INVESTIGATION OF X-RADIATION HAZARD FROM AN/APS-20E RADAR
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AVIATION MEDICAL ACCELERATION LAB
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In conducting a radiological survey of radar installations, one is confronted with some rather unusual measurement problems. There are two types of electromagnetic radiation generated simultaneously one is microwave rf radiation that the transmitter is designed to generate and the other is x-radiation originating from high energy electrons striking any material that is in their path. It has been found that the rf which the radar produces has a considerable effect upon the electronic circuits conventionally used for the measurement of x-radiation. The ordinary ion chamber radiation survey equipment is subject to serious errors, becoming inoperative in most cases, when used near operating radar equipment.