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Title: Validation Study of the Spacecraft Background Activation using RHESSI Data

Abstract

This document serves as a brief writeup of the work done to validate CINDER2008 and the Activation Analysis Tools in the Activation in Accelerator Radiation Environments (AARE) distribution that are used to calculate the activation of spacecraft material while in orbit [1{3]. The validation study involves replicating the decay gamma spectrum as observed onboard the RHESSI spacecraft in the high-purity germanium (HPGe) detectors after crossing the South Atlantic Anomaly (SAA) [4]. The tools involved are a suite of Python scripts, the transmutation code CINDER2008 accompanied with a suite of scripts distributed with AARE,MCNPX, and MCNP6.2 [2,5{7]. Figure 1 shows the gamma ray spectrum this study replicates as the spectrum designated \Difference".

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1467299
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-18-27990
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; CINDER2008, AARE, RHESSI, Activation

Citation Formats

McClanahan, Tucker Caden, and Wakeford, Daniel Tyler. Validation Study of the Spacecraft Background Activation using RHESSI Data. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1467299.
McClanahan, Tucker Caden, & Wakeford, Daniel Tyler. Validation Study of the Spacecraft Background Activation using RHESSI Data. United States. doi:10.2172/1467299.
McClanahan, Tucker Caden, and Wakeford, Daniel Tyler. Tue . "Validation Study of the Spacecraft Background Activation using RHESSI Data". United States. doi:10.2172/1467299. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1467299.
@article{osti_1467299,
title = {Validation Study of the Spacecraft Background Activation using RHESSI Data},
author = {McClanahan, Tucker Caden and Wakeford, Daniel Tyler},
abstractNote = {This document serves as a brief writeup of the work done to validate CINDER2008 and the Activation Analysis Tools in the Activation in Accelerator Radiation Environments (AARE) distribution that are used to calculate the activation of spacecraft material while in orbit [1{3]. The validation study involves replicating the decay gamma spectrum as observed onboard the RHESSI spacecraft in the high-purity germanium (HPGe) detectors after crossing the South Atlantic Anomaly (SAA) [4]. The tools involved are a suite of Python scripts, the transmutation code CINDER2008 accompanied with a suite of scripts distributed with AARE,MCNPX, and MCNP6.2 [2,5{7]. Figure 1 shows the gamma ray spectrum this study replicates as the spectrum designated \Difference".},
doi = {10.2172/1467299},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {8}
}

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