ARMAS Flight Programs

SET flies instruments on a multitude of aerospace vehicles in the ARMAS program. Vehicles types include agency and commercial aircraft, high altitude balloons, and proprietary vehicles. Each of these flight opportunities has provided a wealth of data on the radiation environment in different atmospheric and exoatmospheric domains. The ARMAS program partners with agency, academic, and industry organizations for its particular ARMAS projects.

ARMAS Program Overview

Program Overview

  1. Background to radiation environment
  2. Instrumentation
  3. Calibration of ARMAS with TEPC
  4. Measurements and modeling
  5. Expanding our scientific understanding
  6. Improvements to achieve forecasting accuracy
  7. Enterprise collaborations

 

 

ARMAS Hi Altitude (ARMAS Hi)

ARMAS Pre-Operations Mission Demonstration (ARMAS POMD)

Objective

Partner

Funding Source

Results

ARMAS Suborbital (ARMAS S)

ARMAS Orbital (ARMAS O)

Objective

Partner

Funding Source

Results

ARMAS O Quad chart

NearSpaceLaunch

SET IR&D

ARMAS archive

Flight photo

ARMAS Lunar (ARMAS L)

Objective

Partner

Funding Source

Results

ARMAS L Quad chart

TBS

SET IR&D

ARMAS archive

Flight photo

Ground-based Experiments

Los Alamos Neutron Science Center

1–800 MeV neutrons

Loma Linda Medical University

175 MeV protons

NASA Space Radiation Laboratory

350 MeV/nucleon Fe+

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

1 MeV gamma-rays

National Technical Systems

EMI and Conductivity testing

 

Neutron beamline photo

 

Proton beamline photo

 

Heavy ion beamline photo

 

Gamma-ray experiment photo

 
NTS test