Accession Number:

ADA128601

Title:

Cosmic Ray Effects on Microelectronics. Part 2. The Geomagnetic Cutoff Effects

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1983-05-26

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

The earths magnetic field modulates the energy spectra of charged particle radiation reaching a satellite from outside the magnetosphere. This report describes how a transmission function is calculated that modulates the radiation environment in the interplanetary medium to obtain the orbit-averaged radiation environment at the skin of any spacecraft in a circular orbit. It is found that the location of the electronics package within the spacecraft may affect the soft upset rate.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Geomagnetism
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE