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11. SAM Filament-Bias Module flight model

Top view of the FB module after completion of testing and preliminary closeout.  Final closeout occurs after initial testing with the SAM quadrupole tube.  Unit contains more than 1000 parts plus 7 magnetic assemblies, providing power for 3 floating filaments and multiple electrode bias outputs.  Filament drive and electrode bias system used on SAM is a 4th generation design extending from Galileo in the 1970ís to Cassini and then the Contour mission.

 

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