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Title: An overview of results from the ion diagnostics sensors flown on DS1
Authors: Brinza, David E.
Mactutis, A. T.
McCarty, K. P.
Rademacher, J. D.
van Zandt, T. R.
Narvaez, P.
Wang, J. J.
Tsurutani, B. T.
Katz, I.
Davis, V. A.
Moses, S.
Musmann, G.
Kuhnke, F.
Richter, I.
Othmer, C.
Glassmeier, K. -H.
Henty, M. D.
Keywords: ion propulsion
Deep Space One
Issue Date: 10-Jan-2001
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2001.
Citation: AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, January 08-11, 2001
Abstract: The Deep Space 1 (DS1) mission has successfully validated the use of ion propulsion technology for interplanetary spacecraft. The NASA Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) Technology Applications Readiness (NSTAR) Project developed the Ion Propulsion Subsystem (IPS) for DS1. As part of the NSTAR validation effort, the NSTAR Project included a diagnostics element to characterize the local environment produced during IPS operations and its effects on spacecraft subsystems and science instruments. An integrated, comprehensive set of diagnostics, the NSTAR Diagnostics Package (NPD) was developed and operated on DS1 to characterize the IPS environment. The DS1 Spacecraft Team officially assigned the name “IPS Diagnostics Subsystems (IDS)” to the NDP for the DS1 mission. During the technology validation phase of the DS1 mission, a large amount of data was collected from the IDS under a variety of IPS operating conditions. IDS was able to characterize the contamination environment, charge-exchange xenon ion and electron population and energies, plasma noise and electromagnetic noise, and magnetic fields associated with IPS. The results presented here describe the charge-exchange plasma, contamination, plasma wave/EMI, and DC magnetic environments critical to designers of future space missions using ion propulsion
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