The Juno Radiation Monitoring (RM) Investigation

H. N. Becker*, J. W. Alexander, A. Adriani, A. Mura, A. Cicchetti, R. Noschese, John Leif Jørgensen, Troelz Denver, Julia Sushkova, Andreas Härstedt Jørgensen, Mathias Benn, J. E. P. Connerney, S. J. Bolton, Selex Galileo Juno SRU Team, J. Allison, S.J. Watts, V. Adumitroaie, E. A. Manor-Chapman, I. J. Daubar, C. LeeS. S. Kang, W. J. McAlpine, T. Di Iorio, C. Pasqui, A. Barbis, P. Lawton, L. Spalsbury, S. Loftin, J. Sun

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Abstract

The Radiation Monitoring Investigation of the Juno Mission will actively retrieve and analyze the noise signatures from penetrating radiation in the images of Juno’s star cameras and science instruments at Jupiter. The investigation’s objective is to profile Jupiter’s > 10-MeV electron environment in regions of the Jovian magnetosphere which today are still largely unexplored. This paper discusses the primary instruments on Juno which contribute to the investigation’s data suite, the measurements of camera noise from penetrating particles, spectral sensitivities and measurement ranges of the instruments, calibrations performed prior to Juno’s first science orbit, and how the measurements may be used to infer the external relativistic electron environment.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSpace Science Reviews
Volume213
Issue number1-4
Pages (from-to)507–545
ISSN0038-6308
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Camera noise
  • High energy particles
  • Juno Mission
  • Jupiter magnetosphere
  • Penetrating radiation

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