Calibration File Date: 6-Mar-16
Calibration Revision 15
Applicable Calibration Products
Product Description Sector Cadence Spin Cadence # Energy Channels
ESRHELT Electron Rates measured using the RBSPICE Energy Mode: High Energy Resolution Low Time Resolution Multi Sector Group Multi Spin 64
ESRLEHT Electron Rates measured using the RBSPICE Energy Mode: Low Energy Resolution High Time Resolution Single Sector Group Single Spin 14
ISRHELT Ion Rates measured using the RBSPICE Energy Mode: High Energy Resolution Low Time Resolution Multi Sector Group Multi Spin 64
TOFxEH Ion Rates measured using the RBSPICE Species Mode: Hydrogen Only Observations Single Sector Group Single Spin 14
TOFxEIon Ion Rates measured using the RBSPICE Species Mode: All Ion Observations Multi Sector Group Multi Spin 64
TOFxEnonH Ion Rates measured using the RBSPICE Species Mode: Z>1 Observations Multi Sector Group Single Spin 20
Note that the TOFxEnonH calibration information is broken into two tabs in this spreadsheet: pre-He extension and post-He extension.
The He extension occurred on: 2015-01-14T23:45:00.0
TOFxPHHHELT Ion Rates measured using the RBSPICE Species Mode using only the TOF system: Hydrogen Observations High Energy Resolution Low Time Resolution Multi Sector Group Multi Spin 32
TOFxPHHLEHT Ion Rates measured using the RBSPICE Species Mode using only the TOF system: Hydrogen Observations Low Energy Resolution High Time Resolution Single Sector Group Single Spin 10
Cadence Explanation: The RBSPICE instrument flight software breaks a single spin into 36 sectors. Accumulation of counts is done winthin a single sector group, Multi sector groups, and Multi Spins
Single Sector Group Accumulation involves one or more sectors but at the currently defined grouping but within the context of a single spin.
Grouping can be identified by examining the file from a Single Sector Group product and seeing the number of sectors used in each measurement
I.e. if the sector number in a file from a single sector group product for a specific spin number has the following values: 0, 3, 6, 9, then the sector group size is 3
Multi Sector Group Accumulation involves more than one sector group but is still done within the context of a single spin
Single Spin Accumulation is taken over a single spin.
Multi Spin Accumulation is taken over more than one sector group and is done across multiple spins.
Note that a multi Spin measurement still preserves the integrity of the angular measurement since a group of sectors is measured for each of the spins involved in the observation
I.e. if the spin number is 10 and we are at a sector group number of 3 and start our observation in sector 9 then accumulation of counts will occur for sectors 9 through 11 for each of the spins
Field Definitions
SC Name of spacecraft either RBSPA or RBSPB
ProductType One of the product types listed in the beginning of the cal file
Telescope Identifies which of the six telescopes the cal information corresponds
StartUTC The starting time for this calibration record in UTC string format (CCYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS:hhh)
StartET The starting time for this calibration record in Ephemeris Time using the J2000 epoch
StopUTC The ending time for this calibration record in UTC string format (CCYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS:hhh)
StopET The ending time for this calibration record in Ephemeris Time using the J2000 epoch
Species The primary species for which this calibration record is responsive
Note that this does not identify all species that this channel will detect but the species that it is designed to detect.
Some channels are responsive to multiple species and depending upon the situation the primary species differs from time to time.
E.g. TOFxPH products are generally responsive to protons but some of the channels are responsive to Oxygen or Helium although when those species are not present the channel will detect background proton rates
Channel The energy channel number for this calibration record
E_Low The bottom energy of the passband in MeV
E_High The upper energy of the passband in MeV
E_Mid The calculated midpoint energy of the passband in MeV.
Note that this is not always the geometrical mean since some passbands are more sensitive to lower energies even though they allow for higher energy ranges
G_Small The small pixel geometrical factor in cm^2*sr. See the RBSPICE Data Handbook for more information about pixel sizes
G_Large The large pixel geometrical factor in cm^2*sr. See the RBSPICE Data Handbook for more information about pixel sizes
Eff The efficiency of the energy channel.
Notes Any specific notes about this energy channel.