Accession Number : ADA309977

Title :   The PASPlus Survey Graphics Package -- Applications and Design Elements.

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept. no. 2,

Corporate Author : BOSTON COLL CHESTNUT HILL MA INST FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Palys, John R. ; Delorey, Dennis E.

PDF Url : ADA309977

Report Date : 19 SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : This report describes the PASPlus Survey Graphics Package, which displays data from the full complement of instrumentation comprising the PASPlus payload, along with ephemeris and spacecraft state-of-health information. Graph types include instantaneous I-V curves for all sixteen of the research solar arrays, along with derived and ancillary information; biased-array current-loss data, as a time series; all parameters from the data-rich Transient Pulse Monitor, from which can be derived arcing rates for individual arrays; high-energy particle flux and dose data, from the Dosimeter, along with time-correlated single event upset data from the state-of-health file; nonthermal electron and ion energy spectra, from the Electrostatic Analyzer; thermal plasma density and temperature, from the Langmuir Probe; solar array and other instrumentation temperatures, along with the outputs of contamination monitors; emitter and grid currents, with ancillary monitor outputs; and ephemeris parameters in geographic and geomagnetic coordinates, along with sun sensor data and parameters characterizing the performance of the satellite's own solar arrays, including applied voltage, array temperatures, and output currents.

Descriptors :   *SOLAR CELLS, *ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, *COMPUTER GRAPHICS, *DATA DISPLAYS, *COMPUTER FILES, THERMAL PROPERTIES, OUTPUT, GEOMAGNETISM, IONS, DENSITY, TEMPERATURE, DETECTORS, PARAMETERS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), GRAPHS, ENERGY, GRIDS, TIME SERIES ANALYSIS, ARRAYS, VOLTAGE, HIGH ENERGY, SPECTRA, SURVEYS, COORDINATES, DOSAGE, DATA ACQUISITION, INSTRUMENTATION, MONITORS, LANGMUIR PROBES, CONTAMINATION, ONBOARD, CURRENTS, DOSIMETERS, SUN, SOLAR PANELS, EPHEMERIDES, ELECTROSTATIC ANALYZERS, PARTICLE FLUX.

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Computer Programming and Software
      Astronautics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE