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The RATEX-J experiment is proposed by the Swedish Institute of Space Physics in Kiruna.

The Earth radiation belt particles (electron and protons) reach altitudes down to 500 km in the polar region and in the region of the South Atlantic Anomaly. Despite the fact the radiation quality differs compared to the environment to be encountered at Jupiter, the radiation environment in LEO can be used as a natural test laboratory to define the efficiency of particle detectors against penetrating radiation,

RATEX-J is a prototype of an SSD (solid state detector) based anti-coincidence system for measurements with CCEMs (ceramic channel electron multipliers) and MCP (multichannel plate) to be implemented in the JDC instrument for ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer (JUICE) mission. 

Innehållsansvarig:Jahangir Jazayeri
Tillhör: KTH Rymdcenter
Senast ändrad: 2016-01-13