Solar Physics

, Volume 162, Issue 1–2, pp 483–504 | Cite as

COSTEP - Comprehensive Suprathermal and Energetic Particle Analyser

  • R. Müller-Mellin
  • H. Kunow
  • V. Fleißner
  • E. Pehlke
  • E. Rode
  • N. Röschmann
  • C. Scharmberg
  • H. Sierks
  • P. Rusznyak
  • S. Mckenna-Lawlor
  • I. Elendt
  • J. Sequeiros
  • D. Meziat
  • S. Sanchez
  • J. Medina
  • L. del Peral
  • M. Witte
  • R. Marsden
  • J. Henrion
Article

Abstract

The COSTEP experiment on SOHO forms part of the CEPAC complex of instruments that will perform studies of the suprathermal and energetic particle populations of solar, interplanetary, and galactic origin. Specifically, the LION and EPHIN instruments are designed to use particle emissions from the Sun for several species (electrons, protons, and helium nuclei) in the energy range 44 keV/particle to > 53 MeV/n as tools to study critical problems in solar physics as well as fundamental problems in space plasma and astrophysics. Scientific goals are presented and a technical description is provided of the two sensors and the common data processing unit. Calibration results are presented which show the ability of LION to separate electrons from protons and the ability of EPHIN to obtain energy spectra and achieve isotope separation for light nuclei. A brief description of mission operations and data products is given.

Key words

solar physics space plasma physics solar energetic particles solar flares coronal mass ejections 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Müller-Mellin
    • 1
  • H. Kunow
    • 1
  • V. Fleißner
    • 1
  • E. Pehlke
    • 1
  • E. Rode
    • 1
  • N. Röschmann
    • 1
  • C. Scharmberg
    • 1
  • H. Sierks
    • 1
  • P. Rusznyak
    • 2
  • S. Mckenna-Lawlor
    • 2
  • I. Elendt
    • 2
  • J. Sequeiros
    • 3
  • D. Meziat
    • 3
  • S. Sanchez
    • 3
  • J. Medina
    • 3
  • L. del Peral
    • 3
  • M. Witte
    • 4
  • R. Marsden
    • 5
  • J. Henrion
    • 5
  1. 1.Institut für KernphysikUniversität KielGermany
  2. 2.St. Patrick's CollegeMaynoothIreland
  3. 3.Universidad de Alcala de HenaresAlcala (Madrid)Spain
  4. 4.Max-Planck-Institut für AeronomieKatlenburg-LindauGermany
  5. 5.Space Science DepartmentESTECAG NoordwijkThe Netherlands

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