APSIS - Aerogel position-sensitive impact sensor: Capabilities for in-situ collection and sample return

McDonnell, J.A.M. and Burchell, Mark J. and Green, Simon F. and Leese, M.R. and Wallis, D. and Zarnecki, John C. and Catling, D.J. and Brownlee, Donald E. and Tsou, Peter and Colangeli, Luigi and Bussoletti, E. and Drolshagen, G. and Maag, C.R. and Yano, Hajime (1999) APSIS - Aerogel position-sensitive impact sensor: Capabilities for in-situ collection and sample return. In: Mukai, T. and Clark, B.C., eds. Advances in Space Research. Advances in Space Research, 25. Pergamon Press Ltd, Oxford, England pp. 315-322. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0273-1177(99)00946-1

Abstract

The capabilities of combining Aerogel (A) as a passive target and position-sensitive impact sensing (PSIS) are examined; experimental performance factors are established from tests on Hypervelocity Impact Facilities at the University of Kent and previous space deployment. Results of system requirements analysis favour the deployment of large area detectors. Analysis of the in-flight impact sensor signals yields the position, time and exposure pointing direction of the tracks containing the impactor residues, which are analysed after retrieval.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: I.T. Ekpo
Date Deposited: 02 May 2009 22:24
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2014 15:47
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16926 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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