Accession Number : ADA112340

Title :   A Data Acquisition and Instrument Control System for Laboratory Tests of an Ion Beam Source.

Descriptive Note : Instrumentation papers,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s) : Broomhead,Kirk ; Chesley,Allen ; Boucher,Ronald

PDF Url : ADA112340

Report Date : 17 Sep 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : During the 1970's, the Air Force developed an ion beam source for use in spacecraft discharging experiments. In addition to the flight instruments, several models were developed for laboratory tests conducted at the Air Force Geophysics Laboratory. Over the past several years, the research methods used for the Satellite Positive Ion Beam System (SPIBS) tests have evolved from manual techniques for experiment control and data recording to the present use of a real-time, computer-based system. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ION SOURCES, *SPACE CHARGE, *NEUTRALIZATION, SPACECRAFT COMPONENTS, INSTRUMENTATION, CONTROL SYSTEMS, MONITORING, DATA REDUCTION, REAL TIME, DATA ACQUISITION, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, EJECTION, ION BEAMS

Subject Categories : Particle Accelerators
      Astronautics
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE