Accession Number:

AD0733781

Title:

Proton Activated Recession Sensor (PARS). Volume 1.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS ASTRONAUTICS CO HUNTINGTON BEACH CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

206.0

Abstract:

The program was conducted to study the feasibility of using proton activation techniques to provide an in situ line source of radioactivity in ATJ-S graphite for application to the measurement of rates of recession on a graphite nosetip during reentry. The Be7 produced by high energy protons E28MeV in a graphite targets emits monoenergetic gamma radiation E 0.48MeV. These gamma rays are detected and counted as a function of reentry time to monitor recession of the nosetip. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles
  • Nuclear Instrumentation
  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE