Principal Investigator: Susan McKenna-Lawlor, Ireland
An advanced particle detector that is designed to monitor energetic neutral atoms (ENAs) in the Earth's magnetosphere. ENAs in the Earth's magnetosphere are produced via charge exchange between singly - charged magnetospheric ions and atoms of the exosphere. Since they propagate unaffected by electric and magnetic fields, ENAs can be used to image, and remotely diagnose plasma populations immersed in the neutral gas within which they are created. The main scientific objective of the NUADU (Neutral Atom Imager) experiment is to perform energetic neutral atom (ENA) imaging of the Earth's Ring Current.
The NUADU instrument
Last Update: 13 Feb 2009