STEREO/Waves antenna Quick Facts
Introduction
Receiver
Antenna Length
Antenna Direction
Summary
References
Operational Set of Calibrated Parameters
We present here a simplified operational set of calibrated parameters considered as the most "up-to-date" for use with the STEREO/Waves data.
  • Antenna and Base Capacitances (see Receiver/Electrical Design section, for detailed information)
    QuantityValueUnit
    Antenna Capacitance (Ca) ~ 40 pF
    Monopole Stray Capacitance (Cs,m) ~ 67 pF
    Dipole Stray Capacitance (Cs,d) 32±4 pF
  • Receiver Noise Level (see Receiver/Receiver Noise section, for detailed information)
    QuantityValueUnit
    Receiver Noise on STEREO-A (V2noise) -161.8±0.8 dB
    Receiver Noise on STEREO-B (V2noise) -163.9±1.5 dB
  • Antenna Length (see Antenna Length section, for detailed information)
    QuantityValueUnit
    Effective length for hX on STEREO-A
    (using mode 11, 12 and 13)
    2.96±0.20m
    Effective length for hY on STEREO-A
    (using mode 12 and 21)
    3.69±0.22m
    Effective length for hZ on STEREO-A
    (using mode 11, 21 and 31)
    2.68±0.41m
    Effective length for hXY on STEREO-A
    (using mode 31)
    4.25±0.15m
    Effective length for hYZ on STEREO-A
    (using mode 13)
    4.32±0.27m
    Effective length for hX on STEREO-B
    (using mode 11, 12 and 13)
    3.15±0.13m
    Effective length for hY on STEREO-B
    (using mode 12 and 21)
    3.68±0.10m
    Effective length for hZ on STEREO-B
    (using mode 11, 21 and 31)
    2.34±0.25m
    Effective length for hXY on STEREO-B
    (using mode 31)
    4.30±0.12m
    Effective length for hYZ on STEREO-B
    (using mode 13)
    3.89±0.15m
  • Antenna Direction (see Antenna Direction section, for detailed information)
    QuantityValueUnit
    Effective antenna colatitude (θ) for hX 52.4±0.2 deg
    Effective antenna azimuth (φ) for hX 231.6±0.1 deg
    Effective antenna colatitude (θ) for hY 58.4±0.6 deg
    Effective antenna azimuth (φ) for hY 120.1±1.1 deg
    Effective antenna colatitude (θ) for hZ 142.0±0.5 deg
    Effective antenna azimuth (φ) for hZ 160.9±0.7 deg
    Effective antenna colatitude (θ) for hXY 90.3±0.2 deg
    Effective antenna azimuth (φ) for hXY 91.1±0.4 deg
    Effective antenna colatitude (θ) for hYZ 32.9±0.1 deg
    Effective antenna azimuth (φ) for hYZ 93.3±2.9 deg
 
Credits
This web page has been compiled and is maintained by B. Cecconi1, Co-I of STEREO/Waves.
Special thanks to: C. Briand1, V. Krupar1,2, M. Maksimovic1, M. Panchenko3, A. Zaslavsky1.
1. LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, Meudon, France;
2. Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic;
3. Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria.
For any comments, inputs or suggestion, please contact B. Cecconi.
Last update: January 22 2015 20:51:29.

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