A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name STAFF search coil magnetometer and spectrum analyzer
Mission Cluster
URL https://csa.esac.esa.int/csa-web/#search
DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-yrzyijm
Abstract STAFF (Spatio Temporal Analysis of Field Fluctuations) is one of the five experiments of the Wave Experiment Consortium (WEC). The STAFF experiment comprises a boom-mounted three-axis search coil magnetometer, a preamplifier and an electronics box that houses the two complementary data-analysis packages: an on-board waveform unit (SC) to measure magnetic fluctuations in the frequency range 0.1 Hz - 180 Hz and a digital Spectrum Analyser to provide the characteristics of the electromagnetic fluctuations in the frequency range 8 Hz-4 kHz.
Description STAFF scientific datasets for Cluster 1 (similar for all other Cluster spacecraft)

Dataset IDDataset content
C1_CP_STA_PSDPower Spectral Density (8 Hz - 4 kHz)
C1_CP_STA_PPPPolarization and Propagation Parameters (8 Hz - 4 kHz)
C1_CP_STA_CS_NBRMagnetic Field Spectra in GSE (up to 12.5 Hz)
C1_CP_STA_CS_HBRMagnetic Field Spectra in GSE (burst; up to 225 Hz)
C1_CP_STA_CWF_ISR2Calibrated Magnetic Field Waveform (ISR2)
C1_CP_STA_CWF_GSECalibrated Magnetic Field Waveform (GSE)
C1_CP_STA_SMSpectral Matrix (8 Hz - 4 kHz)
Publication Cornilleau-Wehrlin, N., et al., First results obtained by the Cluster STAFF experiment, Ann. Geophys., 21, 437-456, 2003; https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-21-437-2003
Cornilleau-Wehrlin, N., et al., The Cluster Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Field Fluctuations (Staff) Experiment, Space Sci. Rev., 79, 107-136, 1997; https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1004979209565
Temporal Coverage 2001-02-01 - current
Mission Description Cluster is the first constellation of four scientific spacecraft to study the Earth-Sun connection in three dimensions. Cluster offers unique opportunities to investigate physical processes in near-Earth space. Those processes are essential to study and understand the effects of the Sun on the vast Earth’s environment that is a highly varying system both in time and space. The four Cluster spacecraft in a polar orbit are unique in their ability to obtain a three-dimensional picture of medium and large-scale plasma structures. The varying Cluster spacecraft formation from 3 km to a few tens of thousands kilometres along the orbit enables multi-point local measurements of different regions at different scales that cannot be done with any other space mission.

Escoubet, C.P., et al., The Cluster mission, Ann. Geophys., 19, 1197, 2001; https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-19-1197-2001
Escoubet, C.P, et al., Cluster - Science and Mission Overview, Space Sci. Rev., 79, 11-32, 1997; https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1004923124586
Creator Contact Patrick Canu, Principal Investigator, Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique/Sorbonne Université/CNRS, patrick.canu@lpp.polytechnique.fr
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines When publishing any works related to this experiment, please cite the experiment DOI found herein and the Cluster mission DOI (where appropriate).