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Stereo/Waves (Swaves)

NSSDCA ID: 2006-047B-02

Mission Name: STEREO B
Principal Investigator:Dr. Jean-Louis Henry Bougeret


The Stereo/Waves (Swaves) experiment is designed to measure remotely and in situ: Type II radio bursts associated with electrons accelerated by CME-driven shocks; Type III radio bursts associated with impulsively accelerated electrons streaming out from the sun; and, in situ plasma waves and waveforms. Two radio receivers measure wave intensity, source direction and angular size in the frequency range 40 kHz-16 MHz, corresponding to heliocentric source distances of about one solar radius to 1 AU. One 10-40 kHz receiver measures radio and plasma waves near the 1 AU electron plasma frequency. One receiver makes high time resolution measurements at 50 MHz. Time domain samplers make simultaneous wideband waveform measurements on three electric components. Antenna systems include three mutually orthogonal 6-m monopoles.

Alternate Names

  • STEREOB/Swaves
  • Swaves

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Science (United States)


  • Space Physics: Heliospheric Studies
  • Solar Physics: Radio

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. John F. Cooper



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Joseph FainbergCo-InvestigatorNASA Goddard Space Flight
Mr. Michael L. KaiserCo-InvestigatorNASA Goddard Space Flight
Dr. Paul J. KelloggCo-InvestigatorUniversity of
Prof. Robert P. LinCo-InvestigatorUniversity of California, Berkeley
Mr. William KeatingCo-InvestigatorUS Naval Research Laboratory
Dr. Sang HoangCo-InvestigatorObservatoire de Paris,
Dr. Alain KerdraonCo-InvestigatorObservatoire de Paris,
Dr. Janet G. LuhmannCo-InvestigatorUniversity of California,
Dr. O. Chris St. CyrCo-InvestigatorNASA Goddard Space Flight
Dr. Robert J. MacDowallCo-InvestigatorNASA Goddard Space Flight
Dr. Michael J. ReinerCo-InvestigatorNASA Goddard Space Flight
Dr. Iver H. CairnsCo-InvestigatorUniversity of
Dr. Philippe M. ZarkaCo-InvestigatorObservatoire de Paris,
Dr. Alain LecacheuxCo-InvestigatorObservatoire de Paris,
Dr. Stuart D. BaleCo-InvestigatorUniversity of California,
Dr. Robert E. ErgunCo-InvestigatorUniversity of California,
Dr. Milan MaksimovicCo-InvestigatorObservatoire de Paris,
Dr. Keith A. GoetzExperiment ManagerUniversity of
Mr. Robert ManningExperiment ManagerObservatoire de Paris, Meudon
Dr. Jean-Louis Henry BougeretPrincipal InvestigatorObservatoire de Paris,
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