Accession Number:

AD0263350

Title:

RADIATION SHIELDING OF SPACE VEHICLES BY MEANS OF SUPERCONDUCTING COILS

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AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB EVERETT MASS

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Report Date:

1961-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The general problem of shielding the occupants of manned space vehicles from various radiations likely to be encountered in space flight is discussed, and various published papers on the subject are briefly reviewed. The review indicates the importance of the problem and the interest that would attach to a radical solution. One possibility is shielding by the permanent magnetic field of a superconducting coil. A detailed analysis is made of the shielding that could be provided by such a coil and a preliminary estimate of the weight of such a device is made paying particular attention to the weight of the structure required to support the coil. A comparison is made of the weights calculated in this way with the weight of the spherical H2O shield which would give comparable protection. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE