Particle telescope aboard FORESAIL-1: Simulated performance

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Particle telescope aboard FORESAIL-1: Simulated performance. / Oleynik, Philipp; Vainio, Rami; Hedman, Hannu-Pekka; Punkkinen, Arttu; Punkkinen, Risto; Salomaa, Lassi; Säntti, Tero; Tuominen, Jarno; Virtanen, Pasi; Bosser, Alexandre; Janhunen, Pekka; Kilpua, Emilia; Palmroth, Minna; Praks, Jaan; Slavinskis, Andris; Kakakhel, Syed R.U.; Peltonen, Juhani; Plosila, Juha; Tammi, Jani; Tenhunen, Hannu; Westerlund, Tomi.

In: Advances in Space Research, 18.11.2019.

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Oleynik, P, Vainio, R, Hedman, H-P, Punkkinen, A, Punkkinen, R, Salomaa, L, Säntti, T, Tuominen, J, Virtanen, P, Bosser, A, Janhunen, P, Kilpua, E, Palmroth, M, Praks, J, Slavinskis, A, Kakakhel, SRU, Peltonen, J, Plosila, J, Tammi, J, Tenhunen, H & Westerlund, T 2019, 'Particle telescope aboard FORESAIL-1: Simulated performance', Advances in Space Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2019.11.010

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Oleynik, P., Vainio, R., Hedman, H-P., Punkkinen, A., Punkkinen, R., Salomaa, L., ... Westerlund, T. (2019). Particle telescope aboard FORESAIL-1: Simulated performance. Advances in Space Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2019.11.010

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Oleynik P, Vainio R, Hedman H-P, Punkkinen A, Punkkinen R, Salomaa L et al. Particle telescope aboard FORESAIL-1: Simulated performance. Advances in Space Research. 2019 Nov 18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2019.11.010

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Oleynik, Philipp ; Vainio, Rami ; Hedman, Hannu-Pekka ; Punkkinen, Arttu ; Punkkinen, Risto ; Salomaa, Lassi ; Säntti, Tero ; Tuominen, Jarno ; Virtanen, Pasi ; Bosser, Alexandre ; Janhunen, Pekka ; Kilpua, Emilia ; Palmroth, Minna ; Praks, Jaan ; Slavinskis, Andris ; Kakakhel, Syed R.U. ; Peltonen, Juhani ; Plosila, Juha ; Tammi, Jani ; Tenhunen, Hannu ; Westerlund, Tomi. / Particle telescope aboard FORESAIL-1: Simulated performance. In: Advances in Space Research. 2019.

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title = "Particle telescope aboard FORESAIL-1: Simulated performance",
abstract = "The Particle Telescope (PATE) of FORESAIL-1 mission is described. FORESAIL-1 is a CubeSat mission to polar Low Earth Orbit. Its scientific objectives are to characterize electron precipitation from the radiation belts and to observe energetic neutral atoms (ENAs) originating from the Sun during the strongest solar flares. For that purpose, the 3-unit CubeSat carries a particle telescope that measures energetic electrons in the nominal energy range of 80–800 keV in seven energy channels and energetic protons at 0.3–10 MeV in ten channels. In addition, particles penetrating the whole telescope at higher energies will be measured in three channels: one >800 keV electron channel, two integral proton channels at >10 MeV energies. The instrument contains two telescopes at right angles to each other, one measuring along the spin axis of the spacecraft and one perpendicular to it. During a spin period (nominally 15 s), the rotating telescope will, thus, deliver angular distributions of protons and electrons, at 11.25-degree clock-angle resolution, which enables one to accurately determine the pitch-angle distribution and separate the trapped and precipitating particles. During the last part of the mission, the rotation axis will be accurately pointed toward the Sun, enabling the measurement of the energetic hydrogen from that direction. Using the geomagnetic field as a filter and comparing the rates observed by the two telescopes, the instrument can observe the solar ENA flux for events similar to the only one so far observed in December 2006. We present the Geant4-simulated energy and angular response functions of the telescope and assess its sensitivity showing that they are adequate to address the scientific objectives of the mission.",
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author = "Philipp Oleynik and Rami Vainio and Hannu-Pekka Hedman and Arttu Punkkinen and Risto Punkkinen and Lassi Salomaa and Tero S{\"a}ntti and Jarno Tuominen and Pasi Virtanen and Alexandre Bosser and Pekka Janhunen and Emilia Kilpua and Minna Palmroth and Jaan Praks and Andris Slavinskis and Kakakhel, {Syed R.U.} and Juhani Peltonen and Juha Plosila and Jani Tammi and Hannu Tenhunen and Tomi Westerlund",
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T1 - Particle telescope aboard FORESAIL-1: Simulated performance

