Accession Number:

ADA995372

Title:

OPERATION SUNBEAM, SHOT SMALL BOY. Project Officer's Report - Project 2.2, Measurement of Fast-Neutron Dose Rate as a Function of Time

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ELECTRONICS LABS FORT MONMOUTH NJ

Report Date:

1985-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

The dose rates of fast neutrons as a function of time were obtained. In view of the fact that the measurement of the neutron spectrum as a function of time was only an attempt and was instrumented very marginally, the objective of the experiment was achieved. However, because of the paucity of data points, the information was marginal and was obtained only because of multiple duplication at each station. The detectors worked well in all cases where they were not damaged by rough handling. The biggest drawback in the experiment was difficulty with electronic equipment, in particular with the amplifiers that had to be designed and built in the laboratory within a very limited time. The reliability of the recorded data was good, and it was concluded that effects other than radiation did not influence th sensor outputs.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE