Accession Number : AD0430820


Title :   EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES IN ANALYZING RADIATION EFFECTS TO FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS.


Descriptive Note : Final rept., 1 Apr 62-30 Aug 63.


Corporate Author : INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP OWEGO N Y


Report Date : 30 Sep 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 214


Abstract : The effects of pulsed and steady-state nuclear radiation were determined for an advanced flight control system. Experimental studies of selected circuits are described. The objectives were to experimentally measure circuit and component changes, to modify these circuits to improve their radiation tolerance, and to compare the experimental results with theoretical analyses. Five circuits were studied in two series of radiation tests at the Sandia Pulsed Reactor facility. Experimental data were shown to be consistent with theoretical interpretation based on analysis of circuit operation and effects in the individual components. (Author)


Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS , DAMAGE , ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS , CIRCUITS , ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT , NAVIGATION COMPUTERS , AMPLIFIERS , SERVOAMPLIFIERS , BANDPASS AMPLIFIERS , ANALOG COMPUTERS , SIMULATION , GAIN , DEGRADATION , TRANSISTORS , WIRING DIAGRAMS , ROCKET AIRCRAFT , AIRBORNE , AIRBORNE


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE