Accession Number : AD0459593

Title :   ENGINEERING INVESTIGATION AND TESTS WHICH FURTHER SUBSTANTIATE SYSTEM FEASIBILITY AND PROVIDE DATA RELATIVE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NUCLEAR LOW ALTITUDE SUPERSONIC VEHICLE. PART II. TECHNICAL INFORMATION. VOLUME 9. NUCLEAR RADIATION EFFECTS TEST NO. 10 -- FLYAWAY.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 Oct 63-31 Dec 64.

Corporate Author : LING-TEMCO-VOUGHT INC DALLAS TX LTV VOUGHT AERONAUTICS DIV

Report Date : DEC 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 252

Abstract : Presented in this document are the results of Nuclear Radiation Effects Test No. 10 which was conducted under the LASV-N2 Air Force Contract AF33(657)-12517. The irradiation was performed in the Air Force Ground Reactor during the period 25 February through 1 March 1964. A series of radar components, a secondary power unit, several flight test instrumentation sensors, several advanced computer components, and portions of a command control subsystem were exposed to nuclear radiation levels exceeding 5 x 10 to the 15th power fast neutrons/sq. cm and a gamma exposure of 5 x 10 to the 10th power ergs/gm(C). Dynamic test data recorded before, during, and after the irradiation are presented for magnetrons, high power metal-ceramic hydrogen thyratron tubes, pulse modulators, microwave ferrite devices, preamplifiers, a turbinegenerator unit, rate gyros, accelerometers, portions of a command control receiver and decoder, tunnel diodes, thin film parametron elements, and circuitrons. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILES, SURFACE TO SURFACE, LOW ALTITUDE, CRUISE MISSILES, SUPERSONIC FLIGHT, RADAR EQUIPMENT, AUXILIARY POWER PLANTS, MAGNETRONS, THYRATRONS, PULSE MODULATION, FERRITES, PREAMPLIFIERS, GENERATORS, GYROSCOPES, ACCELEROMETERS, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, TUNNEL DIODES, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, RADIATION EFFECTS, DAMAGE, RADIATION EFFECTS, NUCLEAR REACTORS, NEUTRONS, GAMMA RAYS, GUIDED MISSILE COMPUTERS, CARTRIDGES(PAD), AUXILIARY POWER PLANTS, DOSIMETERS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE