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Record 32 of 6999
Radiation hardening design of nuclear powered spacecraft
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Author and Affiliation:
Schmidt, R. E.(General Electric Co., Philadelphia, PA, United States)
Abstract: The design and operation of space systems utilizing nuclear fueled power systems must consider the radiation environment from the earliest stages of their design. A range of nuclear systems are being considered for present and future satellite systems capable of supplying tens of kilowatts to multimegawatt and generating a corresponding range of radiation environments. The effects of these radiations on electronics and materials can be minimized by implementing early design considerations which maximize the design efficiency and minimize the impact on system mass. Space systems design considerations for the radiation environment must include all sources in addition to the self induced gamma ray and neutron radiation. These include the orbital dependent environment from the high energy electron and protons encountered in natural space. The system trades which the designer must consider in the development of space platforms which utilize nuclear reactor power supplies are discussed.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1987
Document ID:
19880014931
(Acquired Nov 04, 1995)
Accession Number: 88N24315
Subject Category: SPACECRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: New Mexico Univ., Transactions of the Fourth Symposium on Space Nuclear Power Systems; p 261-262
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: JPL-956473; DE-AC03-86SF-16006
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: General Electric Co.; Space Systems Div.; Philadelphia, PA, United States
Description: 2p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: RADIATION EFFECTS; RADIATION HAZARDS; RADIATION SHIELDING; SPACE POWER REACTORS; SPACECRAFT DESIGN; SPACECRAFT POWER SUPPLIES; AEROSPACE ENVIRONMENTS; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; GAMMA RAYS; NEUTRON IRRADIATION; STRUCTURAL WEIGHT
Imprint And Other Notes: In New Mexico Univ., Transactions of the Fourth Symposium on Space Nuclear Power Systems p 261-262 (SEE N88-24254 17-73)
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