THE VALIDITY OF THE USE OF THE NEUTRON REDUCTION FACTOR IN ASSESSING DISPLACEMENT DAMAGE TO ELECTRONICS IN ARMOURED VEHICLES

Authors
  1. Cousins, T.
  2. Jamieson, T.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The degree of protection from neutron irradiation afforded to electronics by armoured vehicles is most currently defined by the outside-to-inside ratio of the 1 MeV equivalent neutron fluence for Silicon. It has been proposed that this factor may be approximated by an experimentally measurable parameter - the neutron (tissue kerma) reduction factor. The report examines the validity of this assumption for a variety of realistic nuclear battlefield scenarios, calculated using the computer code VPF2. In addition the response of two neutron dosimeters in the calculated fields is examined.
Report Number
DREO-1032 —
Date of publication
15 Feb 1990
Number of Pages
33
DSTKIM No
90-03378
CANDIS No
65628
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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