IME-HF instrument

Mission /  Measurements of electromagnetic waves generated by TLEs (sprites, blue jets, elves, ...). The instrument will record waveform measurements of fluctuating electric fields in the frequency range from a few kHz up to 37 MHz. The IME-HF will be able to trigger and record interesting intervals of data using a flexible event detection algorithm.

Instrument /  The instrument is based on 2 flip antennas with a preamplifier and analyzer. The IME-HF analyzer was designed at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics CAS, Prague, Czechia. Antennas were designed at the LPC2E laboratory in Orléans, France.

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TARANIS mission

Mission / Transient luminous events (TLEs) and terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGFs).

Launch / 2019

Instruments / Cameras and photometers, X-ray and gamma-ray detectors, high-energy electron detectors, electromagnetic sensors, low- and high-frequency antennas to measure electric fields.

Orbit / Sun-synchronous polar orbit ~700 km

Mission lifetime / 2-4 years