Space Science Reviews

, Volume 136, Issue 1, pp 487–528

S/WAVES: The Radio and Plasma Wave Investigation on the STEREO Mission

  • J. L. Bougeret
  • K. Goetz
  • M. L. Kaiser
  • S. D. Bale
  • P. J. Kellogg
  • M. Maksimovic
  • N. Monge
  • S. J. Monson
  • P. L. Astier
  • S. Davy
  • M. Dekkali
  • J. J. Hinze
  • R. E. Manning
  • E. Aguilar-Rodriguez
  • X. Bonnin
  • C. Briand
  • I. H. Cairns
  • C. A. Cattell
  • B. Cecconi
  • J. Eastwood
  • R. E. Ergun
  • J. Fainberg
  • S. Hoang
  • K. E. J. Huttunen
  • S. Krucker
  • A. Lecacheux
  • R. J. MacDowall
  • W. Macher
  • A. Mangeney
  • C. A. Meetre
  • X. Moussas
  • Q. N. Nguyen
  • T. H. Oswald
  • M. Pulupa
  • M. J. Reiner
  • P. A. Robinson
  • H. Rucker
  • C. Salem
  • O. Santolik
  • J. M. Silvis
  • R. Ullrich
  • P. Zarka
  • I. Zouganelis
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11214-007-9298-8

Cite this article as:
Bougeret, J.L., Goetz, K., Kaiser, M.L. et al. Space Sci Rev (2008) 136: 487. doi:10.1007/s11214-007-9298-8

Abstract

This paper introduces and describes the radio and plasma wave investigation on the STEREO Mission: STEREO/WAVES or S/WAVES. The S/WAVES instrument includes a suite of state-of-the-art experiments that provide comprehensive measurements of the three components of the fluctuating electric field from a fraction of a hertz up to 16 MHz, plus a single frequency channel near 30 MHz. The instrument has a direction finding or goniopolarimetry capability to perform 3D localization and tracking of radio emissions associated with streams of energetic electrons and shock waves associated with Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs). The scientific objectives include: (i) remote observation and measurement of radio waves excited by energetic particles throughout the 3D heliosphere that are associated with the CMEs and with solar flare phenomena, and (ii) in-situ measurement of the properties of CMEs and interplanetary shocks, such as their electron density and temperature and the associated plasma waves near 1 Astronomical Unit (AU). Two companion papers provide details on specific aspects of the S/WAVES instrument, namely the electric antenna system (Bale et al., Space Sci. Rev., 2007) and the direction finding technique (Cecconi et al., Space Sci. Rev., 2007).

Keywords

Solar radioastronomy Space instrumentation 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Bougeret
    • 1
  • K. Goetz
    • 2
  • M. L. Kaiser
    • 3
  • S. D. Bale
    • 4
    • 5
  • P. J. Kellogg
    • 2
  • M. Maksimovic
    • 1
  • N. Monge
    • 1
  • S. J. Monson
    • 2
  • P. L. Astier
    • 1
  • S. Davy
    • 1
  • M. Dekkali
    • 1
  • J. J. Hinze
    • 2
  • R. E. Manning
    • 1
  • E. Aguilar-Rodriguez
    • 4
  • X. Bonnin
    • 1
  • C. Briand
    • 1
  • I. H. Cairns
    • 6
  • C. A. Cattell
    • 2
  • B. Cecconi
    • 1
  • J. Eastwood
    • 4
  • R. E. Ergun
    • 7
  • J. Fainberg
    • 3
  • S. Hoang
    • 1
  • K. E. J. Huttunen
    • 4
  • S. Krucker
    • 4
  • A. Lecacheux
    • 1
  • R. J. MacDowall
    • 3
  • W. Macher
    • 8
  • A. Mangeney
    • 1
  • C. A. Meetre
    • 3
  • X. Moussas
    • 9
  • Q. N. Nguyen
    • 1
  • T. H. Oswald
    • 8
  • M. Pulupa
    • 4
    • 5
  • M. J. Reiner
    • 10
    • 3
  • P. A. Robinson
    • 6
  • H. Rucker
    • 8
  • C. Salem
    • 4
  • O. Santolik
    • 11
    • 12
  • J. M. Silvis
    • 2
  • R. Ullrich
    • 4
  • P. Zarka
    • 1
  • I. Zouganelis
    • 1
  1. 1.LESIA, UMR CNRS 8109Observatoire de ParisMeudonFrance
  2. 2.School of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  3. 3.NASAGoddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA
  4. 4.Space Sciences LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  5. 5.Physics DepartmentUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  6. 6.School of PhysicsUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia
  7. 7.Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space PhysicsUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA
  8. 8.Space Research InstituteAustrian Academy of SciencesGrazAustria
  9. 9.Section of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics, Department of PhysicsUniversity of AthensAthensGreece
  10. 10.The Catholic University of AmericaWashingtonUSA
  11. 11.Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles UniversityPragueCzech Republic
  12. 12.IAP/CASPragueCzech Republic

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