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Dust observations with antenna measurements and its prospects for observations with Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter

Mann, Ingrid and Nouzák, Libor and Vaverka, Jakub and Antonsen, Tarjei and Fredriksen, Åshild and Issautier, Karine and Malaspina, David and Meyer-Vernet, Nicole and Pavlů, Jiří and Sternovsky, Zoltan and Stude, Joan and Ye, Shengyi and Zaslavsky, Arnaud (2019) Dust observations with antenna measurements and its prospects for observations with Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter. Annales Geophysicae, 37 (6), pp. 1121-1140. Copernicus Publications. DOI: 10.5194/angeo-37-1121-2019 ISSN 0992-7689

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/angeo-37-1121-2019

Abstract

The electric and magnetic field instrument suite FIELDS on board the NASA Parker Solar Probe and the radio and plasma waves instrument RPW on the ESA Solar Orbiter mission that explore the inner heliosphere are sensitive to signals generated by dust impacts. Dust impacts have been observed using electric field antennas on spacecraft since the 1980s and the method was recently used with a number of space missions to derive dust fluxes. Here, we consider the details of dust impacts, subsequent development of the impact generated plasma and how it produces the measured signals. We describe empirical approaches to characterise the signals and compare these in a qualitative discussion of laboratory simulations to predict signal shapes for spacecraft measurements in the inner solar system. While the amount of charge production from a dust impact will be higher near the Sun than observed in the interplanetary medium before, the amplitude of pulses is determined by the recovery behaviour that is different near the Sun since it varies with the plasma environment.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/132575/
Document Type:Article
Title:Dust observations with antenna measurements and its prospects for observations with Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Mann, IngridUiT University of Norway, Tromsø, NorwayUNSPECIFIED
Nouzák, LiborCharles Unitersity, Prague, Czech RepublicUNSPECIFIED
Vaverka, JakubCharles Unitersity, Prague, Czech RepublicUNSPECIFIED
Antonsen, TarjeiUiT University of Norway, Tromsø, NorwayUNSPECIFIED
Fredriksen, ÅshildUiT University of Norway, Tromsø, NorwayUNSPECIFIED
Issautier, KarineLESIA, CNRS, Universite de Paris, Meudon, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Malaspina, DavidUniversity of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USAUNSPECIFIED
Meyer-Vernet, NicoleLESIA, CNRS, Universite de Paris, Meudon, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Pavlů, JiříCharles Unitersity, Prague, Czech RepublicUNSPECIFIED
Sternovsky, ZoltanUniversity of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USAUNSPECIFIED
Stude, JoanDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8713-7549
Ye, ShengyiUniversity of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USAUNSPECIFIED
Zaslavsky, ArnaudLESIA, CNRS, Universite de Paris, Meudon, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Date:10 December 2019
Journal or Publication Title:Annales Geophysicae
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:37
DOI :10.5194/angeo-37-1121-2019
Page Range:pp. 1121-1140
Publisher:Copernicus Publications
ISSN:0992-7689
Status:Published
Keywords:dust, impact, space craft, electric field, s/c potential
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - no assignment
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Atmospheric Trace Species
Deposited By: Stude, Joan
Deposited On:11 Dec 2019 13:42
Last Modified:11 Dec 2019 13:42

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