The Fly's Eye Energetic Particle Spectrometer (FEEPS) Sensors for the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission

Academic Article


  • The Energetic Particle Detector (EPD) Investigation is one of five particles and fields investigations on the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission. This mission consists of four satellites operating in close proximity in elliptical, low-inclination orbits, and is focused upon the fundamental physics of magnetic reconnection. The Energetic Particle Detector (EPD) investigation aboard the four MMS spacecraft consists of two instrument designs, the EIS (Energetic Ion Spectrometer) and the FEEPS (Fly's Eye Electron Proton Spectrometer). This present paper describes FEEPS from an instrument physics and engineering point of view, and provides some test and calibration data to facilitate effective analysis and use of the flight data for scientific purposes.
  • Authors

  • Blake, JB
  • Mauk, BH
  • Baker, DN
  • Carranza, P
  • Clemmons, James
  • Craft, J
  • Jr, Crain WR
  • Crew, A
  • Dotan, Y
  • Fennell, JF
  • Friedel, RH
  • Friesen, LM
  • Fuentes, F
  • Galvan, R
  • Ibscher, C
  • Jaynes, A
  • Katz, N
  • Lalic, M
  • Lin, AY
  • Mabry, DM
  • Nguyen, T
  • Pancratz, C
  • Redding, M
  • Reeves, GD
  • Smith, S
  • Spence, Harlan
  • Westlake, J
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • March 2016
  • Has Subject Area

    Published In


  • Energetic electrons and protons
  • Fly's Eye Electron Proton Spectrometer (FEEPS)
  • Magnetospheric Multiscale mission
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 309
  • End Page

  • 329
  • Volume

  • 199
  • Issue

  • 1-4