Accession Number : ADA323579

Title :   Small On-Board Environmental Diagnostics Sensors Package (SOBEDS).

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept. no. 1,

Corporate Author : AMPTEK INC BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s) : Dichter, Bronislaw K. ; Oberhardt, Marilyn R. ; McGarity, John O.

PDF Url : ADA323579

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The Small On-Board Environmental Diagnostic Sensors Package (SO BEDS) is a suite of spacecraft instruments designed to measure ionizing radiation in the near-Earth space environment. The purpose of data gathered by the SOBEDS instrument is to improve the understanding of the Earth's radiation belts and the effect of ionizing radiation on Air Force space systems. Amptek, Inc. is building three of the SOBEDS instruments: HEP, LEP and DOS. The HEP instrument will measure the differential energy spectrum of protons with energies between 15 and 300 MeV, LEP will measure the differential energy spectra of electrons (0.1 <E < 1 MeV) and protons (1 <E < 15 Mev) and DOS will measure the radiation doses received by electronic components behind four different amounts of shielding.

Descriptors :   *SPACECRAFT COMPONENTS, *DOSIMETERS, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, PROTONS, ELECTRONS, RADIATION BELTS.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Instrumentation
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE