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Title: S/sup 3/ solid state proton experiment. Part II. Mean energy of a finite energy passband. Technical memo

Abstract

General expressions for the differential energy passbands of solid state detector experiments carried as instrumentation on spacecraft are presented. Although this class of detector has its passbands determined electronically, it is well represented mathematically by the cumulative distribution function of the familiar gaussian curve. Expressions for the detector response, response ratio, and mean energy are developed for any particle passband of arbitrary but finite width and have been numerically evaluated by assuming an exponential form for the particle energy spectrum. The derived general relationships have been applied to the low and high energy passbands of the Solid State Proton Experiment on board Explorer 45 (S sup 3), and the results are presented in graphical and tabular form.

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Research Org.:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, CO (USA). Space Environment Lab.
OSTI Identifier:
7112775
Report Number(s):
PB-257833; NOAA-TM-ERL-SEL-44
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; PROTON DETECTION; SEMICONDUCTOR DETECTORS; EXPLORER SATELLITES; PROTON SPECTRA; CHARGED PARTICLE DETECTION; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; RADIATION DETECTION; RADIATION DETECTORS; SATELLITES; SPECTRA 440101* -- Radiation Instrumentation-- General Detectors or Monitors & Radiometric Instruments

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McKinnon, J.A., and Fritz, T.A.. S/sup 3/ solid state proton experiment. Part II. Mean energy of a finite energy passband. Technical memo. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
McKinnon, J.A., & Fritz, T.A.. S/sup 3/ solid state proton experiment. Part II. Mean energy of a finite energy passband. Technical memo. United States.
McKinnon, J.A., and Fritz, T.A.. 1976. "S/sup 3/ solid state proton experiment. Part II. Mean energy of a finite energy passband. Technical memo". United States. doi:.
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