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Statistical Analysis of SAMPEX PET Proton Measurements

Pierrard, V. and Lemaire, J. and Heynderickx, D. and Gruglandski, M. and Looper, M. and Blake, B. and Mewaldt, D. (2000) Statistical Analysis of SAMPEX PET Proton Measurements. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 449 (1-2). pp. 378-382. ISSN 0168-9002. doi:10.1016/S0168-9002(99)01454-0.

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We present a statistical study of the distributions of proton counts from the Proton–Electron Telescope aboard the low-altitude polar satellite SAMPEX. Our statistical analysis shows that histograms of observed proton counts are generally distributed according to Poisson distributions but are sometimes quite different. The observed departures from Poisson distributions can be attributed to variations of the average flux or to the non-constancy of the detector lifetimes.

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Additional Information:© 2000 Elsevier. Received 30 September 1999; received in revised form 1 December 1999; accepted 14 December 1999. J. Lemaire and V. Pierrard thank Prof. J. J. Claustriaux and Dr. Y. Brostiaux of the department of “Statistique et informatique” of the Faculté Universitaire des Sciences Agronomiques de Gembloux. V. Pierrard also thanks the support of SSTC and FNRS.
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Services Fédéraux des Affaires Scientifiques, Techniques et Culturelles (Belgium)UNSPECIFIED
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Subject Keywords:Trapped protons; Detectors; Van Allen belts
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Space Radiation Laboratory2000-16
Issue or Number:1-2
Classification Code:PACS 94.30.Hn; 52.70.−m; 52.70.Nc
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Deposited By: Deborah Miles
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