A FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A DEDICATED ON-LINE SEU BEAM FACILITY AT THE MCMASTER UNIVERSITY TANDEM VAN DE GRAAFF ACCELERATOR

Authors
  1. Waddington, J.C.
  2. Stark, J.W.
  3. Tucker, D.M.
Corporate Authors
McMaster Univ, Hamilton ONT (CAN) Tandem Accelerator Lab;Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
In order to reproduce the radiation environment likely to be encountered by space-based electronic systems, high energy, high Linear Energy Transfer (LET) particles which can cause single event upset (SEU) must be produced. A Tandem Van de Graaff Accelerator is ideal for this purpose. This report describes preliminary work done at McMaster University in which the possible accelerator produced beams were compared with these unknown LET distributions. The findings indicate that almost all of this distribution can be simulated, and a world-class facility could be set up at McMaster. Preliminary work on associated electronic and beam monitoring equipment is also described.
Date of publication
15 Mar 1989
Number of Pages
36
DSTKIM No
89-03141
CANDIS No
61042
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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