DREO-Developed approach to computer simulation of ESD (Electrostatic Charging/Discharging) in space systems

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Authors
  1. Varga, L.
  2. Horvath, E.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Space radiation has deleterious effects on satellite electronic components and systems. To be able to predict the likely radiation scenario for a given orbit and space platform, DREO has developed a modeling tool that simulates radiation effects such as electrostatic charging/discharging (ESD) and dose deposition into complex targets. The codes used by the model are described in considerable detail. The most important code is the Monte Carlo radiation transport code for electrons and gammas. Complex targets are assembled using combinatorial geometry approach utilizing the code called "Builder", developed in-house. The results are displayed, also with in-house developed code called "Docker". Several examples of deep electrostatic charging (ESD) in dielectric materials, satellite and components are given. Manuals for the "Docker" and the "ACCEPT" codes are available upon request.

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Keywords
Trapped Electrons
Report Number
DREO-TM-2001-068 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Nov 2001
Number of Pages
25
DSTKIM No
CA020198
CANDIS No
516890
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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