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Ion Drift Meter and Retarding Potential Analyzer

NSSDCA ID: 1981-075A-01

Mission Name: IK Bulgaria 1300
Principal Investigator:Dr. Ludmil G. Bankov

Description

The instrument consisted of a Retarding Potential Analyzer (RPA) and an Ion Drift Meter (IDM) that pointed out along the spacecraft X axis. This set of instruments was capable of measuring the three components of the ion velocity vector from 0.1 to 5 km/s, the ion density from 1.E2 to 1.E6 per cc, the ion temperature from 600 to 10,000 deg K, plasma irregularities from 0.1 to 100%, the photoelectron energy range from 1 to 30 eV, and the mass range from 1 to 56 u. For more details on the IDM see L. G. Bankov et al., Adv. Space Res. v. 2, n. 7, pp. 71-74, 1983.

Alternate Names

  • IKBulgaria1300/IonDriftMeterandRetardingPotentialAnalyzer

Funding Agency

  • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Bulgaria)

Discipline

  • Space Physics: Ionospheric Studies

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. Dieter K. Bilitza

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. V. G. IstominOther InvestigatorInstitut Kosmicheskich Issledovaniya (IKI)
Dr. M. G. GushevOther InvestigatorCentral Laboratory for Space Research, Bulgarian Academy of Science
Dr. B. KirovOther InvestigatorCentral Laboratory for Space Research, Bulgarian Academy of Science
Dr. Ludmil G. BankovPrincipal InvestigatorCentral Laboratory for Space Research, Bulgarian Academy of Science
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