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Radio and Plasma Wave Instrument (Waves)

NSSDCA ID: 2011-040A-08

Mission Name: Juno
Principal Investigator:Dr. William S. Kurth


The Radio and Plasma Wave Instrument (Waves) was designed to characterize the polar magnetosphere of Jupiter by measuring radio and plasma wave emissions associated with auroral phenomena. Waves was designed to detect radio frequencies from 50 hertz (near the bottom of the audio range) up to 40 megahertz (the limit of Jupiter’s radiation emissions range) and magnetic fields from 50 hertz to 20 kilohertz.

Alternate Names

  • Juno/RadioandPlasmaWaveInstrument(Waves)
  • Waves
  • urn:nasa:pds:context:instrument:waves.jno

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Science Applications (United States)


  • Planetary Science: Fields and Particles

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. David R. Williams



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. William S. KurthPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of

Selected References

  • Kurth, W. S., et al., The Juno Waves Investigation, Space Sci. Rev., 213, 347-392, doi:10.1007/s11214-017-0396-y, 2017.
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