dust counter

dust counter

[′dəst ‚kau̇nt·ər]
(engineering)
A photoelectric apparatus which measures the size and number of dust particles per unit volume of air. Also known as Kern counter.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Together with the Student Dust Counter (SDC), which--surprise!--counts hits from interplanetary dust particles, they have been gathering data throughout the cruise since leaving Earth.
SDC (Venetia Burney Student Dust Counter): Built and operated by students at University of Colorado; measures interplanetary dust that strikes New Horizons during its long voyage.
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): A student from University of Colorado at Boulder has designed a space dust counter that is flying aboard NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto and now holds the record for the most distant working dust detector ever to travel through space.