Accession Number : ADA025136


Title :   The AURORA Dosimetry System


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD


Personal Author(s) : Kerris, Klaus G


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a025136.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1976


Pagination or Media Count : 50


Abstract : AURORA, a generator of intense bremsstrahlung pulses, is used principally for simulating the effects of a nuclear weapon prompt gamma pulse on military electronic systems. AURORA's unique feature is its extremely high volumetric dose output; it can deliver 25 krads(Si) throughout a 1 m-diam, 1 m- long cylindrical volume, or 50 krads(Si) throughout a 25-cm sphere. AURORA is located at Adelphi, MD, and is operated by the Harry Diamond Laboratories for the Defense Nuclear Agency. This report describes the techniques and instruments used at AURORA for measuring the radiation dose and dose rate. The present report describes in detail the experimental techniques of dosimetry as they are now implemented at AURORA.


Descriptors :   *GAMMA RAYS , *RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS , *ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT , DOSIMETRY , RADIATION EFFECTS , NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE , MILITARY EQUIPMENT , NUCLEAR WEAPONS


Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Nuclear Instrumentation


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE