Accession Number : ADA113959

Title :   Proceedings of the Air Force Geophysics Laboratory Workshop on the Earth's Radiation Belts: 26-27 January 1981.

Descriptive Note : Environmental research papers,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s) : Sagalyn,R C ; Spjeldvik,W N ; Burke,W J

PDF Url : ADA113959

Report Date : 21 Oct 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 283

Abstract : A two-day workshop on the earth's radiation belts was held on 26-27 January 1981 at the Air Force Geophysics Laboratory. The workshop reviewed the present state of knowledge of the radiation belts and the effects of energetic particles on microelectronic systems. From this perspective it is possible to define the instrumentation requirements of future missions into the radiation belts. Proceedings of the workshop include: (1) reports on a tutorial session concerning the present level of understanding of radiation belt measurements, dynamics, wave-particle interactions, and their effects on microelectronic elements, (2) specifications of the state-of-the art instrumentation required to measure energetic particles, cold plasmas, magnetic fields, and waves, (3) overviews of existing statistical, numerical, and analytical models of the radiation belts, and (4) summaries of the sessions presented at the end of the workshop by the various session chairmen. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RADIATION BELTS, *MAGNETOSPHERE, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING, WORKSHOPS, MICROELECTRONICS, RADIATION DAMAGE, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, PARTICLES, ENERGETIC PROPERTIES, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, HIGH ENERGY, INSTRUMENTATION, INTERACTIONS, MAGNETIC FIELDS, EARTH(PLANET), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, TRAPPING(CHARGED PARTICLES), SPACE SYSTEMS, SURVIVAL(GENERAL)

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Geomagnetism
      Nuclear Radiation Shield, Protection & Safety
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

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