Accession Number : ADA184809

Title :   Analysis of Geophysical Data Bases and Models for Spacecraft Interactions.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Aug 83-Oct 86,

Corporate Author : RADEX INC CARLISLE MA

Personal Author(s) : Bass, J N ; Bonito, N A ; Cottrell, K G ; Eckhardt, R J ; McNeil, W J

PDF Url : ADA184809

Report Date : 31 Oct 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 276

Abstract : This contract supported on-going as well as planned research into environments and spacecraft interactions in near space. The major projects are summarized in this report. Models and geophysical data bases were investigated for spacecraft charging, shuttle contamination, electrostatic particle pushing codes, beam-plasma interaction in emitting probes, magnetospheric dynamics. Adiabatic invariance of trapped particles, fluxgate magnetometer simulation and falling sphere accelerometers. In support of the CRRES project, a data management plan has been provided, and a graphics capability was developed for the SPAN network. Software development was involved in all phases, using CYBER, VAX and RIDGE computers.

Descriptors :   *SPACE SHUTTLES, *ELECTRIC CHARGE, *MAGNETOSPHERE, *ATMOSPHERES, *ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), TRAPPING(CHARGED PARTICLES), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MAGNETOMETERS, AURORAE, SPACECRAFT, CONTAMINATION, INTERACTIONS, CHARGED PARTICLES, HIGH ENERGY, ELECTROSTATICS, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, RADIATION BELTS, DATA MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, GEOPHYSICS, DATA BASES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Manned Spacecraft
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Geomagnetism
      Computer Programming and Software
      Astronomy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE