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Swept Neutral Pressure Instrument (SNeuPI): Investigating Gravity Waves In The Ionosphere
(Virginia Tech, 2015-09-08)
A swept neutral pressure instrument(SNeuPI) is used to study the effect of gravity waves on the composition of the ionosphere. When mounted on a nanosatellite in the low earth orbit, changes in atmospheric pressure due to ...
An Electrometer Design and Characterization for a CubeSat Neutral Pressure Instrument
(Virginia Tech, 2017-02-02)
Neutral gas pressure measurements in low Earth orbit (LEO) can facilitate the monitoring of atmospheric gravity waves, which can trigger instabilities that severely disrupt radio frequency communication signals. The Space ...
Evaluation of GLO: a Solar Occultation Instrument for Measuring Atmospheric Trace Species on CubeSat Missions
(Virginia Tech, 2017-06-09)
CubeSats provide an inexpensive means for space-based research. However, optimal mission design depends on minimizing payload size and power. This thesis investigates the GLO (GFCR (Gas Filter Correlation Radiometry) Limb ...
Enabling Validation of a CubeSat Compatible Wind Sensor
(Virginia Tech, 2017-08-16)
The Ram Energy Distribution Detector (REDD) is a new CubeSat-compatible space science instrument that measures neutral wind characteristics in the upper atmosphere. Neutral gas interactions with plasma in the ionosphere/ ...