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Title: Radiation Testing at Sandia National Laboratories: Sandia – JPL Collaboration for Europa Lander

Abstract

Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is assisting Jet Propulsion Laboratory in undertaking feasibility studies and performance assessments for the Planetary Protection aspect of the Europa Lander mission. The specific areas of interest for this project are described by task number. This white paper presents the evaluation results for Task 2, Radiation Testing, which was stated as follows: Survey SNL facilities and capabilities for simulating the Europan radiation environment and assess suitability for: A. Testing batteries, electronics, and other component and subsystems B. Exposing biological organisms to assess their survivability metrics. The radiation environment the Europa Lander will encounter on route and in orbit upon arrival at its destination consists primarily of charged particles, energetic protons and electrons with the energies up to 1 GeV. The charged particle environments can be simulated using the accelerators at the Ion Beam Laboratory. The Gamma Irradiation Facility and its annex, the Low Dose Rate Irradiation Facility, offer irradiations using Co-60 gamma sources (1.17 and 1.33 MeV), as well as Cs-137 gamma (0.661 MeV) AmBe neutron (0-10 MeV) sources.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Ion Beam Lab.
  2. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Gamma Irradiation Facility
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA); National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA)
OSTI Identifier:
1340636
Report Number(s):
SAND2017-0592R
650568; TRN: US1701825
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 07 ISOTOPE AND RADIATION SOURCES; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES; IRRADIATION PLANTS; GAMMA RADIATION; CESIUM 137; COBALT 60; NEUTRONS; TESTING; CHARGED PARTICLES; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; ACCELERATORS; IRRADIATION; METRICS; PERFORMANCE; SIMULATION; RADIATION DOSES; Radiation testing

Citation Formats

Hattar, Khalid Mikhiel, and Olszewska-Wasiolek, Maryla Aleksandra. Radiation Testing at Sandia National Laboratories: Sandia – JPL Collaboration for Europa Lander. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1340636.
Hattar, Khalid Mikhiel, & Olszewska-Wasiolek, Maryla Aleksandra. Radiation Testing at Sandia National Laboratories: Sandia – JPL Collaboration for Europa Lander. United States. doi:10.2172/1340636.
Hattar, Khalid Mikhiel, and Olszewska-Wasiolek, Maryla Aleksandra. Sun . "Radiation Testing at Sandia National Laboratories: Sandia – JPL Collaboration for Europa Lander". United States. doi:10.2172/1340636. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1340636.
@article{osti_1340636,
title = {Radiation Testing at Sandia National Laboratories: Sandia – JPL Collaboration for Europa Lander},
author = {Hattar, Khalid Mikhiel and Olszewska-Wasiolek, Maryla Aleksandra},
abstractNote = {Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is assisting Jet Propulsion Laboratory in undertaking feasibility studies and performance assessments for the Planetary Protection aspect of the Europa Lander mission. The specific areas of interest for this project are described by task number. This white paper presents the evaluation results for Task 2, Radiation Testing, which was stated as follows: Survey SNL facilities and capabilities for simulating the Europan radiation environment and assess suitability for: A. Testing batteries, electronics, and other component and subsystems B. Exposing biological organisms to assess their survivability metrics. The radiation environment the Europa Lander will encounter on route and in orbit upon arrival at its destination consists primarily of charged particles, energetic protons and electrons with the energies up to 1 GeV. The charged particle environments can be simulated using the accelerators at the Ion Beam Laboratory. The Gamma Irradiation Facility and its annex, the Low Dose Rate Irradiation Facility, offer irradiations using Co-60 gamma sources (1.17 and 1.33 MeV), as well as Cs-137 gamma (0.661 MeV) AmBe neutron (0-10 MeV) sources.},
doi = {10.2172/1340636},
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number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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