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Space radiation environment and testing
Author(s): Andrew Meulenberg
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an overview of the near-earth, space-radiation environment, its effects on space craft that must exist in it, and means of quantifying and reducing these effects. Other aspects of the space environment are touched on for completeness and because they can impact both the consequences of radiation damage and the damage itself. Of necessity, the overview of such a large field in a small space must be cryptic. The goal is to familiarize at least a small portion of the opto-electronics community with the space and spacecraft-manufacturing environment in which they will be contributing their technology to an ever-increasing extent.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2611, Optical Network Engineering and Integrity, (15 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.230119
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Andrew Meulenberg, Consultant (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2611:
Optical Network Engineering and Integrity
Hakan H. Yuce; Dilip K. Paul; Roger A. Greenwell, Editor(s)

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