Accession Number : AD0715613

Title :   Bremsstrahlung Calculations,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Cohen,L. D. ; Gray,E. L.

Report Date : DEC 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Bremsstrahlung production by energetic electrons stopping in a typical thick space vehicle wall has been calculated. Two incident electron energies were considered, 6 Mev and 4 Mev. The spectrum of emergent X-rays from behind the shield attenuation factor was calculated and compared with an experimental determination of the attenuation with essentially the same shield. The calculation and experiment agree to within a factor of about two or three. These results indicate that bremsstrahlung production could represent a radiation hazard to manned flight of some consequence. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BREMSSTRAHLUNG, VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELT), (*MANNED SPACECRAFT, RADIATION HAZARDS), (*SHIELDING, BREMSSTRAHLUNG), SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, X RAYS, ELECTRONS, MEASUREMENT

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Radiobiology
      Nuclear Radiation Shield, Protection & Safety
      Astronautics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE