The Integrated Science Investigation of the Sun (ISIS): Energetic particle measurements for the solar probe plus mission

D. J. McComas, E. R. Christian, M. E. Wiedenbeck, R. L. McNutt, A. C. Cummings, M. I. Desai, Joe Giacalone, M. E. Hill, R. A. Mewaldt, S. M. Krimigis, S. A. Livi, D. G. Mitchell, W. H. Matthaeus, E. C. Roelof, N. A. Schwadron, E. C. Stone, T. T. Von Rosenvinge

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Abstract

One of the major goals of NASA's Solar Probe Plus (SPP) mission is to determine the mechanisms that accelerate and transport high-energy particles from the solar atmosphere out into the heliosphere. Processes such as coronal mass ejections and solar flares, which peak roughly every 11 years around solar maximum, release huge quantities of energized matter, magnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation into space. The high-energy particles, known as solar energetic particles or SEPs, present a serious radiation threat to human explorers living and working outside low-Earth orbit and to technological assets such as communications and scientific satellites in space. This talk describes the Integrated Science Investigation of the Sun (ISIS) - Energetic Particle Instrument suite. ISIS measures key properties such as intensities, energy spectra, composition, and angular distributions of the low-energy suprathermal source populations, as well as the more hazardous, higher energy particles ejected from the Sun. By making the first-ever direct measurements of the near-Sun regions where the acceleration takes place, ISIS will provide the critical measurements that, when integrated with other SPP instruments and with solar and interplanetary observations, will lead to a revolutionary new understanding of the Sun and major drivers of solar system space weather.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011
PublisherInstitute of High Energy Physics
Pages180-183
Number of pages4
Volume10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011 - Beijing, China
Duration: Aug 11 2011Aug 18 2011

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Other32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period8/11/118/18/11

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solar probes
energetic particles
sun
particle energy
scientific satellites
communication satellites
space weather
solar atmosphere
heliosphere
coronal mass ejection
low Earth orbits
energy sources
radiation
solar flares
solar system
flares
electromagnetic radiation
energy spectra
angular distribution
magnetic fields

Keywords

  • Instrumentation
  • Solar energetic particles
  • Suprathermal particles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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McComas, D. J., Christian, E. R., Wiedenbeck, M. E., McNutt, R. L., Cummings, A. C., Desai, M. I., ... Von Rosenvinge, T. T. (2011). The Integrated Science Investigation of the Sun (ISIS): Energetic particle measurements for the solar probe plus mission. In Proceedings of the 32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011 (Vol. 10, pp. 180-183). Institute of High Energy Physics. https://doi.org/10.7529/ICRC2011/V10/1180

The Integrated Science Investigation of the Sun (ISIS) : Energetic particle measurements for the solar probe plus mission. / McComas, D. J.; Christian, E. R.; Wiedenbeck, M. E.; McNutt, R. L.; Cummings, A. C.; Desai, M. I.; Giacalone, Joe; Hill, M. E.; Mewaldt, R. A.; Krimigis, S. M.; Livi, S. A.; Mitchell, D. G.; Matthaeus, W. H.; Roelof, E. C.; Schwadron, N. A.; Stone, E. C.; Von Rosenvinge, T. T.

Proceedings of the 32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011. Vol. 10 Institute of High Energy Physics, 2011. p. 180-183.

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McComas, DJ, Christian, ER, Wiedenbeck, ME, McNutt, RL, Cummings, AC, Desai, MI, Giacalone, J, Hill, ME, Mewaldt, RA, Krimigis, SM, Livi, SA, Mitchell, DG, Matthaeus, WH, Roelof, EC, Schwadron, NA, Stone, EC & Von Rosenvinge, TT 2011, The Integrated Science Investigation of the Sun (ISIS): Energetic particle measurements for the solar probe plus mission. in Proceedings of the 32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011. vol. 10, Institute of High Energy Physics, pp. 180-183, 32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011, Beijing, China, 8/11/11. https://doi.org/10.7529/ICRC2011/V10/1180
McComas DJ, Christian ER, Wiedenbeck ME, McNutt RL, Cummings AC, Desai MI et al. The Integrated Science Investigation of the Sun (ISIS): Energetic particle measurements for the solar probe plus mission. In Proceedings of the 32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011. Vol. 10. Institute of High Energy Physics. 2011. p. 180-183 https://doi.org/10.7529/ICRC2011/V10/1180
McComas, D. J. ; Christian, E. R. ; Wiedenbeck, M. E. ; McNutt, R. L. ; Cummings, A. C. ; Desai, M. I. ; Giacalone, Joe ; Hill, M. E. ; Mewaldt, R. A. ; Krimigis, S. M. ; Livi, S. A. ; Mitchell, D. G. ; Matthaeus, W. H. ; Roelof, E. C. ; Schwadron, N. A. ; Stone, E. C. ; Von Rosenvinge, T. T. / The Integrated Science Investigation of the Sun (ISIS) : Energetic particle measurements for the solar probe plus mission. Proceedings of the 32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011. Vol. 10 Institute of High Energy Physics, 2011. pp. 180-183
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