Proceedings of the 6th Rocky Mountain NASA Space Grant Consortium Symposium
Rocky Mountain NASA Space Grant Consortium
Secondary electron emission is an important physical mechanism in the problem of spacecraft charging. The NASA Space Environments and Effects branch is currently revising NASA’s strategy for mitigating damage due to spacecraft charging. In an effort to substantially improve the modeling of spacecraft charging, measurements of secondary electron emission parameters are being made. The design of the apparatus needed to measure these parameters is discussed in detail. Various measurement techniques are explained and conclusions are drawn about the suitability of the final design.
Nickles, Neal and Dennison, John R., "Instrumentation and Measurement of Secondary Electron Emission for Spacecraft Charging" (2000). All Physics Faculty Publications. Paper 1488.