STP363

    Space Radiation Effects on Components and Systems

    Published: Jan 1964


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    Abstract

    The relation between radiation effects and the type of incident radiation is discussed on the basis of available theory. Radiation effects can be separated into three categories: displacement, transient, and chemical radiation effects. Within each category the primary radiation interactions can be utilized to determine the relative effectiveness of different incident radiations in producing the effect. Components and materials for use in space applications are discussed in order of their sensitivity to space radiation. The total environment must be simplified to develop radiation effects test programs. The use of theoretical information in establishing the validity of these simplifications is discussed. Finally, the relative merits of three classes of hardening methods (shielding, component and material substitution, and system design) are discussed.


    Author Information:

    Miller, P. H.
    Assistant director and head of radiation effects group, John Jay Hopkins Laboratory for Pure and Applied Science, San Diego, Calif.

    van Lint, V. A. J.
    Assistant director and head of radiation effects group, John Jay Hopkins Laboratory for Pure and Applied Science, San Diego, Calif.


    Paper ID: STP47060S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E10.05

    DOI: 10.1520/STP47060S


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