Early Results From the Engineering Radiation Monitor (ERM) and Solar Cell Monitor on the Van Allen Probes Mission

Author
Abstract
The Engineering Radiation Monitor (ERM) measures dose, dose rate and charging currents on the Van Allen Probes mission to study the dynamics of earth\textquoterights Van Allen radiation belts. Early results from this monitor show a variation in dose rates with time, a correlation between the dosimeter and charging current data, a map of charging current versus orbit altitude and a comparison of cumulative dose to pre-launch modeling after 260 days. Solar cell degradation monitor patches track the decrease in solar array output as displacement damage accumulates.
Year of Publication
2013
Journal
IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Volume
60
Number of Pages
4053-4058
Date Published
Jan-12-2013
ISSN Number
0018-9499
URL
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=6651707
DOI
10.1109/TNS.2013.2281937