RAPID on Cluster


Research with Adaptive Particle Imaging Detectors

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The MPS's PI contribution to the > Cluster Mission

The RAPID spectrometer for the Cluster mission is an advanced particle detector for the analysis of suprathermal plasma distributions in the energy range from 20-400 keV for electrons, 40-1500 keV (4000 keV) for hydrogen, and 10 keV/nuc - 1500 keV (4000 keV) for heavier ions. Novel detector concepts in combination with pin-hole acceptance allow the measurement of angular distributions over a range of 180° in polar angle for either species. The detection principle for the ionic component is based on a two-dimensional analysis of the particle's velocity and energy. Electrons are identified by the well known energy-range relationship.

> Characteristic Parameters
> Details on IIMS (Ions)
> Details on IES (Electrons)
> RAPID Team Members
> RAPID publications
> RAPID Documentation
> RAPID Software
> Obtaining RAPID data.

2009, Max Planck Institute for
Solar System Research, Lindau
P. W. Daly