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Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

The Voyager 1 Plasma Wave Spectrometer (PWS) raw full resolution data set consists of electric field waveform samples from the Voyager 1 Plasma Wave Subsystem waveform receiver obtained during the entire mission. Data will continue to be added to the archive on subsequent volumes. The data set encompasses all waveform observations obtained in the cruise mission phases before, between, and after the Jupiter and Saturn encounter phases as well as those obtained during the two encounter phases. Data for this data set are acquired from the PWS waveform receiver. Data are presented as time series of 4-bit voltage measurements acquired at the rate of 28,800 samples per second through a 40 Hz to 12 kHz bandpass filter. An automatic gain control is used to keep the signal within the usable range of the 4-bit digitization, however, the gain information is not returned to the ground, hence, there is no direct, absolute calibration. However, a power spectrum analysis returns a spectrum that has accurate relative amplitudes between spectral elements. This data set provides the highest temporal resolution data from the Voyager mission. A browse data set is included with these data which provides for a graphical search of the data using a series of thumbnail and full-sized spectrograms which lead the user to the particular data file(s) of interest.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: us-pd

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Metadata Created Date January 31, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Data Update Frequency irregular

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date January 31, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Publisher National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Identifier urn:nasa:pds:context_pds3:data_set:data_set.vg1-j-s-ss-pws-1-edr-wfrm-60ms-v1.0_iwxf-fqr2
Data First Published 2021-05-21
Data Last Modified 2023-01-26
Category Earth Science
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
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