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Radiation calculations and comparisons with dataIn conjunction with the analysis of data from the Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF) ionizing radiation dosimetry, a calculation program was established to aid in data interpretation and to assess the accuracy of current radiation environments and effects models for future mission applications. Initial estimates of LDEF exposure to trapped, galactic, and atmospheric (albedo) radiation sources were made, and the radiation environment (primary and secondary particle spectra) and several radiation effects (induced radioactivity and dose) for varying amounts of LDEF shielding were calculated for a simplified LDEF mass model. Preliminary comparisons of the calculated results were made with the induced radioactivity measurements for several LDEF parts and with preliminary dose data from several experiments (P0004, P0006, and M0004). Predictions were compared with the radioactivity induced in the aluminum clamps holding the experiment trays and in the stainless steel trunnions to test a recently developed theory of trapped proton anisotropy.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Armstrong, T. W.
(Science Applications International Corp. Prospect, TN, United States)
Colborn, B. L.
(Science Applications International Corp. Prospect, TN, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Langley Research Center, First LDEF Post-Retrieval Symposium Abstracts
Subject Category
Atomic And Molecular Physics
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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