Accession Number : AD0745084

Title :   A Method for Calculating Aircrew Radiation Dose.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Bachman,John A.

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : A method was developed to estimate the radiation dose received by an aircrew member in an aircraft in the vicinity of an atmospheric nuclear weapon detonation. The problem is segmented into three parts; determining the radiation field at the aircraft, determining the radiation field within the aircraft, and calculating the radiation dose absorbed by the crew member. The air portion is solved using a computer code with some special treatment of the results, and existing fluence-to-dose conversion factors are used for calculating the crew member dose. The treatment of the aircraft attenuation is developed. The scattered fluence is determined using multigroup diffusion theory. A sample problem is presented using the F-102A interceptor and a hypothetical burst. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLIGHT CREWS, RADIATION DOSAGE), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, NUCLEAR RADIATION), ABSORPTION, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), ATTENUATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, NEUTRONS, GAMMA RAYS

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE