The Juno Radiation Monitoring (RM) Investigation

H.N. Becker, J.W. Alexander, A. Adriani, A. Mura, A. Cicchetti, R. Noschese, J.L. Jørgensen, T. Denver, J. Sushkova, A. Jørgensen, M. Benn, J.E.P. Connerney, S.J. Bolton, J. Allison, S. Watts, V. Adumitroaie, E.A. Manor-Chapman, I.J. Daubar, C. Lee, S. KangW.J. McAlpine, T. Di Iorio, C. Pasqui, A. Barbis, P. Lawton, L. Spalsbury, S. Loftin, J. Sun

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The Radiation Monitoring Investigation of the Juno Mission will actively retrieve and analyze the noise signatures from penetrating radiation in the images of Juno’s star cameras and science instruments at Jupiter. The investigation’s objective is to profile Jupiter’s > 10 -MeV electron environment in regions of the Jovian magnetosphere which today are still largely unexplored. This paper discusses the primary instruments on Juno which contribute to the investigation’s data suite, the measurements of camera noise from penetrating particles, spectral sensitivities and measurement ranges of the instruments, calibrations performed prior to Juno’s first science orbit, and how the measurements may be used to infer the external relativistic electron environment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507 - 545
Number of pages39
JournalSpace Science Reviews
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Becker, H. N., Alexander, J. W., Adriani, A., Mura, A., Cicchetti, A., Noschese, R., Jørgensen, J. L., Denver, T., Sushkova, J., Jørgensen, A., Benn, M., Connerney, J. E. P., Bolton, S. J., Allison, J., Watts, S., Adumitroaie, V., Manor-Chapman, E. A., Daubar, I. J., Lee, C., ... Sun, J. (2017). The Juno Radiation Monitoring (RM) Investigation. Space Science Reviews, 213(1-4), 507 - 545.