Current energetic particle sensors

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Abstract
Several energetic particle sensors designed to make measurements in the current decade are described and their technology and capabilities discussed and demonstrated. Most of these instruments are already on orbit or approaching launch. These include the Magnetic Electron Ion Spectrometers (MagEIS) and the Relativistic Electron Proton Telescope (REPT) that are flying on the Van Allen Probes, the Fly\textquoterights Eye Electron Proton Spectrometers (FEEPS) flying on the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission, and Dosimeters flying on the AC6 Cubesat mission. We focus mostly on the electron measurement capability of these sensors while providing summary comments of their ion measurement capabilities if they have any.
Year of Publication
2016
Journal
Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics
Date Published
09/2016
URL
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016JA022588/abstract
DOI
10.1002/2016JA022588