Accession Number:

ADA160504

Title:

CRRES/SPACERAD (Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite/Space Radiation Effects Program) Experiment Descriptions.

Descriptive Note:

Environmental research papers, 1 Oct 84-15 Jan 85,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Report Date:

1985-01-24

Pagination or Media Count:

196.0

Abstract:

The Space Radiation Effects SPACERAD Program is a comprehensive space program whose purposes, among other things, are to a measure radiation-induced single event upsets SEUs and total-dose degradation of state-of-the-art microelectronic devices to include VHSIC and GaAs devices in a known space environment b space qualify advanced technology microelectronic devices for operational DOD satellite systems and c update the static models of the radiation belts and develop the first dynamic models of the high energy particle populations in the near-Earth environment. To accomplish these goals, AFGL has developed a space experiment complement consisting of a microelectronics experiment package MEP, dosimeters, energetic-particle detectors, space plasma detectors, and wave and field electric and magnetic instruments. The experiments are to be flown as a package on the Joint Air ForceNASA Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite CRRES in FY87. The MEP will record SEUs and radiation degradation as a function of orbital position, particle type, device geometry, device technology, device material, device operating conditions, etc. The other instrumentation will be used to simultaneously measure the space environment. This document gives a brief description of the SPACERAD Program and the instruments to be flown on CRRES. Keywords Space radiation Space experiments Energetic particle Protons Electrons Ions Spacecraft charging Radiation damage.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products
  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE