Patent Number: 6,332,590

Title: Photoemission based spacecraft charging sensor

Abstract: A charging sensor that uses photoemission to directly measure theelectrical potential of a spacecraft in orbit relative to the spaceenvironment. The photoemission based charging sensor uses photoemissionfrom a photoemitting conductive plate of a charge probe as a referencepoint for voltage readings and provides direct measurements of spacecraftcharging.

Inventors: Oh; David (Sunnyvale, CA)

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International Classification: B64G 1/22 (20060101); B64G 1/66 (20060101); B64G 1/54 (20060101); B64G 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2014