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Plasma Wave Experiment (PWE)

NSSDCA ID: 1984-088A-04

Mission Name: AMPTE/CCE
Principal Investigator:Dr. Frederick L. Scarf


The instrument consisted of a balanced electric dipole with an effective length of 70 cm and six bandpass channels covering the range from 5 Hz to 178 kHz. The highest five channels were sampled every 0.6 s and the lowest (5-50 Hz) channel was sampled every 20 s. The instrument was the flight spare of the Pioneer Venus Electric Field Detector, with two additional filters added. For more details, see F. L. Scarf, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, v. GE-23, p. 250, 1985.

Alternate Names

  • PWE


  • Space Physics: Magnetospheric Studies

Additional Information

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Frederick L. ScarfLead InvestigatorTRW Systems Group
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