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HZE particle shielding using confined magnetic fields. [high-energy heavy ions]
Author and Affiliation:
Townsend, L. W.(NASA Langley Research Center, Space Systems Div., Hampton, VA, United States)
Abstract: The great rigidities characteristic of high energy heavy ion (HZE) particles are judged to preclude near term use of confined magnetic fields of reasonable dimensions and strengths for small spacecraft shielding on long duration manned missions. It is noted that a Mars mission-class shield, although effective against solar protons, would be useless for HZE particles unless the mass and size of the shield are increased by several orders of magnitude (to yield a shield comparable to those contemplated for permanent space stations).
Publication Date: Dec 01, 1983
Document ID:
19840039356
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 84A22143
Subject Category: SPACECRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets (ISSN 0022-4650); 20; 629
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA, United States
Description: 2p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ENERGETIC PARTICLES; GALACTIC COSMIC RAYS; HEAVY IONS; MAGNETIC FIELD CONFIGURATIONS; RADIATION SHIELDING; SPACECRAFT SHIELDING; CHARGED PARTICLES; GRAZING INCIDENCE; PARTICLE MOTION
Imprint And Other Notes: Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets (ISSN 0022-4650), vol. 20, Nov.-Dec. 1983, p. 629, 630.
Miscellaneous Notes: 630
Availability Source: Other Sources
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