BackForwardInstrument:  SEM (FY-2) 

Instrument details
Acronym SEM (FY-2)
Full name Space Environment Monitor
Purpose Space weather - Charged particles at platform level
Short description Set of counters for electrons (0.15-1 Mev), protons (0.85-400 MeV) and alpha-particles (3.8-500 MeV)
Background Consolidated technology
Scanning Technique N/A (in-situ in the platform environment)
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle N/A
Mass Power Data Rate

 

Providing Agency CMA
Instrument Maturity Flown on operational programme
Utilization Period: 1997 to ≥2021
Last update: 2017-06-04
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

Note: a red tag indicates satellites no longer operational, a green tag indicates operational satellites, a blue tag indicates future satellites

Instrument classification
  • Solar and space environment monitors
  • Energetic particle spectrometer
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Alpha particles integral directional flux
  • Electron integral directional flux
  • Proton integral directional flux
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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
Electron integral directional flux5 - marginalNo specific limitation.Platform environment, medium and high energy (over 40 to over 400 keV)
Proton integral directional flux5 - marginalNo specific limitation.Platform environment, medium and high energy (over 40 to over 1000 keV)
Alpha particles integral directional flux5 - marginalNo specific limitation.Platform environment. Extended energy range (<10 to >100 MeV/n)