Accession Number:

ADA143302

Title:

Length Distribution of Chords through a Rectangular Volume.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-07-03

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The chord length distribution of penetrating radiation in rectangular parallelepipeds is of concern in regard to spacecraft electronic, as single event upsets can be produced by the ionization along the path of a high-energy particle. Both differential and integral chord length distributions are presented here. Two approximations to the integral distribution are discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE