AtS6 NOAA solid state proton experiment: mean energy of a finite energy passband. Technical memo
Abstract
Mathematically the observed counting rate of a particle telescope is the integral over all positive energies of the product of the geometric factor, the passband efficiency as a function of incident particle energy, and the form of the sampled particle spectrum. Using the difference of two Gaussian integrals to generate the measured detector efficiency profile and an experimentally verified form of the proton differential energy spectrum, predicted counting rates for selected channels of the ATS6 NOAA Low Energy Proton Experiment have been computed, tabulated and graphed for a wide range of anticipated proton spectra slopes. Tables and graphs presented as a function of particle spectrum slope for each passband include not only the theoretical detector response but counting rate ratios of adjacent energy windows and the spectrumslopeweighted mean energies.
 Authors:
 Publication Date:
 Research Org.:
 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, CO (USA). Space Environment Lab.
 OSTI Identifier:
 7221984
 Report Number(s):
 PB264 786; NOAATMERLSEL45
TRN: 77014011
 Resource Type:
 Technical Report
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; PROTON DETECTION; TELESCOPE COUNTERS; COUNTING RATES; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; PROTON SPECTRA; CHARGED PARTICLE DETECTION; RADIATION DETECTION; SPECTRA; 440101*  Radiation Instrumentation General Detectors or Monitors & Radiometric Instruments
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McKinnon, J.A., and Fritz, T.A.. AtS6 NOAA solid state proton experiment: mean energy of a finite energy passband. Technical memo. United States: N. p., 1976.
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McKinnon, J.A., & Fritz, T.A.. AtS6 NOAA solid state proton experiment: mean energy of a finite energy passband. Technical memo. United States.
McKinnon, J.A., and Fritz, T.A.. 1976.
"AtS6 NOAA solid state proton experiment: mean energy of a finite energy passband. Technical memo". United States.
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