Environmental Interactions Technology Status
TRW ELECTRONICS AND DEFENSE SECTOR REDONDO BEACH CA
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Spacecraft environmental interactions technology is reviewed in this report. The potential interactions is seven environment categories are identified, assessed, and rated for research maturity and system impact. The seven environment categories are Plasma, High-Energy Radiation, Neutral Particles, Meteoroid and Debris, Solar Radiation, Self-Generated and Electromagnetic. The review was conducted by literature and contract searches as well as contact with key experts in the various fields. The goal of this review was to identify those interactions that could have a serious impact on future spacecraft system performance. The maturity of the interaction technology was then rated to assess whether or not current technology could be used to support future missions. Keywords Spacecraft environmental interactions Spacecraft charging Radiation analysis Meteoroid impacts Solar radiation Single event upsets Electromagnetic fields Large systems High powered spacecraft.