Accession Number : ADA301063

Title :   Programmer and End User Guide for Processing LEPA Data Files,

Corporate Author : RADEX INC BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s) : Griffin, J. M. ; Bass, J. N.

PDF Url : ADA301063

Report Date : 03 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : Several Pc-based FORTRAN codes are available for processing data files generated by both the scientific magnetometer and Low Energy Plasma Analyzer (LEPA), instruments mounted on the Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite (CRRES). These codes read in the raw and background counts and convert the net counts into differential directional number fluxes, f(omega, E), for each specific sensor look direction as functions of voltage-level mode and energy channel. These codes also use the magnetometer data to derive pitch angles, a, for the corresponding fluxes. LEPAFLUX uses a PL post-processed magnetometer file to find f(omega, E) and a in satellite body-centered coordinate systems. PCCALMAG derives the BCI-based components of the measured geomagnetic field with higher time resolution to be used by GET3DBIN. Like LEPAFLUX, the GET3DBIN code generates (omega E). GET3DBIN then uses the attitude determination software previously developed by Radex to transform the look directions of the measurements to a space-fixed system in which the fluxes are sorted by a and azimuth, defined as the angle of rotation about the magnetic field line from a direction approximately radially outward. GET3DBIN lastly writes out the mean fluxes and the associated bin indices to a file. This guide will describe the software processing for extracting the three-dimensional distribution function of the electrons and ions with energy range from 10 eV to 30 keV. Beside giving the operational procedures of the codes, the guide will also provide physical insights and mathematical background of the algorithms whenever appropriate for better understanding of the outputs.

Descriptors :   *PROGRAMMING MANUALS, *DATA PROCESSING, *COMPUTER FILES, *MAGNETOMETERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA BASES, ALGORITHMS, USER MANUALS, ANGLES, GEOMAGNETISM, IONS, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, MAGNETIC FIELDS, DETECTORS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), ELECTRON DENSITY, ENERGY, COUNTING METHODS, ORIENTATION(DIRECTION), HIGH RESOLUTION, TIME, CODING, THREE DIMENSIONAL, FORTRAN, ELECTRONS, LOW ENERGY, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, BACKGROUND, MATHEMATICS, MEAN, ANALYZERS, ROTATION, SPACE STATIONS, CHANNELS, RADIATION EFFECTS, DIRECTIONAL, LINES(GEOMETRY).

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE