SENSITIVITY OF ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS TO REALISTIC TIME-FRAME GAMMA-RAY IRRADIATION

Authors
  1. Waller, E.J.
  2. Lemay, F.J.
Corporate Authors
Science Applications International Corp (CANADA), Ottawa ONT (CAN);Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The DREO program on TREE (transient radiation effects on electronics) has demonstrated that dose rate effects are by far the most deleterious on the battlefield. Simulation of the dose rate effects requires an accurate knowledge of the gamme-ray pulse time domain from typical weapons. Due to the highly classified nature of such information, a good representation of the pulse timing has not been available to DREO. Recently, SAIC Canada has acquired an unclassified method of calculating this pulse time domain. By using this method, the response of various electronic components can be calculated, and the validity of using fixed pulse width simulators (such as a LINAC or laser) can be examined. The analyses performed in this report suggest that it is possible to simulate the battlefield threat by using two square or Gaussian pulses of different amplitudes and pulse widths.
Report Number
SAIC-90/03 — Contractor Report (Final)
Date of publication
15 Oct 1990
Number of Pages
61
DSTKIM No
91-00302
CANDIS No
67522
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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