Accession Number : AD0716843

Title :   Spark Chamber Spectrometry and Space Radiation Studies.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Oct 65-14 Oct 70,

Corporate Author : CLARKSON COLL OF TECHNOLOGY POTSDAM N Y DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Madey,Richard ; Huetter,G. Thomas ; Yushak,Stephen M.

Report Date : 14 JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : Advances in instrumentation based on the spark-chamber technique for making charged particle studies of the aerospace environment have included the development of spark-discharge modules that are sealed against the space environment, a high-voltage generator with a long lifetime for use with spark chambers in space, a passive readout technique for spark-discharge counters, and a method of applying a clearing field that consumes no power. Analytical expressions have been derived for the flux of protons within cylindrical shell and slab disk shields exposed to protons in space. Reported also are studies in space radiation dosimetry.

Descriptors :   (*SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, RADIATION HAZARDS), (*RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, DESIGN), SHIELDING, VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELT, SOLAR FLARES, ALPHA PARTICLES, PROTONS, NUCLEAR RADIATION SPECTROSCOPY, DOSIMETERS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Radiobiology
      Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE