFDPU computes three data products, with cadence depending on altitude
360o x ±65o
SWEA axis parallel to SC Z when deployed
of the sensor at low energy can be controlled by varying the voltage bias U0 between the internal and external grids:
where is the energy resolution for zero bias (0.175)
and is the incident energy of the electron
Thus for 1.5x finer energy resolution (and 2x smaller GF), we apply
Works for apoapsis and side segments in all orbit scenarios. Works for Sun-Velocity mode at periapsis (~50% of orbits).
Does not work for deep dips.