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  2. Repository
  3. Instrument
  4. Observatory
  5. Persons

SPASE version 2.2.2

Numerical Data Product: IBEX-Lo Release-3 Counts for flow longitude analysis

Resource ID
spase://VEPO/NumericalData/IBEX/Lo/Release_3/Counts Get XML
Name
IBEX-Lo Release-3 Counts for flow longitude analysis
Description

This product contains counts accumulated in each of 30 6-deg spin phase bins over some variable time span indicated in each record. The time spans are selected to support analysis of the flow longitude of the interstellar medium (ISM). The data are specifically as used in the analyses reported in Bzowski et al (2012) and Mobius et al (2012). A companion product has the counting data used in the ISM flow latitude analyses of the same papers. Data are organized into orbit-specific arrays wherein the columns contain the counts for a given time span within the orbit and the rows contain the counts for a given one of the 30 spin-phase angles for the multiple time spans of the orbit. Arrays are available for orbits 12-19, 60, 61, and 63-67. The number of time spans used in an orbit varies from 5 to 45.

Additional information
Description at SWRI
Acknowledgement

The IBEX Team

Contact
Role Person
1. Principal investigator Dr. David J. McComas Get XML
Release date
2012-05-08 00:00:00
Repository
Name
SPDF Get XML
Availability
Online
Access rights
Open
URL
FTP access to files at SPDF

Directory with orbit-specific arrays of counts

HTTP access to files at SPDF

In CDF via HTTP from SPDF

Format
Text
File size
190 KB
Acknowledgement

The IBEX Team

Instrument
IBEX-Lo Get XML
Measurement type
Neutral atom images
Temporal description
Start date
2009-01-09 15:58:00
Stop date
2010-01-09 15:58:00
Cadence
8 days
Observed regions
Heliosphere.Heliosheath

Parameters

Parameter #1

Name
ENA arrival direction histogram
Description

ENA arrival direction histogram

Units
Counts
Particle type
Atom
Quantity
Counts
AtomicNumber
1
8
Energy range
Low energy
0.01
High energy
2.0
Units
keV

SPASE version 2.1.0

Instrument: IBEX-Lo

Instrument ID
spase://SMWG/Instrument/IBEX/Lo Get XML
Name
IBEX-Lo
Description

The IBEX-Lo instrument measures ENA's in eight energy bands within the 0.01-2.0 keV range. The instrument is a single-pixel imager with a 7x7 deg field of view (FOV) in three 90 deg quadrants and a 3.5 x 3.5 deg FOV in a fourth, "high resolution" quadrant. The eight energy windows overlap and have center energies of 14, 27, 52, 102, 197, 451, 908 and 1903 eV. These are referred to as bands 1 to 8, respectively, in data products. The instrumentation includes a triple- coincidence time-of-flight mass spectrometer to help distinguish between heliospheric hydrogen and interstellar oxygen and helium. The instrument images full 360 deg swaths of the sky each 15-sec spacecraft spin about the sun-pointing spin axis. In normal operation, two successive spins are devoted to each energy window every 16 spin (~4 min) periods.

Additional information
Space Science Reviews paper

Paper is by S.A. Fusilier and 47 co-authors.

Contact
Role Person
1. Principal investigator Dr. David J. McComas Get XML
Release date
2010-05-20 00:27:58
Instrument type
Neutral Atom Imager
Investigation name
IBEX-Lo
Observatory
IBEX Get XML

SPASE version 2.2.0

Observatory: IBEX

Observatory ID
spase://SMWG/Observatory/IBEX Get XML
Name
IBEX
Description

NASA's IBEX (Interstellar Boundary Explorer) spacecraft was launched 19-Oct-2008 to discover the interaction between the solar wind and the interstellar medium. Its two energetic neutral atom (ENA) instruments measure 10 eV - 6 keV ENA's indicative of charged particle populations near and beyond the heliosphere's termination shock. The spacecraft is in a geocentric, 8-day orbit between 7000 km and 37 Re. Its spin axis is adjusted each orbit to point towards the sun. Its two ENA detectors look normal to the spin axis, thus measuring 360 deg swaths of the sky each 15-sec spacecraft spin. The full sky is measured every 6 months.

Additional information
IBEX web pages at SWRI

Section of overall IBEX pages at SWRI for researchers, with links to published descriptive and science-results papers

Space Science Reviews paper

Paper is by D.J. McComas and 28 co-authors.

Contact
Role Person
1. Principal investigator Dr. David J. McComas Get XML
Release date
2010-08-05 18:19:11
Location
Region
Heliosphere.NearEarth

SPASE version 2.2.0

Person: Dr. David J. McComas

Name
Dr. David J. McComas
Organization
Southwest Research Institute
Person ID
spase://SMWG/Person/David.J.McComas Get XML
Release date
2010-08-05 17:35:46

SPASE version 2.2.0

Person: Ms. Tamara J. Kovalick

Name
Ms. Tamara J. Kovalick
Organization
GSFC-Code 672
Email
Tamara.J.Kovalick@nasa.gov
Phone
+1-301-286-9422
Person ID
spase://SMWG/Person/Tamara.J.Kovalick Get XML
Release date
2010-08-05 17:35:47

SPASE version 2.2.0

Person: Mr. Robert M. Candey

Name
Mr. Robert M. Candey
Organization
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address
Code 672, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA
Email
robert.m.candey@nasa.gov
Phone
1-301-286-6707
Person ID
spase://SMWG/Person/Robert.M.Candey Get XML
Release date
2010-08-05 17:35:47

SPASE version 2.2.0

Person: Dr. Robert E. McGuire

Name
Dr. Robert E. McGuire
Organization
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address
Code 672, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA
Email
mcguire@mail630.gsfc.nasa.gov
Phone
+1 301 286 7794
Person ID
spase://SMWG/Person/Robert.E.McGuire Get XML
Release date
2010-08-05 17:35:47

SPASE version 1.3.0

Repository: SPDF

Repository ID
spase://SMWG/Repository/NASA/GSFC/SPDF Get XML
Name
SPDF
Description

Space Physics Data Facility

Additional information
SPDF

Space Physics Data Facility

Contact
Role Person
1. General contact Ms. Tamara J. Kovalick Get XML
2. Technical contact Mr. Robert M. Candey Get XML
3. Project scientist Dr. Robert E. McGuire Get XML
Release date
2008-08-26 21:02:30
Prior IDs
spase://vspo/repository/61
spase://SMWG/Repository/SPDF
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