LEND neutron data processing for the mapping of the Moon

M. L. Litvak, I. G. Mitrofanov, A. B. Sanin, D. V. Golovin, A. V. Malakhov, William V. Boynton, G. F. Droege, K. Harshman, R. D. Starr, G. Milikh, R. Sagdeev

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Abstract

The Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND) aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has been mapping the neutron flux from the Moon since July 2009. LEND has four different types of neutron detectors which allow a comprehensive study of lunar neutron emission: a pair of omnidirectional sensors for thermal and epithermal neutrons, a pair of Doppler filter sensors for thermal neutrons, four collimated sensors of epithermal neutrons, and a sensor of high-energy neutrons. This paper describes the data reduction procedures to convert the raw data into the higher-level PDS products containing neutron-counting rate maps of the Moon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberE00H32
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics
Volume117
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

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Lunar missions
Neutron detectors
neutron counters
Moon
moon
Neutrons
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thermal neutrons
Sensors
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
photothermal deflection spectroscopy
neutron emission
Neutron emission
data reduction
flux (rate)
Neutron flux
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  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Litvak, M. L., Mitrofanov, I. G., Sanin, A. B., Golovin, D. V., Malakhov, A. V., Boynton, W. V., ... Sagdeev, R. (2012). LEND neutron data processing for the mapping of the Moon. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 117(11), [E00H32]. https://doi.org/10.1029/2011JE004035

LEND neutron data processing for the mapping of the Moon. / Litvak, M. L.; Mitrofanov, I. G.; Sanin, A. B.; Golovin, D. V.; Malakhov, A. V.; Boynton, William V.; Droege, G. F.; Harshman, K.; Starr, R. D.; Milikh, G.; Sagdeev, R.

In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, Vol. 117, No. 11, E00H32, 2012.

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Litvak, ML, Mitrofanov, IG, Sanin, AB, Golovin, DV, Malakhov, AV, Boynton, WV, Droege, GF, Harshman, K, Starr, RD, Milikh, G & Sagdeev, R 2012, 'LEND neutron data processing for the mapping of the Moon', Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, vol. 117, no. 11, E00H32. https://doi.org/10.1029/2011JE004035
Litvak, M. L. ; Mitrofanov, I. G. ; Sanin, A. B. ; Golovin, D. V. ; Malakhov, A. V. ; Boynton, William V. ; Droege, G. F. ; Harshman, K. ; Starr, R. D. ; Milikh, G. ; Sagdeev, R. / LEND neutron data processing for the mapping of the Moon. In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics. 2012 ; Vol. 117, No. 11.
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