AU - Oleynik, Philipp

AU - Vainio, Rami

AU - Hedman, Hannu-Pekka

AU - Punkkinen, Arttu

AU - Punkkinen, Risto

AU - Salomaa, Lassi

AU - Säntti, Tero

AU - Tuominen, Jarno

AU - Virtanen, Pasi

AU - Bosser, Alexandre

AU - Janhunen, Pekka

AU - Kilpua, Emilia

AU - Palmroth, Minna

AU - Praks, Jaan

AU - Slavinskis, Andris

AU - Kakakhel, Syed R.U.

AU - Peltonen, Juhani

AU - Plosila, Juha

AU - Tammi, Jani

AU - Tenhunen, Hannu

AU - Westerlund, Tomi

PY - 2019/11/18

Y1 - 2019/11/18

N2 - The Particle Telescope (PATE) of FORESAIL-1 mission is described. FORESAIL-1 is a CubeSat mission to polar Low Earth Orbit. Its scientific objectives are to characterize electron precipitation from the radiation belts and to observe energetic neutral atoms (ENAs) originating from the Sun during the strongest solar flares. For that purpose, the 3-unit CubeSat carries a particle telescope that measures energetic electrons in the nominal energy range of 80–800 keV in seven energy channels and energetic protons at 0.3–10 MeV in ten channels. In addition, particles penetrating the whole telescope at higher energies will be measured in three channels: one >800 keV electron channel, two integral proton channels at >10 MeV energies. The instrument contains two telescopes at right angles to each other, one measuring along the spin axis of the spacecraft and one perpendicular to it. During a spin period (nominally 15 s), the rotating telescope will, thus, deliver angular distributions of protons and electrons, at 11.25-degree clock-angle resolution, which enables one to accurately determine the pitch-angle distribution and separate the trapped and precipitating particles. During the last part of the mission, the rotation axis will be accurately pointed toward the Sun, enabling the measurement of the energetic hydrogen from that direction. Using the geomagnetic field as a filter and comparing the rates observed by the two telescopes, the instrument can observe the solar ENA flux for events similar to the only one so far observed in December 2006. We present the Geant4-simulated energy and angular response functions of the telescope and assess its sensitivity showing that they are adequate to address the scientific objectives of the mission.

AB - The Particle Telescope (PATE) of FORESAIL-1 mission is described. FORESAIL-1 is a CubeSat mission to polar Low Earth Orbit. Its scientific objectives are to characterize electron precipitation from the radiation belts and to observe energetic neutral atoms (ENAs) originating from the Sun during the strongest solar flares. For that purpose, the 3-unit CubeSat carries a particle telescope that measures energetic electrons in the nominal energy range of 80–800 keV in seven energy channels and energetic protons at 0.3–10 MeV in ten channels. In addition, particles penetrating the whole telescope at higher energies will be measured in three channels: one >800 keV electron channel, two integral proton channels at >10 MeV energies. The instrument contains two telescopes at right angles to each other, one measuring along the spin axis of the spacecraft and one perpendicular to it. During a spin period (nominally 15 s), the rotating telescope will, thus, deliver angular distributions of protons and electrons, at 11.25-degree clock-angle resolution, which enables one to accurately determine the pitch-angle distribution and separate the trapped and precipitating particles. During the last part of the mission, the rotation axis will be accurately pointed toward the Sun, enabling the measurement of the energetic hydrogen from that direction. Using the geomagnetic field as a filter and comparing the rates observed by the two telescopes, the instrument can observe the solar ENA flux for events similar to the only one so far observed in December 2006. We present the Geant4-simulated energy and angular response functions of the telescope and assess its sensitivity showing that they are adequate to address the scientific objectives of the mission.

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KW - Electron precipitation

KW - Solar energetic particles

KW - CubeSats

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DO - 10.1016/j.asr.2019.11.010

M3 - Article

JO - Advances in Space Research

JF - Advances in Space Research

SN - 0273-1177

ER -

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