Instrument Development and Calibration Lab - Ions

General Description

  • Vacuum chamber for the development and calibration of prototypes and flight ion sensors
  • Secondary "science" chamber with a rapid pump down time for quick changes

Lab Capabilities

  • Ion beam can be shaped (size and location) and rastered with energies of 1 - 50 keV
  • Mixed gas source along with an ExB filter allows for the selection of mass per charge
  • 4 degree of freedom positioning system
  • Quantar microchannel plate imager to characterize the shape an location of the beam
  • Pressure can go below 10-6 Torr, chamber door opens to a class 10000 cleanroom
  • RGA, Webcams, pressure, temperature sensors: all computer controlled and monitored