Accession Number : AD0706095

Title :   A DEFINITIVE ANALYSIS OF THE COMPATIBILITY OF THE MATERIALS USED IN THE APOLLO EXPERIMENT D008 PASSIVE DOSIMETER.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLO

Personal Author(s) : Wailly,Louis F. ; Johnson,Dennis L.

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : Four individual radiation dosimeters housed as a single unit were exposed to extreme environmental conditions to ascertain their stability for future manned space flights (D008 Experiment, Apollo Applications Program). Although these dosimeters are to be housed in a hermetically sealed container, the authors tested each dosimeter as though it were exposed individually within a space cabin in order to assure maximum confidence in its safety. These tests included total organic and carbon monoxide offgassing determinations in conjunction with IR scan and gas chromatographic analysis, thermogravimetric analysis, offensive odor test, and flash and fire propagation rate determinations. All individual dosimeters satisfied NASA specifications for space cabin instrumentation. Finally, a helium leak test demonstrated the reliability of the sealed unit within which the dosimeters are to be housed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MANNED SPACECRAFT, DOSIMETERS), (*DOSIMETERS, MATERIALS), SAFETY, COMPATIBILITY, NUCLEAR RADIATION, MEASUREMENT, FLAMMABILITY, SPACECRAFT CABINS

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE