Accession Number:

ADA167692

Title:

Amplitude Distribution of Cosmic Ray Events in Extrinsic IR Detectors.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-03-15

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

A method of calculating the amplitude distribution of cosmic ray events in IR detectors utilizing known range energy relationships for the various cosmic particles mostly protons and helium nuclei and published cosmic ray energy spectra is described. Good agreement is obtained between the calculated amplitude distribution and the spurious events observed in an extrinsic detector during a flight test. Keywords Cosmic rays Single events Infrared detectors.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE