Trapped Radiation Effects on the Space-Based Radar
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This report presents the results of a parametric study regarding the influence of radiation damage effects on possible configurations of a phased array Space-Based Radar System. Primary emphasis is on Van Allen type trapped radiation effects on solar cells and on the antenna transmitterreceiver modules. Qualitative references to man-made nuclear radiation effects are also given. It is concluded that weight penalties for shielding against trapped radiation effects are sufficiently high in the intermediate altitude regime, 2, 000 to 9,000 km altitude, to drive the design choices to higher or to lower altitude regimes.
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment