Accession Number:

AD0689119

Title:

RADIATION MEASUREMENTS AT SUPERSONIC TRANSPORT ALTITUDE WITH BALLOON-BORNE NUCLEAR EMULSIONS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL INST PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-05-02

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The report presents and discusses the results of measurements with balloon-borne nuclear emulsion packs at supersonic transport altitude. The experimental design was such that the track population in the emulsion reflected directly the flux of low energy protons in the tissue equivalent material surrounding the emulsion on all sides. The radiation packs accompanied a main payload consisting of neutron spectrometer equipment. Packs were flown on a number of flights, each of them sampling a different altitude. No solar activity was recorded during the entire flight time therefore, the data are representative of galactic radiation at solar maximum for a quiet sun. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE