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Planar Langmuir Probe (PLP)

NSSDCA ID: 2008-017A-01

Mission Name: C/NOFS
Principal Investigator:Dr. Donald E. Hunton


The Planar Langmuir Probe (PLP) is a dual-disk probe designed to provide in situ measurements of plasma density and density fluctuations. Low time-resolution density measurements are intended as inputs for background ionosphere models and high time-resolution density irregularity measurements to specify disturbance conditions. PLP also monitors the spacecraft surface potential.

Alternate Names

  • PLP


  • Space Physics: Magnetospheric Studies

Additional Information

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



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Donald E. HuntonPrincipal InvestigatorAir Force Research Laboratory (nee Phillips Laboratory)
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