Accession Number:

ADA025136

Title:

The AURORA Dosimetry System

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

AURORA, a generator of intense bremsstrahlung pulses, is used principally for simulating the effects of a nuclear weapon prompt gamma pulse on military electronic systems. AURORAs unique feature is its extremely high volumetric dose output it can deliver 25 kradsSi throughout a 1 m-diam, 1 m- long cylindrical volume, or 50 kradsSi throughout a 25-cm sphere. AURORA is located at Adelphi, MD, and is operated by the Harry Diamond Laboratories for the Defense Nuclear Agency. This report describes the techniques and instruments used at AURORA for measuring the radiation dose and dose rate. The present report describes in detail the experimental techniques of dosimetry as they are now implemented at AURORA.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE