Accession Number:

AD0611629

Title:

A RESEARCH PROGRAM TO INVESTIGATE ARTIFICIALLY INJECTED TRAPPED RADIATION

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Report Date:

1964-10-30

Pagination or Media Count:

147.0

Abstract:

The document describes an experimental research program to measure the intensity, angular distribution, and energy spectra of particles trapped in the Earths magnetic field. Particular attention was focused on the measurement of particles artificially injected by high altitude nuclear detonations during the series of nuclear tests conducted by the USSR and the USA during the summer and fall of 1962. A detailed description of the instrumentation and calibration procedures are given. Measurements obtained by instrumentation identical to the one described, flown on an Air Force satellite, are given. The method of data handling is discussed and machine programs for data reduction are described. Results from these measurements have appeared in several documents, a listing of which is included in the test. A summary of the results and conclusions is given.

Subject Categories:

  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products
  • Radiation Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE