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Juno Waves high frequency antenna properties
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  • Manfred Sampl,
  • Wolfgang Macher,
  • Thomas H. Oswald,
  • Dirk Plettemeier,
  • Helmut O. Rucker,
  • William S Kurth
Manfred Sampl
Austrian Academy of Sciences

Corresponding Author:manfred.sampl@ieee.org

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Wolfgang Macher
Austrian Academy of Sciences (OAW)
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Thomas H. Oswald
Austria Academy of Sciences
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Dirk Plettemeier
Technische Universitaet Dresden
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Helmut O. Rucker
Austrian Academy of Sciences (OAW)
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William S Kurth
University of Iowa
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The Waves instrument aboard Juno is a sophisticated radio astronomy observatory investigating Jupiter's auroral radio emissions and plasma wave interactions. Waves records electrical field properties using two monopole antennas, which are connected to form a dipole. The receiving properties of the Waves dipole changes quite remarkably over the instruments frequency range from near DC to 40 MHz. In this contribution we outline Waves' electrical sensor properties above the quasi-static frequency range and provide detailed directivity pattern and insertion loss figures of the instrument for science application and data analysis.
Sep 2021Published in Radio Science volume 56 issue 9. 10.1029/2020RS007184