Accession Number:

ADA273806

Title:

The PROTEL Contamination Code

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RADEX INC BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-07-31

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The Proton Telescope PROTEL was one of several instruments used to measure the proton populations encountered by the Combined Radiation and Release Experimental Satellite CRRES in its 15 months of successful operation. In the radiation environment encountered by CRRES, the PROTEL instrument was subjected to contamination caused by the penetration of high energy protons passing through the instrument outside its nominal aperture, falsely trigger a valid detection response. The PROTEL contamination code was written to model the performance of the PROTEL High Energy Head HEH which is designed to respond to protons in the 10-100 MeV range. This report provides a brief description of the contamination code, the methodology underlying the modeling used, together with a summary of results. Tables and graphs describing the PROTEL contamination response for isotropic and mirror plane proton distributions are provided. The results of the modeling have been successfully used to compare PROTEL observations with observations made by the CRRES radiation dosimeter and proton instruments aboard other satellites.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE