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Instrument details
Acronym FE
Full name Fields Experiment
Purpose Direct observation of fields in the corona region
Short description Vector magnetometer. Detailed characteristics missing. Dynamic range from ±4 to ±800000 nT with resolution ±16 nT @ maximum of dynamics and accuracy 0.006 nT. Magnetic field oscillations measured in the range 0.01-80 kHz; electric field oscillations measured in the range 0.01-10000 kHz
Background Part of a package of sensors for direct measurements of electric and magnetic fields, radio emissions, and shock waves that course through the sun's atmospheric plasma
Scanning Technique Sun pointing from a solar orbit
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle Full solar disk, sampling at 0.05 s intervals
Mass Power Data Rate

 

Providing Agency NASA
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: ≥2018-10 to ≥2025
Last update: 2017-04-07
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Solar and space environment monitors
  • Field or radiowave sensor
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Solar electric field
  • Solar magnetic field
Secondary mission objectives
  • Solar wind density
  • Solar wind temperature
  • Solar wind velocity
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Tentative Evaluation of Measurements

The following list indicates which measurements can typically be retrieved from this category of instrument. To see a full Gap Analysis by Variable, click on the respective variable.

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VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Solar magnetic field2 - very highNo specific limitation.Solar magnetic field measured by a vector magnetometer in a solar orbit
Solar electric field3 - highNo specific limitation.Solar electric field measured through magnetic and electric field oscillations
Solar wind density3 - highNo specific limitation.Solar wind density measured through magnetic and electric field oscillations
Solar wind temperature3 - highNo specific limitation.Solar wind temperature measured through magnetic and electric field oscillations
Solar wind velocity3 - highNo specific limitation.Solar wind velocity measured through magnetic and electric field oscillations