Contract Number: 4000113060
GSP Internal Number: 13-048
Energetic Neutral Atom Imaging for Space Environment Monitoring
Contractor: SWEDISH INST SPACE PHYSICS - IRFU
Country: Sweden
Study Duration: 19 December 2014 - 24 November 2016
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ABSTRACT

ENSEM investigates potential use of energetic neutral atoms (ENA) for space weather monitoring. ENAs are produced everywhere in the solar system due to the interaction between space plasma and ambient particles (neutrals and other plasma populations). Due to the neutrality, ENAs fly straight, keeping the information of the source plasma. Thus, ENAs are expected to visualize the plasma in a remote sensing manner.

 

Executive Summary - Final

ENSEM investigates potential use of energetic neutral atoms (ENA) for space weather monitoring. ENAs are produced everywhere in the solar system due to the interaction between space plasma and ambient particles (neutrals and other plasma populations). Due to the neutrality, ENAs fly straight, keeping the information of the source plasma. Thus, ENAs are expected to visualize the plasma in a remote sensing manner.