Accession Number:

ADA003727

Title:

A Satellite Telescope for Protons and Alphas.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 17 Nov 72-30 Nov 74,

Corporate Author:

PANAMETRICS INC WALTHAM MASS

Report Date:

1974-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

A satellite-borne detector for protons and alpha particles has been developed and flown. The detector uses two totally depleted silicon surface barrier detectors in a coincidence telescope arrangement to detect 5-100 MeV protons and 22-100 MeV alpha particles. A calibration mode allows the front detector to be used to detect launched on board satellite OV5-6 in May 1969 and is still yielding reliable data more than 5 years later.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE