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VG1 LECP 48.0 SECOND JUPITER NEAR ENCOUNTER STEP DATA (PDS)

NSSDCA ID: PSFP-00543

Availability: Archived at NSSDC, accessible from elsewhere

Time span: 1979-03-05 to 1979-03-06

Description

This description was generated automatically using input from the Planetary Data System.

Data Set Overview ================= Data Set Description -------------------This near encounter step data set consists of the counting rate and flux data for electrons and ions from the Low Energy Charged Particle (LECP) experiment on Voyager 1 while the spacecraft was within the very close vicinity of Jupiter. This instrument measures the intensities of in-situ charged particles ( >15 keV electrons and >30 keV ions) with various levels of discrimination based on energy range and mass species. A subset of almost 100 LECP channels are included in this data set. The LECP data are globally calibrated to the extent possible. During Jupiter near encounter, the LEMPA (Low Energy Magnetospheric Particle Analyzer) subsystem was turned on for data collection. Particles include low energy electrons, protons, alpha particles, medium energy protons and ions, high energy and intensity protons, electrons, alpha particles, and Z >= nuclei. The near encounter data are 48.0 second rate and flux measurements within 1/8 of the LECP instrumental motor rotation period (the angular scanning periods, or step period). The LECP instrument has a rotating head for obtaining angular anisotropy measurements of the medium energy charged particles. A gear-drive motor steps through eight equal angular sectors per revolution for data collection. The cycle time for the rotation is 48 minutes or 25.6 minutes during cruise mode, and 192 second or 48 second during the planetary encounter. The data were originally collected in the form of 'rates', which were not always converted into the usual physical units. The reason is that such a conversion would depend on uncertain determinations such as the mass species of the particles and the level of background. Both mass species and background are generally determined from context during the study of particular regions. To convert 'rate' to 'intensity' for a particular channel one performs the following tasks: 1) decide on the level of background contamination and subtract that off the given rate level. Background is to be determined from context and from making use of sector 8 rates (sector 8 is covered by a 2 mm Aluminium sunshield and used for data calibration). 2) Divide the background corrected rate by the channel geometric factor and by the energy bandpass of the channel. To determine the energy bandpass, one must judge the mass species of the detected particles (for ions but not for electrons). The energy band passes are given in the form of 'energy/nucleon'. For channels that begin their names with the designations 'ch' these bandpasses can be used on mass species that are accepted into that channel, which gives the minimum and maximum 'Z' value accepted -- these entries are blank for electron channels). For other channels the given bandpass refers only to the lowest 'Z' value accepted. The bandpasses for other 'Z' values are not all known, but some are given in the literature (e.g. [KRIMIGISETAL1979A]). The final product of these instructions will be the particle intensity in the unit of 'counts/(cm**2 sr sec keV)'. LECP data can also be in the form of flux, whose unit is 'cm**-1 sr**-1 sec**-1'. Near Encounter Channel Definitions for Voyager 1 LECP CH CH LOW HIGH MEAN GEOMETRIC CH Num NAME (MeV/N) (MeV/N) (Mev/N) FACTOR LOGIC cm**2 sr DEFINITIN -------------------------------------------------------1 EB01 0.015 0.037 0.020 0.00600 2 EBD1 0.015 0.500 0.020 0.00012 3 EB02 0.037 0.061 0.045 0.00600 4 EBD2 0.037 0.500 0.045 0.00012 5 EB03 0.070 0.112 0.090 0.00600 6 EBD3 0.070 0.500 0.090 0.00012 7 EB04 0.130 0.183 0.120 0.00600 8 EBD4 0.130 0.500 0.120 0.00012 9 EB05 0.200 0.500 0.200 0.00600 10 EBD5 0.200 0.500 0.200 0.00012 11 EG06 0.252 2.000 0.250 0.00200 12 EG07 0.480 2.000 0.500 0.00200 13 EG08 0.853 2.000 0.900 0.00200 14 EG09 2.100 5.000 2.000 0.00200 15 E44 0.350 1.500 0.500 1.31000 16 E45 2.500 100.000 2.000 1.31000 17 E37 6.000 100.000 6.000 1.31000 18 PL01 0.030 0.053 0.025 0.04020 19 PL02 0.053 0.085 0.050 0.04020 20 PL03 0.085 0.139 0.100 0.04020 21 PL04 0.139 0.200 0.150 0.04020 22 PL05 0.200 0.550 0.250 0.04020 23 PL06 0.540 1.050 0.600 0.04020 24 PL07 1.050 2.030 1.000 0.04020 25 PL08 2.030 4.010 2.500 0.04020 44 AL01 0.980 1.770 1.000 0.04020 45 AL02 1.770 4.220 2.500 0.04020 77 ESA0 2.500 99.999 2.500 0.49350 A-B COINC. 78 ESB0 8.500 99.999 8.500 0.94620 B 4 PI SR 79 AB10 8.500 99.999 8.500 0.05040 A-B COINC. 80 DP09 0.285 5.020 0.250 0.00084 DELTA' 81 DP10 0.480 2.580 0.600 0.00084 DELTA' 82 DP11 0.725 1.640 1.000 0.00084 DELTA' 83 PD09 0.285 5.250 0.250 0.00260 DELTA 84 PD10 0.480 2.720 0.600 0.00260 DELTA 85 PD11 0.725 1.580 1.000 0.00260 DELTA 86 AB12 54.000 87.300 50.000 0.05040 A-B COINC. 87 AB13 87.300 152.000 100.000 0.05040 A-B COINC. 88 PSA1 15.800 158.000 15.000 0.49350 A 2 PI SR 89 PSA2 15.800 49.000 25.000 0.49350 A 2 PI SR 90 PSA3 16.300 26.200 25.000 0.49350 A 2 PI SR 91 PSB1 54.000 174.000 50.000 0.94620 B 4 PI SR 92 PSB2 54.000 87.300 50.000 0.94620 B 4 PI SR 93 PSB3 54.000 59.000 50.000 0.94620 B 4 PI SR 94 DA03 0.480 2.450 0.600 0.00084 DELTA' 95 DA04 0.780 1.410 1.000 0.00084 DELTA' 96 DZ01 0.405 18.800 0.600 0.00084 DELTA' 97 AD03 0.480 2.580 0.600 0.00260 DELTA 98 AD04 0.780 1.480 1.000 0.00260 DELTA 99 ZD01 0.400 19.800 0.600 0.00260 DELTA -------------------------------------------------------Near encounter data are stored in files for channels from different rate groups indicated by the file names, e.g. V1YYDOYS{Rate_Group_Number}.CSV ------- ----------------| | | | | | | rate group # for near encounter | | | 1-5, 17-21, 23-26, 36-40 | | | | | 3-digit day of year | | | 2-digit year | Voyager 1 Rate group definitions are listed as below: -------------------------------------------------------------------Rate Group CH# CH# CH# CH# CH# CH# Descriptions # -------------------------------------------------------------------1 18 19 20 21 22 PL01,2,3,4,5 Rates 2 23 24 25 44 45 PL06,7,8,AL01,2 Rates 3 1 3 5 7 9 EB01,2,3,4,5 Rates 4 2 4 6 8 10 EB'01,2,3,4,5 Rates 5 11 12 13 14 EG06,7,8,9 Rates 6 34 50 36 52 E0 (E1) , D1F1, D1F2 Rates 7 26 35 46 51 60 E0 E2 (E3) Rates 8 27 28 29 53 54 Protons, Mediums Rates 9 37 38 47 61 62 Alphas, L Nuclei, H Nuclei Rates 10 39 40 48 55 63 Alphas, L Nuclei, H Nuclei Rates 11 15 16 17 33 E44, E45, E37, P31 Rates 12 30 31 42 58 66 E5 E4 (E3) Rates 13 32 43 59 67 E5 E4 E3 E2 Rates 14 41 49 56 57 64 65 E5 E4 (E3) Rates 15 68 75 76 74 73 Singles Rates 16 69 70 71 72 Singles Rates 17 83 84 85 97 98 99 Pd09,10,11, A d03,04,Z d01 Rates 18 80 81 82 94 95 96 Pd'09,10,11, A d'03,04,Z d'01 Rates 19 77 88 89 90 ESA0, PSA1, PSA2, PSA3 Rates 20 78 91 92 93 ESB0, PSB1, PSB2, PSB3 Rates 21 79 86 87 AB10, AB12, AB13 Rates 22 18 19 20 21 22 PL01,2,3,4,5 Fluxes 23 23 24 25 44 45 PL06,7,8,AL01,2 Fluxes 24 1 3 5 7 9 EB01,2,3,4,5 Fluxes 25 2 4 6 8 10 EB'01,2,3,4,5 Fluxes 26 11 12 13 14 EG06,7,8,9 Fluxes 27 34 50 36 52 E0 (E1) , D1F1, D1F2 Fluxes 28 26 35 46 51 60 E0 E2 (E3) Fluxes 29 27 28 29 53 54 Protons, Mediums Fluxes 30 37 38 47 61 62 Alphas, L Nuclei, H Nuclei Fluxes 31 39 40 48 55 63 Alphas, L Nuclei, H Nuclei Fluxes 32 15 16 17 33 E44, E45, E37, P31 Fluxes 33 30 31 42 58 66 E5 E4 (E3) Fluxes 34 32 43 59 67 E5 E4 E3 E2 Fluxes 35 41 49 56 57 64 65 E5 E4 (E3) Fluxes 36 83 84 85 97 98 99 Pd09,10,11, A d03,04,Z d01 Fluxes 37 80 81 82 94 95 96 Pd'09,10,11, A d'03,04,Z d'01 Fluxes 38 77 88 89 90 ESA0, PSA1, PSA2, PSA3 Fluxes 39 78 91 92 93 ESB0, PSB1, PSB2, PSB3 Fluxes 40 79 86 87 AB10, AB12, AB13 Fluxes -------------------------------------------------------------------Near encounter data file has the format described as: ================================================================== name data type description -----------------------------------------------------------------START_TIME char time in the format 'yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss.sss ' STOP_TIME char time in the format 'yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss.sss ' SECTOR int sector position (1-8) SCAN_DIR int 1: for increasing; -1: for decreasing CH1_RATE/FLUX real counting rate/flux for CH1 CH1_RATE/FLUX_UNCERTAINTY real uncertain of the counting rate/flux for CH1 CH2_RATE/FLUX real counting rate/flux for CH2 CH2_RATE/FLUX_UNCERTAINTY real uncertain of the counting rate/flux for CH2 ... ... ... CHn_RATE/FLUX real counting rate/flux for CHn CHn_RATE/FLUX_UNCERTAINTY real uncertain of the counting rate/flux for CHn where n is determined by the above table given rate group number. Parameters ========== Processing Level Id : 3 Software Flag : Y Processing Start Time : UNK Electron Rate ------------Sampling Parameter Name : TIME Data Set Parameter Name : ELECTRON RATE Sampling Parameter Resolution : 48.000000 Sampling Parameter Interval : 48.000000 Data Set Parameter Unit : COUNTS/SECOND Noise Level : 0.000000 Sampling Parameter Unit : SECOND Sampling Parameter Name : TIME Data Set Parameter Name : ELECTRON FLUX Sampling Parameter Resolution : 48.000000 Sampling Parameter Interval : 48.000000 Data Set Parameter Unit : CM**-2 SR**-1 SEC**-1 Noise Level : 0.000000 Sampling Parameter Unit : SECOND A measured parameter equaling the number of electrons hitting a particle detector per specified accumulation interval. The counted electrons may or may not be discriminated as to their energies (e.g. greater than E1, or between E1 and E2). Ion Rate -------Sampling Parameter Name : TIME Data Set Parameter Name : ION RATE Sampling Parameter Resolution : 48.000000 Sampling Parameter Interval : 48.000000 Data Set Parameter Unit : COUNTS/SECOND Noise Level : 0.000000 Sampling Parameter Unit : SECOND Sampling Parameter Name : TIME Data Set Parameter Name : ION FLUX Sampling Parameter Resolution : 48.000000 Sampling Parameter Interval : 48.000000 Data Set Parameter Unit : CM**-2 SR**-1 SEC**-1 Noise Level : 0.000000 Sampling Parameter Unit : SECOND A measured parameter equaling the number of ions striking a particle detector per specified accumulation interval. The counted ions may or may not be discriminated as to their energies (e.g. energy/nucleon or energy/charge between E1 and E2 or greater than E1) and/or as to their ion composition (atomic number Z or mass number greater than Z1 or M1, or between Z1 and z2 or M1 and M2). Source Instrument Parameters ============================ Instrument Host ID : VG1 Data Set Parameter Name : ELECTRON RATE Instrument Parameter Name : ELECTRON RATE Important Instrument Parameters : 1 Instrument Host ID : VG1 Data Set Parameter Name : ELECTRON FLUX Instrument Parameter Name : ELECTRON FLUX Important Instrument Parameters : 1 Instrument Host ID : VG1 Data Set Parameter Name : ION RATE Instrument Parameter Name : ION RATE Important Instrument Parameters : 1 Instrument Host ID : VG1 Data Set Parameter Name : ION FLUX Instrument Parameter Name : ION FLUX Important Instrument Parameters : 1

These data are available on-line from the Planetary Data System (PDS) at:

https://pds-ppi.igpp.ucla.edu/data/VG1-J-LECP-3-RDR-STEP-NEAR-48SEC-V1.0/

Alternate Names

  • VG1-J-LECP-3-RDR-STEP-NEAR-48SEC-V1.0

Discipline

  • Planetary Science: Fields and Particles

Additional Information

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Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Dr. Edwin V. Bell, II

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Stamatios M. KrimigisData ProviderApplied Physics Laboratorytom.krimigis@jhuapl.edu
Dr. Barry H. MaukGeneral ContactApplied Physics Laboratory
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