Accession Number : ADA315731

Title :   Users Guide for the Topside Ionospheric Plasma Monitor (SSIES, SSIES-2 and SSIES-3) on Spacecraft of the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, Volume 1: Technical Description.

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept.,

Corporate Author : PHILLIPS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s) : Rich, F. J.

PDF Url : ADA315731

Report Date : JUN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : This report describes the Topside Ionospheric Plasma Monitor instruments (acronym SSIES, SSIES-2 and SSIES-3) for technical users of the data. The SSIES/SSIES-2/SSIES-3 are a series of instruments from on spacecraft of the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP). Technical users are any person or organization which uses the geophysical quantities derived from these instruments to assist in determining the state of the space environment. The prime technical user is the Air Force Space Forecast Center, Falcon AFB, CO. This report describes how the instruments obtain data, how the data are convened into geophysical parameters and what the meaning and limitations of those parameters are.

Descriptors :   *IONOSPHERE, *MAGNETOSPHERE, *ELECTROMAGNETIC ENVIRONMENTS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), INSTRUMENTATION, SPACECRAFT COMPONENTS, ELECTRICAL MEASUREMENT.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE