Accession Number : ADA317695

Title :   Space Radiation Environment Estimation for RADARSAT II.

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Varga, L. ; Pepper, G. T. ; Woods, P.

PDF Url : ADA317695

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Estimation of the radiation environment for RADARSAT II satellite (to be launched in the fall 2000) is presented using industry standard space radiation models CREME and AE8/AP8. Radiation transport Monte Carlo codes TRIM and ITS 3.0 Tiger were then subsequently used to calculate the total radiation dose received by RADARSAT II during the planned 5.25 year mission.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY SATELLITES, *ELECTROMAGNETIC ENVIRONMENTS, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, CANADA, RADIATIVE TRANSFER, MONTE CARLO METHOD, RADIATION DOSAGE, SOLAR FLARES, COSMIC RAYS, EXTRATERRESTRIAL RADIATION.

Subject Categories : Astronautics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE