Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Review of Scientific Instruments

Volume

89

Issue

9

Publisher

AIP Publishing

Publication Date

9-14-2018

First Page

1

Last Page

8

Abstract

Here we describe the first neutral wind sensor developed specifically for use on resource limited nano-satellite platforms. The instrument is a next generation redesign of the ram wind sensor flown on the Communications/Navigation Outage Forecasting System satellite for measurements of neutral velocity, temperature, and composition. Results of subsystem tests in vacuum conditions show low-power operation, promising design, and good resolution of measured parameters over the operational pressure and energy ranges expected in the low Earth orbit environment.

Comments

This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and AIP Publishing. The following article appeared in Kordella, L. J., Earle, G. D., Roth, G., Noel, S., Robertson, R. V., Davidson, R. L., Holland, C. E., and Garg, V. 2018. "A neutral wind instrument for nano-satellite platforms." Review of Scientific Instruments, 89, no. 9: 1-7. and may be found at https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5054097.

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