Accession Number:

AD0894138

Title:

Calculated Response of a Linear Energy Transfer Spectrometer (LETS) Correlation with Relative Biological Effectiveness and Quality Factors.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jun 69-Jun 71,

Corporate Author:

AVCO ELECTRONICS DIV TULSA OKLA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

Several computer codes have been written and applied to the problem of predicting the response of the AFWL Linear Energy Transfer Spectrometer LETS which has been built for use on Skylab. In addition, RBE and QF have been calculated for the same charged particle spectra and spacecraft shielding to calculate response of the LETS. The computer programs developed include a range and energy loss code, an energy limit code, a flux determination code and RBEQF code. The energy spectra of protons and alpha particles external to the spacecraft were assumed to be exponential in nature. Calculations were performed over a wide e-fold range, from 10 to 999 Mev. Also, degraded spectra were employed for a wide range of spacecraft shielding thicknesses, up to 8.0 gsq cm. Data are presented on results of these calculations, including predicted relative counting rates in the seven channels of the LET spectrometer. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Nuclear Instrumentation
  • Nuclear Radiation Shielding, Protection and Safety
  • Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE