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Preliminary earth berm shielding calculations for the accelerator production of tritium 1700-MeV accelerator  

SciTech Connect

The authors have performed calculations using the LAHET Code System (LCS) to obtain an estimation of the amount of earth berm shielding that will be required for the 1700-MeV proton accelerator proposed for the Accelerator Production of Tritium (APT) Project. A source scenario of 10 nA/m beam loss along the beam line was used to calculate the dose values above a 6-m earth berm from high-energy neutrons, low-energy neutrons, and photons. LAHET, a Monte Carlo based particle transport code, was used to transport a 1700-MeV protons from the beam along a divergence path of 1{degree} from the original beam direction and impacting representative beampipe material along a 300-m beamline. LAHET was then used to track all high-energy neutron production until the neutrons either escape the berm shield, or scatter down in energy to 20 MeV, where their parameters were then written to a source file for MCNP. Photon production data was also written to a source file used by MCNP. MCNP transported all neutrons and photons from the LAHET source file until they (1) were absorbed, scattered down to an energy cutoff, or (2) escaped from the system. Doses were calculated from surface flux tallies obtained from LAHET and MCNP. These doses were then compared to earlier Moyer model calculations.

Court, J.D.; Pitcher, E.J.; Ferguson, P.D.; Russell, G.J.; Patton, B.W.

1998-07-01

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Jupiter: Earth's Shield  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

More than 155 planets have been found outside of our solar system since the first discovery in 1995, mostly massive Jupiter-like planets in orbits close to their suns. Now, to find an Earth-like planet, scientists are looking for a planetary setup that is similar to our own, in which a Jupiter-like planet lies a good distance away from its sun. This video segment explores how the arrangement of planets in our solar system may have affected the development of life on Earth and describes how researchers are searching for the right planetary setup. The segment is two minutes one second in length. A background essay and list of discussion questions are also provided.

2011-02-01

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THEMIS discovers holes in Earth's solar shield  

NASA Video Gallery

This animation shows the latest findings from the Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms (THEMIS) mission. Earth's magnetic field; which shields our planet from severe ...

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Shielding distribution for anisotropic radiation in low earth orbit  

Microsoft Academic Search

The highly directional nature of radiation encountered in low earth orbit (LEO) can be a basis for distributing mass for spacecraft radiation shielding. Trapped (Van Allen) radiation at low altitudes is concentrated within a plane perpendicular to the local geometric field lines. Trapped high-energy protons (which penetrate the relatively thin shielding required for electrons) have a pronounced east-west asymmetry at

M. W. Henley

1986-01-01

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Face stability conditions with earth-pressure-balanced shields  

Microsoft Academic Search

Earth pressure balanced shields provide continuous support to the tunnel face using the freshly-excavated wet soil, which under pressure completely fills up the work chamber. EPB-shield tunnelling has been successfully applied worldwide in recent years. Under extremely unfavourable geological and hydrogeological conditions, however, face instabilities may occur. In this paper, the mechanism of face failure is analysed under drained conditions.

G. Anagnostou; K. Kovári

1996-01-01

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The Magnetosphere - Earth Raises its Shields  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A view of a computer-generated model of the Earth's magnetosphere. Semi-transparent surfaces represent particle density (red is high, blue is low) and silvery tubes represent the magnetic field lines. In this particular model, the solar wind has an ambient density of 8.35 particles-cm^3. The isosurfaces are then red (>17 particles-cm^3), yellow (>12 particles-cm^3), green (>8.6 particles-cm^3) and blue (<1.0 particle-cm^3).

Bridgman, Tom; Mitchell, Horace; Sokolowsky, Eric; Spicer, Dan

2002-02-28

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Shielding distribution for anisotropic radiation in low earth orbit  

SciTech Connect

The highly directional nature of radiation encountered in low earth orbit (LEO) can be a basis for distributing mass for spacecraft radiation shielding. Trapped (Van Allen) radiation at low altitudes is concentrated within a plane perpendicular to the local geometric field lines. Trapped high-energy protons (which penetrate the relatively thin shielding required for electrons) have a pronounced east-west asymmetry at low altitudes, with the flux from the west much higher than that from the east. By distributing radition shielding mass in response to these anisotropies, spacecraft mass can be reduced, the altitude limits of LEO extended, and the exposure of men and sensitive materials decreased. Geophysical behavior of trapped radiation is reviewed with particular emphasis on the factors responsible for radiation anisotropy. Shielding distribution in response to anisotropic radiation is then explored for consistently oriented spherical and cylindrical spacecraft. The 28.5-deg orbital inclination is considered in detail, with a brief extension of the concepts to other inclinations. These radiation shielding concepts may find near-term application in Space Station design. 21 references.

Henley, M.W.

1986-02-01

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Shielding distribution for anisotropic radiation in low earth orbit  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The highly directional nature of radiation encountered in low earth orbit (LEO) can be a basis for distributing mass for spacecraft radiation shielding. Trapped (Van Allen) radiation at low altitudes is concentrated within a plane perpendicular to the local geometric field lines. Trapped high-energy protons (which penetrate the relatively thin shielding required for electrons) have a pronounced east-west asymmetry at low altitudes, with the flux from the west much higher than that from the east. By distributing radition shielding mass in response to these anisotropies, spacecraft mass can be reduced, the altitude limits of LEO extended, and the exposure of men and sensitive materials decreased. Geophysical behavior of trapped radiation is reviewed with particular emphasis on the factors responsible for radiation anisotropy. Shielding distribution in response to anisotropic radiation is then explored for consistently oriented spherical and cylindrical spacecraft. The 28.5-deg orbital inclination is considered in detail, with a brief extension of the concepts to other inclinations. These radiation shielding concepts may find near-term application in Space Station design.

Henley, M. W.

1986-02-01

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Reconnection: Solar Wind Breaches the Earths Magnetic Shield  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Far Ultraviolet camera abord the IMAGE spacecraft captured this view of a proton aurora (the bright spot near the center of the view) as well as the ring of the electron aurora. The protons for this aurora came from the incoming solar wind. The made it though the Earths magnetic shield in a magnetic reconnection event higher in the magnetosphere which was detected by the Cluster satellite. Note: A corner appears in the data in the beginning as the IMAGE spacecraft moves into a position where it can view the entire north polar region.

Bridgman, Tom; Frey, Harald; Phan, Tai

2003-12-04

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Fractal organic hazes provided an ultraviolet shield for early Earth.  

PubMed

The Archean Earth (3.8 to 2.5 billion years ago) was probably enshrouded by a photochemical haze composed of fractal aggregate hydrocarbon aerosols. The fractal structure of the aerosols would have had a strong effect on the radiative properties of the haze. In this study, a fractal aggregate haze was found to be optically thick in the ultraviolet wavelengths while remaining relatively transparent in the mid-visible wavelengths. At an annual production rate of 10(14) grams per year and an average monomer radius of 50 nanometers, the haze would have provided a strong shield against ultraviolet light while causing only minimal antigreenhouse cooling. PMID:20522772

Wolf, E T; Toon, O B

2010-06-01

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Magnetic shielding in a low temperature torsion pendulum experiment. [superconducting cylinders for attenuation earth field  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A new type of ether drift experiment searches for anomalous torques on a permanent magnet. A torsion pendulum is used at liquid helium temperature, so that superconducting cylinders can be used to shield magnetic fields. Lead shields attenuate the earth's field, while Nb-Sn shields fastened to the pendulum contain the fields of the magnet. The paper describes the technique by which the earth's field can be reduced below 0.0001 G while simultaneously the moment of the magnet can be reduced by a factor 7 x 10 to the 4th.

Phillips, P. R.

1979-01-01

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Earth pressure balance (EPB) shield tunneling in Bangkok : ground response and prediction of surface settlements using artificial neural networks  

E-print Network

Although Earth Pressure Balance (EPB) shields have been used for several decades, very little information exists about the actual mechanisms of shield-ground interaction. The ground response mechanism induced by EPB tunneling ...

Suwansawat, Suchatvee, 1972-

2002-01-01

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Fort Knox, KY Containment Berm Unit Installation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

There is interest from the range community in establishing a sustainable, closed loop small arms firing range (SAFR) bullet impact system or Containment Berm Unit (connex). Connex is a generic term used to refer to a common modified steel storage containe...

C. C. Nestler, D. R. Felt, R. Kirgan, S. L. Larson, W. A. Martin

2013-01-01

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SPERTI Reactor Pit Building (PER605). Earth shielding protect adjacent Instrument ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

SPERT-I Reactor Pit Building (PER-605). Earth shielding protect adjacent Instrument Cell (PER-606). Security fencing surrounds complex, to which gate entry is provided next to Guard House (PER-607). Note gravel road leading to control area. Earth-covered conduit leads from instrument cell to terminal building out of view. Photographer: R.G. Larsen. Date: June 22, 1955. INEEL negative no. 55-1701 - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, SPERT-I & Power Burst Facility Area, Scoville, Butte County, ID

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One dimensional modeling of anthropogenic beach berm erosion  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Anthropogenic beach berms (sometimes called artificial berms or artificial dunes) are in use internationally to guard against beach overtopping and consequent coastal flooding. Berms can be constructed on a seasonal basis or in anticipation of a hazardous event, e.g., when a storm is expected to arrive coincident with an astronomical high tide. In either case, a common approach is to scrape sand from the foreshore with heavy equipment and deposit it on the crest of the natural beach dune, thus providing added protection from the possibility of wave overtopping. Given the potential for higher sea levels globally and more extreme storm events, anthropogenic berms will surely be tested to their limits and will ultimately fail, causing flooding. A better understanding of the conditions under which these berms fail is therefore needed to support coastal flood risk management. An experimental campaign in Newport Beach, California was conducted to document the dynamic erosion of prototype beach berms under a rising tide and mild to moderate wave conditions. Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) of the berm produced a digital model of how the berm shape evolved over time. Here, a numerical model of swash zone hydromorphodynamics based on shallow-water flow physics is presented to evaluate whether and to what extent the timing and degree of berm erosion and overtopping can be predicted from first principles. The model tightly couples flow and sediment transport within an approximate Riemann solver, and thus is of the Godunov-type variety of finite volume schemes. Additionally, the model includes an avalanching scheme to account for non-hydrodynamic slumping down the angle of repose. Results indicate that it is possible to calibrate the model for a particular event, and then successfully predict erosion for another event, but due to parameter sensitivities, it is unlikely that the model can be applied at a site without calibration (true prediction).

Shakeri Majd, M.; Sanders, B. F.

2013-12-01

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65. SOUTH PLANT CHEMICAL STORAGE TANKS, WITH SECONDARY CONTAINMENT BERM ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

65. SOUTH PLANT CHEMICAL STORAGE TANKS, WITH SECONDARY CONTAINMENT BERM IN FOREGROUND. VIEW TO NORTHEAST. - Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Bounded by Ninety-sixth Avenue & Fifty-sixth Avenue, Buckley Road, Quebec Street & Colorado Highway 2, Commerce City, Adams County, CO

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24. GENERAL VIEW OF NEW CONCRETE BLAST BERM FOR NEW ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

24. GENERAL VIEW OF NEW CONCRETE BLAST BERM FOR NEW LIQUID HYDROGEN TANK FARM; VIEW TO EAST. - Cape Canaveral Air Station, Launch Complex 17, Facility 28402, East end of Lighthouse Road, Cape Canaveral, Brevard County, FL

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BLDG 250, OVERVIEW SHOWING BERMS AND BLAST WALLS. Naval ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

BLDG 250, OVERVIEW SHOWING BERMS AND BLAST WALLS. - Naval Magazine Lualualei, Headquarters Branch, Ammo Rework-Overhaul Building, Forty-second Street between Jamestown & Iwo Jima Streets, Pearl City, Honolulu County, HI

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3. Earthen berm and water control structure used to regulate ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

3. Earthen berm and water control structure used to regulate water flow into adjacent cultivated area - Natomas Ditch System, Blue Ravine Segment, Juncture of Blue Ravine & Green Valley Roads, Folsom, Sacramento County, CA

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Organ shielding and doses in Low-Earth orbit calculated for spherical and anthropomorphic phantoms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Humans in space are exposed to elevated levels of radiation compared to ground. Different sources contribute to the total exposure with galactic cosmic rays being the most important component. The application of numerical and anthropomorphic phantoms in simulations allows the estimation of dose rates from galactic cosmic rays in individual organs and whole body quantities such as the effective dose. The male and female reference phantoms defined by the International Commission on Radiological Protection and the hermaphrodite numerical RANDO phantom are voxel implementations of anthropomorphic phantoms and contain all organs relevant for radiation risk assessment. These anthropomorphic phantoms together with a spherical water phantom were used in this work to translate the mean shielding of organs in the different anthropomorphic voxel phantoms into positions in the spherical phantom. This relation allows using a water sphere as surrogate for the anthropomorphic phantoms in both simulations and measurements. Moreover, using spherical phantoms in the calculation of radiation exposure offers great advantages over anthropomorphic phantoms in terms of computational time. In this work, the mean shielding of organs in the different voxel phantoms exposed to isotropic irradiation is presented as well as the corresponding depth in a water sphere. Dose rates for Low-Earth orbit from galactic cosmic rays during solar minimum conditions were calculated using the different phantoms and are compared to the results for a spherical water phantom in combination with the mean organ shielding. For the spherical water phantom the impact of different aluminium shielding between 1 g/cm2 and 100 g/cm2 was calculated. The dose equivalent rates were used to estimate the effective dose rate.

Matthiä, Daniel; Berger, Thomas; Reitz, Günther

2013-08-01

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UV shielding of early Earth by N2/CH4/CO2 organic haze  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There is evidence that the atmosphere of the early Earth did not contain enough carbon dioxide to warm the surface in the epoch of the faint young Sun (Rye et al. 1995). Current suggestions focus on an additional greenhouse effect of methane (Pavlov et al. 2000). However, methane and ammonia, both strong greenhouse gases, are destroyed by UV light. Sagan and Chyba (1997) proposed that the early Earth had an organic haze layer produced, as on Titan, by methane photolysis in the presence of nitrogen. Such a layer would preferentially absorb ultraviolet light, thereby allowing ammonia and methane to persist in the atmosphere. However, as in the case of Titan, such a layer would also have an antigreenhouse effect (McKay et al. 1999) which could oppose or even cancel any greenhouse effect generated by the shielded methane and ammonia. The question of whether a combination of an organic haze layer and methane and ammonia gases can combine to produce a net greenhouse effect on the early Earth depends on the optical properties of the organic haze layer. We have produced organic material (tholin) simulating a methane photochemical haze in a CO_2-rich atmosphere of the early Earth by irradiating gas mixtures in an inductively coupled cold plasma chamber at a pressure of 0.26 mbar. We added progressively higher levels of CH_4 by combining gas mixtures of N_2/CH_4 (9/1) and N_2/CO_2 (9/1) to change the ratio of CH_4/CO_2. Tholin was accumulated for 5 hours in each experiment; the onset of tholin formation is around CH_4/CO_2 ? 0.5. As the mixing ratio of CH_4 is increased, the production rate of the brownish tholin film increases. IR spectra showed the C-H and N-H bands similar to that of Titan tholin. A decrease in the C-H bonds on decreasing CH_4/CO_2 is noted. Ether bands (C-O-C) were tentatively detected, but no detectable carbonyl (C=O) band was found. The absorption in the UV region for the early Earth tholin is found to be greater than the Titan tholin. The slopes of the optical properties suggest that a UV shielding by the early Earth tholin would be less efficient than those of Titan tholin.

Imanaka, H.; Khare, B. N.; McKay, C. P.

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Using the EXIST Active Shields for Earth Occultation Observations of X-ray Sources  

E-print Network

The EXIST active shields, planned for the main detectors of the coded aperture telescope, will have approximately 15 times the area of the BATSE detectors, and they will have a good geometry on the spacecraft for viewing both the leading and trailing Earth's limb for occultation observations. These occultation observations will complement the imaging observations of EXIST and can extend them to higher energies. Earth occultation observations of the hard X-ray sky with BATSE on the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory developed and demonstrated the capabilities of large, flat, uncollimated detectors for applying this observation method. With BATSE, a catalog of 179 X-ray sources was monitored twice every spacecraft orbit for 9 years at energies above about 25 keV, resulting in 83 definite detections and 36 possible detections with 5 sigma detection sensitivities of 3.5-20 mcrab (20-430 keV) depending on the sky location. This catalog included four transients discovered with this technique and many variable objects (galactic and extragalactic.) This poster describes the Earth occultation technique, summarizes the BATSE occultation observations, and compares the basic observational parameters of the occultation detector elements of BATSE and EXIST.

Colleen A. Wilson; G. J. Fishman; J. -S. Hong; J. E. Grindlay; H. Krawczynski

2005-02-01

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First Year Sedimentological Characteristics and Morphological Evolution of an Artificial Berm at Fort Myers Beach, Florida  

E-print Network

First Year Sedimentological Characteristics and Morphological Evolution of an Artificial Berm Methods and Data Analysis 29 Results and Discussion 34 Sedimentological Characteristics of the Artificial Project Area 45 Control Area Northwest of Berm 47 Discussion of Sedimentological Characteristics 49

US Army Corps of Engineers

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3. GENERAL VIEW ACROSS CANAL PRISM TO TOWPATH BERM NORTH ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

3. GENERAL VIEW ACROSS CANAL PRISM TO TOWPATH BERM NORTH OF THE SPILLWAY; VIEW TO WEST FROM ROUTE 146 EMBANKMENT. - Blackstone Canal Millbury Segment, Beginning northwest of State Route 146 & McCracken Road, running along west side of Route 146, Millbury, Worcester County, MA

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2. GENERAL VIEW ACROSS CANAL PRISM TO TOWPATH BERM SOUTH ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

2. GENERAL VIEW ACROSS CANAL PRISM TO TOWPATH BERM SOUTH OF THE SPILLWAY; VIEW TO SOUTHWEST FROM ROUTE 146 EMBANKMENT. - Blackstone Canal Millbury Segment, Beginning northwest of State Route 146 & McCracken Road, running along west side of Route 146, Millbury, Worcester County, MA

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Thermo-chemical ablation of heat shields under Earth reentry conditions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The process of ablation for earth atmospheric entry is modeled. The flowfield surrounding the ablator is modeled by an extended set of Navier-Stokes equations that include the effects of thermochemical nonequilibrium. This set of equations encompasses the conservation of mass for each chemical species, conservation of momentum, the conservation of vibrational energy, and the conservation of total energy. The heat conduction into the ablator material is modeled by using Fourier's Law of heat conduction and the heat equation. The flowfield and ablator are coupled by a thermochemical ablation model that includes a surface mass balance and a surface energy balance. The ablation model takes into account chemical reactions of the flowfield species with the surface material, surface material acting as a catalytic surface, and sublimation of the surface material. To solve the governing equations for the model, a computational fluid dynamics approach is used where the flowfield is solved using a modified Steger-Warming flux vector splitting scheme and the solid is solved using a centrally differenced scheme. A Gauss-Seidel line relaxation technique is implemented to speed numerical convergence. The flowfield model is verified by comparing to flowfield computations of other researchers and to experimental data. The ablator/heat shield model is validated by a direct comparison between an exact analytical solution and a numerical solution. The thermochemical ablation model is verified by comparing to the experimental results of the Passive Nosetip Technology (PANT) program. The model is used to calculate steady-state ablation data for sphere-cone reentry bodies. Two bodies with nose radii of 0.0127 m and 0.1270 m are tested at a velocity of 8 km/s. The ablator material is selected to be a commercial grade graphite. Due to the ablator selection, the flowfield is limited to 11 chemical species and two internal energy modes. A standard earth atmosphere is selected at altitudes ranging from 40 km to 80 km. The major results concern the thermochemical ablation model. Both oxidation and sublimation mechanisms are evident and are dependent on freestream conditions and the reentry body shape.

Keenan, James Anthony

1994-04-01

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Modeling of Cross-shore Sediment Transport Rate for Berm Formation and Erosion  

Microsoft Academic Search

Beach topography in the swash zone responds to wave run-up and run-down. In this area, bed load transport and suspended load transport occurred owing to high velocity in very shallow area. Berms are formed on the foreshores during calm wave conditions, and berms are eroded during storms. The main objectives of this study are to investigate the spatial distributions of

T. Suzuki; Y. Kuriyama

2006-01-01

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Nearshore Berm Discussion Hosted by US Army Corps of Engineers (ERDC and Jacksonville District)  

E-print Network

and migrate onshore. Questions as to whether fines migrate onshore or disturb subaqueous habitat during:30 - 9:00 1. Benefits of nearshore placement 9:00 - 9:50 Break 9:50 ïżœ 10:05 2. Nearshore berm migration to further our common understanding of nearshore berms. #12;

US Army Corps of Engineers

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Investigation of shielding from cosmic radiation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Shielding from cosmic radiation is investigated. Attenuation of high energy protons in shielding material is noted and accumulations of radiation doses due to nuclear interactions in the shielding are studied. Shielding of artificial earth satellites is described.

Dubkin, V. Y.; Kovalev, Y. Y.; Skvortsov, S. S.; Smirennyy, L. N.; Vikhrov, A. I.

1973-01-01

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Potential of Ozone Formation by the Smog Mechanism to shield the surface of the Early Earth from UV radiation?  

E-print Network

We propose that the photochemical smog mechanism produced substantial ozone (O3) in the troposphere during the Proterozoic, which contributed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation shielding hence favoured the establishment of life. The smog mechanism is well-established and is associated with pollution hazes which sometimes cover modern cities. The mechanism proceeds via the oxidation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as methane (CH4) in the presence of UV radiation and nitrogen oxides (NOx). It would have been particularly favoured during the Proterozoic given the high levels of CH4 (up to 1000 ppm) recently suggested. Proterozoic UV levels on the surface of the Earth were generally higher compared with today, which would also have favoured the mechanism. On the other hand, Proterozoic O2 required in the final step of the smog mechanism to form O3 was less abundant compared with present times. Further, results are sensitive to Proterozoic NOx concentrations, which are challenging to predict, since they depen...

Grenfell, J L; Patzer, B; Titz, R; Rauer, H; Grenfell, John Lee; Stracke, Barbara; Patzer, Beate; Titz, Ruth; Rauer, Heike

2006-01-01

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Predictions of barrier island berm evolution in a time-varying storm climatology  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Low-lying barrier islands are ubiquitous features of the world's coastlines, and the processes responsible for their formation, maintenance, and destruction are related to the evolution of smaller, superimposed features including sand dunes, beach berms, and sandbars. The barrier island and its superimposed features interact with oceanographic forces (e.g., overwash) and exchange sediment with each other and other parts of the barrier island system. These interactions are modulated by changes in storminess. An opportunity to study these interactions resulted from the placement and subsequent evolution of a 2 m high sand berm constructed along the northern Chandeleur Islands, LA. We show that observed berm length evolution is well predicted by a model that was fit to the observations by estimating two parameters describing the rate of berm length change. The model evaluates the probability and duration of berm overwash to predict episodic berm erosion. A constant berm length change rate is also predicted that persists even when there is no overwash. The analysis is extended to a 16 year time series that includes both intraannual and interannual variability of overwash events. This analysis predicts that as many as 10 or as few as 1 day of overwash conditions would be expected each year. And an increase in berm elevation from 2 m to 3.5 m above mean sea level would reduce the expected frequency of overwash events from 4 to just 0.5 event-days per year. This approach can be applied to understanding barrier island and berm evolution at other locations using past and future storm climatologies.

Plant, Nathaniel G.; Flocks, James; Stockdon, Hilary F.; Long, Joseph W.; Guy, Kristy; Thompson, David M.; Cormier, Jamie M.; Smith, Christopher G.; Miselis, Jennifer L.; Dalyander, P. Soupy

2014-01-01

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BLDG 250, FROM BERM/BLAST WALL ON NORTH SIDE OF BLDG. ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

BLDG 250, FROM BERM/BLAST WALL ON NORTH SIDE OF BLDG. - Naval Magazine Lualualei, Headquarters Branch, Ammo Rework-Overhaul Building, Forty-second Street between Jamestown & Iwo Jima Streets, Pearl City, Honolulu County, HI

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Progress Toward Electrostatic Radiation Shielding of Interplanetary Spacecraft: Strategies, Concepts and Technical Challenges of Human Exploration Beyond Low Earth Orbit  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The radiation problem is a serious obstacle to solar system exploration. Electrostatic shielding was previously dismissed as unworkable. This was based on the false assumption that radial symmetry is needed to provide isotropic protection. KSC recently demonstrated the feasibility of asymmetric, multipole electrostatic shielding. Combined with passive shielding it might solve the radiation problem

Metzger, Philip T.; Lane, John E.; Youngquist, Robert C.

2004-01-01

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Reconstruction of the ancient zones of stress relaxation in the Earth's crust of the north-eastern Baltic Shield.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The research has been carried out on the basis of numerical simulation to reconstruct zones of high permeability of the basement, which formed in the Early Precambrian and determined the localization of tectonic and magmatic processes in the region. The study region is treated as a non-uniform elastic body affected by volume forces and stresses specified at the boundary. Three stages of the region development have been studied: (a) 3.0-2.8 Ga; (b) 2.8 - 2.5 Ga; (c) 2.5-1.6 Ga. At each stage a base model has been set. Every model describes the studied region in terms of geological structures formed by this time. Linear-elastic constants for rocks and direction of the compressive forces were specified in accordance with the available data. Performed investigation allowed to estimate stress values which could occur in the continental plate of the northeastern Baltic Shield by external tectonic forces. Quantitative models of the stress and strain state of the regional Earth's crust have been constructed with due regard of its evolution. It is proposed to apply calculations of maximum shear stress when identifying weak zones. The permeable zones of the crust are marked by anomalous values of shear stresses. Almost all tracing zones coincide with the areas, where tectonic and magmatic processes have performed. All marked zones are correlated with the known Archaean and Proterozoic and Palaeozoic geologic structures. The obtained results revealed a location heredity of magma feeding channels in the region from the Archaean up to the Early Proterozoic and Palaeozoic. Thus, the stress and strain state could affect the character of the geodynamic processes that determined the development of the mobile-permeable zones within the rigid blocks. The carried out investigation pioneers quantitative estimates and interrelation of geodynamic factors interpreting formation mechanisms of the deformed structures in the region. The obtained results give grounds to revise the existing concepts about the mechanism of the Earth's crust formation in the north-eastern Baltic Shield. The elaborated methods can be applied for fast diagnosis to allocate weakened zones in the basement and evaluate their permeability degree with the minimum time and resources required.

Filatova, Valentina

2014-05-01

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Mid-crustal dynamics and island-arc accretion in the Arabian Shield: insight from the Earth's natural laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The late Proterozoic terrane of the Arabian Shield uniquely exposes the records of magmatic processes and deformation patterns that shaped the Earth over half a billion years ago. This Precambrian to Cambrian terrane is composed of supracrustal rocks underlain and intruded by igneous rocks. The plutonic shedding and accretion of the crust has been studied in detail. Satellite images (TM Landsat and SPOT) were processed to enhance both lithologic content and structural patterns, using spectral transformation and spatial filtering techniques. Results obtained by integrating the image interpretation with detailed ground studies are discussed. The supracrustal rocks display complex fold interference patterns, associated with the emplacement of the basic plutons (Jarshah and Mifsah) and mantled gneiss-domes (Qardath and Miktaa) which took place coeval with crustal shortening by regional deformation. The intrusion of a younger pluton (Arafadi) caused the collision of two pre-existing plutons (Jarshah and Mifsah), involved extensive sideway shedding of supracrustal rocks and formed a major shear zone (Qurayn). Finally, a subvolcanic complex (Mahala) was emplaced, which includes a 2.5-km radius ringdike of several hundred meters thickness. The geologic features of our study area can be explained by a simple model of island arc evolution in six stages: (I+II) Pre-tectonic and pre-plutonic, paleogeographic situation (0.9 to 0.66 Ga); (III) Syntectonic, basic plutonism (0.65 Ga); (IV) Syntectonic gneiss-domes (0.62 Ga); (V) Post-tectonic, acidic plutonism (0.59 to 0.54 Ga); and (VI) Post-orogenic volcanism (0.54 to 0.5 Ga). In our scenario, the relative ages of events inferred on the basis of field relationships are compatible with the geochronologic ages of rock units previously dated by radiometric methods only. The accretion rate of the Arabian Shield region is here estimated at 0.1 km 3 yr -1 or 10% of the total global accretion rate at the present-day. The average Arabian arc addition rate is 33 km 3 km -1 Ma -1 for the late Proterozoic, which is rather close to estimates of modern island-arc accretion rates of 30 km 3 km -1 Ma -1. We conclude that the process and rate of island-arc accretion onto active continental margins of Arabia in the late Precambrian eon evolved in a fashion similar to that of island-arc accretion in the Phanerozoic eon. This conclusion is important because it counters the view that, based on unrealistic assumptions, accretion rates for the late Proterozoic crust of the Arabian craton were as much as 10 times faster than the modern crustal accretion rates.

Weijermars, R.; Asif Khan, M.

2000-03-01

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Potential of Ozone Formation by the Smog Mechanism to shield the surface of the Early Earth from UV radiation?  

E-print Network

We propose that the photochemical smog mechanism produced substantial ozone (O3) in the troposphere during the Proterozoic, which contributed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation shielding hence favoured the establishment of life. The smog mechanism is well-established and is associated with pollution hazes which sometimes cover modern cities. The mechanism proceeds via the oxidation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as methane (CH4) in the presence of UV radiation and nitrogen oxides (NOx). It would have been particularly favoured during the Proterozoic given the high levels of CH4 (up to 1000 ppm) recently suggested. Proterozoic UV levels on the surface of the Earth were generally higher compared with today, which would also have favoured the mechanism. On the other hand, Proterozoic O2 required in the final step of the smog mechanism to form O3 was less abundant compared with present times. Further, results are sensitive to Proterozoic NOx concentrations, which are challenging to predict, since they depend on uncertain quantities such as NOx source emissions and OH concentrations. We review NOx sources during the Proterozoic and apply a photochemical box model having methane oxidation with NOx, HOx and Ox chemistry to estimate the O3 production from the smog mechanism. Runs suggest the smog mechanism during the Proterozoic can produce about double present day ozone columns for NOx levels of 1.53 10-9 by volume mixing ratio, which was attainable according to our NOx source analysis, with 1 per-cent present atmospheric levels (PALs) of O2. Clearly, forming ozone in the troposphere is a trade-off for survivability. On the one hand harmful UV is blocked, but on the other hand ozone is a respiratory irratant, which becomes fatal at concentrations exceeding about 1 ppmv.

John Lee Grenfell; Barbara Stracke; Beate Patzer; Ruth Titz; Heike Rauer

2006-09-08

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Flow-separation berms downstream of a hydraulic jump in a bedrock channel  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The first direct observation of the development of lateral gravel berms associated with hydraulic jumps in bedrock channels is reported. Cobbles and pebbles were observed being swept through jumps and deposited in the tranquil flow immediately downstream and either side of the V-shaped shock-waves. Field measurements of jumps and geometry, current speed and water depth are found to be consistent both with laboratory data and theoretical considerations. The deposits have significance in constraining flood palaeoflow reconstructions as the presence of berms determines the former location of hydraulic jumps whilst the angle subtended by the berm crestline (with respect to a regular bankline) may be used to estimate the Froude number of the flow.

Carling, P. A.

1995-02-01

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Advanced Multifunctional MMOD Shield: Radiation Shielding Assessment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

As NASA is looking to explore further into deep space, multifunctional materials are a necessity for decreasing complexity and mass. One area where multifunctional materials could be extremely beneficial is in the micrometeoroid orbital debris (MMOD) shield. A typical MMOD shield on the International Space Station (ISS) is a stuffed whipple shield consisting of multiple layers. One of those layers is the thermal blanket, or multi-layer insulation (MLI). By increasing the MMOD effectiveness of MLI blankets, while still preserving their thermal capabilities, could allow for a less massive MMOD shield. Thus, a study was conducted to evaluate concept MLI blankets for MMOD shields. In conjunction, these MLI blankets and the subsequent MMOD shields were also evaluated for their radiation shielding effectiveness towards protecting crew. These concepts were evaluated against the ISS MLI blankets and the ISS MMOD shield, which acted as the baseline. These radiation shielding assessments were performed using the high charge and energy transport software (HZETRN). This software is based on a one-dimensional formula of the Boltzmann transport equation with a straight-ahead approximation. Each configuration was evaluated against the following environments to provide a diverse view of radiation shielding effectiveness in most space environments within the heliosphere: August 1972 solar particle event, October 1989 solar particle event, 1982 galactic cosmic ray environment (during solar maximum), 1987 galactic cosmic ray environment (during solar minimum), and a low earth orbit environment in 1970 that corresponded to an altitude of 400 km and inclination of 51.6 . Both the absorbed dose and the dose equivalent were analyzed, but the focus of the discussion was on the dose equivalent since the data is most concerned with radiation shielding of the crew. The following paper outlines the evaluations performed and discusses the results and conclusions of this evaluation for radiation shielding effectiveness. Future work will focus on optimizing the radiation shielding properties for the MMOD shield. Submission

Rojdev, Kristina; Christiansen, Eric

2011-01-01

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Diagnosing Community Standoffs: A Social-Factor Model and the Berm Highway Conflict.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a model developed from seven interrelated social factors to help diagnose various kinds of community conflicts. To verify the model and illustrate its utility, the standoff over the Berm Highway routing in Alton, Illinois, is analyzed. Findings suggest the importance of broadening the participants' definition of the situation through more…

Gondolf, Edward W.

1986-01-01

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Debris Basin and Deflection Berm Design for Fire-Related Debris-Flow Mitigation  

E-print Network

Engineering, 1516 Illinois Street, Golden, CO 80401 Key Terms: Debris Flow, Fire-Related, Mitigation, DesignDebris Basin and Deflection Berm Design for Fire-Related Debris-Flow Mitigation ADAM B. PROCHASKA1 reviewed the state of practice for the design of two types of debris-flow mitigation structures: basins

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Shielding Strategies for Human Space Exploration  

Microsoft Academic Search

The shield effectiveness of lunar regolith is compared with possible prefabricated shield materials from Earth,including commercially used shield materials in nuclear facilities. Several of the fabricated materials categorized asneutron absorbers and moderators exhibit favorable characteristics for space radiation protection. Although thiseffort is not intended to be a definitive trade study for specific shielding recommendations, attention is given toseveral factors that

J. W. Wilson; J. Miller; A. Konradi; F. A. Cucinotta

1997-01-01

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Remedial shielding concepts for Line D and Line D facilities, Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico: Appendix 2. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This appendix contains the structural embankment analysis of the following Line D tunnel sections: 6(T/21), 5(21/21), 3(21/21), 2(21/21), 1(21/21), 2(21/24), 6(T/21), 3(23/23), 5(21/21)S, and 5(2/8). The structural assessment is for each section being covered with a 30 ft tuff berm used as shielding in the event of a beam spill. Each tunnel section is subject to vertical and horizontal loads estimated as 115 lbs/ft{sup 2} for each 1 ft or overburden and horizontal loads equivalent to 0.2948 of the vertical load, due to the weight of the tuff berm placed over the structure. The profile of the berm is based on preliminary shielding assessments. Shear, axial and bending stresses are determined with the associated tunnel deformations.

Pye, J.H.

1992-05-28

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Deepwater Horizon Oil-Protection Sand Berm and its Morphologic Interactions with a Natural Barrier Island: an Overview  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

After the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, Louisiana received permission to build a sand berm parallel to and offshore of the ~30-km-long Chandeleur Islands to capture floating oil and keep it from reaching mainland marshes. The berm was built with dredged sand to a height of approximately 2 m above mean sea level and within 100 m of the Gulf-side of the natural barrier island. Here, we update the status of the sand berm and how its morphology has evolved since construction began in June 2010. This is part of a study of morphologic change involving time series of airborne lidar topographic and bathymetric surveys, boat acoustic bathymetric surveys, satellite imagery, and modeling of sediment transport. Waves and sea level are being monitored with models and in-situ sensors. We will examine, as of our latest surveys, whether the introduction of new sand from the berm has significantly changed peak elevations, Dhigh, along the natural islands and hence changed island vulnerability to being overtopped by storm-driven water levels, such as still-water level (?, due to tides, surge, and wave setup) and runup (R, due to swash). Vulnerabilities to overwash, where R > Dhigh, and inundation, where ? > Dhigh, will be identified. We will investigate the impacts on the berm and island of extra-tropical storms through June 2011 and tropical storms through the hurricane season of summer and early fall 2011. For example, during a storm in early January 2011, significant wave heights of 4.9 m generated runup on the berm where R > Dhigh. Four breaches were cut through the berm, the largest 590 m wide. This study provides a unique opportunity to investigate the wave and current transport of a large quantity of introduced sand and determine whether and how the sand nourishes a severely eroding barrier island.

Sallenger, A. H.; Plant, N. G.; Flocks, J.; Long, J. W.; Miselis, J. L.; Sherwood, C. R.; Hansen, M.; Nayegandhi, A.; Wright, W.

2011-12-01

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Chemistry of Ozone Shield Destruction  

Microsoft Academic Search

A layer of ozone in the atmosphere, called the ozone shield, protects the earth ultraviolet rays. Over the years the ozone shield has been destroyed, and a hole has appeared that allows UVB rays to harm living organisms. The main 'ozone depleting substances', chlorofluorocarbon, is of anthropogenic origin. The chemistry involved is unusual - occurs only if a polar vortex

David Tin Win; Thandee Kywe

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Earth  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The following aspects of the planet Earth are discussed: plate tectonics, the interior of the planet, the formation of the Earth, and the evolution of the atmosphere and hydrosphere. The Earth's crust, mantle, and core are examined along with the bulk composition of the planet.

Carr, M. H.

1984-01-01

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Towards improved prediction and mitigation of beach overwash: Terrestrial LiDAR observation of dynamic beach berm erosion  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Globally, over 20 million people currently reside below high tide levels and 200 million are below storm tide levels. Future climate change along with the pressures of urbanization will exacerbate flooding in low lying coastal communities. In Southern California, coastal flooding is triggered by a combination of high tides, storm surge, and waves and recent research suggests that a current 100 year flood event may be experienced on a yearly basis by 2050 due to sea level rise adding a positive offset to return levels. Currently, Southern California coastal communities mitigate the threat of beach overwash, and consequent backshore flooding, with a combination of planning and operational activities such as protective beach berm construction. Theses berms consist of temporary alongshore sand dunes constructed days or hours before an extreme tide or wave event. Hydraulic modeling in urbanized embayments has shown that coastal flooding predictions are extremely sensitive to the presence of coastal protective infrastructure, requiring parameterization of the hard infrastructure elevations at centimetric accuracy. Beach berms are an example of temporary dynamic structures which undergo severe erosion during extreme events and are typically not included in flood risk assessment. Currently, little is known about the erosion process and performance of these structures, which adds uncertainty to flood hazard delineation and flood forecasts. To develop a deeper understanding of beach berm erosion dynamics, three trapezoidal shaped berms, approximately 35 m long and 1.5 m high, were constructed and failure during rising tide conditions was observed using terrestrial laser scanning. Concurrently, real-time kinematic GPS, high-definition time lapse photography, a local tide gauge and wave climate data were collected. The result is a rich and unique observational dataset capturing berm erosion dynamics. This poster highlights the data collected and presents methods for processing and leveraging multi-sensor field observation data. The data obtained from this study will be used to support the development and validation of a numerical beach berm overtopping and overwash model that will allow for improved predictions of coastal flood damage during winter storms and large swells.

Schubert, J. E.; Gallien, T.; Shakeri Majd, M.; Sanders, B. F.

2012-12-01

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Radiation shielding calculations for MuCool test area at Fermilab  

SciTech Connect

The MuCool Test Area (MTA) is an intense primary beam facility derived directly from the Fermilab Linac to test heat deposition and other technical concerns associated with the liquid hydrogen targets being developed for cooling intense muon beams. In this shielding study the results of Monte Carlo radiation shielding calculations performed using the MARS14 code for the MuCool Test Area and including the downstream portion of the target hall and berm around it, access pit, service building, and parking lot are presented and discussed within the context of the proposed MTA experimental configuration.

Igor Rakhno; Carol Johnstone

2004-05-26

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Earth  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lithograph depicts a view of Earth taken from Apollo 10 during its journey to the Moon in May 1969. False-color satellite images showing chlorophyll concentration, sea surface temperature, topography, and ozone concentration are also featured. The images are accompanied by a brief description, some statistical facts, and a list of important dates in the history of Earth exploration.

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Shielded, Automated Umbilical Mechanism  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Umbilical mechanism automatically connects and disconnects various fluid couplings and/or electrical contacts while shielding mating parts from debris. Reacts mating and demating loads internally, without additional supporting structures. All functions - extension of plug, mating, and movement of debris shields - actuated by single motor. If mechanism jams or fails at any point in sequence, override feature in drive train allows manual operation. Designed for service in outer space, where its shields protect against micrometeoroids, debris, ultraviolet radiation, and atomic oxygen. Used on Earth to connect or disconnect fluid or electrical utilities in harsh environments like those of nuclear powerplants or undersea construction sites, or in presence of radioactive, chemical, or biological hazards, for example.

Barron, Daniel R.; Morrill, Brion F.; Jasulaitis, Vytas

1995-01-01

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Effects of Building a Sand Barrier Berm to Mitigate the Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Louisiana Marshes  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The State of Louisiana requested emergency authorization on May 11, 2010, to perform spill mitigation work on the Chandeleur Islands and on all the barrier islands from Grand Terre Island eastward to Sandy Point to enhance the capability of the islands to reduce the movement of oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to the marshes. The proposed action-building a barrier berm (essentially an artificial island fronting the existing barriers and inlets) seaward of the existing barrier islands and inlets-'restores' the protective function of the islands but does not alter the islands themselves. Building a barrier berm to protect the mainland wetlands from oil is a new strategy and depends on the timeliness of construction to be successful. Prioritizing areas to be bermed, focusing on those areas that are most vulnerable and where construction can be completed most rapidly, may increase chances for success. For example, it may be easier and more efficient to berm the narrow inlets of the coastal section to the west of the Mississippi River Delta rather than the large expanses of open water to the east of the delta in the southern parts of the Breton National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). This document provides information about the potential available sand resources and effects of berm construction on the existing barrier islands. The proposed project originally involved removing sediment from a linear source approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) gulfward of the barrier islands and placing it just seaward of the islands in shallow water (~2-m depth where possible) to form a continuous berm rising approximately 6 feet (~2 m) above sea level (North American Vertical Datum of 1988-NAVD88) with an ~110-yd (~100-m) width at water level and a slope of 25:1 to the seafloor. Discussions within the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and with others led to the determination that point-source locations, such as Hewes Point, the St. Bernard Shoals, and Ship Shoal, were more suitable 'borrow' locations because sand content is insufficient along a linear track offshore from most of Louisiana's barrier islands. Further, mining sediment near the toe of the barrier island platform or edge of actively eroding barrier islands could create pits in the seafloor that will capture nearshore sand, thereby enhancing island erosion, and focus incoming waves (for example, through refraction processes) that could yield hotspots of erosion. In the Breton NWR, the proposed berm would be continuous from just south of Hewes Point to Breton Island for approximately 100 km with the exception of several passages for vessel access. Proposed volume estimates by sources outside of the USGS suggest that the structure in the Breton NWR would contain approximately 56 million cubic yards (42.8 m3) of sandy material. In the west, the berm would require approximately 36 million cubic yards (27.5 m3) of sandy material because this area has less open water than the area to the east of the delta. The planned berm is intended to protect the islands and inland areas from oil and would be sacrificial; that is, it will rapidly erode through natural processes. It is not part of the coastal restoration plan long discussed in Louisiana to rebuild barrier islands for hurricane protection of mainland infrastructure and habitat.

Lavoie, Dawn; Flocks, James G.; Kindinger, Jack L.; Sallenger, A.H., Jr.; Twichell, David C.

2010-01-01

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Modular shield  

DOEpatents

A modular system for containing projectiles has a sheet of material including at least a polycarbonate layer held by a metal frame having a straight frame member corresponding to each straight edge of the sheet. Each frame member has a U-shaped shield channel covering and holding a straight edge of the sheet and an adjacent U-shaped clamp channel rigidly held against the shield channel. A flexible gasket separates each sheet edge from its respective shield channel; and each frame member is fastened to each adjacent frame member only by clamps extending between adjacent clamp channels.

Snyder, Keith W. (Sandia Park, NM)

2002-01-01

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Earth  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With three levels to choose from on each page - beginner, intermediate or advanced - this site provides information on our plant Earth. There is a section about water on earth and its many different varities, like freshwater, groundwater, and frozen water. There is information about the chemical make-up of water and many images showing the different water anvironments. There is a section about life in water, such as animals, plants, and plankton.

2008-10-03

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Earth  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) planet profile provides data and images of the planet Earth. These data include planet size, orbit facts, distance from the Sun, rotation and revolution times, temperature, atmospheric composition, density, surface materials and albedo. Images with descriptions show Earth features such as the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica, Simpson Desert in Australia, Mt. Etna in Sicily, the Cassiar Mountains in Canada, the Strait of Gibraltar, Mississippi River, Grand Canyon, Wadi Kufra Oasis in Libya, and Moon images such as Hadley Rille, Plum Crater, massifs and Moon rocks. These images were taken with the Galileo Spacecraft and by the Apollo missions.

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Thermocouple shield  

DOEpatents

A thermocouple shield for use in radio frequency fields. In some embodiments the shield includes an electrically conductive tube that houses a standard thermocouple having a thermocouple junction. The electrically conductive tube protects the thermocouple from damage by an RF (including microwave) field and mitigates erroneous temperature readings due to the microwave or RF field. The thermocouple may be surrounded by a ceramic sheath to further protect the thermocouple. The ceramic sheath is generally formed from a material that is transparent to the wavelength of the microwave or RF energy. The microwave transparency property precludes heating of the ceramic sheath due to microwave coupling, which could affect the accuracy of temperature measurements. The ceramic sheath material is typically an electrically insulating material. The electrically insulative properties of the ceramic sheath help avert electrical arcing, which could damage the thermocouple junction. The electrically conductive tube is generally disposed around the thermocouple junction and disposed around at least a portion of the ceramic sheath. The concepts of the thermocouple shield may be incorporated into an integrated shielded thermocouple assembly.

Ripley, Edward B. (Knoxville, TN)

2009-11-24

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Change in the length of the middle section of the Chandeleur Islands oil berm, November 17, 2010, through September 6, 2011  

USGS Publications Warehouse

On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig drilling at the Macondo Prospect site in the Gulf of Mexico resulted in a marine oil spill that continued to flow through July 15, 2010. One of the affected areas was the Breton National Wildlife Refuge, which consists of a chain of low-lying islands, including Breton Island and the Chandeleur Islands, and their surrounding waters. The island chain is located approximately 115-150 kilometers north-northwest of the spill site. A sand berm was constructed seaward of, and on, the island chain. Construction began at the northern end of the Chandeleur Islands in June 2010 and ended in April 2011. The berm consisted of three distinct sections based on where the berm was placed relative to the islands. The northern section of the berm was built in open water on a submerged portion of the Chandeleur Islands platform. The middle section was built approximately 70-90 meters seaward of the Chandeleur Islands. The southern section was built on the islands' beaches. Repeated Landsat and SPOT satellite imagery and airborne lidar were used to observe the disintegration of the berm over time. The methods used to analyze the remotely sensed data and the resulting, derived data for the middle section are described in this report.

Plant, N.G.; Guy, K.K.

2013-01-01

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Chiral shielding  

Microsoft Academic Search

We demonstrate how a chiral soft pion theorem (SPT) shields the scalar meson ground-state isoscalar sigma(600-700) and isospinor kappa(800-900) from detection in a1-->pi(pipi)swave, gammagamma-->2pi0, pi-p-->pi-pi+n and K-p-->K-pi+n processes. While pseudoscalar meson PVV transitions are known to be determined by (only) quark loop diagrams, the above SPT also constrains scalar meson SVV transitions to be governed (only) by meson loop diagrams.

L. Babukhadia; Ya. A. Berdnikov; A. N. Ivanov; M. D. Scadron

2000-01-01

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Chiral shielding  

Microsoft Academic Search

We demonstrate how a chiral soft pion theorem (SPT) shields the scalar meson ground-state isoscalar Ï(600-700) and isospinor Îș(800-900) from detection in aââÏ(ÏÏ){sub swave}, γγâ2Ï°, Ï⁻pâÏ⁻Ï{sup +}n and K⁻pâK⁻Ï{sup +}n processes. While pseudoscalar meson PVV transitions are known to be determined by (only) quark loop diagrams, the above SPT also constrains scalar meson SVV transitions to be governed (only) by

L. Babukhadia; Ya. A. Berdnikov; A. N. Ivanov; M. D. Scadron

2000-01-01

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The boulder berm of Punta Saguerra (Taranto, Italy): a morphological imprint of the Rossano Calabro tsunami of April 24, 1836?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An extended berm of calcarenitic boulders is recognisable at Punta Saguerra, few kilometres south of Taranto (Apulia, Italy) while isolated boulders are sparse in other near localities. The berm is at 2-5 m above present sea level (a.p.s.l), on a rocky headland gently sloping toward the sea; it is separated from the coastline by a large terrace. A detailed study of its stratigraphy and its morphology has been performed in order to define its depositional mechanism; in particular, integrated DGPS and Laser Scanner surveys have provided precise details of each boulder: position, size and distance from the shoreline. The accumulation is constitute of boulders up to 30 tons, which locally are arranged in rows of embricated patterns. The surfaces of the biggest boulders are characterised by biogenic encrustations and by solution potholes that indicate their intertidal/adlittoral/spray zone provenience. Based on direct observations of each boulder (size, shape, weight and long axis azimuth), together with hydrodynamic equations it is possible to hypothesize the extreme event - geodynamic or meteorological - which was responsible for this singular accumulation. AMS age determinations on Vermetid sp. sampled on boulder surfaces and chronicle suggest that the accumulation may be attributed to the tsunami generated by the strong earthquake that occurred on April 24, 1836, the epicentre of which has been localised near Rossano Calabro, along the Ionian coast of northern Calabria.

Mastronuzzi, G.; Pignatelli, C.

2012-10-01

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Corium shield  

DOEpatents

A shield for restricting molten corium from flowing into a water sump disposed in a floor of a containment vessel includes upper and lower walls which extend vertically upwardly and downwardly from the floor for laterally bounding the sump. The upper wall includes a plurality of laterally spaced apart flow channels extending horizontally therethrough, with each channel having a bottom disposed coextensively with the floor for channeling water therefrom into the sump. Each channel has a height and a length predeterminedly selected for allowing heat from the molten corium to dissipate through the upper and lower walls as it flows therethrough for solidifying the molten corium therein to prevent accumulation thereof in the sump.

McDonald, Douglas B. (Pleasanton, CA); Buchholz, Carol E. (San Jose, CA)

1994-01-01

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Advanced Multifunctional MMOD Shield: Radiation Shielding Assessment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Deep space missions must contend with a harsh radiation environment Impacts to crew and electronics. Need to invest in multifunctionality for spacecraft optimization. MMOD shield. Goals: Increase radiation mitigation potential. Retain overall MMOD shielding performance.

Rojdev, Kristina; Christiansen, Eric

2013-01-01

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Deployment of 'Parasol' solar shield  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The deployment of the 'Parasol' solar shield, a sunshade to help cool the overheated Orbital Workshop of the Skylab 1 space station cluster in Earth orbit, can be seen in the reproduction taken from a color television transmission made by a TV camera aboard the space station. The camera is in the Command Module; and the view is looking through the truss of the Apollo Telescope Mount. The sunshade is only partially deployed in this picture.

1973-01-01

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Magnetic shielding  

DOEpatents

A magnetically-conductive filler material bridges the gap between a multi-part magnetic shield structure which substantially encloses a predetermined volume so as to minimize the ingress or egress of magnetic fields with respect to that volume. The filler material includes a heavy concentration of single-magnetic-domain-sized particles of a magnetically conductive material (e.g. soft iron, carbon steel or the like) dispersed throughout a carrier material which is generally a non-magnetic material that is at least sometimes in a plastic or liquid state. The maximum cross-sectional particle dimension is substantially less than the nominal dimension of the gap to be filled. An epoxy base material (i.e. without any hardening additive) low volatility vacuum greases or the like may be used for the carrier material. The structure is preferably exposed to the expected ambient magnetic field while the carrier is in a plastic or liquid state so as to facilitate alignment of the single-magnetic-domain-sized particles with the expected magnetic field lines.

Kerns, John A. (Livermore, CA); Stone, Roger R. (Walnut Creek, CA); Fabyan, Joseph (Livermore, CA)

1987-01-01

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Magnetic shielding  

DOEpatents

A magnetically-conductive filler material bridges the gap between a multi-part magnetic shield structure which substantially encloses a predetermined volume so as to minimize the ingress or egress of magnetic fields with respect to that volume. The filler material includes a heavy concentration of single-magnetic-domain-sized particles of a magnetically conductive material (e.g. soft iron, carbon steel or the like) dispersed throughout a carrier material which is generally a non-magnetic material that is at least sometimes in a plastic or liquid state. The maximum cross-sectional particle dimension is substantially less than the nominal dimension of the gap to be filled. An epoxy base material (i.e. without any hardening additive) low volatility vacuum greases or the like may be used for the carrier material. The structure is preferably exposed to the expected ambient field while the carrier is in a plastic or liquid state so as to facilitate alignment of the single-magnetic-domain-sized particles with the expected magnetic field lines.

Kerns, J.A.; Stone, R.R.; Fabyan, J.

1985-02-12

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Magnetic shielding  

DOEpatents

A magnetically-conductive filler material bridges the gap between a multi-part magnetic shield structure which substantially encloses a predetermined volume so as to minimize the ingress or egress of magnetic fields with respect to that volume. The filler material includes a heavy concentration of single-magnetic-domain-sized particles of a magnetically conductive material (e.g. soft iron, carbon steel or the like) dispersed throughout a carrier material which is generally a non-magnetic material that is at least sometimes in a plastic or liquid state. The maximum cross-sectional particle dimension is substantially less than the nominal dimension of the gap to be filled. An epoxy base material (i.e. without any hardening additive) low volatility vacuum greases or the like may be used for the carrier material. The structure is preferably exposed to the expected ambient magnetic field while the carrier is in a plastic or liquid state so as to facilitate alignment of the single-magnetic-domain-sized particles with the expected magnetic field lines. 3 figs.

Kerns, J.A.; Stone, R.R.; Fabyan, J.

1987-10-06

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Thematic mapper research in the Earth sciences: Tectonic evaluation of the Nubian Shield of northeastern Sudan/southeastern Egypt using thematic mapper imagery  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The tectonic evaluation of the Nubian Shield using the Thematic Mapper (TM) imagery is progressing well and shows great promise. The TM tapes for the six LANDSAT 5 scenes covering the northern portion of the Red Sea hills were received, and preliminary maps and interpretations were made for most of the area. It is apparent that faulting and shearing associated with the major suture zones such as the Sol Hamed are clearly visible and that considerable detail can be seen. An entire quadrant of scene 173,45 was examined in detail using all seven bands, and every band combination was evaluated to best display the geology. A comparison was done with color ratio combinations and color combinations of the eigen vector bands to verify if band combinations of 7-red, 4-green, and 2-blue were indeed superior. There is no single optimum enhancement which provides the greatest detail for every image and no single combination of spectral bands for all cases, although bands 7, 4, and 2 do provide the best overall display. The color combination of the eigen vector bands proved useful in distinguishing fine detailed features.

1986-01-01

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Advanced Multifunctional MMOD Shield: Radiation Shielding Assessment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

As NASA is looking to explore further into deep space, multifunctional materials are a necessity for decreasing complexity and mass. One area where multifunctional materials could be extremely beneficial is in the micrometeoroid orbital debris (MMOD) shield. A typical MMOD shield on the International Space Station (ISS) is a stuffed whipple shield consisting of multiple layers. One of those layers is the thermal blanket, or multi-layer insulation (MLI). Increasing the MMOD effectiveness of MLI blankets, while still preserving their thermal capabilities, could allow for a less massive MMOD shield. Thus, a study was conducted to evaluate a concept MLI blanket for an MMOD shield. In conjunction, this MLI blanket and the subsequent MMOD shield was also evaluated for its radiation shielding effectiveness towards protecting crew. The overall MMOD shielding system using the concept MLI blanket proved to only have a marginal increase in the radiation mitigating properties. Therefore, subsequent analysis was performed on various conceptual MMOD shields to determine the combination of materials that may prove superior for radiation mitigating purposes. The following paper outlines the evaluations performed and discusses the results and conclusions of this evaluation for radiation shielding effectiveness.

Rojdev, Kristina; Christiansen, Eric

2013-01-01

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Cosmic Ray Interactions in Shielding Materials  

SciTech Connect

This document provides a detailed study of materials used to shield against the hadronic particles from cosmic ray showers at Earth’s surface. This work was motivated by the need for a shield that minimizes activation of the enriched germanium during transport for the MAJORANA collaboration. The materials suitable for cosmic-ray shield design are materials such as lead and iron that will stop the primary protons, and materials like polyethylene, borated polyethylene, concrete and water that will stop the induced neutrons. The interaction of the different cosmic-ray components at ground level (protons, neutrons, muons) with their wide energy range (from kilo-electron volts to giga-electron volts) is a complex calculation. Monte Carlo calculations have proven to be a suitable tool for the simulation of nucleon transport, including hadron interactions and radioactive isotope production. The industry standard Monte Carlo simulation tool, Geant4, was used for this study. The result of this study is the assertion that activation at Earth’s surface is a result of the neutronic and protonic components of the cosmic-ray shower. The best material to shield against these cosmic-ray components is iron, which has the best combination of primary shielding and minimal secondary neutron production.

Aguayo Navarrete, Estanislao; Kouzes, Richard T.; Ankney, Austin S.; Orrell, John L.; Berguson, Timothy J.; Troy, Meredith D.

2011-09-08

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Predictions for Radiation Shielding Materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Radiation from galactic cosmic rays (GCR) and solar particle events (SPE) is a serious hazard to humans and electronic instruments during space travel, particularly on prolonged missions outside the Earth s magnetic fields. Galactic cosmic radiation (GCR) is composed of approx. 98% nucleons and approx. 2% electrons and positrons. Although cosmic ray heavy ions are 1-2% of the fluence, these energetic heavy nuclei (HZE) contribute 50% of the long-term dose. These unusually high specific ionizations pose a significant health hazard acting as carcinogens and also causing microelectronics damage inside spacecraft and high-flying aircraft. These HZE ions are of concern for radiation protection and radiation shielding technology, because gross rearrangements and mutations and deletions in DNA are expected. Calculations have shown that HZE particles have a strong preference for interaction with light nuclei. The best shield for this radiation would be liquid hydrogen, which is totally impractical. For this reason, hydrogen-containing polymers make the most effective practical shields. Shielding is required during missions in Earth orbit and possibly for frequent flying at high altitude because of the broad GCR spectrum and during a passage into deep space and LunarMars habitation because of the protracted exposure encountered on a long space mission. An additional hazard comes from solar particle events (SPEs) which are mostly energetic protons that can produce heavy ion secondaries as well as neutrons in materials. These events occur at unpredictable times and can deliver a potentially lethal dose within several hours to an unshielded human. Radiation protection for humans requires safety in short-term missions and maintaining career exposure limits within acceptable levels on future long-term exploration missions. The selection of shield materials can alter the protection of humans by an order of magnitude. If improperly selected, shielding materials can actually increase radiation damage due to penetration properties and nuclear fragmentation. Protecting space-borne microelectronics from single event upsets (SEUs) by transmitted radiation will benefit system reliability and system design cost by using optimal shield materials. Long-term missions on the surface of the Moon or Mars will require the construction of habitats to protect humans during their stay. One approach to the construction is to make structural materials from lunar or Martian regolith using a polymeric material as a binder. The hydrogen-containing polymers are considerably more effective for radiation protection than the regolith, but the combination minimizes the amount of polymer to be transported. We have made composites of simulated lunar regolith with two different polymers, LaRC-SI, a high-performance polyimide thermoset, and polyethylene, a thermoplastic.

Kiefer, Richard L.

2002-01-01

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Quaternary remagnetization of the Neoproterozoic limestone of Negash Synclinorium (Arabian-Nubian Shield, northern Ethiopia): With implications of no paleomagnetic testing for the proposed Snowball Earth events  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Eighty-one paleomagnetic cores were collected from 10 locations across a black limestone unit within the core of Negash Synclinorium, northern Ethiopia in order to test the proposed Snowball Earth events for the diamictite unit of the Tambien Group. Cores were cut into two standard paleomagnetic specimens and were subjected to stepwise demagnetizations using both Thermal (TH) and alternating field (AF) techniques. Rock magnetic analyses on representative specimens were done and results revealed goethite, pyrrhotite, titano-magnetite, and titano-hematite to be the major magnetic materials carrying the magnetizations with PSD (pseudo single domain) grain size range. In most cases paleomagnetic directions are defined by a single component of magnetization, where a viscous component is present it is usually removed by heating to a temperature of ?200 °C or an AF of ?10 mT. The high stability component isolated above temperature of 200 °C or AF of 15 mT, defined straight line trajectories directed towards the origin and considered as the Characteristic Remanent Magnetization Direction (ChRM). The direction of magnetization of the ChRM is determined for samples with stable straight line segments by the best-fit line using the least square technique of Kirschvink (1980). In the cases of overlapping spectra and unblocking temperatures, direction of magnetization is determined by remagnetization circles of Halls (1976, 1978). When site mean ChRM directions are plotted on stereogram, their distribution is relatively clustered in geographic coordinates and the overall mean direction is Decg = 358.5°, Incg = 16.6° (?95 = 3.8°, K = 162.8, N = 10). After a structural restoration to the horizontal is made the directions disperse and fail the fold test of both McElhinny’s and McFadden’s tests and the mean direction is Decs = 353.5°, Incs = 8.8° (?95 = 18.9°, K = 7.5, N = 10). This is interpreted to result from a later remagnetization of the black limestone. All directions are normal in polarity and have mean unrestored paleomagnetic directions comparable to the Quaternary paleomagnetic directions. Virtual Geomagnetic poles (VGP) in the unrestored position is used to calculate overall mean VGP position resulting long = 235.7°E, latg = 84.5°N (A95 = 3.0°, N = 10). Comparison of the obtained pole with the apparent polar wander path (APWP) curve for Africa of Besse and Courtillot (1991, 2003) and with the 2 Ma reference pole of stable Africa (Kidane et al., 2003) is found to be consistent with remagnetizations during the Quaternary period. Hence supporting evidence for the proposed Snowball Earth event of the Sturtian glaciation in the Negash rocks could not, unfortunately, be obtained from paleomagnetism.

Kidane, Tesfaye; Bachtadse, Valerian; Alene, Mulugeta

2014-10-01

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Shield design, analysis, and testing to survive stainless steel projectiles  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the 3-year period of 1987 through 1989, the Advanced Shield Phenomenology Program included a research and development effort, with both experimental work and analytical support, to design a low weight, survivable shield against a stainless steel projectile at low earth orbit velocity. The specific threat used was a 1.75 gram, length to diameter ratio of one, stainless steel cylinder.

E. D. Brewer; W. R. Hendrich; D. G. Thomas; J. E. Smith

1990-01-01

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Topography of the shield volcano, Olympus Mons on Mars  

Microsoft Academic Search

Olympus Mons, one of the largest known shield volcanoes in the solar system, covers an area of more than 3.2 x 10 to the 5th sq km and has a diameter of more than 600 km, excluding its vast aureole deposits. The structure is five times larger than the largest shield volcano on the earth. It is situated on the

S. S. C. Wu; P. A. Garcia; R. Jordan; F. J. Schafer; B. A. Skiff

1984-01-01

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Topographic Evidence for Shield Volcanism on Io  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A volcano was identified whose morphology, especially topography, supports and extends current evidence that shield volcanoes occur on Io. The feature is centered at 30 deg. S, 246 deg w and lies in a region near the terminator. The presence of shield volcanism on Io was inferred from the planimetric configuration of flaws on such features as Ra Patera. A central edifice roughly 40 to 50 km in diameter is situated on intervent plains material, and a broad, slightly elliptical base 75 to 90 km across. The size of this feature is comparable to large shield volcanoes found on Earth. In addition, the topography is similar to some terrestrial shield volcanoes that exhibit a change in slope; the steepening may be explained by shorter and/or thicker flows emplaced during late stage eruptions.

Albin, E. F.; Moore, J. M.; Greeley, R.

1985-01-01

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Rotating shielded crane system  

SciTech Connect

A rotating, radiation shielded crane system for use in a high radiation test cell, comprises a radiation shielding wall, a cylindrical ceiling made of radiation shielding material and a rotatable crane disposed above the ceiling. The ceiling rests on an annular ledge intergrally attached to the inner surface of the shielding wall. Removable plugs in the ceiling provide access for the crane from the top of the ceiling into the test cell. A seal is provided at the interface between the inner surface of the shielding wall and the ceiling.

Commander, John C. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1988-01-01

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Gravity Scaling of a Power Reactor Water Shield  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Water based reactor shielding is being considered as an affordable option for use on initial lunar surface power systems. Heat dissipation in the shield from nuclear sources must be rejected by an auxiliary thermal hydraulic cooling system. The mechanism for transferring heat through the shield is natural convection between the core surface and an array of thermosyphon radiator elements. Natural convection in a 100 kWt lunar surface reactor shield design has been previously evaluated at lower power levels (Pearson, 2007). The current baseline assumes that 5.5 kW are dissipated in the water shield, the preponderance on the core surface, but with some volumetric heating in the naturally circulating water as well. This power is rejected by a radiator located above the shield with a surface temperature of 370 K. A similarity analysis on a water-based reactor shield is presented examining the effect of gravity on free convection between a radiation shield inner vessel and a radiation shield outer vessel boundaries. Two approaches established similarity: 1) direct scaling of Rayleigh number equates gravity-surface heat flux products, 2) temperature difference between the wall and thermal boundary layer held constant on Earth and the Moon. Nussult number for natural convection (laminar and turbulent) is assumed of form Nu = CRa(sup n). These combined results estimate similarity conditions under Earth and Lunar gravities. The influence of reduced gravity on the performance of thermosyphon heat pipes is also examined.

Reid, Robert S.; Pearson, J. Boise

2008-01-01

75

RADIATION SHIELDING MATERIALS  

Microsoft Academic Search

A shielding material is described which has a high shielding ; effectiveness per unit volume and a high capacity for absorbing radiations. The ; material comprises a chemical complex of trivalent cobalt or chromium, such as ; the perrhenates and hexamino trihalides, in combination with a structural ; material such as iron, stainless steel, etc. The complex may be melted

Borst

1962-01-01

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Gamma ray detector shield  

DOEpatents

A gamma ray detector shield comprised of a rigid, lead, cylindrical-shaped vessel having upper and lower portions with an pneumatically driven, sliding top assembly. Disposed inside the lead shield is a gamma ray scintillation crystal detector. Access to the gamma detector is through the sliding top assembly.

Ohlinger, R.D.; Humphrey, H.W.

1985-08-26

77

Earth Sciences Earth Sciences  

E-print Network

Earth Sciences Earth Sciences Undergraduate Studies #12;Department of Earth Sciences2 Royal;3Department of Earth Sciences Earth Sciences The Department of Earth Sciences at Royal Holloway.ac.uk/studyhere Contents Why study Earth Sciences? 4 Earth Sciences at Royal Holloway 5 Admissions and entry requirements 6

Royal Holloway, University of London

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Heat Shield in Pieces  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the remains of the rover's heat shield, broken into two key pieces, the main piece on the left side and a broken-off flank piece near the middle of the image. The heat shield impact site is identified by the circle of red dust on the right side of the picture. In this view, Opportunity is approximately 20 meters (66 feet) away from the heat shield, which protected it while hurtling through the martian atmosphere.

In the far left of the image, a meteorite called 'Heat Shield Rock,' sits nearby, The Sun is reflecting off the silver-colored underside of the internal thermal blankets of the heat shield.

The rover spent 36 sols investigating how the severe heating during entry through the atmosphere affected the heat shield. The most obvious is the fact that the heat shield inverted upon impact.

This is an approximately true-color rendering of the scene acquired around 1:22 p.m. local solar time on Opportunity sol 324 (Dec. 21, 2004) in an image mosaic using panoramic filters at wavelengths of 750, 530, and 430 nanometers.

2005-01-01

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BABAR SVT Data Transmission System Grounding and Shielding Implementation  

E-print Network

_com'', ``Shield'', and ``Earth''. The Mux crate modules access these busses through pins on the Midplane J1. A fully loaded Mux crate will have twelve soft ties to Earth, or 8.3 Kohm plus 24 diodes in parallel, not including the non­mux modules. The Earth bus is tied to the Mux crate via a copper strap (0.9'' w x 2.9''l x

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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iSHIELD - A Line Source Application of SHIELD11  

SciTech Connect

iSHIELD11 performs a line-source numerical integration of radiation source terms that are defined by the iSHIELD11 computer code[1] . An example is provided to demonstrate how one can use iSHIELD11 to perform a shielding analysis for a 250 GeV electron linear accelerator.

Nelson, W.R.; Rokni, S.H.; /SLAC

2006-04-27

81

What Is Radiation Shielding?  

NASA Video Gallery

Kerry Lee, NASA Orion radiation system manager, explains how radiation shielding is used to block harmful particles coming into the spacecraft without producing secondary particles that can cause e...

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Shielded cells transfer automation  

SciTech Connect

Nuclear waste from shielded cells is removed, packaged, and transferred manually in many nuclear facilities. Radiation exposure is absorbed by operators during these operations and limited only through procedural controls. Technological advances in automation using robotics have allowed a production waste removal operation to be automated to reduce radiation exposure. The robotic system bags waste containers out of glove box and transfers them to a shielded container. Operators control the system outside the system work area via television cameras. 9 figures.

Fisher, J J

1984-01-01

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Galactic and Solar Cosmic Ray Shielding in Deep Space  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An analysis of the radiation hazards in support of NASA deep space exploration activities is presented. The emphasis is on materials required for radiation protection shielding. Aluminum has been found to be a poor shield material when dose equivalent is used with exposure limits for low Earth orbit (LEO) as a guide for shield requirements. Because the radiation issues are cost related-the parasitic shield mass has high launch costs, the use of aluminum as a basic construction material is clearly not cost-effective and alternate materials need to be developed. In this context, polyethylene is examined as a potentially useful material and demonstrates important advantages as an alternative to aluminum construction. Although polyethylene is useful as a shield material, it may not meet other design criteria (strength, stability, thermal); other polymer materials must be examined.

Wilson, John W.; Cucinotta, Francis A.; Tai, H.; Simonsen, Lisa C.; Shinn, Judy L.; Thibeault, Shelia; Kim, M. Y.

1997-01-01

84

Gravity Scaling of a Power Reactor Water Shield  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A similarity analysis on a water-based reactor shield examined the effect of gravity on free convection between a reactor shield inner and outer vessel boundaries. Two approaches established similarity between operation on the Earth and the Moon: 1) direct scaling of Rayleigh number equating gravity-surface heat flux products, 2) temperature difference between the wall and thermal boundary layer held constant. Nusselt number for natural convection (laminar and turbulent) is assumed of form Nu = CRa(sup n).

Reid, Robert S.; Pearson, J. Boise

2007-01-01

85

Electrodynamic Dust Shield Demonstrator  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The objective of the project was to design and manufacture a device to demonstrate a new technology developed by NASA's Electrostatics and Surface Physics Laboratory. The technology itself is a system which uses magnetic principles to remove regolith dust from its surface. This project was to create an enclosure that will be used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the invention to The Office of the Chief Technologist. ONE of the most important challenges of space exploration is actually caused by something very small and seemingly insignificant. Dust in space, most notably on the moon and Mars, has caused many unforeseen issues. Dirt and dust on Earth, while a nuisance, can be easily cleaned and kept at bay. However, there is considerably less weathering and erosion in space. As a result, the microscopic particles are extremely rough and abrasive. They are also electrostatically charged, so they cling to everything they make contact with. This was first noted to be a major problem during the Apollo missions. Dust would stick to the spacesuits, and could not be wiped off as predicted. Dust was brought back into the spacecraft, and was even inhaled by astronauts. This is a major health hazard. Atmospheric storms and other events can also cause dust to coat surfaces of spacecraft. This can cause abrasive damage to the craft. The coating can also reduce the effectiveness of thermal insulation and solar panels.' A group of engineers at Kennedy Space Center's Electrostatics and Surface Physics Laboratory have developed a new technology, called the Electrodynamic Dust Shield, to help alleviate these problems. It is based off of the electric curtain concept developed at NASA in 1967. "The EDS is an active dust mitigation technology that uses traveling electric fields to transport electrostatically charged dust particles along surfaces. To generate the traveling electric fields, the EDS consists of a multilayer dielectric coating with an embedded thin electrode grid running a multiphase low frequency AC signal. Electrostatically charged particles, such as those encountered on the moon, Mars, or an asteroid, are carried along by the traveling field due to the action of Coulomb and dielectrophoretic forces."2 The technical details have been described in a separate article. This document details the design and construction process of a small demonstration unit. Once finished, this device will go to the Office of the ChiefTechnologist at NASA headquarters, where it will be used to familiarize the public with the technology. 1 NASA KSC FO Intern, Prototype Development Laboratory, Kennedy Space Center, University of Central Florida Kennedy Space

Stankie, Charles G.

2013-01-01

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Sea-level proxies extracted from GPR reflection data collected across recently formed berm, beach ridge and swale deposits on the island of Anholt, Denmark  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

GPR reflection data have been collected across the most recent part of a berm, beach ridge and swale system formed during the last 130 years on the northern coast of the island of Anholt, the Kattegat, Denmark. The reflected arrivals have a peak frequency of about 250 MHz and they image the subsurface with a vertical resolution of 0.1-0.2 m to a maximum depth of 5 m below the surface. The berm and beach ridges with maximum heights of about 1.8 m and 1.5 m, respectively, appear as mounded features in the GPR sections. The berm ridge also contains low-angle, seaward dipping reflections. Similar sea-ward dipping reflections are also observed below swales, and current swale surfaces appear to constitute erosion surfaces. Reflections downlapping on a package of reflections, which is interpreted to be representative of upper shoreface deposits, are suggested to constitute good proxies of sea level. Tamura et al. (2008) suggested that similar downlapping reflections may represent a depth level of about 1 m below the mean sea level based on investigations of the Kujukuri strand plain in eastern Japan. We have made 17 depth readings of such downlaps along our 159-m-long profile. The average depth of these downlap points is 0.003 m below present mean sea level (pmsl). Individual readings fall in the range of -0.5 m to +0.5 above pmsl, consistent with the majority of current, annual sea-level variations as recorded by the Danish Maritime Safety Administration at a position about 50 km southwest of Anholt. The mean sea level has changed insignificantly in the study area during ridge formation, and we assume that these proxies may form a strong basis for constructing palaeo-sea level curves for fossil (ages of up to about 7500 years), raised beach-ridge systems along the shores of the Kattegat and the Baltic Sea. Reference T. Tamura, F. Murakami, F. Nanayama, K. Watanabe, Y. Saito, 2008. Ground-penetrating radar profiles of Holocene raised-beach deposits in the Kujukuri strand plain, Pacific coast of eastern Japan, Marine Geology, 248, 11-27.

Nielsen, L.; Clemmensen, L. B.

2009-04-01

87

The Earth as a Magnet  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity introduces students to the magnetosphere, which shields the Earth from plasma streaming from the Sun (the solar wind). They will use a bar magnet and iron filings to construct a model that shows how Earth's magnetic field interacts with the solar wind, deflecting the plasma away. A materials list, instructions, and culminating activities are provided.

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Regolith-Derived Heat Shield for Planetary Body Entry and Descent System with In-Situ Fabrication  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

High-mass planetary surface access is one of NASA's Grand Challenges involving entry, descent, and landing (EDL). Heat shields fabricated in-situ can provide a thermal protection system for spacecraft that routinely enter a planetary atmosphere. Fabricating the heat shield from extraterrestrial regolith will avoid the costs of launching the heat shield mass from Earth. This project will investigate three methods to fabricate heat shield using extraterrestrial regolith.

Hogue, Michael D.; Mueller, Robert P.; Sibille, Laurent; Hintze, Paul E.; Rasky, Daniel J.

2012-01-01

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Glove box shield  

DOEpatents

According to the present invention, a shield for a glove box housing radioactive material is comprised of spaced apart clamping members which maintain three overlapping flaps in place therebetween. There is a central flap and two side flaps, the side flaps overlapping at the interior edges thereof and the central flap extending past the intersection of the side flaps in order to insure that the shield is always closed when the user withdraws his hand from the glove box. Lead loaded neoprene rubber is the preferred material for the three flaps, the extent of lead loading depending upon the radiation levels within the glove box.

Brackenbush, Larry W. (Richland, WA); Hoenes, Glenn R. (Richland, WA)

1981-01-01

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Composition for radiation shielding  

DOEpatents

A composition for use as a radiation shield. The shield has a depleted urum core for absorbing gamma rays and a bismuth coating for preventing chemical corrosion and absorbing gamma rays. Alternatively, a sheet of gadolinium may be positioned between the uranium core and the bismuth coating for absorbing neutrons. The composition is preferably in the form of a container for storing materials that emit radiation such as gamma rays and neutrons. The container is preferably formed by casting bismuth around a pre-formed uranium container having a gadolinium sheeting, and allowing the bismuth to cool. The resulting container is a structurally sound, corrosion-resistant, radiation-absorbing container.

Kronberg, James W. (Aiken, SC)

1994-01-01

91

A magnetic shield/dual purpose mission  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The objective of this work is to design, build, and fly a dual-purpose payload whose function is to produce a large volume, low intensity magnetic field and to test the concept of using such a magnetic field to protect manned spacecraft against particle radiation. An additional mission objective is to study the effect of this moving field on upper atmosphere plasmas. Both mission objectives appear to be capable of being tested using the same superconducting coil. The potential benefits of this magnetic shield concept apply directly to both earth-orbital and interplanetary missions. This payload would be a first step in assessing the true potential of large volume magnetic fields in the U.S. space program. Either converted launch systems or piggyback payload opportunities may be appropriate for this mission. The use of superconducting coils for magnetic shielding against solar flare radiation during manned interplanetary missions has long been contemplated and was considered in detail in the years preceding the Apollo mission. With the advent of new superconductors, it has now become realistic to reconsider this concept for a Mars mission. Even in near-earth orbits, large volume magnetic fields produced using conventional metallic superconductors allow novel plasma physics experiments to be contemplated. Both deployed field-coil and non-deployed field-coil shielding arrangements have been investigated, with the latter being most suitable for an initial test payload in a polar orbit.

Watkins, Seth; Albertelli, Jamil; Copeland, R. Braden; Correll, Eric; Dales, Chris; Davis, Dana; Davis, Nechole; Duck, Rob; Feaster, Sandi; Grant, Patrick

1994-01-01

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Electromagnetic shielding, some simple formulae for closed uniform shields  

Microsoft Academic Search

Electromagnetic shields should be adequate without incurring undue cost or weight. A number of formulas are collected that are consistent with electromagnetic theory. Such formulas will in many cases give shielding estimates quite different from what would be obtained from the use of engineering formulas as presented in widespread handbooks and shielding manuals. The classical, but often distorted, quasistatic formulas

E. Dahlberg

1975-01-01

93

SSC environmental radiation shielding  

Microsoft Academic Search

The environmental radiation shielding requirements of the SSC have been evaluated using currently available computational tools that incorporate the well known processes of energy loss and degradation of high energy particles into Monte Carlo computer codes. These tools permit determination of isodose contours in the matter surrounding a source point and therefore the specification of minimum thicknesses or extents of

1987-01-01

94

Lightweight blast shield  

DOEpatents

A tandem warhead missile arrangement that has a composite material housing structure with a first warhead mounted at one end and a second warhead mounted near another end of the composite structure with a dome shaped composite material blast shield mounted between the warheads to protect the second warhead from the blast of the first warhead.

Mixon, Larry C. (Madison, AL); Snyder, George W. (Huntsville, AL); Hill, Scott D. (Toney, AL); Johnson, Gregory L. (Decatur, AL); Wlodarski, J. Frank (Huntsville, AL); von Spakovsky, Alexis P. (Huntsville, AL); Emerson, John D. (Arab, AL); Cole, James M. (Huntsville, AL); Tipton, John P. (Huntsville, AL)

1991-01-01

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Flexible Multi-Shock Shield  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Flexible multi-shock shield system and method are disclosed for defending against hypervelocity particles. The flexible multi-shock shield system and method may include a number of flexible bumpers or shield layers spaced apart by one or more resilient support layers, all of which may be encapsulated in a protective cover. Fasteners associated with the protective cover allow the flexible multi-shock shield to be secured to the surface of a structure to be protected.

Christiansen, Eric L. (Inventor); Crews, Jeanne L. (Inventor)

2005-01-01

96

Magnetic shielding of a large volume for an experiment on quasi free neutron oscillation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Results of the shielding against the Earth's magnetic field on a large volume are given. The experimental procedure is based on a multilayer mu-metal shield and a series of correcting electric coils. A final average value of (8.1+\\/-4.4) mG is obtained in a volume of about 20 m3.

G. Bressi; M. Cambiaghi; A. Lanza; F. Mauri; A. Piazzoli; D. Scannicchio; P. Torre; P. Beltrami; C. Casella; E. Imbres; T. Locatelli

1986-01-01

97

Self-Cleaning Transparent Dust Shields for Protecting Solar Panels and Other Devices  

Microsoft Academic Search

The development of transparent flexible dust shields using both single- and three-phase electrodynamic shields is reported here for possible application on Mars and Earth to minimize obscuration of solar panels from the deposition of dust. The electrodynamic screens (EDS) are made of transparent plastic sheets, such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for its UV radiation resistance, and a set of parallel

M. K. Mazumder; R. Sharma; A. S. Biris; J. Zhang; C. Calle; M. Zahn

2007-01-01

98

Radiation shielding mass saving for the magnet coils of the VISTA spacecraft  

Microsoft Academic Search

Radiation shielding structure of a design concept with inertial fusion energy propulsion for manned or heavy cargo deep space missions beyond earth orbit has been investigated. Fusion power deposited in the inertial confined fuel pellet debris delivers the rocket propulsion with the help of a magnetic nozzle. The nuclear heating in the super conducting magnet coils determines the radiation shielding

Sümer ?ahin; Hac? Mehmet ?ahin

1999-01-01

99

Heat Shield Paves the Way for Commercial Space  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Phenolic-Impregnated Carbon Ablator (PICA) heat shield, a lightweight material designed to withstand high temperatures, was used for the Stardust’s reentry into Earth’s atmosphere. Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX later worked with the inventors at Ames Research Center to outfit PICA on its Dragon capsule, which is now delivering cargo to and from the International Space Station through NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contracts program.

2014-01-01

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Review Article RADIATION SHIELDING TECHNOLOGY  

E-print Network

Review Article RADIATION SHIELDING TECHNOLOGY J. Kenneth Shultis and Richard E. Faw* Abstract Physics Society INTRODUCTION THIS IS a review of the technology of shielding against the effects to the review. The first treats the evolution of radiation-shielding technology from the beginning of the 20th

Shultis, J. Kenneth

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Thick Galactic Cosmic Radiation Shielding Using Atmospheric Data  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA is concerned with protecting astronauts from the effects of galactic cosmic radiation and has expended substantial effort in the development of computer models to predict the shielding obtained from various materials. However, these models were only developed for shields up to about 120 g!cm2 in thickness and have predicted that shields of this thickness are insufficient to provide adequate protection for extended deep space flights. Consequently, effort is underway to extend the range of these models to thicker shields and experimental data is required to help confirm the resulting code. In this paper empirically obtained effective dose measurements from aircraft flights in the atmosphere are used to obtain the radiation shielding function of the earth's atmosphere, a very thick shield. Obtaining this result required solving an inverse problem and the method for solving it is presented. The results are shown to be in agreement with current code in the ranges where they overlap. These results are then checked and used to predict the radiation dosage under thick shields such as planetary regolith and the atmosphere of Venus.

Youngquist, Robert C.; Nurge, Mark A.; Starr, Stanley O.; Koontz, Steven L.

2013-01-01

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Advances in Magnetized Plasma Propulsion and Radiation Shielding Robert Winglee  

E-print Network

Advances in Magnetized Plasma Propulsion and Radiation Shielding Robert Winglee Department of Earth Propulsion (M2P2)3,4 . In this scheme a magnetic field attached to the spacecraft is expanded-mangetosphere, that is magnetic field inflated by the injection of plasma have several applications key to the exploration

Shepherd, Simon

103

Gas shielding apparatus  

DOEpatents

An apparatus for preventing oxidation by uniformly distributing inert shielding gas over the weld area of workpieces such as pipes being welded together. The apparatus comprises a chamber and a gas introduction element. The chamber has an annular top wall, an annular bottom wall, an inner side wall and an outer side wall connecting the top and bottom walls. One side wall is a screen and the other has a portion defining an orifice. The gas introduction element has a portion which encloses the orifice and can be one or more pipes. The gas introduction element is in fluid communication with the chamber and introduces inert shielding gas into the chamber. The inert gas leaves the chamber through the screen side wall and is dispersed evenly over the weld area.

Brandt, D.

1984-06-05

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Gas shielding apparatus  

DOEpatents

An apparatus for preventing oxidation by uniformly distributing inert shielding gas over the weld area of workpieces such as pipes being welded together. The apparatus comprises a chamber and a gas introduction element. The chamber has an annular top wall, an annular bottom wall, an inner side wall and an outer side wall connecting the top and bottom walls. One side wall is a screen and the other has a portion defining an orifice. The gas introduction element has a portion which encloses the orifice and can be one or more pipes. The gas introduction element is in fluid communication with the chamber and introduces inert shielding gas into the chamber. The inert gas leaves the chamber through the screen side wall and is dispersed evenly over the weld area.

Brandt, Daniel (Los Alamos, NM)

1985-01-01

105

Gas shielding apparatus  

DOEpatents

An apparatus is disclosed for preventing oxidation by uniformly distributing inert shielding gas over the weld area of workpieces such as pipes being welded together. The apparatus comprises a chamber and a gas introduction element. The chamber has an annular top wall, an annular bottom wall, an inner side wall and an outer side wall connecting the top and bottom walls. One side wall is a screen and the other has a portion defining an orifice. The gas introduction element has a portion which encloses the orifice and can be one or more pipes. The gas introduction element is in fluid communication with the chamber and introduces inert shielding gas into the chamber. The inert gas leaves the chamber through the screen side wall and is dispersed evenly over the weld area. 3 figs.

Brandt, D.

1985-12-31

106

Visualizing the Shields Parameter  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is not so much an activity as it is a useful tool to build an activity around. I created an Excel spreadsheet that calculates the Shields parameter and the grain Reynolds number for a given set of conditions, then plots the resultant values on the Shields diagram. Thus, students can tweak the boundary shear stress value to calculate the stress required to move a given grain size in any fluid, under any gravitational conditions. It is a great way for them to understand how changes in fluid density and viscosity (water vs. air) affect initiation of motion, as well as the effects of grain size. I might use this in a lecture on initiation of motion, asking them to answer some basic questions (see attached example).

Hickson, Tom

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Martian regolith as space radiation shielding  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Mars exploration crews will be exposed to such high radiation dosages in route from earth that as to sharply reduce the allowable dose they should receive while on the Martian surface. An account is presently given of the possibility of using Martian regolith as crew shielding to maintain very low short-term dose limits. NASA-Langley's nucleon and heavy-ion transport computer codes are used to predict the propagation and interaction of the free-space nucleons and heavy ions through the Martian atmosphere and then through various thicknesses of regolith. The largest reduction in dose occurs in the first 15-20 cm of regolith material.

Simonsen, L. C.; Nealy, J. E.; Townsend, L. W.; Wilson, J. W.

1991-02-01

108

Shielding calculations for SSC  

SciTech Connect

Monte Carlo calculations of hadron and muon shielding for SSC are reviewed with emphasis on their application to radiation safety and environmental protection. Models and algorithms for simulation of hadronic and electromagnetic showers, and for production and transport of muons in the TeV regime are briefly discussed. Capabilities and limitations of these calculations are described and illustrated with a few examples. 12 refs., 3 figs.

Van Ginneken, A.

1990-03-01

109

Shielding Benchmark Computational Analysis  

SciTech Connect

Over the past several decades, nuclear science has relied on experimental research to verify and validate information about shielding nuclear radiation for a variety of applications. These benchmarks are compared with results from computer code models and are useful for the development of more accurate cross-section libraries, computer code development of radiation transport modeling, and building accurate tests for miniature shielding mockups of new nuclear facilities. When documenting measurements, one must describe many parts of the experimental results to allow a complete computational analysis. Both old and new benchmark experiments, by any definition, must provide a sound basis for modeling more complex geometries required for quality assurance and cost savings in nuclear project development. Benchmarks may involve one or many materials and thicknesses, types of sources, and measurement techniques. In this paper the benchmark experiments of varying complexity are chosen to study the transport properties of some popular materials and thicknesses. These were analyzed using three-dimensional (3-D) models and continuous energy libraries of MCNP4B2, a Monte Carlo code developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico. A shielding benchmark library provided the experimental data and allowed a wide range of choices for source, geometry, and measurement data. The experimental data had often been used in previous analyses by reputable groups such as the Cross Section Evaluation Working Group (CSEWG) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development/Nuclear Energy Agency Nuclear Science Committee (OECD/NEANSC).

Hunter, H.T.; Slater, C.O.; Holland, L.B.; Tracz, G.; Marshall, W.J.; Parsons, J.L.

2000-09-17

110

Modified shielding jet model for twin-jet shielding analysis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An analytical model to estimate the shielding of noise emitted from a point noise source has been developed assuming the shielding jet to be a cylinder of constant radius with uniform flow across the cross section. Comparison to experiment indicated that the model overestimates diffraction of sound around the jet in the far downstream region. The shielding jet model is modified to include widening downstream of the nozzle exit. This not only represents a more realistic model of the jet, but is also expected to improve the shielding estimate downstream. The modified jet model incorporates a Mach number dependent widening rate, a corresponding decrease in flow velocity downstream and an equivalent slug flow evaluation to retain the locally parallel flow approximation of the model development. The shielding analysis with modified jet model is compared to measured data for a subsonic isothermal air jet and a simulated hot subsonic jet. Improvement of the shielding estimate is discussed.

Gerhold, C. H.; Gilbride, J.

1983-01-01

111

Modeling and measurement of {mu}-metal shielding effect on the magnet performance of LCLS undulator.  

SciTech Connect

In a previous paper, we presented results showing that the Earth's field might have a significant effect on the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) undulator performance due to a large concentration of the field by the undulator poles. Based on the result of model calculation, we decided to shield the Earth's field by surrounding the undulator backing structure with a 1-mm-thick {micro}-metal sheet. First, the effect of the shield was modeled using the code RADIA. According to the calculation, the shielding factor of a 'C-shape' {micro}-metal shield was better than a factor of eight. Second, we measured the Earth's field shielding effect without an undulator. In our measurement laboratory, the vertical component of the Earth's field was about 0.5 gauss. It was suppressed down to smaller than 0.1 gauss with the shield. After these background measurements, we examined the effect of the shield with an undulator in place. The measurement results show very good agreement with the model calculation.

Sasaki, S.; Vasserman, I.; Trakhtenberg, E.; Accelerator Systems Division (APS)

2006-01-01

112

Effects of shields on cables  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Aircraft wiring subjected to rapidly changing electromagnetic fields was considered. The ways in which shielded cables reduce surge voltages were studied along with the ways in which common practice regarding the use of shields may be at variance with the use required for the control of lightning effects. Courses in which this apparent conflict of use may be resolved were suggested. Noise currents flowing on shields of cables related to the noise signals coupled onto signal conductors were also investigated.

1977-01-01

113

EXAMPLES OF RADIATION SHIELDING MODELS  

SciTech Connect

The attached pictures are examples of shielding models used by WSMS. The models were used in shielding evaluations for Tank 50 pump replacement. They show the relative location of shielding to radiation sources for pumps and pipes. None of the calculations that were associated with these models involved UCNI. The last page contains two pictures from a shielding calculation for the saltstone area. The upper picture is a conceptual drawing. The lower picture is an image copied from the website of a supplier for the project.

Willison, J

2006-07-27

114

PBF Cubicle 13. Shield wall details illustrate shielding technique of ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

PBF Cubicle 13. Shield wall details illustrate shielding technique of stepped penetrations and brick layout scheme for valve stem extension sleeve. Aerojet Nuclear Company. Date: May 1976. INEEL index no. 761-0620-00-400-195280 - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, SPERT-I & Power Burst Facility Area, Scoville, Butte County, ID

115

Shield Defense of a Larval Tortoise Beetle  

Microsoft Academic Search

Larvae of the folivorous tortoise beetle, Plagiometriona clavata, carry shields formed from feces and exuviae above their bodies. We used an ecologically relevant predatory ant, Formica subsericea, in a bioassay to determine if shields functioned as simple barriers, as previous studies indicated, or whether they were chemical defenses. Shields were necessary for larval survival; shield removal rendered larvae vulnerable. Shields

Fredric V. Vencl; Timothy C. Morton; Ralph O. Mumma; Jack C. Schultz

1999-01-01

116

Two-leg longwall shield mechanics  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report investigates shield mechanics by describing the elastic response and interaction of shield components to applied vertical and horizontal displacements for various canopy and base contact configurations. This research provides information on generalized shield mechanics, which is applicable in describing the behavior of all two-leg shield supports. Utilizing mechanics of materials concepts and known kinematic relationships for two-leg shield

T. M. Barczak; D. E. Schwemmer

1989-01-01

117

Drip Shield Emplacement Gantry Concept  

SciTech Connect

This design analysis has shown that, on a conceptual level, the emplacement of drip shields is feasible with current technology and equipment. A plan for drip shield emplacement was presented using a Drip Shield Transporter, a Drip Shield Emplacement Gantry, a locomotive, and a Drip Shield Gantry Carrier. The use of a Drip Shield Emplacement Gantry as an emplacement concept results in a system that is simple, reliable, and interfaces with the numerous other exising repository systems. Using the Waste Emplacement/Retrieval System design as a basis for the drip shield emplacement concept proved to simplify the system by using existing equipment, such as the gantry carrier, locomotive, Electrical and Control systems, and many other systems, structures, and components. Restricted working envelopes for the Drip Shield Emplacement System require further consideration and must be addressed to show that the emplacement operations can be performed as the repository design evolves. Section 6.1 describes how the Drip Shield Emplacement System may use existing equipment. Depending on the length of time between the conclusion of waste emplacement and the commencement of drip shield emplacement, this equipment could include the locomotives, the gantry carrier, and the electrical, control, and rail systems. If the exisiting equipment is selected for use in the Drip Shield Emplacement System, then the length of time after the final stages of waste emplacement and start of drip shield emplacement may pose a concern for the life cycle of the system (e.g., reliability, maintainability, availability, etc.). Further investigation should be performed to consider the use of existing equipment for drip shield emplacement operations. Further investigation will also be needed regarding the interfaces and heat transfer and thermal effects aspects. The conceptual design also requires further design development. Although the findings of this analysis are accurate for the assumptions made, further refinements of this analysis are needed as the project parameters change. The designs of the drip shield, the Emplacement Drift, and the other drip shield emplacement equipment all have a direct effect on the overall design feasibility.

Silva, R.A.; Cron, J.

2000-03-29

118

Atlas SCT/Pixel Grounding and Shielding ATLAS SCT/Pixel Grounding and Shielding Note  

E-print Network

mostly connects existing mechanical electrical conductive #12; Atlas SCT/Pixel Grounding and Shielding 2 will form electric shields. More Barrel Shield Parts Barrel outer heat shield: Aluminum 150 ”m thick fabricated aluminum to simplify electrical contact cooling tubes with

California at Santa Cruz, University of

119

Radiation Shielding Optimization on Mars  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Future space missions to Mars will require radiation shielding to be optimized for deep space transit and an extended stay on the surface. In deep space, increased shielding levels and material optimization will reduce the exposure from most solar particle events (SPE) but are less effective at shielding against galactic cosmic rays (GCR). On the surface, the shielding provided by the Martian atmosphere greatly reduces the exposure from most SPE, and long-term GCR exposure is a primary concern. Previous work has shown that in deep space, additional shielding of common materials such as aluminum or polyethylene does not significantly reduce the GCR exposure. In this work, it is shown that on the Martian surface, almost any amount of aluminum shielding increases exposure levels for humans. The increased exposure levels are attributed to neutron production in the shield and Martian regolith as well as the electromagnetic cascade induced in the Martian atmosphere. This result is significant for optimization of vehicle and shield designs intended for the surface of Mars.

Slaba, Tony C.; Mertens, Chris J.; Blattnig, Steve R.

2013-01-01

120

Reflective Shields for Artificial Satellites  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Report proposes reflective shield that protects spacecraft from radiant energy. Also gives some protection against particle beams and cosmic rays. Conceptual shield essentially advanced version of decorative multifaceted mirror balls often hung over dance floors. Mirror facets disperse radiant energy in many directions.

Bouquet, F. L.

1986-01-01

121

Shielded Canister Transporter  

SciTech Connect

The Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant (HWVP) will produce canisters filled with high-level radioactive waste immobilized in borosilicate glass. This report discusses a Shielded Canister Transporter (SCT) which will provide the means for safe transportation and handling of the canisters from the Vitrification Building to the Canister Storage Building (CSB). The stainless steel canisters are 0.61 meters in diameter, 3.0 meters tall, and weigh approximately 2,135 kilograms, with a maximum exterior surface dose rate of 90,000 R/hr. The canisters are placed into storage tubes to a maximum of three tall (two for overpack canisters) with an impact limiter placed at the tube bottom and between each canister. A floor plug seals the top of the storage tube at the operating floor level of the CSB.

Eidem, G.G. Jr.; Fages, R.

1993-08-01

122

Radiation Shielding for Fusion Reactors  

SciTech Connect

Radiation shielding requirements for fusion reactors present different problems than those for fission reactors and accelerators. Fusion devices, particularly tokamak reactors, are complicated by geometry constraints that complicate disposition of fully effective shielding. This paper reviews some of these shielding issues and suggested solutions for optimizing the machine and biological shielding. Radiation transport calculations are essential for predicting and confirming the nuclear performance of the reactor and, as such, must be an essential part of the reactor design process. Development and optimization of reactor components from the first wall and primary shielding to the penetrations and containment shielding must be carried out in a sensible progression. Initial results from one-dimensional transport calculations are used for scoping studies and are followed by detailed two- and three-dimensional analyses to effectively characterize the overall radiation environment. These detail model calculations are essential for accounting for the radiation leakage through ports and other penetrations in the bulk shield. Careful analysis of component activation and radiation damage is cardinal for defining remote handling requirements, in-situ replacement of components, and personnel access at specific locations inside the reactor containment vessel. Radiation shielding requirements for fusion reactors present different problems than those for fission reactors and accelerators. Fusion devices, particularly tokamak reactors, are complicated by geometry constraints that complicate disposition of fully effective shielding. This paper reviews some of these shielding issues and suggested solutions for optimizing the machine and biological shielding. Radiation transport calculations are essential for predicting and confirming the nuclear performance of the reactor and, as such, must be an essential part of the reactor design process. Development and optimization of reactor components from the first wall and primary shielding to the penetrations and containment shielding must be carried out in a sensible progression. Initial results from one-dimensional transport calculations are used for scoping studies and are followed by detailed two- and three-dimensional analyses to effectively characterize the overall radiation environment. These detail model calculations are essential for accounting for the radiation leakage through ports and other penetrations in the bulk shield. Careful analysis of component activation and radiation damage is cardinal for defining remote handling requirements, in-situ replacement of components, and personnel access at specific locations inside the reactor containment vessel.

Santoro, R.T.

1999-10-01

123

Galactic cosmic ray abundances and spectra behind defined shielding  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Linear Energy Transfer (LET) spectra have been measured for lunar missions and for several near Earth orbits ranging from 28 deg to 83 deg inclination. In some of the experiments the flux of Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCR) was determined separately from contributions caused by interactions in the detector material. Results of these experiments are compared to model calculations. The general agreement justifies the use of the model to calculate GCR fluxes. The magnitude of variations caused by solar modulation, geomagnetic shielding, and shielding by matter determined from calculated LET spectra is generally in agreement with experimental data. However, more detailed investigations show that there are some weak points in modeling solar modulation and shielding by material. These points are discussed in more detail.

Heinrich, W.; Benton, E. V.; Wiegel, B.; Zens, R.; Rusch, G.

1994-01-01

124

A Radiation Shielding Code for Spacecraft and Its Validation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The HZETRN code, which uses a deterministic approach pioneered at NASA Langley Research Center, has been developed over the past decade to evaluate the local radiation fields within sensitive materials (electronic devices and human tissue) on spacecraft in the space environment. The code describes the interactions of shield materials with the incident galactic cosmic rays, trapped protons, or energetic protons from solar particle events in free space and low Earth orbit. The content of incident radiations is modified by atomic and nuclear reactions with the spacecraft and radiation shield materials. High-energy heavy ions are fragmented into less massive reaction products, and reaction products are produced by direct knockout of shield constituents or from de-excitation products. An overview of the computational procedures and database which describe these interactions is given. Validation of the code with recent Monte Carlo benchmarks, and laboratory and flight measurement is also included.

Shinn, J. L.; Cucinotta, F. A.; Singleterry, R. C.; Wilson, J. W.; Badavi, F. F.; Badhwar, G. D.; Miller, J.; Zeitlin, C.; Heilbronn, L.; Tripathi, R. K.

2000-01-01

125

Shield clothing for DC live working  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the difference between DC shield clothing and AC shield clothing for live line work. Tests for ion flow and DC electric field are introduced. The essential requirements of DC shield clothing and the test results are discussed

Chen Jiansheng; Zhu Tongchun; Zhang Junlan; Zhang Lihua

1993-01-01

126

Preliminary design of magnetic shielding by FEM  

SciTech Connect

In this paper, the authors propose an optimization method for magnetic shielding. The main purpose is the weight reduction of shield material. Assuming that the permeability of shield material is infinite, they simplify the magnetic shielding problem. Under this assumption, they design optimal passage for magnetic flux through the shield. They apply this method to designing the magnetic shielding for Maglev and show the effectiveness of this method by experimental and numerical data.

Sasakawa, Takashi; Tagawa, Naoto; Herai, Toshiki; Tomita, Masaru [Railway Technical Research Inst., Kokubunji, Tokyo (Japan)] [Railway Technical Research Inst., Kokubunji, Tokyo (Japan)

1997-03-01

127

EBT-P gamma ray shielding analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

First, a one-dimensional scoping study was performed for the gamma ray shield of the ELMO Bumpy Torus proof-of-principle device to define appropriate shielding material and determine the required shielding thickness. The dose equivalent results are analyzed as a function of the radiation shield thickness for different shielding options. A sensitivity analysis for the pessimistic case is given. The recommended shielding

Gohar

1983-01-01

128

Planet Earth Set to Broil: Thermal Radiation from Chicxulub Ejecta Reentry  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We model the thermal radiation transfer due to the atmospheric reentry of hypervelocity Chicxulub impact ejecta. Self-shielding of downward radiation by the spherules limits the magnitude and duration of the thermal pulse at the Earth’s surface.

Goldin, T. J.; Melosh, H. J.

2009-03-01

129

Spacecraft Shielding: An Experimental Comparison Between Open Cell Aluminium Foam Core Sandwich Panel Structures and Whipple Shielding.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Spacecraft shielding is generally provided by metallic plates in a Whipple shield type configuration [1] where possible. However, mission restrictions such as spacecraft payload mass, can prevent the inclusion of a dedicated protective structure for prevention against impact damage from micrometeoroids. Due to this, often the spacecraft's primary structure will act as the de facto shield. This is commonly an aluminium honeycomb backed with either glass fibre reinforced plastic (GFRP) or aluminium faceplates [2]. Such materials are strong, lightweight and relatively cheap due to their abundance used within the aerospace industry. However, these materials do not offer the best protection (per unit weight) against hypervelocity impact damage. A new material for shielding (porous aluminium foam [3]) is suggested for low risk space missions. Previous studies by NASA [4] have been performed to test this new material against hypervelocity impacts using spherical aluminium projectiles. This showed its potential for protection for satellites in Earth orbit, against metallic space debris. Here we demonstrate the material's protective capabilities against micrometeoroids, using soda-lime glass spheres as projectiles to accurately gauge its potential with relation to silicatious materials, such as micrometeoroids and natural solar system debris. This is useful for spacecraft missions beyond Earth orbit where solar system materials are the dominant threat (via hypervelocity impacts) to the spacecraft, rather than manmade debris.

Pasini, D. L. S.; Price, M. C.; Burchell, M. J.; Cole, M. J.

2013-09-01

130

Hot-Water Worms May Use Bacteria as Shield  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This National Geographic news article highlights research being done to study the Pompeii worm (Alvinella pompejana), the most heat tolerant complex organism on Earth, and its microscopic symbionts. Bacteria on the worms' backs act like firefighters' blankets, shielding the worms from intermittent blasts of hot, metal-rich water. Scientists are currently characterizing the chemistry of the vent environment by sequencing a large amount of DNA from the bacterial community-the metagenome. The page includes links to related National Geographic sites.

Roach, John

2009-06-17

131

A Brief History of Meteoroid and Orbital Debris Shielding Technology for US Manned Spacecraft  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Meteoroid and orbital debris shielding has played an important role from the beginning of manned spaceflight. During the early 60 s, meteoroid protection drove requirements for new meteor and micrometeoroid impact science. Meteoroid protection also stimulated advances in the technology of hypervelocity impact launchers and impact damage assessment methodologies. The first phase of meteoroid shielding assessments closed in the early 70 s with the end of the Apollo program. The second phase of meteoroid protection technology began in the early 80 s when it was determined that there is a manmade Earth orbital debris belt that poses a significant risk to LEO manned spacecraft. The severity of the Earth orbital debris environment has dictated changes in Space Shuttle and ISS operations as well as driven advances in shielding technology and assessment methodologies. A timeline of shielding technology and assessment methodology advances is presented along with a summary of risk assessment results.

Bjorkman, Michael D.; Hyde, James L.

2008-01-01

132

Structural/Radiation-Shielding Epoxies  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A development effort was directed toward formulating epoxy resins that are useful both as structural materials and as shielding against heavy-ion radiation. Hydrogen is recognized as the best element for absorbing heavy-ion radiation, and high-hydrogen-content polymers are now in use as shielding materials. However, high-hydrogen-content polymers (e.g. polyethylene) are typically not good structural materials. In contrast, aromatic polymers, which contain smaller amounts of hydrogen, often have the strength necessary for structural materials. Accordingly, the present development effort is based on the concept that an ideal structural/ heavy-ion-radiation-shielding material would be a polymer that contains sufficient hydrogen (e.g., in the form of aliphatic molecular groups) for radiation shielding and has sufficient aromatic content for structural integrity.

Connell, John W.; Smith, Joseph G.; Hinkley, Jeffrey; Blattnig, Steve; Delozier, Donavon M.; Watson, Kent A.; Ghose, Sayata

2009-01-01

133

Radiation Shielding and Radiological Protection  

E-print Network

Radiation Shielding and Radiological Protection J. Kenneth Shultis Richard E. Faw Department@triad.rr.com Radiation Fields and Sources ................................................ . Radiation Field Variables........................................................... .. Direction and Solid Angle Conventions ......................................... .. Radiation Fluence

Shultis, J. Kenneth

134

SNF shipping cask shielding analysis  

SciTech Connect

The Waste Management and Remedial Action Division has planned a modification sequence for storage facility 7827 in the Solid Waste Storage Area (SWSA). The modification cycle is: (1) modify an empty caisson, (2) transfer the spent nuclear fuel (SNF) of an occupied caisson to a hot cell in building 3525 for inspection and possible repackaging, and (3) return the package to the modified caisson in the SWSA. Although the SNF to be moved is in the solid form, it has different levels of activity. Thus, the following 5 shipping casks will be available for the task: the Loop Transport Carrier, the In- Pile Loop LITR HB-2 Carrier, the 6.5-inch HRLEL Carrier, the HFIR Hot Scrap Carrier, and the 10-inch ORR Experiment Removal Shield Cask. This report describes the shielding tasks for the 5 casks: determination of shielding characteristics, any streaming avenues, estimation of thermal limits, and shielding calculational uncertainty for use in the transportation plan.

Johnson, J.O.; Pace, J.V. III

1996-01-01

135

Composite Aerogel Multifoil Protective Shielding  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

New technologies are needed to survive the temperatures, radiation, and hypervelocity particles that exploration spacecraft encounter. Multilayer insulations (MLIs) have been used on many spacecraft as thermal insulation. Other materials and composites have been used as micrometeorite shielding or radiation shielding. However, no material composite has been developed and employed as a combined thermal insulation, micrometeorite, and radiation shielding. By replacing the scrims that have been used to separate the foil layers in MLIs with various aerogels, and by using a variety of different metal foils, the overall protective performance of MLIs can be greatly expanded to act as thermal insulation, radiation shielding, and hypervelocity particle shielding. Aerogels are highly porous, low-density solids that are produced by the gelation of metal alkoxides and supercritical drying. Aerogels have been flown in NASA missions as a hypervelocity particle capture medium (Stardust) and as thermal insulation (2003 MER). Composite aerogel multifoil protective shielding would be used to provide thermal insulation, while also shielding spacecraft or components from radiation and hypervelocity particle impacts. Multiple layers of foil separated by aerogel would act as a thermal barrier by preventing the transport of heat energy through the composite. The silica aerogel would act as a convective and conductive thermal barrier, while the titania powder and metal foils would absorb and reflect the radiative heat. It would also capture small hypervelocity particles, such as micrometeorites, since it would be a stuffed, multi-shock Whipple shield. The metal foil layers would slow and break up the impacting particles, while the aerogel layers would convert the kinetic energy of the particles to thermal and mechanical energy and stop the particles.

Jones, Steven M.

2013-01-01

136

Large Magnetic Shielding Factor Measured by Nonlinear Magneto-optical Rotation  

E-print Network

A passive magnetic shield was designed and constructed for magnetometer tests for the future neutron electric dipole moment experiment at TRIUMF. The axial shielding factor of the magnetic shield was measured using a magnetometer based on non-linear magneto-optical rotation of the plane of polarized laser light upon passage through a paraffin-coated vapour cell containing natural Rb at room temperature. The laser was tuned to the Rb D1 line, near the $^{85}$Rb $F=2\\rightarrow 2,3$ transition. The shielding factor was measured by applying an axial field externally and measuring the magnetic field internally using the magnetometer. The axial shielding factor was determined to be $(1.3\\pm 0.1)\\times 10^{7}$, from an applied axial field of 1.45~$\\mu$T in the background of Earth's magnetic field.

Martin, Jeffery W; Klassen, Wolfgang; Cerasani, Cameron; Andalib, Taraneh; Bidinosti, Christopher P; Lang, Michael; Ostapchuk, David

2014-01-01

137

Large Magnetic Shielding Factor Measured by Nonlinear Magneto-optical Rotation  

E-print Network

A passive magnetic shield was designed and constructed for magnetometer tests for the future neutron electric dipole moment experiment at TRIUMF. The axial shielding factor of the magnetic shield was measured using a magnetometer based on non-linear magneto-optical rotation of the plane of polarized laser light upon passage through a paraffin-coated vapour cell containing natural Rb at room temperature. The laser was tuned to the Rb D1 line, near the $^{85}$Rb $F=2\\rightarrow 2,3$ transition. The shielding factor was measured by applying an axial field externally and measuring the magnetic field internally using the magnetometer. The axial shielding factor was determined to be $(1.3\\pm 0.1)\\times 10^{7}$, from an applied axial field of 1.45~$\\mu$T in the background of Earth's magnetic field.

Jeffery W. Martin; Russell R. Mammei; Wolfgang Klassen; Cameron Cerasani; Taraneh Andalib; Christopher P. Bidinosti; Michael Lang; David Ostapchuk

2014-11-07

138

Shielding requirements in helical tomotherapy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Helical tomotherapy is a relatively new intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) treatment for which room shielding has to be reassessed for the following reasons. The beam-on-time needed to deliver a given target dose is increased and leads to a weekly workload of typically one order of magnitude higher than that for conventional radiation therapy. The special configuration of tomotherapy units does not allow the use of standard shielding calculation methods. A conventional linear accelerator must be shielded for primary, leakage and scatter photon radiations. For tomotherapy, primary radiation is no longer the main shielding issue since a beam stop is mounted on the gantry directly opposite the source. On the other hand, due to the longer irradiation time, the accelerator head leakage becomes a major concern. An analytical model based on geometric considerations has been developed to determine leakage radiation levels throughout the room for continuous gantry rotation. Compared to leakage radiation, scatter radiation is a minor contribution. Since tomotherapy units operate at a nominal energy of 6 MV, neutron production is negligible. This work proposes a synthetic and conservative model for calculating shielding requirements for the Hi-Art II TomoTherapy unit. Finally, the required concrete shielding thickness is given for different positions of interest.

Baechler, S.; Bochud, F. O.; Verellen, D.; Moeckli, R.

2007-08-01

139

Variability in Light Use Efficiency With Changes in Vegetation Structure and Understory, Using a Temporally Changing Flux Footprint at the BERMS Old Jack Pine Site  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Satellite remote sensing algorithms of vegetation gross primary productivity (GPP) often include a light use efficiency (LUE) term that varies depending on meteorological constraints and biome type. LUE is defined as the carbon fixed per mole of photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) absorbed by the canopy (APAR). LUE estimated using GPP from eddy covariance data is complex and changes over short time periods as the available resources (soil moisture, light, temperature, and nitrogen) vary. An understanding of the variability in LUE will improve local to regional estimates of GPP within complex vegetated land cover types using the variety of remote sensing technologies now available. This study examines variability in LUE and GPP at a mature jack pine site within the Fluxnet-Canada BERMS (Boreal Ecosystem Research and Monitoring Sites) study area using a flux footprint model (Kljun et al. 2004) and airborne lidar data (e.g. Chasmer et al. 2006). Three separate weeks of high frequency eddy covariance data are analyzed for June, July, and August 2002 to capture changes in photosynthesis and carbon uptake through the growing season with variations in precipitation and soil moisture. Footprint estimates are derived in half-hourly resolution to provide information on the spatial and temporal variation of the sources of measured C-fluxes. Airborne lidar directly samples ground topography and vegetation structure (i.e., canopy and understory height, gaps between trees, base of canopy), and may provide information on soil moisture and drainage at the ground surface via absorbed and reflected laser pulse energy. Two questions will be addressed specific to net ecosystem productivity (NEP) of the site as a whole, including parts of the ecosystem that may not be properly represented using eddy covariance techniques. These are: 1. How does C uptake and respiration spatially and temporally vary across the jack pine site? 2. How do vegetation characteristics vary with differences in C uptake and LUE? Preliminary results of this study show definite spatial variability in the structural characteristics of jack pine trees within the site average flux footprint, especially related to the occurrence of an alder understory. Jack pine trees tend to be taller, with greater leaf area and greater depth of canopy in areas where alders are prevalent. It is hypothesized that areas that have been classified with taller trees and an alder understory will sequester more carbon than areas that do not contain alder understory. Results are validated using eight surveyed field validation and leaf area index plots as well as an additional 64 plots of understory characteristics and foliage gap fraction.

Chasmer, L.; Barr, A.; Black, A.; Hopkinson, C.; Kljun, N.; McCaughey, H.; Treitz, P.; Shashkov, A.; Zha, T.

2006-12-01

140

Integral Face Shield Concept for Firefighter's Helmet  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Stowable face shield could be made integral part of helmet worn by firefighters. Shield, made from same tough clear plastic as removable face shields presently used, would be pivoted at temples to slide up inside helmet when not needed. Stowable face shield, being stored in helmet, is always available, ready for use, and is protected when not being used.

Abeles, F.; Hansberry, E.; Himel, V.

1982-01-01

141

Simplified model for solar cosmic ray exposure in manned Earth orbital flights  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A simple calculational model is derived for use in estimating solar cosmic ray exposure to critical body organs in low-Earth orbit at the center of a large spherical shield of fixed thickness. The effects of the Earth's geomagnetic field, including storm conditions and the astronauts' self-shielding, are evaluated explicitly. The magnetic storm model is keyed to the planetary index Kp.

Wilson, John W.; Khandelwal, Govind S.; Shinn, Judy L.; Nealy, John E.; Townsend, Lawrence W.; Cucinotta, Francis A.

1990-05-01

142

Numerical Approach for Computation of Electromagnetic Shielding  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Disturbing magnetic field (so-called magnetic smog) can be in certain areas suppressed by shielding jacket. Disturbing field is possible to be "lead away" from the shielded area with the use of jacket made of materials with high magnetic permeability (so-called passive shielding, or flux-entrapment shielding). If the disturbing field is time-variable, eddy currents are induced into electrically conductive jacket. Magnetic field generated by these eddy currents suppress the disturbing field (this is called active shielding, or lossy magnetic shielding). Both of these principles can be applied altogether (this is called combined shielding). Presented paper states numerical approach to shielding jacket design and is an introduction to following solution of a real problem of magnetic shielding when the disturbing magnetic field is space-time complicated. Effective design of the magnetic shielding should then be formulated as an optimization task.

Mayer, Daniel; Ulrych, Bohuš

2013-06-01

143

An Analysis of Ablation-Shield Requirements for Manned Reentry Vehicles  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The problem of sublimation of material and accumulation of heat in an ablation shield is analyzed and the results are applied to the reentry of manned vehicles into the earth's atmosphere. The parameters which control the amount of sublimation and the temperature distribution within the ablation shield are determined and presented in a manner useful for engineering calculation. It is shown that the total mass loss from the shield during reentry and the insulation requirements may be given very simply in terms of the maximum deceleration of the vehicle or the total reentry time.

Roberts, Leonard

1960-01-01

144

Radiation Shielding Materials and Containers Incorporating Same  

DOEpatents

An improved radiation shielding material and storage systems for radioactive materials incorporating the same. The PYRolytic Uranium Compound (''PYRUC'') shielding material is preferably formed by heat and/or pressure treatment of a precursor material comprising microspheres of a uranium compound, such as uranium dioxide or uranium carbide, and a suitable binder. The PYRUC shielding material provides improved radiation shielding, thermal characteristic, cost and ease of use in comparison with other shielding materials. The shielding material can be used to form containment systems, container vessels, shielding structures, and containment storage areas, all of which can be used to house radioactive waste. The preferred shielding system is in the form of a container for storage, transportation, and disposal of radioactive waste. In addition, improved methods for preparing uranium dioxide and uranium carbide microspheres for use in the radiation shielding materials are also provided.

Mirsky, Steven M.; Krill, Stephen J.; and Murray, Alexander P.

2005-11-01

145

Earth's Three  

E-print Network

Broadcast Transcript: From Mongolia, land of fermented mare's milk, comes this beguiling morsel of nomadic oral tradition. It's called yertonciin gorav or Earth's Three. Earth's three what? Well, Earth's three top things in a number of categories...

Hacker, Randi

2010-11-17

146

Earth's Atmosphere  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This problem set is about the methods scientists use to compare the abundance of the different elements in Earth's atmosphere. Answer key is provided. This is part of Earth Math: A Brief Mathematical Guide to Earth Science and Climate Change.

147

Earth Sciences Environmental Earth Sciences,  

E-print Network

84 Earth Sciences­ Environmental Earth Sciences, Geology MGeol (Single Honours Degrees) Earth Sciences BSc (Single Honours Degrees) Environmental Earth Sciences Geology BSc (Joint Honours Degrees Sciences offers BSc Honours degrees in Geology and Environmental Earth Sciences, and your degree choice

Brierley, Andrew

148

Earth Sciences Environmental Earth Sciences,  

E-print Network

94 Earth Sciences­ Environmental Earth Sciences, Geology Degree options MGeol (Single Honours Degrees) Earth Sciences BSc (Single Honours Degrees) Environmental Earth Sciences Geology BSc (Joint placement. * The Geology and Environmental Earth Sciences degrees are accredited by the Geological Society

Brierley, Andrew

149

Optimized shield materials trade study for lunar/gateway mission  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A critical enabling technology for Human Exploration and Development of Space (HEDS) is provision of adequate radiation protection to the astronauts. Radiation protection has traditionally been an evaluation of the design near the end of the design process and off-optimum solutions to protection problems have resulted with sometimes greatly added costs. It has been shown that material choices have a large impact on shield design. We have prepared software for optimization of shielding across a complex set of transportation and habitation elements for multisegmented missions allowing a rapid evaluation of material trade benefits. In this enabling technology, we have developed methods for optimized shield design over multi- segmented missions involving multiple work and living areas in the transport and duty phase of space missions. The total shield mass over all pieces of equipment and habitats is optimized subject to career dose and dose rate constraints. The career blood forming organ (BFO) constraints are more stringent and play a critical role in the optimization procedure. This software is applied to a Lunar mission scenario through a Gateway located at L1 of the Earth moon system. The short missions to L1 and the Moon mainly need to deal with the possibility of solar particle events. The details of this new method and its impact on space missions and other technologies will be discussed.

Tripathi, R.; Wilson, J.; Cucinotta, F.; Anderson, B.; Simonsen, L.

150

Shielding vacuum fluctuations with graphene  

E-print Network

The Casimir-Polder interaction of ground-state and excited atoms with graphene is investigated with the aim to establish whether graphene systems can be used as a shield for vacuum fluctuations of an underlying substrate. We calculate the zero-temperature Casimir-Polder potential from the reflection coefficients of graphene within the framework of the Dirac model. For both doped and undoped graphene we show limits at which graphene could be used effectively as a shield. Additional results are given for AB-stacked bilayer graphene.

Sofia Ribeiro; Stefan Scheel

2013-10-22

151

Regolith Derived Heat Shield for Planetary Body Entry and Descent System with In Situ Fabrication  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This NIAC project investigated an innovative approach to provide heat shield protection to spacecraft after launch and prior to each EDL thus potentially realizing significant launch mass savings. Heat shields fabricated in situ can provide a thermal-protection system for spacecraft that routinely enter a planetary atmosphere. By fabricating the heat shield with space resources from materials available on moons and asteroids, it is possible to avoid launching the heat-shield mass from Earth. Regolith has extremely good insulating properties and the silicates it contains can be used in the fabrication and molding of thermal-protection materials. Such in situ developed heat shields have been suggested before by Lewis. Prior research efforts have shown that regolith properties can be compatible with very-high temperature resistance. Our project team is highly experienced in regolith processing and thermal protection systems (TPS). Routine access to space and return from any planetary surface requires dealing with heat loads experienced by the spacecraft during reentry. Our team addresses some of the key issues with the EDL of human-scale missions through a highly innovative investigation of heat shields that can be fabricated in space by using local resources on asteroids and moons. Most space missions are one-way trips, dedicated to placing an asset in space for economical or scientific gain. However, for human missions, a very-reliable heat-shield system is necessary to protect the crew from the intense heat experienced at very high entry velocities of approximately 11 km/s at approximately Mach 33 (Apollo). For a human mission to Mars, the return problem is even more difficult, with predicted velocities of up to 14 km/s, at approximately Mach 42 at the Earth-atmosphere entry. In addition to human return, it is very likely that future space-travel architecture will include returning cargo to the Earth, either for scientific purposes or for commercial reasons. Platinum, titanium, helium 3, and other metals, elements and minerals are all high-value commodities in limited supply on Earth, and it may be profitable to mine these substances throughout the Solar System and return them to Earth, if an economical method can be found. To date, several private corporations have been launched to pursue these goals. Because the heat shield is the last element to be used in an Earth-return mission, a high penalty is paid in the propellant mass required to carry the heat shield to the destination and back. If the heat shield could be manufactured in space, and then outfitted on the spacecraft prior to the reentry at Earth, then significant propellant and mass savings could be achieved during launch and space operations. Preliminary mission architecture scenarios are described, which explain the potential benefits that may be derived from using an in-situ fabricated regolith heat shield. In order to prove that this is a feasible technology concept, this project successfully fabricated heat shield materials from mineral simulant materials of lunar and Martian regolith by two methods: 1) Sintering and 2) Binding the simulant with a "room-temperature vulcanizing" (RTV) silicone formulated to withstand high temperatures. Initially a third type of fabrication was planned using the hot waste stream from regolith ISRU processes. This fabrication method was discarded since the resulting samples would be too dense and brittle for heat shields. High temperature flame tests at KSC and subsequent arc jet tests at Ames Research Center (ARC) have proved promising. These coupon tests show favorable materials properties and have the potential to be a new way of fabricating heat shields for space entry into planetary atmospheres.

Hogue, Michael D.; Mueller, Robert P.; Sibille, Laurent; Hintze, Paul E.; Rasky, Daniel J.

2013-01-01

152

Regolith Derived Heat Shield for Planetary Body Entry and Descent System with In Situ Fabrication  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This NIAC project investigated an innovative approach to provide heat shield protection to spacecraft after launch and prior to each EDL thus potentially realizing significant launch mass savings. Heat shields fabricated in situ can provide a thermal-protection system for spacecraft that routinely enter a planetary atmosphere. By fabricating the heat shield with space resources from materials available on moons and asteroids, it is possible to avoid launching the heat-shield mass from Earth. Regolith has extremely good insulating properties and the silicates it contains can be used in the fabrication and molding of thermal-protection materials. Such in situ developed heat shields have been suggested before by Lewis. Prior research efforts have shown that regolith properties can be compatible with very-high temperature resistance. Our project team is highly experienced in regolith processing and thermal protection systems (TPS). Routine access to space and return from any planetary surface requires dealing with heat loads experienced by the spacecraft during reentry. Our team addresses some of the key issues with the EDL of human-scale missions through a highly innovative investigation of heat shields that can be fabricated in space by using local resources on asteroids and moons. Most space missions are one-way trips, dedicated to placing an asset in space for economical or scientific gain. However, for human missions, a very-reliable heat-shield system is necessary to protect the crew from the intense heat experienced at very high entry velocities of approximately 11 km/s at approximately Mach 33 (Apollo). For a human mission to Mars, the return problem is even more difficult, with predicted velocities of up to 14 km/s, at approximately Mach 42 at the Earth-atmosphere entry. In addition to human return, it is very likely that future space-travel architecture will include returning cargo to the Earth, either for scientific purposes or for commercial reasons. Platinum, titanium, helium 3, and other metals, elements and minerals are all high-value commodities in limited supply on Earth, and it may be profitable to mine these substances throughout the Solar System and return them to Earth, if an economical method can be found. To date, several private corporations have been launched to pursue these goals. Because the heat shield is the last element to be used in an Earth-return mission, a high penalty is paid in the propellant mass required to carry the heat shield to the destination and back. If the heat shield could be manufactured in space, and then outfitted on the spacecraft prior to the reentry at Earth, then significant propellant and mass savings could be achieved during launch and space operations. Preliminary mission architecture scenarios are described, which explain the potential benefits that may be derived from using an in-situ fabricated regolith heat shield. In order to prove that this is a feasible technology concept, this project successfully fabricated heat shield materials from mineral simulant materials of lunar and Martian regolith by two methods: 1) Sintering and 2) Binding the simulant with a "room-temperature vulcanizing" (RTV) silicone formulated to withstand high temperatures. Initially a third type of fabrication was planned using the hot waste stream from regolith ISRU processes. This fabrication method was discarded since the resulting samples would be too dense and brittle for heat shields. High temperature flame tests at KSC and subsequent arc jet tests at Ames Research Center (ARC) have proved promising. These coupon tests show favorable materials properties and have the potential to be a new way of fabricating heat shields for space entry into planetary atmospheres.

Hogue, Michael D.; Meuller, Robert P.; Sibille, Laurent; Hintze, Paul E.; Rasky, Daniel J.

2012-01-01

153

Shielded radiation protection quantities beyond LEO  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) has recommended that the quantities used to evaluate health risk to astronauts due to radiation exposure be effective dose and gray-equivalent. The NCRP recommends that effective dose be the limiting quantity for prevention of stochastic effects. Effective dose is a measure of whole body exposure, a weighted average of dose equivalent to a number body tissues for which the NCRP has adopted tissue weighting factors recommended by the International Commission on Radiation Protection (ICRP). For deterministic effects, the NCRP has recommended that gray-equivalent be used. Gray-equivalent is evaluated for specific critical organs and is the weighted sum of absorbed dose from field components to that organ using the relative biological effectiveness (RBE) number for that field component. RBE numbers recommended by the NCRP are used. The NCRP has provided effective dose limits as well as limits for gray-equivalent to eyes, skin, and blood forming organs (BFO) for astronauts in low earth orbit (LEO). As yet, no such limits have been defined for astronaut operations beyond LEO. In this study, the radiation protection quantities, effective dose and gray-equivalent to the eyes, skin, and BFO, are calculated for several environments beyond LEO. The lunar surface and Martian environments are included. For each environment, these radiation protection quantities are calculated behind varying amounts of various types of shielding materials. The results are compared to the exposure limits for LEO, since limits have not yet been defined for interplanetary missions. The benefits of using shielding material containing hydrogen and choosing optimal mission times are discussed.

Clowdsley, M. S.; Wilson, J. W.; Kim, M. Y.; Anderson, B. M.; Nealy, J. E.

154

Shielding effectiveness of conductive polymers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The plane wave shielding effectiveness of two new materials, conductive polymers polyacetylene and PBT doped by ion implantation with iodine, is evaluated as a function of frequency, electrical thickness, doping, polarization, and angle of incidence. Conductivity of the polymers, measured in previous investigations by the cavity perturbation technique, is used to compute the overall reflection and transmission coefficients of single

Krishna Naishadham

1992-01-01

155

Topography of the shield volcano, Olympus Mons on Mars  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Olympus Mons, one of the largest known shield volcanoes in the Solar System, covers an area of >3.2 ?? 105 km2and has a diameter of >600 km, excluding its vast aureole deposits. The structure is five times larger than the largest shield volcano on the Earth. It is situated on the north-west flank of the Tharsis volcanic region, a broad topographic rise on the martian surface. The volcano has three physical subdivisions: the summit caldera, the terraced upper flanks, and the lower flanks, which terminate in a scarp 2-10 km high that nearly surrounds the structure. A large block of images of the Tharsis region, including Olympus Mons, was obtained by the Viking mission1. Here we present a topographic map of Olympus Mons, compiled using various combinations of stereo pairs of these images, together with stereoscopic perspective views generated by image processing techniques. ?? 1984 Nature Publishing Group.

Wu, S.S.C.; Garcia, P.A.; Jordan, R.; Schafer, F.J.; Skiff, B.A.

1984-01-01

156

Topography of the shield volcano, Olympus Mons on Mars  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Olympus Mons, one of the largest known shield volcanoes in the solar system, covers an area of more than 3.2 x 10 to the 5th sq km and has a diameter of more than 600 km, excluding its vast aureole deposits. The structure is five times larger than the largest shield volcano on the earth. It is situated on the north-west flank of the Tharsis volcanic region, a broad topographic rise on the Martian surface. The volcano has three physical subdivisions: the summit caldera, the terraced upper flanks, and the lower flanks, which terminate in a scarp 2-10 km high that nearly surrounds the structure. A large block of images of the Tharsis region, including Olympus Mons, was obtained by the Viking mission. A topographic map of Olympus Mons is presented here, which has been compiled using various combinations of stereo pairs of these images, together with stereoscopic perspective views generated by image processing techniques.

Wu, S. S. C.; Garcia, P. A.; Jordan, R.; Schafer, F. J.; Skiff, B. A.

1984-01-01

157

Military Review: Desert Shield/Desert Storm.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

CONTENTS: CASCOM Support for DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM; Total Army CSS: Providing the Means for Victory; Logistics Automation Support for Desert Storm; Building the DESERT Logistics force; Depot operations Supporting DESERT SHIELD; The Readiness Group's ...

1991-01-01

158

EBT-P gamma ray shielding analysis  

SciTech Connect

First, a one-dimensional scoping study was performed for the gamma ray shield of the ELMO Bumpy Torus proof-of-principle device to define appropriate shielding material and determine the required shielding thickness. The dose equivalent results are analyzed as a function of the radiation shield thickness for different shielding options. A sensitivity analysis for the pessimistic case is given. The recommended shielding option based on the performance and cost is discussed. Next, a three-dimensional scoping study for the coil shield was performed for four different shielding options to define the heat load for each component and check the compliance with the design criterion of 10 watts maximum heat load per coil from the gamma ray sources. Also, a detailed biological dose survey was performed which included: a) the dose equivalent inside and outside the building, b) the dose equivalent from the two mazes of the building, and c) the skyshine contribution to the dose equivalent.

Gohar, Y.

1983-09-01

159

Rotary stripper for shielded and unshielded FCC  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Rotary stripper removes narrow strips of insulation and shielding to any desired depth. Unshielded cables are stripped on both sides with one stroke, shielded cables are stripped in steps of different depths.

Angele, W.; Chambers, C. M.

1971-01-01

160

Shielding and grounding in large detectors  

SciTech Connect

Prevention of electromagnetic interference (EMI), or ``noise pickup,`` is an important design aspect in large detectors in accelerator environments. Shielding effectiveness as a function of shield thickness and conductivity vs the type and frequency of the interference field is described. Noise induced in transmission lines by ground loop driven currents in the shield is evaluated and the importance of low shield resistance is emphasized. Some measures for prevention of ground loops and isolation of detector-readout systems are discussed.

Radeka, V.

1998-09-01

161

REACTOR SERVICE BUILDING, TRA635. CAMERA FACING NORTHWEST. BUILDING PROJECTS FROM ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

REACTOR SERVICE BUILDING, TRA-635. CAMERA FACING NORTHWEST. BUILDING PROJECTS FROM AND CONNECTS TO SOUTH WALL OF MTR BUILDING. EARTH BERM SHIELDING PLUG STORAGE BUILDING IS AT RIGHT OF VIEW. INL NEGATIVE NO. 9913. Unknown Photographer, 2/23/1954 - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Test Reactor Area, Materials & Engineering Test Reactors, Scoville, Butte County, ID

162

Earth\\'s Surface  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

You have already learned about the four major parts of Earth\\'s system: atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and geosphere. Go to the following sites to learn more about rocks and minerals, continental drift, and geologic time. When you finish viewing all the sites, you will participate in a problem-based learning activity, \\"The Case of the Disappearing Dirt.\\" Topographic Maps All About Geology Answer the questions on the handout. Erosion and Weathering Summarize what your learned about erosion and weathering. Examine a landscape formed by erosion Observe the effects of mechanical weathering Plate Tectonics FAQ s About Rocks and Fossils Igneous Rocks Rocks and Minerals Slide Show Rock Cycle Observe an animation of metamorphic rocks forming Continental Drift Mineralogy 4 kids : rockin Internet site : the best place to learn about rocks and minerals Draw a picture of the rock cycle. Coasting Away ...

Mathis, Ms.

2008-01-11

163

High-explosives press safety shield testing  

Microsoft Academic Search

The DOE Explosives Safety Manual requires shrapnel containment testing of high explosives pressing safety shields when pressing operations present the hazard of metal fragmentation. Los Alamos National Laboratory Group M-7 tested the three types of press shields now in use. Operator protection was demonstrated in all horizontal directions. However, minor modifications are needed on two shield styles to contain some

1990-01-01

164

Shield timbering frame for timbering mines  

Microsoft Academic Search

A shield timbering frame for timbering mines adjacent a mining face, comprises a horizontal floor-engaging skid and a breaking shield extending obliquely over the skid which is connected to the skid by a pair of longitudinally spaced, lemniscate guide rods. A roof cap member has an inner end which is pivoted to the upper end of the breaking shield and

M. Koppers; L. Pawelski

1980-01-01

165

Flexible Protective Shield For Newly Welded Joints  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Simple device promotes defect-free welds in oxidation-prone metals. Welding torch pulls trailing shield behind to provide protective shield of argon gas over hot weld bead. Guide at front of torch holder feeds welding wire to joint. Shield bent or straightened to fit closely against weld joint.

Dyer, Gerald E.

1988-01-01

166

S3G PROJECT, SHIELD TEST INSTRUMENTATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

A description of the instrumentation used in shield tests on the S3O ; plant is presented. The tests were performed to evaluate the shield in relation ; to the specifications and included measurement of fast neutron and gamma doses ; emerging from the shield and epithermal and thermal neutron fluxes. Each ; measuring system is considered along with methods of

D. W. Johnson; R. J. Mazairz; E. J. Romesberg

1959-01-01

167

Theoretical and numerical aspects concerning magnetostatic shielding  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper deals with the analytical and numerical evaluation of the shielding efficiency for the magneto static shields. The paper has a teaching purpose. The attenuation for spherical and cylindrical one layer shields was considered. Also the influence of the materials was investigated (non- saturable, saturable and superconductive). Analytical and numerical values were computed and compared and a good agreement

Dumitru Cazacu; Emilian Lefter

2011-01-01

168

Vehicle Shield Optimization and Risk Assessment of Future NEO Missions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Future human space missions target far destinations such as Near Earth Objects (NEO) or Mars that require extended stay in hostile radiation environments in deep space. The continuous assessment of exploration vehicles is needed to iteratively optimize the designs for shielding protection and calculating the risks associated with such long missions. We use a predictive software capability that calculates the risks to humans inside a spacecraft. The software uses the CAD software Pro/Engineer and Fishbowl tool kit to quantify the radiation shielding properties of the spacecraft geometry by calculating the areal density seen at a certain point, dose point, inside the spacecraft. The shielding results are used by NASA-developed software, BRYNTRN, to quantify the organ doses received in a human body located in the vehicle in a possible solar particle events (SPE) during such prolonged space missions. The organ doses are used to quantify the risks posed on the astronauts' health and life using NASA Space Cancer Model software. An illustration of the shielding optimization and risk calculation on an exploration vehicle design suitable for a NEO mission is provided in this study. The vehicle capsule is made of aluminum shell, airlock with hydrogen-rich carbon composite material end caps. The capsule contains sets of racks that surround a working and living area. A water shelter is provided in the middle of the vehicle to enhance the shielding in case of SPE. The mass distribution is optimized to minimize radiation hotspots and an assessment of the risks associated with a NEO mission is calculated.

Nounu, Hatem, N.; Kim, Myung-Hee; Cucinotta, Francis A.

2011-01-01

169

Instrumentation concepts and requirements for a space vacuum research facility. [molecular shield for spaceborne experiments  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An earth-orbiting molecular shield that offers a unique opportunity for conducting physics, chemistry, and material processing experiments under a combination of environmental conditions that are not available in terrestrial laboratories is equipped with apparatus for forming a molecular beam from the freestream. Experiments are carried out using a moderate energy, high flux density, high purity atomic oxygen beam in the very low density environment within the molecular shield. As a minimum, the following instruments are required for the molecular shield: (1) a mass spectrometer; (2) a multifunction material analysis instrumentation system; and (3) optical spectrometry equipment. The design is given of a furlable molecular shield that allows deployment and retrieval of the system (including instrumentation and experiments) to be performed without contamination. Interfaces between the molecular shield system and the associated spacecraft are given. An in-flight deployment sequence is discussed that minimizes the spacecraft-induced contamination in the vicinity of the shield. Design approaches toward a precursor molecular shield system are shown.

Norton, H. N.

1979-01-01

170

PLUG STORAGE BUILDING, TRA611, AWAITS SHIELDING SOIL TO BE PLACED ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

PLUG STORAGE BUILDING, TRA-611, AWAITS SHIELDING SOIL TO BE PLACED OVER PLUG STORAGE TUBES. WING WALLS WILL SUPPORT EARTH FILL. MTR, PROCESS WATER BUILDING, AND WORKING RESERVOIR IN VIEW BEYOND PLUG STORAGE. CAMERA FACES NORTHEAST. INL NEGATIVE NO. 2949. Unknown Photographer, 7/30/1951 - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Test Reactor Area, Materials & Engineering Test Reactors, Scoville, Butte County, ID

171

Low heat flux and large variations of lithospheric thickness in the Canadian Shield  

E-print Network

windows located on Archean areas at high latitudes on either side of James Bay are 29 mW m-2 and 31 mW m-2 Province of the Canadian Shield, for example, which is the largest Archean province on Earth, formed of the Archean [Card, 1990; Thurston, 2002]. The Superior craton was welded to other Archean blocks during

Long, Bernard

172

Stellar activity and magnetic shielding  

E-print Network

Stellar activity has a particularly strong influence on planets at small orbital distances, such as close-in exoplanets. For such planets, we present two extreme cases of stellar variability, namely stellar coronal mass ejections and stellar wind, which both result in the planetary environment being variable on a timescale of billions of years. For both cases, direct interaction of the streaming plasma with the planetary atmosphere would entail servere consequences. In certain cases, however, the planetary atmosphere can be effectively shielded by a strong planetary magnetic field. The efficiency of this shielding is determined by the planetary magnetic dipole moment, which is difficult to constrain by either models or observations. We present different factors which influence the strength of the planetary magnetic dipole moment. Implications are discussed, including nonthermal atmospheric loss, atmospheric biomarkers, and planetary habitability.

Grießmeier, J -M; Lammer, H; Grenfell, J L; Stadelmann, A; Motschmann, U; 10.1017/S1743921309992961

2010-01-01

173

Shielding studies at Mound Laboratory  

Microsoft Academic Search

Neutron shielding is done to protect workers from excessive radiation and to keep a low neutron background for research in neutron counting. To meet health standards the total neutron flux allowable is 150 n\\/cm\\/sec per eight hours, or 50 n\\/cm\\/sec per twenty-four hours. Literature values for the absorption coefficients of paraffin and water are considered, and some experimental data is

J. E. Bradley; J. L. Richmond

1948-01-01

174

S8DR shield examination  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The SNAP 8 developmental reactor lithium hydride shield was examined after being irradiated for over 7000 hours at relatively low temperature. A crack was located in the seam weld of the containment vessel, probably the result of hot short cracking under thermal stress. The LiH was visually examined at two locations and its appearance was typical of low temperature irradiated LiH. The adherence of the chrome oxide emittance coating was found to be excellent.

Mason, D. G.; Mccurnin, W. R.

1973-01-01

175

Space vehicle meteoroid shielding design  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Design principles of spaced, multiwall meteoroid protection are investigated in the light of experimental data generated during the Apollo Program. The outer wall or shield is shown to be the most important element in the meteoroid-spacecraft interaction. The condition of the debris is primarily a function of the shock pressure, the melting points of the meteoroid and the shield, and the length of the meteoroid and thickness of the shield. Spacing between the walls is effective up to approximately 100 times the length of the meteoroid. The required thickness of the second wall is shown to be proportional to the meteoroid mass, velocity, and density, and to the spacing between the walls, taken with exponents dependent upon the condition of the debris. The effects of placing additional elements (insulation or honeycomb cells) between the two walls are discussed, and the efficiency of various protective configurations is presented. An analysis of the meteoroid protection proposed for the Comet Halley probe is included as an appendix.

Cour-Palais, B. G.

1979-01-01

176

Steam generator hand hole shielding.  

PubMed

Seabrook Station is an 1198 MWE Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) that began commercial operation in 1990. Expensive and dose intensive Steam Generator Replacement Projects among PWR operators have led to an increase in steam generator preventative maintenance. Most of this preventative maintenance is performed through access ports in the shell of the steam generator just above the tube sheet known as secondary side hand holes. Secondary side work activities performed through the hand holes are typically performed without the shielding benefit of water in the secondary side of the steam generator. An increase in cleaning and inspection work scope has led to an increase in dose attributed to steam generator secondary side maintenance. This increased work scope and the station goal of maintaining personnel radiation dose ALARA led to the development of the shielding concept described in this article. This shield design saved an estimated 2.5 person-rem (25 person-Smv) the first time it was deployed and is expected to save an additional 50 person-rem (500 person-mSv) over the remaining life of the plant. PMID:10770158

Cox, W E

2000-05-01

177

Google Earth  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Google Earth has gone underwater with this latest iteration of their popular Earth-roaming application. Along with traveling the usual roads provided by previous versions of Google Earth, visitors can now visit the bottom of the Mariana Trench, learn about ocean observations, and even discover new places to surf and dive. On the Google Earth homepage, visitors can take a guided tour of all these new features. This version is compatible with all operating systems.

2009-01-01

178

Snowball Earth  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Audio program from the University of Wisconsin's Earthwatch Radio discusses the notion of the entire planet covered with ice. Doug Macdougall is an earth scientist at the University of California-San Diego and author of a new book called "Frozen Earth." He says the planet-wide freeze is known as "Snowball Earth."

179

Earth Changes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These activities give students a hands-on feeling for the relationships between the Earth's structural layers and aid them in understanding the world around them. They will be able to identify (by modeling) the Earth's structure (core, mantle and crust) and also (by experiment and demonstration) the forces within the Earth that cause constant changes on the surface (earthquakes).

1998-01-01

180

Planet Earth  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For those interested in a global view of the weather, Planet Earth is a "real-time 3-D model of the Earth with continuously updating night shadows and clouds." Cloud images are provided by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Space Science and Engineering Center. Planet Earth is shareware with a fee of $29.95.

181

Heat-shield design for glovebox applications.  

SciTech Connect

Heat shields can often be used in place of insulation materials as an effective means of insulating glovebox furnace vessels. If used properly, shields can accomplish two important objectives: thermal insulation of the vessel to maintain a desired process temperature and protection of the glovebox, equipment, and user. A heat-shield assembly can be described as an arrangement of thin, properly-spaced, metal sheets that reduce radiation heat transfer. The main problem encountered in the design of a heat shield assembly is choosing the number of shields. In determining the heat transfer characteristics of a heat-shield assembly, a number of factors must be taken into consideration. The glovebox or outside environment, material properties, geometry, and operating temperature all have varying effects on the expected results. A simple method, for planar-horizontal and cylindrical-vertical shields, allowing the approximation of the outermost shield temperature, the practical number of shields, and the net heat-transfer rate will be presented. Methods used in the fabrication of heat-shield assemblies will also be discussed.

Frigo, A. A.

1998-07-10

182

Naming of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences Report of the Naming Committee  

E-print Network

Naming of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences Report of the Naming Committee Shields, Constructive Endeavors Business Consulting #12;Naming of the College of Earth, Ocean selected the name "College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences." In the context of the name

Goldfinger, Chris

183

Miniature, shielded electrical connector with strain relief  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An electrical connector assembly includes a wire bundle having at least one wire with a metal shield surrounding at least a portion of the wire. The shield has an end portion and provides electromagnetic interference protection to the wire. A backshell includes a body and a cover secured to the body together defining an internal cavity with the wire at least partially arranged within the cavity. The backshell provides EMI protection for the portion of the wire bundle not covered by the shield. The backshell includes a hole in a wall of either the body or the cover with the end portion of the shield extending through the hole. The clamp is secured about the body and the cover with the end portion of the shield arranged between the clamp and the backshell grounding the shield to the backshell. The clamp forces the backshell into engagement with the wire bundle to provide strain relief for the wire bundle.

Diep, Chuong H. (Inventor)

2006-01-01

184

Optimation of cooled shields in insulations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A method to optimize the location, temperature, and heat dissipation rate of each cooled shield inside an insulation layer was developed. The method is based on the minimization of the entropy production rate which is proportional to the heat leak across the insulation. It is shown that the maximum number of shields to be used in most practical applications is three. However, cooled shields are useful only at low values of the overall, cold wall to hot wall absolute temperature ratio. The performance of the insulation system is relatively insensitive to deviations from the optimum values of the temperature and location of the cooling shields. Design curves for rapid estimates of the locations and temperatures of cooling shields in various types of insulations, and an equation for calculating the cooling loads for the shields are presented.

Chato, J. C.; Khodadadi, J. M.; Seyed-Yagoobi, J.

1984-04-01

185

Dynamic rotating-shield brachytherapy  

SciTech Connect

Purpose: To present dynamic rotating shield brachytherapy (D-RSBT), a novel form of high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) with electronic brachytherapy source, where the radiation shield is capable of changing emission angles during the radiation delivery process.Methods: A D-RSBT system uses two layers of independently rotating tungsten alloy shields, each with a 180° azimuthal emission angle. The D-RSBT planning is separated into two stages: anchor plan optimization and optimal sequencing. In the anchor plan optimization, anchor plans are generated by maximizing the D{sub 90} for the high-risk clinical-tumor-volume (HR-CTV) assuming a fixed azimuthal emission angle of 11.25°. In the optimal sequencing, treatment plans that most closely approximate the anchor plans under the delivery-time constraint will be efficiently computed. Treatment plans for five cervical cancer patients were generated for D-RSBT, single-shield RSBT (S-RSBT), and {sup 192}Ir-based intracavitary brachytherapy with supplementary interstitial brachytherapy (IS + ICBT) assuming five treatment fractions. External beam radiotherapy doses of 45 Gy in 25 fractions of 1.8 Gy each were accounted for. The high-risk clinical target volume (HR-CTV) doses were escalated such that the D{sub 2cc} of the rectum, sigmoid colon, or bladder reached its tolerance equivalent dose in 2 Gy fractions (EQD2 with ?/?= 3 Gy) of 75 Gy, 75 Gy, or 90 Gy, respectively.Results: For the patients considered, IS + ICBT had an average total dwell time of 5.7 minutes/fraction (min/fx) assuming a 10 Ci{sup 192}Ir source, and the average HR-CTV D{sub 90} was 78.9 Gy. In order to match the HR-CTV D{sub 90} of IS + ICBT, D-RSBT required an average of 10.1 min/fx more delivery time, and S-RSBT required 6.7 min/fx more. If an additional 20 min/fx of delivery time is allowed beyond that of the IS + ICBT case, D-RSBT and S-RSBT increased the HR-CTV D{sub 90} above IS + ICBT by an average of 16.3 Gy and 9.1 Gy, respectively.Conclusions: For cervical cancer patients, D-RSBT can boost HR-CTV D{sub 90} over IS + ICBT and S-RSBT without violating the tolerance doses to the bladder, rectum, or sigmoid. The D{sub 90} improvements from D-RSBT depend on the patient, the delivery time budget, and the applicator structure.

Liu, Yunlong [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Iowa, 4016 Seamans Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 (United States)] [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Iowa, 4016 Seamans Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 (United States); Flynn, Ryan T.; Kim, Yusung [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 (United States); Yang, Wenjun [Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1111 Highland Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53705 (United States)] [Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1111 Highland Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53705 (United States); Wu, Xiaodong [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Iowa, 4016 Seamans Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 and Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 (United States)] [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Iowa, 4016 Seamans Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 and Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 (United States)

2013-12-15

186

Terrestrial Background Reduction in RPM Systems by Direct Internal Shielding  

SciTech Connect

Gamma-ray detection systems that are close to the earth or other sources of background radiation often require shielding, especially when trying to detect a relatively weak source. One particular case of interest that we address in this paper is that encountered by the Radiation Portal Monitors (RPMs) systems placed at border-crossing Ports of Entry (POE). These RPM systems are used to screen for illicit radiological materials, and they are often placed in situations where terrestrial background is large. In such environments, it is desirable to consider simple physical modifications that could be implemented to reduce the effects from background radiation without affecting the flow of traffic and the normal operation of the portal. Simple modifications include adding additional shielding to the environment, either inside or outside the apparatus. Previous work [2] has shown the utility of some of these shielding configurations for increasing the Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) of gross-counting RPMs. Because the total cost for purchasing and installing RPM systems can be quite expensive, in the range of hundreds of thousands of dollars for each cargo-screening installation, these shielding variations may offer increases in detection capability for relatively small cost. Several modifications are considered here in regard to their real-world applicability, and are meant to give a general idea of the effectiveness of the schemes used to reduce background for both gross-counting and spectroscopic detectors. These scenarios are modeled via the Monte-Carlo N-Particle (MCNP) code package [1] for ease of altering shielding configurations, as well as enacting unusual scenarios prior to prototyping in the field. The objective of this paper is to provide results representative of real modifications that could enhance the sensitivity of this, as well as the next generation of radiation detectors. The models used in this work were designed to provide the most general results for an RPM. These results are therefore presented as general guidance on what shielding configurations will be the most valuable for a generalized RPM, considered in light of their economic and geometric possibility in the real world.

Robinson, Sean M.; Ashbaker, Eric D.; Schweppe, John E.

2008-11-19

187

Magnetic shielding for magnetically levitated trains  

Microsoft Academic Search

The magnetically levitated train has on-board superconducting coils for propulsion guide and support which generate mmf of several hundred kAT. The effect of such high magnetic field on the human body, electronics devices, wrists watches, etc., is not well known. The shielding problem in Miyazaki experimental railway with the on-board shielding coils for support is investigated. When no magnetic shielding

S. Okuma; H. Sugiyama; Y. Amemiya

2009-01-01

188

Radiation Exposure Analyses Supporting the Development of Solar Particle Event Shielding Technologies  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA has plans for long duration missions beyond low Earth orbit (LEO). Outside of LEO, large solar particle events (SPEs), which occur sporadically, can deliver a very large dose in a short amount of time. The relatively low proton energies make SPE shielding practical, and the possibility of the occurrence of a large event drives the need for SPE shielding for all deep space missions. The Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) RadWorks Storm Shelter Team was charged with developing minimal mass SPE storm shelter concepts for missions beyond LEO. The concepts developed included "wearable" shields, shelters that could be deployed at the onset of an event, and augmentations to the crew quarters. The radiation transport codes, human body models, and vehicle geometry tools contained in the On-Line Tool for the Assessment of Radiation In Space (OLTARIS) were used to evaluate the protection provided by each concept within a realistic space habitat and provide the concept designers with shield thickness requirements. Several different SPE models were utilized to examine the dependence of the shield requirements on the event spectrum. This paper describes the radiation analysis methods and the results of these analyses for several of the shielding concepts.

Walker, Steven A.; Clowdsley, Martha S.; Abston, H. Lee; Simon, Hatthew A.; Gallegos, Adam M.

2013-01-01

189

Morphometric comparison of Icelandic lava shield volcanoes versus selected Venusian edifices  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Shield volcanoes are common landforms on the silicate planets of the inner Solar System, and a wide variety have recently been documented on Venus by means of Magellan observations. In this report, we emphasize our recently completed morphometric analysis of three representative Icelandic lava shields: the classic Skjaldbreidur edifice, the low-reflief Lambahraun feature, and the monogenetic Sandfellshaed shield, as the basis for comparison with representative venusian edifices (greater than 60 km in diameter). Our detailed morphometric measurements of a representative and well-studied set of Icelandic volcanoes permits us to make comparisons with our measurements of a reasonable subset of shield-like edifices on Venus on the basis of Magellan global radar altimetry. Our study has been restricted to venusian features larger than approximately 60 km in basal diameter, on the basis of the minimum intrinsic spatial resolution (8 km) of the Magellan radar altimetry data. Finally, in order to examine the implications of landform scaling from terrestrial simple and composite shields to larger venusian varieties, we have considered the morphometry of the subaerial component of Mauna Loa, a type-locality for a composite shield edifice on Earth.

Garvin, James B.; Williams, Richard S., Jr.

1993-01-01

190

Tests of shielding effectiveness of Kevlar and Nextel onboard the International Space Station and the Foton-M3 capsule.  

PubMed

Radiation assessment and protection in space is the first step in planning future missions to the Moon and Mars, where mission and number of space travelers will increase and the protection of the geomagnetic shielding against the cosmic radiation will be absent. In this framework, the shielding effectiveness of two flexible materials, Kevlar and Nextel, were tested, which are largely used in the construction of spacecrafts. Accelerator-based tests clearly demonstrated that Kevlar is an excellent shield for heavy ions, close to polyethylene, whereas Nextel shows poor shielding characteristics. Measurements on flight performed onboard of the International Space Station and of the Foton-M3 capsule have been carried out with special attention to the neutron component; shielded and unshielded detectors (thermoluminescence dosemeters, bubble detectors) were exposed to a real radiation environment to test the shielding properties of the materials under study. The results indicate no significant effects of shielding, suggesting that thin shields in low-Earth Orbit have little effect on absorbed dose. PMID:20364264

Pugliese, M; Bengin, V; Casolino, M; Roca, V; Zanini, A; Durante, M

2010-08-01

191

The ORNL-SNAP shielding program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The effort in the ORNL-SNAP shielding program is directed toward the development and verification of computer codes using numerical solutions to the transport equation for the design of optimized radiation shields for SNAP power systems. A brief discussion is given for the major areas of the SNAP shielding program, which are cross-section development, transport code development, and integral experiments. Detailed results are presented for the integral experiments utilizing the TSF-SNAP reactor. Calculated results are compared with experiments for neutron and gamma-ray spectra from the bare reactor and as transmitted through slab shields.

Mynatt, F. R.; Clifford, C. E.; Muckenthaler, F. J.; Gritzner, M. L.

1972-01-01

192

Accelerator magnet designs using superconducting magnetic shields  

SciTech Connect

Superconducting dipoles and quadrupoles for existing accelerators have a coil surrounded by an iron shield. The shield limits the fringe field of the magnet while having minimal effect on the field shape and providing a small enhancement of the field strength. Shields using superconducting materials can be thinner and lighter and will not experience the potential of a large de-centering force. Boundary conditions for these materials, material properties, mechanical force considerations, cryostat considerations and some possible geometrical configurations for superconducting shields will be described. 7 refs., 3 figs., 3 tabs.

Brown, B.C.

1990-10-01

193

Discover Earth  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Discover Earth is a NASA-sponsored project for teachers of grades 5-12, designed to: (1) enhance understanding of the Earth as an integrated system; (2) enhance the interdisciplinary approach to science instruction; and (3) provide classroom materials that focus on those goals. Discover Earth is conducted by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies in collaboration with Dr. Eric Barron, Director, Earth System Science Center, The Pennsylvania State University; and Dr. Robert Hudson, Chair, the Department of Meteorology, University of Maryland at College Park. The enclosed materials: (1) represent only part of the Discover Earth materials; (2) were developed by classroom teachers who are participating in the Discover Earth project; (3) utilize an investigative approach and on-line data; and (4) can be effectively adjusted to classrooms with greater/without technology access. The Discover Earth classroom materials focus on the Earth system and key issues of global climate change including topics such as the greenhouse effect, clouds and Earth's radiation balance, surface hydrology and land cover, and volcanoes and climate change. All the materials developed to date are available on line at (http://www.strategies.org) You are encouraged to submit comments and recommendations about these materials to the Discover Earth project manager, contact information is listed below. You are welcome to duplicate all these materials.

Steele, Colleen

1998-01-01

194

'Night' scene of the STS-5 Columbia in orbit over the earth  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

'Night' scene of the STS-5 Columbia in orbit over the earth's glowing horizon. The aft section of the cargo bay contains two closed protective shields for satellites which were deployed on the flight. The nearest shield hoses the Satellite Business System's (SBS-3) satellite. The vertical stabilizer, illuminated by the sun, is flanked by two orbital maneuvering system (OMS) pods.

1982-01-01

195

Earth's Interior  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website contains class notes from a Geology 101 (physical geology) course. It discusses the composition and structure of the Earth's interior. Each layer, the inner core, outer core, mantle, and crust, is covered. Details about each layer explain their composition, temperature, depth, and state. Also covered is how scientists discovered what the interior of the Earth is made of through the use of seismic waves, plate tectonics, and the Earth's magnetic field.

Louie, John

196

Earth Floor  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Classroom of the Future (COTF) website highlights information about the Earth and its development through time. Spheres discusses layers of the Earth's environment such as the hydrosphere, Cycles discusses rock and water cycles, and Diversity illustrates different species and genetic variations that have emerged on Earth. Also covered are biomes, adaptation, geologic time, and plate tectonics. Each of these sections is an in-depth tutorial on these specific topics.

197

Earth Force  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

"Earth Force engages young people as active citizens who improve the environment and their communities now and in the future." Educators can learn about Earth Force's three programs: Community Action and Problem solving (CAPS), the Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GREEN), and Earth Force After School. Users can discover students' many accomplishments such as creating reusable fabric grocery bags, recycling cell phones and ink cartridges to earn money, and cleaning up litter. The Tools for Teachers section offers evaluation results, a quality rubric, and a description of the six-step Earth Force community action and problem-solving process.

198

Shielding, Levitation, Propulsion G. W. Jewell, Chariman Method for expanding the uniformly shielded area in a short-length  

E-print Network

Shielding, Levitation, Propulsion G. W. Jewell, Chariman Method for expanding the uniformly shielded area in a short-length open-ended cylindrical magnetic shield K. Oshita, I. Sasada,a) H. Naka shielded area of the axial magnetic field in a relatively short, open-structure axial magnetic shield can

Paperno, Eugene

199

Throughput of shielded twisted-pair cables using wire-shield modes in the presence of radio ingress  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates the achievable throughput of shielded twisted-pair (STP) copper cables exploiting alternative propagation modes. Treating the shield as joint common, we form wire-shield paths. The shield is expected to substantially reduce the amount of radio ingress entering the cable. Thus, we consider the impact of the shield effectiveness on the throughput limits. Using model and measurements presented in

M. Jakovljevic; T. Magesacher; P. O. Borjesson; M. Sanchez; S. Zazo

2009-01-01

200

Simplified model for solar cosmic ray exposure in manned Earth orbital flights  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A simple calculational model is derived for use in estimating solar cosmic ray exposure to critical body organs in low-Earth orbit at the center of a large spherical shield of fixed thickness. The effects of the Earth's geomagnetic field, including storm conditions and the astronauts' self-shielding, are evaluated explicitly. The magnetic storm model is keyed to the planetary index K(sub p).

Wilson, John W.; Khandelwal, Govind S.; Shinn, Judy L.; Nealy, John E.; Townsend, Lawrence W.; Cucinotta, Francis A.

1990-01-01

201

Earth\\'s Mass Variability  

E-print Network

The perturbation of the Earth caused by variability of mass of Earth as additional reason with gravity of celestial bodies and shape of the Earth. The Earth eating and collecting matters from space and loss or eject matters to space through its flying in the space around the Sun. The source of the rising in the global sea level is not closed in global warming and icebergs, but the outer space is the additional important source for this rising. The Earth eats waters from space in unknown mechanism. The mass of the Earth become greater in November i.e. before transit apoapsis two months, and become latter in February i.e. after transit apoapsis to two months.

Mawad, Ramy

2014-01-01

202

Project Desert Shield-Preschool Style.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes Project Desert Shield, a curriculum that preschool children and teachers at a U.S. military base in Germany developed to embrace and constructively deal with the interests and concerns of the children about Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm through dramatic play. (Author/BB)

Suskind, Diane

1993-01-01

203

Effects of shielding on railgun inductance gradient  

Microsoft Academic Search

A railgun uses electromagnetic propulsion to launch a projectile. Shielding of a railgun by conductors is one of the best methods for decreasing inner pressure on the rails. The magnetic field which is produced by shield eddy currents neutralizes the forces pressing rails outward and prevents structure deformation. By implementing the FE method on the railgun cross section, we consider

EIham Sharifi Moghaddam; A. Keshtkar; S. M. Nematollah Zadeh

2004-01-01

204

Shielding Strategies for Human Space Exploration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A group of twenty-nine scientists and engineers convened a 'Workshop on Shielding Strategies for Human Space Exploration' at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The provision of shielding for a Mars mission or a Lunar base from the hazards of space radiations is a critical technology since astronaut radiation safety depends on it and shielding safety factors to control risk uncertainty appear to be great. The purpose of the workshop was to define requirements for the development and evaluation of high performance shield materials and designs and to develop ideas regarding approaches to radiation shielding. The workshop was organized to review the recent experience on shielding strategies gained in studies of the 'Space Exploration Initiative (SEI),' to review the current knowledge base for making shield assessment, to examine a basis for new shielding strategies, and to recommend a strategy for developing the required technologies for a return to the moon or for Mars exploration. The uniqueness of the current workshop arises from the expected long duration of the missions without the protective cover of the geomagnetic field in which the usually small and even neglected effects of the galactic cosmic rays (GCR) can no longer be ignored. It is the peculiarity of these radiations for which the inter-action physics and biological action are yet to be fully understood.

Wilson, J. W.; Miller, J.; Konradi, A.; Cucinotta, F. A.

1997-12-01

205

Prediction of Jet Noise Shielding Dimitri Papamoschou*  

E-print Network

Prediction of Jet Noise Shielding Dimitri Papamoschou* University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA This study is motivated by the development of aircraft that use jet noise shielding for diffraction of sound from omnidirectional point sources. However, the jet noise source is distributed

Papamoschou, Dimitri

206

Thermal neutron shield and method of manufacture  

DOEpatents

A thermal neutron shield comprising concrete with a high percentage of the element Boron. The concrete is least 54% Boron by weight which maximizes the effectiveness of the shielding against thermal neutrons. The accompanying method discloses the manufacture of Boron loaded concrete which includes enriching the concrete mixture with varying grit sizes of Boron Carbide.

Brindza, Paul Daniel; Metzger, Bert Clayton

2013-05-28

207

Fundamental Parameters of the SHIELD II Galaxies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The "Survey of HI in Extremely Low-mass Dwarfs" ("SHIELD") is a multiwavelength, legacy-class observational campaign that is facilitating the study of both internal and global evolutionary processes in 12 low-mass dwarf galaxies discovered in early Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA (ALFALFA) survey data products. Cycle 19 HST observations of the 12 SHIELD galaxies have allowed us to determine their TRGB distances, thus anchoring the physical scales on which our ongoing analysis is based. Since the inception of SHIELD, the ALFALFA survey has completed data acquisition, thereby populating the faint end of the HI mass function with dozens of SHIELD analogs. In this proposal we request ACS imaging of 18 of these "SHIELD II" galaxies that have already been imaged in the HI spectral line with the WSRT. These data will enable a holistic HST imaging study of the fundamental parameters and characteristics of a statistically robust sample of 30 extremely low-mass galaxies (including 12 SHIELD and 18 SHIELD II systems). The primary science goal is the derivation of TRGB distances; the distance dependence of many fundamental parameters makes HST observations critical for the success of SHIELD II. Additional science goals include an accurate census of the dark matter contents of these galaxies, a spatial and temporal study of star formation within them, and a characterization of the fundamental parameters that change as galaxy masses range from "mini-halo" to star-forming dwarf.

Cannon, John

2014-10-01

208

GAMMA-RADIOMETRIC INVESTIGATIONS OF REACTOR SHIELDING  

Microsoft Academic Search

The testing of reactor shielding using scintillation counters and gamma-; ray sources has proved a cheaper and less time-consuming method for thick walls ; than radiography with Co⁶° and film. In investigations carried out up to ; now on thick lead shields the average defect has amounted to about 2%. The ; position of the defect is clearly marked on

Somer

1960-01-01

209

Shielding Strategies for Human Space Exploration  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A group of twenty-nine scientists and engineers convened a 'Workshop on Shielding Strategies for Human Space Exploration' at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The provision of shielding for a Mars mission or a Lunar base from the hazards of space radiations is a critical technology since astronaut radiation safety depends on it and shielding safety factors to control risk uncertainty appear to be great. The purpose of the workshop was to define requirements for the development and evaluation of high performance shield materials and designs and to develop ideas regarding approaches to radiation shielding. The workshop was organized to review the recent experience on shielding strategies gained in studies of the 'Space Exploration Initiative (SEI),' to review the current knowledge base for making shield assessment, to examine a basis for new shielding strategies, and to recommend a strategy for developing the required technologies for a return to the moon or for Mars exploration. The uniqueness of the current workshop arises from the expected long duration of the missions without the protective cover of the geomagnetic field in which the usually small and even neglected effects of the galactic cosmic rays (GCR) can no longer be ignored. It is the peculiarity of these radiations for which the inter-action physics and biological action are yet to be fully understood.

Wilson J. W. (Editor); Miller, J. (Editor); Konradi, A. (Editor); Cucinotta, F. A. (Editor)

1997-01-01

210

Thermosetting polymer composites for EMI shielding applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Efforts have been made towards developing lightweight EMI shielding thermosetting composites materials using room temperature curing epoxy novalac cyclo aliphatic amine hardener system. Average Shielding efficiency (SE) values (100 KHz to 1 GHz) of above 50 dB have been obtained for Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymeric (CFRP) composite laminates, with variants of glass fabric and aluminium mesh included along with. Sandwich

S. Sankaran; S. Dasgupta; K. Ravi Sekhar; M. N. Jagdish Kumar

2006-01-01

211

Spacesuit Radiation Shield Design Methods  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Meeting radiation protection requirements during EVA is predominantly an operational issue with some potential considerations for temporary shelter. The issue of spacesuit shielding is mainly guided by the potential of accidental exposure when operational and temporary shelter considerations fail to maintain exposures within operational limits. In this case, very high exposure levels are possible which could result in observable health effects and even be life threatening. Under these assumptions, potential spacesuit radiation exposures have been studied using known historical solar particle events to gain insight on the usefulness of modification of spacesuit design in which the control of skin exposure is a critical design issue and reduction of blood forming organ exposure is desirable. Transition to a new spacesuit design including soft upper-torso and reconfigured life support hardware gives an opportunity to optimize the next generation spacesuit for reduced potential health effects during an accidental exposure.

Wilson, John W.; Anderson, Brooke M.; Cucinotta, Francis A.; Ware, J.; Zeitlin, Cary J.

2006-01-01

212

Demagnetization of magnetically shielded rooms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Magnetically shielded rooms for specific high resolution physiological measurements exploiting the magnetic field, e.g., of the brain (dc-magnetoencephalograpy), low-field NMR, or magnetic marker monitoring, need to be reproducibly demagnetized to achieve reliable measurement conditions. We propose a theoretical, experimental, and instrumental base whereupon the parameters which affect the quality of the demagnetization process are described and how they have to be handled. It is demonstrated how conventional demagnetization equipment could be improved to achieve reproducible conditions. The interrelations between the residual field and the variability at the end of the demagnetization process are explained on the basis of the physics of ferromagnetism and our theoretical predictions are evaluated experimentally.

Thiel, F.; Schnabel, A.; Knappe-Grüneberg, S.; Stollfuß, D.; Burghoff, M.

2007-03-01

213

Radiation Shielding Systems Using Nanotechnology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A system for shielding personnel and/or equipment from radiation particles. In one embodiment, a first substrate is connected to a first array or perpendicularly oriented metal-like fingers, and a second, electrically conducting substrate has an array of carbon nanostructure (CNS) fingers, coated with an electro-active polymer extending toward, but spaced apart from, the first substrate fingers. An electric current and electric charge discharge and dissipation system, connected to the second substrate, receives a current and/or voltage pulse initially generated when the first substrate receives incident radiation. In another embodiment, an array of CNSs is immersed in a first layer of hydrogen-rich polymers and in a second layer of metal-like material. In another embodiment, a one- or two-dimensional assembly of fibers containing CNSs embedded in a metal-like matrix serves as a radiation-protective fabric or body covering.

Chen, Bin (Inventor); McKay, Christoper P. (Inventor)

2011-01-01

214

Shielding calculations at dismantled synchrocyclotron  

SciTech Connect

The Space Radiation Effects Laboratory located in Newport News, Virginia, was operated by the College of William and Mary for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. A synchrocyclotron which was formerly in operation in this building was removed in 1980. At several locations, the scattered radiation caused an induced radioactivity within the walls of the cyclotron room. A radiological survey has been performed to determine the amount of residual radioactivity on the walls. Calculations were performed to determine the thickness of the concrete walls and floor for shielding the residual radiation in the cyclotron room. Recommendations are made to minimize exposures from the residual radioactivity on the walls and floor of the cyclotron room to potential occupants working in the building. 19 refs., 1 fig., 2 tabs.

Yalcintas, M.G.

1987-01-01

215

Mars Exploration Rover Heat Shield Recontact Analysis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The twin Mars Exploration Rover missions landed successfully on Mars surface in January of 2004. Both missions used a parachute system to slow the rover s descent rate from supersonic to subsonic speeds. Shortly after parachute deployment, the heat shield, which protected the rover during the hypersonic entry phase of the mission, was jettisoned using push-off springs. Mission designers were concerned about the heat shield recontacting the lander after separation, so a separation analysis was conducted to quantify risks. This analysis was used to choose a proper heat shield ballast mass to ensure successful separation with low probability of recontact. This paper presents the details of such an analysis, its assumptions, and the results. During both landings, the radar was able to lock on to the heat shield, measuring its distance, as it descended away from the lander. This data is presented and is used to validate the heat shield separation/recontact analysis.

Raiszadeh, Behzad; Desai, Prasun N.; Michelltree, Robert

2011-01-01

216

Earth Impact  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity poses the question: What would happen if a meteor or comet impacted Earth? Students simulate an impact in a container of sand using various-sized rocks, all while measuring, recording and graphing results and conclusions. Then students brainstorm ways to prevent an object from hitting the Earth.

Integrated Teaching And Learning Program

217

Rainbow Earth.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The environment is a great concern in the 1990s, and everyone needs to work at maintaining our planet. The 1992 Arizona State Library Reading Program, "Rainbow Earth," provides children with many techniques they can use to help the Earth. This reading program guide provides information on the following: goals, objectives, and evaluation; getting…

Arizona State Dept. of Library and Archives, Phoenix.

218

The Stopping Power of Asteroidal Materials as High-Energy Charged Particle Shielding  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Extended human missions in deep space face a challenging radiation environment from high-energy galactic cosmic rays and solar energetic particles generated by solar flares and related coronal mass ejections. Shielding to attenuate these high-energy particles will require significant mass and volume, and would be extremely expensive launch from the surface of the earth. One possible solution could be the use of asteroidal resources as shielding for these high-energy particles. The effectiveness of shielding material for moderately relativistic charged particles is a function of the mean rate of energy loss, primarily to ionization and atomic excitation and is termed stopping power. In general, low atomic number elements are more effective per unit volume. We have calculated the stopping power for the average compositions of all major meteorite groups and will compare these data with typical spacecraft materials.

Pohl, Leos; Johnson, Daniel; Britt, Daniel

2014-11-01

219

21 CFR 886.4750 - Ophthalmic eye shield.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Ophthalmic eye shield. 886.4750 Section 886.4750...Surgical Devices § 886.4750 Ophthalmic eye shield. (a) Identification. An ophthalmic eye shield is a device that consists of a...

2010-04-01

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21 CFR 886.4750 - Ophthalmic eye shield.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Ophthalmic eye shield. 886.4750 Section 886.4750...Surgical Devices § 886.4750 Ophthalmic eye shield. (a) Identification. An ophthalmic eye shield is a device that consists of a...

2011-04-01

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21 CFR 886.4750 - Ophthalmic eye shield.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Ophthalmic eye shield. 886.4750 Section 886.4750...Surgical Devices § 886.4750 Ophthalmic eye shield. (a) Identification. An ophthalmic eye shield is a device that consists of a...

2012-04-01

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21 CFR 886.4750 - Ophthalmic eye shield.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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21 CFR 886.4750 - Ophthalmic eye shield.  

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EBT-P gamma-ray-shielding analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

First, a one-dimensional scoping study was performed for the gamma-ray shield of the ELMO Bumpy Torus proof-of-principle device to define appropriate shielding material and determine the required shielding thickness. The dose-equivalent results are analyzed as a function of the radiation-shield thickness for different shielding options. A sensitivity analysis for the pessimistic case is given. The recommended shielding option based on

Gohar

1983-01-01

225

Vehicle Shield Optimization and Risk Assessment for Future Human Space Missions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

As the focus of future human space missions shifts to destinations beyond low Earth orbit such as Near Earth Objects (NEO), the moon, or Mars, risks associated with extended stay in hostile radiation environment need to be well understood and assessed. Since future spacecrafts designs and shapes are evolving continuous assessments of shielding and radiation risks are needed. In this study, we use a predictive software capability that calculates risks to humans inside a spacecraft prototype that builds on previous designs. The software uses CAD software Pro/Engineer and Fishbowl tool kit to quantify radiation shielding provided by the spacecraft geometry by calculating the areal density seen at a certain point, dose point, inside the spacecraft. Shielding results are used by NASA-developed software, BRYNTRN, to quantify organ doses received in a human body located in the vehicle in case of solar particle event (SPE) during such prolonged space missions. Organ doses are used to quantify risks on astronauts health and life using NASA Space Cancer Model. The software can also locate shielding weak points-hotspots-on the spacecraft s outer surface. This capability is used to reinforce weak areas in the design. Results of shielding optimization and risk calculation on an exploration vehicle design for missions of 6 months and 30 months are provided in this study. Vehicle capsule is made of aluminum shell that includes main cabin and airlock. The capsule contains 5 sets of racks that surround working and living areas. Water shelter is provided in the main cabin of the vehicle to enhance shielding in case of SPE.

Nounu, Hatem N.; Kim, Myung-Hee; Cucinotta, Francis A.

2011-01-01

226

Thermal testing of solid neutron shielding materials  

SciTech Connect

Two legal-weight truck casks the GA-4 and GA-9, will carry four PWR and nine BWR spent fuel assemblies, respectively. Each cask has a solid neutron shielding material separating the steel body and the outer steel skin. In the thermal accident specified by NRC regulations in 10CFR Part 71, the cask is subjected to an 800{degree}C environment for 30 minutes. The neutron shield need not perform any shielding function during or after the thermal accident, but its behavior must not compromise the ability of the cask to contain the radioactive contents. In May-June 1989 the first series of full-scale thermal tests was performed on three shielding materials: Bisco Products NS-4-FR, and Reactor Experiments RX-201 and RX-207. The tests are described in Thermal Testing of Solid Neutron Shielding Materials, GA-AL 9897, R. H. Boonstra, General Atomics (1990), and demonstrated the acceptability of these materials in a thermal accident. Subsequent design changes to the cask rendered these materials unattractive in terms of weight or adequate service temperature margin. For the second test series, a material specification was developed for a polypropylene based neutron shield with a softening point of at least 280{degree}F. The neutron shield materials tested were boronated (0.8--4.5%) polymers (polypropylene, HDPE, NS-4). The Envirotech and Bisco materials are not polypropylene, but were tested as potential backup materials in the event that a satisfactory polypropylene could not be found.

Boonstra, R.H.

1992-09-01

227

Thermal testing of solid neutron shielding materials  

SciTech Connect

Two legal-weight truck casks the GA-4 and GA-9, will carry four PWR and nine BWR spent fuel assemblies, respectively. Each cask has a solid neutron shielding material separating the steel body and the outer steel skin. In the thermal accident specified by NRC regulations in 10CFR Part 71, the cask is subjected to an 800[degree]C environment for 30 minutes. The neutron shield need not perform any shielding function during or after the thermal accident, but its behavior must not compromise the ability of the cask to contain the radioactive contents. In May-June 1989 the first series of full-scale thermal tests was performed on three shielding materials: Bisco Products NS-4-FR, and Reactor Experiments RX-201 and RX-207. The tests are described in Thermal Testing of Solid Neutron Shielding Materials, GA-AL 9897, R. H. Boonstra, General Atomics (1990), and demonstrated the acceptability of these materials in a thermal accident. Subsequent design changes to the cask rendered these materials unattractive in terms of weight or adequate service temperature margin. For the second test series, a material specification was developed for a polypropylene based neutron shield with a softening point of at least 280[degree]F. The neutron shield materials tested were boronated (0.8--4.5%) polymers (polypropylene, HDPE, NS-4). The Envirotech and Bisco materials are not polypropylene, but were tested as potential backup materials in the event that a satisfactory polypropylene could not be found.

Boonstra, R.H.

1992-09-01

228

Caisson shield for arctic offshore production platform  

SciTech Connect

A caisson shield for the protection of an offshore production platform and, more particularly, a caisson shield for use in an arctic environment for the protection of the offshore structure in iceberg-infested waters which is capable of absorbing the destructive forces of an impact produced by a large iceberg. The caisson shield consists of an essentially annular concrete structure encircling at least the submerged support section of the offshore production platform including vertically upstanding concentrically spaced, annular side walls, a horizontal slab base resting on the marine bottom on which the side walls are supported, and a slab top supported on the side walls, and including annularly spaced internal radial partition walls whereby the entire overall caisson shield structure provides a generally toroidal configuration incorporating a plurality of closed compartments. In one embodiment of the invention, located along the outer annular wall is a plurality of arcuate wall sections forming a series of arches and enclosed compartments between each arcuate wall section and the outer annular wall, which impart a ''scallop-like'' configuration to the outer circumference of the caisson shield. The ''scallop-like'' outer walls are capable of resisting and absorbing extremely high ice loads by being adapted to progressively crush the leading edge of an impacting iceberg and to thereby minimize the crush of the iceberg against the caisson shield before coming to rest against the shield.

Clinton, J. D.; Reusswig, G. H.

1985-03-12

229

Integrated Solar Concentrator and Shielded Radiator  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A shielded radiator is integrated within a solar concentrator for applications that require protection from high ambient temperatures with little convective heat transfer. This innovation uses a reflective surface to deflect ambient thermal radiation, shielding the radiator. The interior of the shield is also reflective to provide a view factor to deep space. A key feature of the shield is the parabolic shape that focuses incoming solar radiation to a line above the radiator along the length of the trough. This keeps the solar energy from adding to the radiator load. By placing solar cells along this focal line, the concentration of solar energy reduces the number and mass of required cells. By shielding the radiator, the effective reject temperature is much lower, allowing lower radiator temperatures. This is particularly important for lower-temperature processes, like habitat heat rejection and fuel cell operations where a high radiator temperature is not feasible. Adding the solar cells in the focal line uses the concentrating effect of the shield to advantage to accomplish two processes with a single device. This shield can be a deployable, lightweight Mylar structure for compact transport.

Clark, David Larry

2010-01-01

230

Planet Earth  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

How does the Earth work? What is its relationship to the other planets? These are but a few important questions answered by this creative instructional series created by WQED in Pittsburgh, in association with the National Academy of Sciences. The series was designed to present information about "our solar system and Earth's oceans, climate, and mineral and energy sources." The Annenberg Media group has placed this entire series online, and visitors can view all seven installments here. The programs include "The Climate Puzzle", "Gifts from the Earth", and "The Solar Sea". Teachers will note that the site also contains links to other educational resources, reviews, and related resources from the Annenberg Media organization.

1986-01-01

231

Visible Earth  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

NASA's Visible Earth is a searchable directory of images, visualizations, and animations of Earth science-related images being produced by several NASA projects including Terra and SeaWiFS. Images are categorized by location, satellite, and topic, and are also searchable using a full-text search engine. Resources include agriculture, atmosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, human dimensions, hydrosphere, land surface, oceans, radiance or imagery, and solid earth. Accompanying each image are credits, data about the image, the satellite it was taken from, a description of what is shown, and a high-resolution viewable image.

232

Seismic Crystals And Earthquake Shield Application  

E-print Network

We theoretically demonstrate that earthquake shield made of seismic crystal can damp down surface waves, which are the most destructive type for constructions. In the paper, seismic crystal is introduced in aspect of band gaps (Stop band) and some design concepts for earthquake and tsunami shielding were discussed in theoretical manner. We observed in our FDTD based 2D elastic wave simulations that proposed earthquake shield could provide about 0.5 reductions in magnitude of surface wave on the Richter scale. This reduction rate in magnitude can considerably reduce destructions in the case of earthquake.

B. Baykant Alagoz; Serkan Alagoz

2009-02-09

233

Discover Earth  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Discover Earth is a NASA-funded project for teachers of grades 5-12 who want to expand their knowledge of the Earth system, and prepare to become master teachers who promote Earth system science in their own schools, counties, and throughout their state. Participants from the following states are invited to apply: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, DC. Teachers selected for the project participate in a two-week summer workshop conducted at the University of Maryland, College Park; develop classroom-ready materials during the workshop for broad dissemination; conduct a minimum of two peer training activities during the coming school year; and participate in other enrichment/education opportunities as available and desired. Discover Earth is a team effort that utilizes expertise from a range of contributors, and balances science content with hands-on classroom applications.

Steele, Colleen

1996-01-01

234

Earth's Surface  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This self-contained module on Earth's crust includes a range of fun activities that students can perform in the classroom and at home with family members. They impart important concepts such as observation, identification, measurement, and differentiation.

Science, Houghton M.

235

Earth Systems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This self-contained module on Earth systems includes a range of fun activities that students can perform in the classroom and at home with family members. They impart important concepts such as observation, identification, measurement, and differentiation.

Science, Houghton M.

236

Discover Earth  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Discover Earth is a NASA-funded project for teachers of grades 5-12 who want to expand their knowledge of the Earth system, and prepare to become master teachers who promote Earth system science in their own schools, counties, and throughout their state. Participants from the following states are invited to apply: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, DC. Teachers selected for the project participate in a two-week summer workshop conducted at the University of Maryland, College Park; develop classroom-ready materials during the workshop for broad dissemination; conduct a minimum of two peer training activities during the coming school year; and participate in other enrichment/education opportunities as available and desired. Discover Earth is a team effort that utilizes expertise from a range of contributors, and balances science content with hands-on classroom applications.

1997-01-01

237

News and Views: Does the Sun affect the Earth's climate?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Svensmark's article in the February issue (A&G 2007 48 1.18) presented a possible mechanism for the way the Sun could influence the Earth's climate. He suggested that water droplets condense in the ionization trail left by cosmic rays, whose flux varies inversely with solar activity: when the magnetic field of the solar wind is stronger, it shields the Earth from galactic cosmic rays and so decreases their flux on the Earth; according to Svensmark's ideas, this produces fewer clouds and thereby heats the Earth.

Priest, Eric; Lockwood, Mike; Solanki, Sami; Wolfendale, Arnold; Coustenis, A.

2007-06-01

238

Earth materials and earth dynamics  

SciTech Connect

In the project ''Earth Materials and Earth Dynamics'' we linked fundamental and exploratory, experimental, theoretical, and computational research programs to shed light on the current and past states of the dynamic Earth. Our objective was to combine different geological, geochemical, geophysical, and materials science analyses with numerical techniques to illuminate active processes in the Earth. These processes include fluid-rock interactions that form and modify the lithosphere, non-linear wave attenuations in rocks that drive plate tectonics and perturb the earth's surface, dynamic recrystallization of olivine that deforms the upper mantle, development of texture in high-pressure olivine polymorphs that create anisotropic velocity regions in the convecting upper mantle and transition zone, and the intense chemical reactions between the mantle and core. We measured physical properties such as texture and nonlinear elasticity, equation of states at simultaneous pressures and temperatures, magnetic spins and bonding, chemical permeability, and thermal-chemical feedback to better characterize earth materials. We artificially generated seismic waves, numerically modeled fluid flow and transport in rock systems and modified polycrystal plasticity theory to interpret measured physical properties and integrate them into our understanding of the Earth. This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

Bennett, K; Shankland, T. [and others

2000-11-01

239

Characteristics of Whipple Shield Performance in the Shatter Regime  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Between the onset of projectile fragmentation and the assumption of rear wall failure due to an impulsive load, multi-wall ballistic limit equations are linearly interpolated to provide reasonable yet conservative predictions of perforation thresholds with conveniently simple mathematics. Although low velocity and hypervelocity regime predictions are based on analytical expressions, there is no such scientific foundation for predictions in the intermediate (or shatter) regime. As the debris flux in low earth orbit (LEO) becomes increasingly dominated by manmade pollution, the profile of micrometeoroid and orbital debris (MMOD) risk shifts continually towards lower velocities. For the International Space Station (ISS), encounter velocities below 7 km/s now constitute approximately 50% of the penetration risk. Considering that the transition velocity from shatter to hypervelocity impact regimes described by common ballistic limit equations (e.g. new non-optimum Whipple shield equation [1]) occurs at 7 km/s, 50% of station risk is now calculated based on failure limit equations with little analytical foundation. To investigate projectile and shield behavior for impact conditions leading to projectile fragmentation and melt, a series of hypervelocity impact tests have been performed on aluminum Whipple shields. In the experiments projectile diameter, bumper thickness, and shield spacing were kept constant, while rear wall thickness was adjusted to determine spallation and perforation limits at various impact velocities and angles. The results, shown in Figure 1 for normal and 45 impacts, demonstrated behavior that was not sufficiently described by the simplified linear interpolation of the NNO equation (also shown in Figure 1). Hopkins et al. [2] investigated the performance of a nominally-identical aluminum Whipple shield, identifying the effects of phase change in the shatter regime. The results (conceptually represented in Figure 2) were found to agree well with those obtained in this study at normal incidence, suggesting that shielding performance in the shatter regime could be well described by considering more complex phase conditions than currently implemented in most BLEs. Furthermore, evidence of these phase effects were found in the oblique test results, providing the basis for an empirical description of these effects that can be applied in MMOD risk assessment software. In this paper, results of the impact experiments are presented, and characteristics of target damage are evaluated. A comparison of intermediate velocity impact failure mechanisms in current BLEs are discussed and compared to the findings of the experimental study. Risk assessment calculations have been made on a simplified structure using currently implemented penetration equations and predicted limits from the experimental program, and the variation in perceived mission risk is discussed. It was found that ballistic limit curves that explicitly incorporated phase change effects within the intermediate regime lead to a decrease in predicted MMOD risk for ISS-representative orbits. When considered for all Whipple-based shielding configurations onboard the ISS, intermediate phase change effects could lead to significant variations in predicted mission risk.

Ryan, Shannon; Bjorkman, Michael; Christiansen, Eric L.

2009-01-01

240

Magnetic shielding of interplanetary spacecraft against solar flare radiation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The ultimate objective of this work is to design, build, and fly a dual-purpose, piggyback payload whose function is to produce a large volume, low intensity magnetic field and to test the concept of using such a magnetic field (1) to protect spacecraft against solar flare protons, (2) to produce a thrust of sufficient magnitude to stabilize low satellite orbits against orbital decay from atmospheric drag, and (3) to test the magsail concept. These all appear to be capable of being tested using the same deployed high temperature superconducting coil. In certain orbits, high temperature superconducting wire, which has now been developed to the point where silver-sheathed high T sub c wires one mm in diameter are commercially available, can be used to produce the magnetic moments required for shielding without requiring any mechanical cooling system. The potential benefits of this concept apply directly to both earth-orbital and interplanetary missions. The usefulness of a protective shield for manned missions needs scarcely to be emphasized. Similarly, the usefulness of increasing orbit perigee without expenditure of propellant is obvious. This payload would be a first step in assessing the true potential of large volume magnetic fields in the US space program. The objective of this design research is to develop an innovative, prototype deployed high temperature superconducting coil (DHTSC) system.

Cocks, Franklin H.; Watkins, Seth

1993-01-01

241

Design of Reflective, Photonic Shields for Atmospheric Reentry  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

We present the design of one-dimensional photonic crystal structures, which can be used as omnidirectional reflecting shields against radiative heating of space vehicles entering the Earth's atmosphere. This radiation is approximated by two broad bands centered at visible and near-infrared energies. We applied two approaches to find structures with the best omnidirectional reflecting performance. The first approach is based on a band gap analysis and leads to structures composed of stacked Bragg mirrors. In the second approach, we optimize the structure using an evolutionary strategy. The suggested structures are compared with a simple design of two stacked Bragg mirrors. Choice of the constituent materials for the layers as well as the influence of interlayer diffusion at high temperatures are discussed.

Komarevskiy, Nikolay; Shklover, Valery; Braginsky, Leonid; Hafner, Christian; Fabrichnaya, Olga; White, Susan; Lawson, John

2010-01-01

242

Shield volcanism and lithospheric structure beneath the Tharsis plateau, Mars  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The heights of four great shield volcanoes, when interpreted as reflecting the local hydrostatic head on a common source of upwelling magma, provide significant constraints on models of lithospheric structure beneath the Tharsis plateau. If Bouguer gravity anomalies are modeled in terms of a variable thickness crust, and a two-component (crust/mantle) earth-like structure is assumed for the Martian lithosphere, the derived model lithosphere beneath the Tharsis plateau has the following properties: (1) the upper low-density 'crustal' component is thickened beneath the Tharsis plateau; (2) the lower high-density 'mantle' component is thinned beneath the Tharsis plateau; and (3) there is a net gradient on the base of the Martian lithosphere directed downward away from beneath the summit of the Tharsis plateau. A long history of magmatic intrusion is hypothesized to have been the cause of the updoming of the Tharsis plateau and the maintenance of the plateau in a state of only partial compensation.

Blasius, K. R.; Cutts, J. A.

1976-01-01

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Planned Change Request for Shielded Containers  

E-print Network

of Transportation (DOT) 7A Type A and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Type B drop tests and are awaiting regulatory approval. The RH waste that will be emplaced in shielded containers is included in the current

244

Shield Design for Lunar Surface Applications  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A shielding concept for lunar surface applications of nuclear power is presented herein. The reactor, primary shield, reactor equipment and power generation module are placed in a cavity in the lunar surface. Support structure and heat rejection radiator panels are on the surface, outside the cavity. The reactor power of 1,320 kWt was sized to deliver 50 kWe from a thermoelectric power conversion subsystem. The dose rate on the surface is less than 0.6 mRem/hr at 100 meters from the reactor. Unoptimized shield mass is 1,020 kg which is much lighter than a comparable 4? shield weighing in at 17,000 kg.

Johnson, Gregory A.

2006-01-01

245

Projectile Density Effects on Shield Performance  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In the past, the orbital debris environment was modeled as consisting entirely of aluminum particles. As a consequence, most of the impact test database on spacecraft micro-meteoroid and orbital debris (MMOD) shields, and the resulting ballistic limit equations used to predict shielding performance, has been based on using aluminum projectiles. Recently, data has been collected from returned spacecraft materials and other sources that indicate higher and lower density components of orbital debris also exist. New orbital debris environment models such as ORDEM2008 provide predictions of the fraction of orbital debris in various density bins (high = 7.9 g/cu cm, medium = 2.8 g/cu cm, and low = 0.9-1.1 g/cu cm). This paper describes impact tests to assess the effects of projectile density on the performance capabilities of typical MMOD shields. Updates to shield ballistic limit equations are provided based on results of tests and analysis.

Christiansen, Eric L.; Lear, Dana; Lyons, Frankel; Davis, Alan

2009-01-01

246

Thermal Shield and Reactor Structure Temperatures  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this report is to present reactor structure and thermal shield temperature data taken during P-3 and P-5 cycles and compare them with design calculations in order to predict temperatures at higher power levels.

Collier, A.R.

2001-07-31

247

Curiosity Bids Goodbye to Heat Shield  

NASA Video Gallery

This video of thumbnail images from the Mars Descent Imager (MARDI) on NASA's Curiosity rover shows the heat shield dropping away from the rover on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT). It covers the first 25 s...

248

Earth: Earth Science and Health  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A major new NASA initiative on environmental change and health has been established to promote the application of Earth science remote sensing data, information, observations, and technologies to issues of human health. NASA's Earth Sciences suite of Earth observing instruments are now providing improved observations science, data, and advanced technologies about the Earth's land, atmosphere, and oceans. These new space-based resources are being combined with other agency and university resources, data integration and fusion technologies, geographic information systems (GIS), and the spectrum of tools available from the public health community, making it possible to better understand how the environment and climate are linked to specific diseases, to improve outbreak prediction, and to minimize disease risk. This presentation is an overview of NASA's tools, capabilities, and research advances in this initiative.

Maynard, Nancy G.

2001-01-01

249

Undulator Beam Pipe Magnetic Shielding Effect Tests  

SciTech Connect

The proposed stainless steel beampipe for the LCLS undulator has a measurable shielding effect on the magnetic field of the LCLS undulators. This note describes the tests used to determine the magnitude of the shielding effect, as well as deviations in the shielding effect caused by placing different phase shims in the undulator gap. The effect of the proposed Steel strongback which will be used to support the beam pipe, was also studied. A hall probe on a 3 axis movement system was set up to measure the main component of the magnetic field in the Prototype Undulator. To account for temperature variations of the magnetic field of the undulator for successive tests, a correction is applied which is described in this technical note. Using this method, we found the shielding effect, the amount which the field inside the gap was reduced due to the placement of the beampipe, to be {approx}10 Gauss. A series of tests was also performed to determine the effect of phase shims and X and Y correction shims on the shielding. The largest effect on shielding was found for the .3 mm phase shims. The effect of the .3 mm phase shims was to increase the shielding effect {approx}4 Gauss. The tolerance for the shielding effect of the phase shims is less than 1 gauss. The effect of the strongback was seen in its permanent magnetic field. It introduced a dipole field across the measured section of the undulator of {approx}3 gauss. This note documents the tests performed to determine these effects, as well as the results of those tests.

Fisher, Andrew; Wolf, Zachary; /SLAC; ,

2010-11-23

250

X-ray transmissive debris shield  

DOEpatents

A composite window structure is described for transmitting x-ray radiation and for shielding radiation generated debris. In particular, separate layers of different x-ray transmissive materials are laminated together to form a high strength, x-ray transmissive debris shield which is particularly suited for use in high energy fluences. In one embodiment, the composite window comprises alternating layers of beryllium and a thermoset polymer.

Spielman, Rick B. (Albuquerque, NM)

1994-01-01

251

Radiation shielding of the main injector  

SciTech Connect

The radiation shielding in the Fermilab Main Injector (FMI) complex has been carried out by adopting a number of prescribed stringent guidelines established by a previous safety analysis. Determination of the required amount of radiation shielding at various locations of the FMI has been done using Monte Carlo computations. A three dimensional ray tracing code as well as a code based upon empirical observations have been employed in certain cases.

Bhat, C.M.; Martin, P.S.

1995-05-01

252

The effect of small variations in the magnetization curves of shielding material upon shielded fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The shielding of strong electromagnetic fields at power frequency, performed by ferromagnetic plates, is often successfully modelled by the effective reluctivity. This method delivers good results for the RMSvalue of the shielded field. The following paper shows that a small variation of the magnetization curve (e.g.by taking another material charge) can strongly influence the shielded field. The field calculation is performed by the Finite Element Method (FEM), where for the interior plate region a)finite elements and b)non-linear Impedance Boundary Conditions (IBC) are used which circumvents the need to discretize the shielding plate.

Kost, A.; Jacobs, R. T.; Hahn, A.

2007-08-01

253

Anhysteretic Permeability and Magnetic Shielding Effect of Steel Sheets for Magnetic Shield  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recently, cathode ray tubes (CRTs) have become flat and larger, and the magnetic shielding against the terrestrial magnetic field is becoming more important for CRTs to improve the image quality. As CRTs of TV sets and computer monitors are used after the degaussing process, it is necessary to consider the magnetic shielding effect in terms of the anhysteretic permeability. In this paper, dependence of anhysteretic permeability on the chemical composition and the microstructure of steel sheets for inner magnetic shields has been studied. In addition, the importance of anhysteretic permeability on magnetic shielding has been experimentally investigated.

Fujita, Koichiro; Matsuoka, Hideki; Hiratani, Tatsuhiko; Tahara, Kenji; Tanaka, Yasushi

254

Self-shielding During Gas-phase Photolysis as a Source of Mass-independent Isotope Fractionation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Very large isotopic enrichments occur in the photolysis products of molecules that have line-type absorption spectra. Abundance-dependent line saturation, a process termed photochemical self-shielding, yields large mass-independent (MI) isotope effects, and has been proposed to have occurred in CO in the solar nebula (Clayton 2002) and SO2 in the early Earth atmosphere (Lyons 2007). The MI signatures derived from photolysis of CO and SO2 are believed to be recorded in primitive meteorites (CAIs) and in Archean/Paleoproterozoic sulfur sediments, respectively. Although self-shielding is a fairly straight-forward isotopic process, molecules with highly structured absorption spectra could, in principle, yield additional MI isotopic effects as a result of interactions of the photoexcitation state with other electronic states. Comparison of theory and experiment can be used to distinguish self-shielding from other processes. For SO2 a simplified theory (Lyons 2007) in which the sulfur isotopologue absorption spectra were approximated from measured 32SO2 spectra yields moderately good quantitative agreement with recent experiments (Pen and Clayton 2008), and confirms that self-shielding does occur during SO2 photolysis. Measurement of high resolution isotopologue absorption spectra will substantially improve the self-shielding calculations, and such measurements are in progress by several groups. Here, I will present self-shielding model results for both sulfur and oxygen isotopes. For CO most photochemical calculations (e.g., Lyons and Young 2005) have utilized 'shielding functions' (van Dishoeck and Black 1988) to quantify isotope enrichment effects. A recent experiment evaluating oxygen isotopic effects during CO photolysis (Chakraborty et al. 2008) obtained very large enrichments (~1000s ‰), as expected for self-shielding, but with ?17O/?18O ratios for product O that range from 0.65 to 1.45 depending on wavelength, a much wider range than is possible from shielding functions. The authors interpreted these results to be evidence that CO self-shielding was not responsible for the large enrichments they measured. However, the optical depths of their gas samples were very high (~100-1000), and so self-shielding by C16O was unavoidable in their experiments. I will present line-by- line radiative transfer self-shielding simulations of their experiments. As with SO2 high-resolution CO isotopologue absorption spectra are needed to fully evaluate the isotopic effects of CO self-shielding.

Lyons, J. R.

2008-12-01

255

Space Shielding Materials for Prometheus Application  

SciTech Connect

At the time of Prometheus program restructuring, shield material and design screening efforts had progressed to the point where a down-selection from approximately eighty-eight materials to a set of five ''primary'' materials was in process. The primary materials were beryllium (Be), boron carbide (B{sub 4}C), tungsten (W), lithium hydride (LiH), and water (H{sub 2}O). The primary materials were judged to be sufficient to design a Prometheus shield--excluding structural and insulating materials, that had not been studied in detail. The foremost preconceptual shield concepts included: (1) a Be/B{sub 4}C/W/LiH shield; (2) a Be/B{sub 4}C/W shield; (3) and a Be/B{sub 4}C/H{sub 2}O shield. Since the shield design and materials studies were still preliminary, alternative materials (e.g., {sup nal}B or {sup 10}B metal) were still being screened, but at a low level of effort. Two competing low mass neutron shielding materials are included in the primary materials due to significant materials uncertainties in both. For LiH, irradiation-induced swelling was the key issue, whereas for H{sub 2}O, containment corrosion without active chemistry control was key, Although detailed design studies are required to accurately estimate the mass of shields based on either hydrogenous material, both are expected to be similar in mass, and lower mass than virtually any alternative. Unlike Be, W, and B{sub 4}C, which are not expected to have restrictive temperature limits, shield temperature limits and design accommodations are likely to be needed for either LiH or H{sub 2}O. The NRPCT focused efforts on understanding swelting of LiH, and observed, from approximately fifty prior irradiation tests, that either casting ar thorough out-gassing should reduce swelling. A potential contributor to LiH swelling appears to be LiOH contamination due to exposure to humid air, that can be eliminated by careful processing. To better understand LiH irradiation performance and mitigate the risks in LiH development for a project with an aggressive schedule like JIMO, some background or advanced development effort for LiH should be considered for future space reactor projects.

