Accession Number:

ADA089982

Title:

A Problem in Nuclear Thermal Radiation Environment Simulation for System Survivability

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

A series of experiments was conducted at two nuclear thermal radiation simulators the White Sands Missile Range Solar Furnace facility and the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Quartz Lamps facility. The purpose of these experiments are to study the effect of simulator radiation spectrum on the amount of thermal energy absorbed by painted surfaces. The results of the experiments show that the amount of thermal energy absorbed is highly dependent on the thermal radiation spectrum. Thirty-nine percent more energy was absorbed using the solar furnace than was absorbed using the quartz lamps. The experimental results also indicated that the amount of absorbed energy may be independent of thermal radiation flux.

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Nuclear Radiation Shielding, Protection and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE