Accession Number:

ADA198399

Title:

Shuttle Flight Test of an Advanced Gamma-Ray Detection System

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 1983-31 Jul 1987

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE SPACE ASTRONOMY LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The Gamma-Ray Advanced Detector GRAD is a gamma-ray detector systems consisting of a large-volume, n-type germanium detector with active shielding of bismuth germanate and plastic scintillators. It was diverted from the AFP-675 program to a balloon flight over Antarctica following the Challenger Disaster and the discovery the following year of the supernova 1987A. The present report outlines activities leading to and following the decision to go to Antarctica and summarizes the basic technological results from the project. Keywords Gamma ray detector, n type Germanium detector.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE