Accession Number : AD0640976
Title : TERRESTRIAL MAGNETIC FIELD EFFECTS ON AN ELECTROSTATIC ANALYZER.
Descriptive Note : Instrumentation papers,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS
Personal Author(s) : Kuck,George A.
Report Date : MAY 1966
Pagination or Media Count : 44
Abstract : A uniform magnetic field perturbation of the 1/r coulomb field between the plates of a spherical quadrant electrostatic analyzer was calculated using action-angle variables. The effect of the uniform earth's magnetic field on the electrostatic analyzer flown on satellite 1963-25 beta was shown to be negligible for particle energies above 10 keV. For electron energies below 1 keV, the perturbation of the electron trajectories would not be negligible for analyzer plates with a mean radius of 5 cm. (Author)
Descriptors : (*GEOMAGNETISM, *RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS), PERTURBATION THEORY, VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELT, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, PROTONS, ELECTRONS
Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE