Diagnostics of Space Plasma on Board International Space Station - ISS
2011 (English)In: Contributions to Plasma Physics, ISSN 0863-1042, E-ISSN 1521-3986, Vol. 51, no 2-3, 158-164 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Electromagnetic emissions observed in the nearest Earth environment are a superposition of natural emissions and various types of man-made noises. Also, as a consequence of catastrophic events on the Earth surface such as: thunderstorm activity, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, electromagnetic signals are registered on board low orbiting satellites. Therefore, a more accurate physical description of such a complex and dynamic system calls for a long term multi-point and multi-scales coordinated monitoring of space environment. The aim of OBSTANOVKA experiment on board ISS station is to monitor and diagnose the electromagnetic radiation and property of plasma around station, to enable the development theory of near Earth plasma interaction and for application purposes in space technology. To achieve these goals the Plasma-Wave Complex (PWC) was designed and constructed. Radio Frequency Analyser (RFA) has been developed jointly by SRC PAS in Warsaw and by IRF in Uppsala. New design radio receiver for frequency band 0.1-15 MHz, with three electric and magnetic field component of antenna system on board ISS was designed to monitoring and investigate the ionospheric plasma property and artificial noises generated around ISS. The instrument can be also used for monitoring the electromagnetic ecosystem for space weather purpose. New digital technology of this instrument creates a excellent possibility for monitoring the electromagnetic emissions in space and time domain.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 51, no 2-3, 158-164 p.
Ionospheric plasma, radio diagnostics, ISS
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-151899DOI: 10.1002/ctpp.201000066ISI: 000288610800009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-151899DiVA: diva2:411643