Lecturer: Hans Huybrighs (Delft)
Date: 2014-02-20 10:00
Place: Aniara

PEP internal charging study: the results (Technical Seminar)

Hans Huybrighs
IRF and
Delft Technical University

Technical Seminar

A main design driver for the PEP instrument package is the extreme radiation environment at Jupiter. One of the radiation effects that will play an important role is internal charging.

Internal charging is the accumulation of charge in insulating components or isolated conductors in the interior of spacecraft, caused by high energy electrons of the surrounding plasma stopped in these materials. Internal charging can lead to discharges that can cause permanent damage to components. The purpose of this study was to determine which components and materials in the PEP instrument package pose a discharging risk and how to mitigate this risk.

Created 2014-01-22 15:07:51 by Mats Holmström
Last changed 2014-02-17 11:16:42 by Mats Holmström