R. Lewis

2006-01-20

256

Atlas SCT/Pixel Grounding and Shielding Note 1 ATLAS SCT/Pixel Grounding and Shielding Note  

E-print Network

for SCT. This proposal mostly connects existing mechanical and electrical conductive #12;Atlas SCT the shield: the shield provides a conductive path for all the metal connecting to its surface. All conductors. The barrel outer heat shield (150 ”m aluminum) is the main element of the shield. #12;Atlas SCT

California at Santa Cruz, University of

257

A Solar-Powered Near Earth Object Resource Extractor  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is an offshoot of a project to study means of forming massive radiation- shielded structures using Near Earth Object (NEO) materials. The topic is the conceptual design of a solar-powered robotic craft to land on, attach to, and extract materials from, a typical NEO. A solar-powered trajectory to a candidate NEO is used to estimate requirements. A reconfigurable

Thilini Rangedera; Ravi Vanmali; Nilesh Shah; Waqar Zaidi; Narayanan Komerath

2005-01-01

258

Digital Earth - A sustainable Earth  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

All life, particularly human, cannot be sustainable, unless complimented with shelter, poverty reduction, provision of basic infrastructure and services, equal opportunities and social justice. Yet, in the context of cities, it is believed that they can accommodate more and more people, endlessly, regardless to their carrying capacity and increasing ecological footprint. The 'inclusion', for bringing more and more people in the purview of development is often limited to social and economic inclusion rather than spatial and ecological inclusion. Economic investment decisions are also not always supported with spatial planning decisions. Most planning for a sustainable Earth, be at a level of rural settlement, city, region, national or Global, fail on the capacity and capability fronts. In India, for example, out of some 8,000 towns and cities, Master Plans exist for only about 1,800. A chapter on sustainability or environment is neither statutorily compulsory nor a norm for these Master Plans. Geospatial technologies including Remote Sensing, GIS, Indian National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), Indian National Urban Information Systems (NUIS), Indian Environmental Information System (ENVIS), and Indian National GIS (NGIS), etc. have potential to map, analyse, visualize and take sustainable developmental decisions based on participatory social, economic and social inclusion. Sustainable Earth, at all scales, is a logical and natural outcome of a digitally mapped, conceived and planned Earth. Digital Earth, in fact, itself offers a platform to dovetail the ecological, social and economic considerations in transforming it into a sustainable Earth.

Mahavir

2014-02-01

259

SONY GXB5005 GPS RECEIVER DATA Without shield can Installed With shield can in place  

E-print Network

for WAAS/EGNOS augmented positioning. The receiver is based on Sony's CXD2951 single-chip GPS receiver ICSONY GXB5005 GPS RECEIVER DATA Without shield can Installed With shield can in place (for illustrative purposes only) The Sony GXB5005 GPS receiver is a miniature 12 channel GPS module with support

Berns, Hans-Gerd

260

UWB: Success in AircraftUWB: Success in Aircraft Shielding MetrologyShielding Metrology  

E-print Network

UWB: Success in AircraftUWB: Success in Aircraft Shielding MetrologyShielding Metrology Dr. Robert in UWB metrology have been existence since 1971--both conducted & radiated · Low-power & low interference processing · NASA: Shuttle safety during night launches · Boeing: protection of flight platforms with high

Southern California, University of

261

Rare earths  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Global mine production of rare earths was estimated to have declined slightly in 2012 relative to 2011 (Fig. 1). Production in China was estimated to have decreased to 95 from 105 kt (104,700 from 115,700 st) in 2011, while new mine production in the United States and Australia increased.

Gambogi, J.

2013-01-01

262

Spaceship Earth  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this lesson, from Science NetLinks, students will develop an understanding of our planet as a system by designing a very-long-duration space mission in which the life-support system is patterned after that of earth.

Science Netlinks;

2002-09-10

263

Earth's Potentiosphere  

Microsoft Academic Search

Viscoelastic fluid theory suggests that Earth's upper mantle and transition zone comprise a coherent thermomechanical boundary layer. Based on the remarkable correspondence between theoretical predictions and observable seismic features in the upper mantle, this finding has important ramifications for global tectonics. The theory, parameterized in terms of Weissenberg number (Wi) and scaled using the average thickness of the mechanical lithosphere

R. L. Patton

2001-01-01

264

Earth Walk  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this hands-on and feet-on excursion, learners take a science walk to visualize the planet's immense size and numerous structures, without the usual scale and ratio dimensions found in most textbooks. Learners also compare their body's height to a scaled-down Earth.

Muller, Eric

1995-01-01

265

Impact Earth  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This planetarium show teaches about meteors, meteorites, asteroids, and comets. It includes results from NASA missions and about the dangers they can pose to life on Earth. It is created for full-dome theaters but can also be shown in flat version for TVs and computer monitors. Shows the effects of the Chixulub and Tungusta events, plus the Pallasite impact that resulted in the Brenham meteorite fall. Describes ways that asteroid hunters seek new objects in the Solar System, and how ground-penetrating radar is used to find meteorites that have reached the Earth's surface and ancient craters under the desert. Narrated by astronaut Tom Jones, it also discusses ways that humans might try to deflect an asteroid or comet that is on a collision course with Earth. Created for informal science venues (digital planetariums), it is also useful as ancillary material for middle school science. Created under NASA Cooperative Agreement NCC5-316 to Rice University in conjunction with the Houston Museum of Natural Science as part of the "Immersive Earth" project, part of the REASoN program.

Reiff, Patricia

2009-05-01

266

Correlated Uncertainties in Radiation Shielding Effectiveness  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The space radiation environment is composed of energetic particles which can deliver harmful doses of radiation that may lead to acute radiation sickness, cancer, and even death for insufficiently shielded crew members. Spacecraft shielding must provide structural integrity and minimize the risk associated with radiation exposure. The risk of radiation exposure induced death (REID) is a measure of the risk of dying from cancer induced by radiation exposure. Uncertainties in the risk projection model, quality factor, and spectral fluence are folded into the calculation of the REID by sampling from probability distribution functions. Consequently, determining optimal shielding materials that reduce the REID in a statistically significant manner has been found to be difficult. In this work, the difference of the REID distributions for different materials is used to study the effect of composition on shielding effectiveness. It is shown that the use of correlated uncertainties allows for the determination of statistically significant differences between materials despite the large uncertainties in the quality factor. This is in contrast to previous methods where uncertainties have been generally treated as uncorrelated. It is concluded that the use of correlated quality factor uncertainties greatly reduces the uncertainty in the assessment of shielding effectiveness for the mitigation of radiation exposure.

Werneth, Charles M.; Maung, Khin Maung; Blattnig, Steve R.; Clowdsley, Martha S.; Townsend, Lawrence W.

2013-01-01

267

Asymmetric Electrostatic Radiation Shielding for Spacecraft  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A paper describes the types, sources, and adverse effects of energetic-particle radiation in interplanetary space, and explores a concept of using asymmetric electrostatic shielding to reduce the amount of such radiation impinging on spacecraft. Typically, such shielding would include a system of multiple inflatable, electrically conductive spheres deployed in clusters in the vicinity of a spacecraft on lightweight structures that would maintain the spheres in a predetermined multipole geometry. High-voltage generators would maintain the spheres at potential differences chosen in conjunction with the multipole geometry so that the resulting multipole field would gradually divert approaching energetic atomic nuclei from a central region occupied by the spacecraft. The spheres nearest the center would be the most positive, so as to repel the positively charged impinging nuclei from the center. At the same time, the monopole potential of the overall spacecraft-and-shielding system would be made negative so as to repel thermal electrons. The paper presents results of computational simulations of energetic-particle trajectories and shield efficiency for a trial system of 21 spheres arranged in three clusters in an overall linear quadrupole configuration. Further development would be necessary to make this shielding concept practical.

Metzger, Philip T.; Youngquist, Robert C.; Lane, John E.

2005-01-01

268

Microscreen radiation shield for thermoelectric generator  

DOEpatents

The present invention provides a microscreen radiation shield which reduces radiative heat losses in thermoelectric generators such as sodium heat engines without reducing the efficiency of operation of such devices. The radiation shield is adapted to be interposed between a reaction zone and a means for condensing an alkali metal vapor in a thermoelectric generator for converting heat energy directly to electrical energy. The radiation shield acts to reflect infrared radiation emanating from the reaction zone back toward the reaction zone while permitting the passage of the alkali metal vapor to the condensing means. The radiation shield includes a woven wire mesh screen or a metal foil having a plurality of orifices formed therein. The orifices in the foil and the spacing between the wires in the mesh is such that radiant heat is reflected back toward the reaction zone in the interior of the generator, while the much smaller diameter alkali metal atoms such as sodium pass directly through the orifices or along the metal surfaces of the shield and through the orifices with little or no impedance.

Hunt, Thomas K. (Ann Arbor, MI); Novak, Robert F. (Farmington Hills, MI); McBride, James R. (Ypsilanti, MI)

1990-01-01

269

Space reactor shielding: an assessment of the technology  

SciTech Connect

Space power reactor systems require shielding to protect payload and reactor shielding components, and also maintenance and operating personnel. Shield composition, size, and shape are important design considerations, since the shield can dominate the overall weight of the system. Techniques for space reactor shield design analysis and optimization and experimental test facilities are available for design verification. With these tools, a shielding technology in support of current and future space power reactor systems can be developed. Efforts in this direction should begin with a generic shielding program to provide information on materials properties and geometric effects and should be followed by project-specific shielding programs to provide design optimization and prototype shield verification.

Bartine, D.E.; Engle, W.W. Jr.

1982-01-01

270

Photochemical self-shielding as a source of non-mass-dependent isotope fractionation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Very large isotopic enrichments occur in the photolysis products of molecules that have line-type absorption spectra. Abundance-dependent line saturation, a process termed photochemical self-shielding, yields large non-mass-dependent (NMD) isotope effects, and has been proposed to have occurred in CO in the solar nebula (Clayton 2002) and SO2 in the early Earth atmosphere (Lyons 2007). The NMD signatures derived from photolysis of CO and SO2 are believed to be recorded in primitive meteorites inclusions (CAIs) and in Archean/Paleoproterozoic sulfur sediments, respectively. Comparison of theory and experiment can be used to distinguish self-shielding from other NMD processes. Recent low-resolution (~10 cm^-1) measurements of isotopic SO2 cross sections (Danielache et al. 2008) exhibit NMD effects when included in photoechemical models (Ueno et al. 2009), but not as a result of self-shielding. Higher resolution measurements (1-0.2 cm^-1) of isotopic cross sections are in progress at Imperial College. Inclusion of preliminary 1 cm^-1 resolution cross sections in a photochemical model for Earth's early atmosphere clearly demonstrates that isotopic self-shielding is present, yielding d33S>0 and d34S>0 in photoproduct SO. However, uncertainties in the measured cross sections also introduce NMD signatures. We are presently working to remove these uncertainties. Recent experiments on CO photodissociation at wavelengths ~91-108 nm show very large NMD effects in oxygen (Chakraborty et al. 2008). Because the measured NMD signatures are wavelength dependent, and differ in delta-values (i.e., d17O/d18O not equal unity), Chakraborty et al. claim that their experiments rule out CO self-shielding as the mechanism for the meteorite CAI slope-1 line. Here we show via model simulation of the experiments that the non-unity d17O/d18O values result primarily from self-shielding effects in both C16O and C18O. Also, model results indicate that the non-unity d17O/d18O values only arise for low CO dissociation fraction (<10 %). When a larger fraction of CO is dissociated (>10 %), d17O/d18O approaches unity. This is consistent with self-shielding models and with the CAI fractionation line.

Lyons, James; Stark, Glenn; Blackie, Doug; Pickering, Juliet; Heays, Alan

2010-05-01

271

Electronics Shielding and Reliability Design Tools  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

It is well known that electronics placement in large-scale human-rated systems provides opportunity to optimize electronics shielding through materials choice and geometric arrangement. For example, several hundred single event upsets (SEUs) occur within the Shuttle avionic computers during a typical mission. An order of magnitude larger SEU rate would occur without careful placement in the Shuttle design. These results used basic physics models (linear energy transfer (LET), track structure, Auger recombination) combined with limited SEU cross section measurements allowing accurate evaluation of target fragment contributions to Shuttle avionics memory upsets. Electronics shielding design on human-rated systems provides opportunity to minimize radiation impact on critical and non-critical electronic systems. Implementation of shielding design tools requires adequate methods for evaluation of design layouts, guiding qualification testing, and an adequate follow-up on final design evaluation including results from a systems/device testing program tailored to meet design requirements.

Wilson, John W.; ONeill, P. M.; Zang, Thomas A., Jr.; Pandolf, John E.; Koontz, Steven L.; Boeder, P.; Reddell, B.; Pankop, C.

2006-01-01

272

Starprobe thermal shield system design concepts  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The mission goals, flight trajectory, and material durability requirements for the NASA Starprobe spacecraft are reviewed. The spacecraft will use a Jovian gravity assist to pass within four solar radii of the sun to study fields and particles near the sun, perform experiments dealing with relativity and gravity, and observe the structure of the solar atmosphere from the photosphere to the corona. Constraints on the system size and mass design are given, and the system is noted to be required to withstand 2500 K at perihelion, thermally insulate the instrument payload, have a tube for optical measurements, and provide protection from meteorite damage. A secondary shield is also required to dispense thermal radiation that passes the primary shield and could endanger the payload. Design options are discussed, along with temperature control requirements and a conical carbon-carbon primary shield with mass-loss rate characteristics sufficient to meet a 2.5 mg/sec criterion.

Maag, C. R.; Millard, J. M.; Miyake, R. N.

1982-01-01

273

Overview of SNS accelerator shielding analyses  

SciTech Connect

The Spallation Neutron Source is an accelerator driven neutron scattering facility for materials research. During all phases of SNS development, including design, construction, commissioning and operation, extensive neutronics work was performed in order to provide adequate shielding, to assure safe facility operation from radiation protection point of view, and to optimize performance of the accelerator and target facility. Presently, most of the shielding work is concentrated on the beam lines and instrument enclosures to prepare for commissioning, safe operation and adequate radiation background in the future. Although the accelerator is built and in operation mode, there is extensive demand for shielding and activation analyses. It includes redesigning some parts of the facility, facility upgrades, designing additional structures, storage and transport containers for accelerator structures taken out of service, and performing radiation protection analyses and studies on residual dose rates inside the accelerator. (authors)

Popova, I.; Gallmeier, F. X.; Ferguson, P.; Iverson, E.; Lu, W. [ORNL/SNS, MS6475, PO Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6471 (United States)

2012-07-01

274

Electromagnetic fields and torque for a rotating gyroscope with a superconducting shield  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In a proposed experiment, a measurement is to be made of the angular precession of a rotating superconducting gyroscope for the purpose of testing different general-relativity theories. For various reasons having to do with the design of the experiment, the superconducting shield surrounding the gyroscope is not spherically symmetric and produces a torque. There are two distinct features of the shield which lead to a torque on the gyroscope. First, its shape is a sphere intersected by a plane. If the angular momentum of the gyroscope is not parallel to the rotational symmetry axis of the shield, there is a torque which is calculated. Second, there are small holes in the spherical portion of the shield. The earth's field can penetrate through these holes and give an additional torque which is also calculated. In the actual experiment, these torques must be accurately known or made very small in order to obtain meaningful results. The present calculation is sufficiently general for application over a wide range of experimental design parameters.

Ebner, C.; Sung, C. C.

1975-01-01

275

Impact: Earth!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What would happen if a large meteorite or other object hit the Earth? It's something that has engaged the minds and talents of astrophysicists (and students of all ages) for decades. Now the generally curious can create their own simulated impact with Purdue University's "Impact Earth" website. Visitors can browse the Famous Craters area to get started. This part includes some "classics," such as the Ries Crater and the Tunguska Fireball. Of course, visitors really must use the handy interface to craft their own impact, projectile, and target parameters to get the full effect on how such an event plays out. Also, the site includes a complete Documentation file (a peer-reviewed article) and a detailed glossary.

2013-01-01

276

Earth plasmas  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Fusion is the focus of this section of a tutorial about plasma, one of the four states of matter. This section deals with plasmas on Earth. There is little naturally-occurring plasma here because of the Earth's relatively cool (by universe standards) temperature, but human-made plasma is produced for industry and research purposes. The section explores the use of plasmas in experimental fusion reactors, pointing out three categories of significant unresolved issues that stand in the way of fusion becoming a viable energy source. The use of electromagnets to confine plasmas is discussed. Enlargeable images of fusion reactors are provided, and an explanation of the difference between fission and fusion is supplemented by animations of the two reaction types. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse

Institute, Space S.

2005-01-01

277

Earth Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This text explores a few of the many concepts that frequently come up in the study of Earth systems and global climate change. Students will be exposed to many problems involving unit conversion. Global climate change reports involve terms such as kilowatt-hour, megawatt-hour, and gigawatt-hour, as well as megatons and gigatons. Students will become versed in converting units where appropriate, and through the calculations, will work with the concept of significant figures. Creating linear equations from graphical and tabular information is covered, as well as forecasting. The text is meant to be used as a companion to standard Earth science and mathematics courses, and presents enough application problems to allow students to quantitatively understand typical media reports about global climate change.

2009-01-01

278

Parametrically shielding electromagnetic fields by nonlinear metamaterials.  

PubMed

An analytical theory is developed for parametric interactions in metamaterial multilayer structures with simultaneous nonlinear electronic and magnetic responses and with a near-zero refractive index. We demonstrate theoretically that electromagnetic fields of certain frequencies can be parametrically shielded by a nonlinear left-handed material slab, where the permittivity and permeability are both negative. The skin depth is tunable, and even in the absence of material absorption, can be much less than the wavelength of the electromagnetic field being shielded. This exotic behavior is a consequence of the intricate nonlinear response in the left-handed materials and vanishing optical refractive index at the pump frequency. PMID:18352472

Feng, Simin; Halterman, Klaus

2008-02-15

279

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Alabama BlueCross and BlueShield Medical Information Server, located and developed by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Computer and Information Sciences, through a grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama for the express purpose of providing Internet access to medical information for all physicians and other health care providers in the state of Alabama. It provides links to a broad range of medical information resources located throughout the Internet. Menus provide information on diseases and disorders, patient care and medical practice, medical specialties, journals and newsletters, health care reform, and other medical information.

1997-01-01

280

Scale-PC shielding analysis sequences  

SciTech Connect

The SCALE computational system is a modular code system for analyses of nuclear fuel facility and package designs. With the release of SCALE-PC Version 4.3, the radiation shielding analysis community now has the capability to execute the SCALE shielding analysis sequences contained in the control modules SAS1, SAS2, SAS3, and SAS4 on a MS- DOS personal computer (PC). In addition, SCALE-PC includes two new sequences, QADS and ORIGEN-ARP. The capabilities of each sequence are presented, along with example applications.

Bowman, S.M.

1996-05-01

281

Hysteresis prediction inside magnetic shields and application  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have developed a simple model that is able to describe and predict hysteresis behavior inside Mumetal magnetic shields, when the shields are submitted to ultra-low frequency (<0.01 Hz) magnetic perturbations with amplitudes lower than 60 ?T. This predictive model has been implemented in a software to perform an active compensation system. With this compensation the attenuation of longitudinal magnetic fields is increased by two orders of magnitude. The system is now integrated in the cold atom space clock called PHARAO. The clock will fly onboard the International Space Station in the frame of the ACES space mission.

Mori?, Igor; De Graeve, Charles-Marie; Grosjean, Olivier; Laurent, Philippe

2014-07-01

282

Analytical study of twin-jet shielding  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Progress in the refinement and evaluation of an analytical jet shielding model are summarized. The model consists of a point noise source impinging on a cylinder of heated flow in which the temperature and velocity are uniform across the cross section of the jet. The shielding jet is infinite in extent along the jet axis and the radius of the jet is constant. The analytical model was compared to experimental data for a point noise source impinging on an ambient temperature, subsonic jet and on a subsonic simulated hot jet using helium as the flow medium. Results of these comparisons are discussed.

Gerhold, C. H.

1982-01-01

283

Earth Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Earth Lab is a database of fossils, minerals and rocks from the UK. A photograph is displayed for each specimen selected, as well as the scientific name, location and properties or age of the specimen. The fossils can be searched by area, age, and group; minerals by area, element, group, and property; and rocks by area, geological age, and type of rock. A series of questions allows users to identify their own specimens.

284

Earth's Water  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The total amount of water on Earth, the places in which it is found and the percentages of fresh vs. salt are examined in this lesson. A short demonstration allows students to visualize the percentage differences and a coloring exercise illustrates locations. This lesson uses the 5E instructional model. All background information, student worksheets and images/photographs/data are included in these downloadable sections: Teacher's Guide, Student Capture Sheet and PowerPoint Presentation.

285

Earth's Biomes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What are the characteristics of Earth's biomes? First, open the Biomes Graphic Organizer Now read through Information on Aquatic Biome (Freshwater) and fill in 5 characterestics of a freshwater biome in your graphic organizer. Now read through Information on Desert and fill in 5 characteristics of a desert biome in your graphic organizer. Now read through Information on Rainforest and fill in 5 characteristics of rainforest biome in your graphic organizer. Now ...

Allman, Ms.

2012-04-05

286

Earth Day  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Wow! Endagered species are everywhere! Just understanding the needs of animals will help them to survive longer. Find out how much your use of energy leaves a 'carbon' footprint on the earth. We all need to use our limited resources wisely. Reduce your footprint! Find out how and take the carbon footrpint quiz here. Carbon Footprint Watch the following YouTube video to hear a special message from Carl Hiaasen, the ...

Datwyler, Mrs.

2010-04-19

287

Earth Observations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document is concentrates on a couple of the missions where the Spacelab hardware was used to do Earth science. The Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science (ATLAS) series of missions and the Lidar in-Space Technology Experiment (LITE) mission, the ATLAS being a series of three Shuttle missions that were very much Spacelab missions, are described. A little bit about the history, what the missions were, some of the instruments that were on them, and results are given.

Kaye, Jack

2000-01-01

288

Impact Earth  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This 24 minute planetarium show teaches about meteors, meteorites, asteroids, and comets. The show was created for fulldome theaters, but is also available on DVD to be shown in flat version for TVs and computer monitors, and can be freely viewed online. It shows the effects of the Chixulub and Tungusta events, plus the Pallasite impact that resulted in the Brenham meteorite fall, and describes ways that asteroid hunters seek new objects in the solar system, and how ground penetrating radar is used to find meteorites that have survived to the Earth's surface. Narrated by astronaut Tom Jones, it also discusses ways that humans might try to deflect an asteroid or comet that is on a collision course with Earth. The show was created for informal science venues (digital planetariums); it is also useful as supplemental material for middle school science. Impact Earth is available for free if presented directly from the Space Update site (widescreen or fisheye views linked from YouTube). Otherwise, a DVD of the show can be purchased for $10.

289

Radiation Protection Quantities for Near Earth Environments  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

As humans travel beyond the protection of the Earth's magnetic field and mission durations grow, risk due to radiation exposure will increase and may become the limiting factor for such missions. Here, the dosimetric quantities recommended by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) for the evaluation of health risk due to radiation exposure, effective dose and gray-equivalent to eyes, skin, and blood forming organs (BFO), are calculated for several near Earth environments. These radiation protection quantities are evaluated behind two different shielding materials, aluminum and polyethylene. Since exposure limits for missions beyond low Earth orbit (LEO) have not yet been defined, results are compared to limits recommended by the NCRP for LEO operations.

Clowdsley, Martha S.; Wilson, John W.; Kim, Myung-Hee; Anderson, Brooke M.; Nealy, John E.

2004-01-01

290

Optimization of Martian regolith and ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene composites for radiation shielding and habitat structures  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In preparation for long duration missions to the moon, Mars or, even near earth asteroids, one challenge, amongst many others, that the space program faces is shielding against space radiation. It is difficult to effectively shield all sources of space radiation because of the broad range of types and high energies found in space, so the most important goal is to minimize the damaging effects that may occur to humans and electronics during long duration space flight. For a long duration planetary habitat, a shielding option is to use in situ resources such as the native regolith. A possible way to utilize regolith on a planet is to combine it with a binder to form a structural material that also exhibits desirable shielding properties. In our studies, we explore Martian regolith and ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) composites. We selected UHMWPE as the binder in our composites due to its high hydrogen content; a desirable characteristic for shielding materials in a space environment. Our initial work has focused on the process of developing the right ratio of simulated Martian regolith and UHMWPE to yield the best results in material endurance and strength, while retaining good shielding characteristics. Another factor in our optimization process is to determine the composite ratio that minimizes the amount of ex situ UHMWPE while retaining desirable structural and shielding properties. This consideration seeks to minimize mission weight and costs. Mechanical properties such as tensile strength of the Martian regolith/UHMWPE composite as a function of its grain size, processing parameters, and different temperature variations used are discussed. The radiation shielding effectiveness of loose mixtures of Martian regolith/ UHMWPE is evaluated using a 200 MeV proton beam and a tissue equivalent proportional counter. Preliminary results show that composites with an 80/20 ratio percent weight of regolith to UHMWPE can be fabricated with potentially useful structural strength. I n addition, Martian regolith, while not as efficient as polyethylene at reducing proton energy as a function of shield thickness, compares well with polyethylene at shielding the 200 MeV protons. These preliminary results indicate that native Martian regolith has promising properties as a habitat material for future human missions. Future work studying the shielding effectiveness and radiation tolerance will also be discussed.

Wilkins, Richard; Gersey, Brad; Baburaj, Abhijit; Barnett, Milan; Zhou, Xianren

2012-07-01

291

Fuel Tanks & Berms-McMurdo  

NSF Publications Database

... fuel collected at McMurdo Station and awaiting retrograde from Antarctica on the annual fuel supply ... Most waste fuel comes from one of two sources: 1) fuel pumped from the bottom of fuel storage tanks ...

292

Desert Shield and Desert Storm Emerging Observations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The enclosed final report is the culmination of the U.S. Army Armor Center effort to collect Desert Shield/Storm emerging observations and provide them to the Total Armor Force (TAF) and other selected agencies. The report is a compilation of a year long ...

1991-01-01

293

SHLDUTIL: A Code for Useful Shielding Data  

E-print Network

SHLDUTIL: A Code for Useful Shielding Data by J. Kenneth Shultis and Richard E. Faw (jks equivalents H (10mm) and H (.07mm) 5. ICRP (1996) dose indices and ambient dose equivalents H (10mm) and H) prescribed dose equivalent (NCRP 1971) 2. ICRP (1987) dose indices and ambient dose equivalents H (10mm

Shultis, J. Kenneth

294

Shielding Integral Benchmark Archive and Database (SINBAD)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Shielding Integral Benchmark Archive and Database (SINBAD) collection of benchmarks was initiated in the early 1990s. SINBAD is an international collaboration between the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Nuclear Energy Agency Data Bank (OECD\\/NEADB) and the Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). SINBAD is a major attempt to compile experiments and corresponding

Bernadette Lugue Kirk; Robert E Grove; I. Kodeli; Enrico Sartori; J. Gulliford

2011-01-01

295

Shielding effectiveness of superconductive particles in plastics  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ability to cool superconductors with liquid nitrogen instead of liquid helium has opened the door to a wide range of research. The well known Meissner effect, which states superconductors are perfectly diamagnetic, suggests shielding applications. One of the drawbacks to the new ceramic superconductors is the brittleness of the finished material. Because of this drawback, any application which required

T. Pienkowski; J. Kincaid; M. T. Lanagan; R. B. Poeppel; J. T. Dusek; D. Shi; K. C. Goretta

1988-01-01

296

Ram side of Wake Shield Facility  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The ram side of the Wake Shield Facility (WSF) is in the grasp of the Space Shuttle Discovery's Remote Manipulator System (RMS) arm in this 70mm frame. Clouds over the Atlantic Ocean and the blackness of space share the backdrop for the picture.

1994-01-01

297

Beer and Economic Growth Dr. Martin Shields  

E-print Network

Beer and Economic Growth Dr. Martin Shields Regional Economics Institute Colorado State University to the rest of the world #12;Industry Trends · Over the past 10 years, the growth in craft beer has significantly altered the industry · While overall beer sales are relatively flat, market share of craft brewers

298

President Clinton Defers Missile Shield Decision  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

President Clinton will announce in a speech at Georgetown University today that he will not begin the initial steps to deploy a national missile defense shield, leaving the final decision to his successor. The decision to not begin construction of a radar site in Alaska, designed to track incoming missiles, was apparently the product of several factors. These include the failure of recent tests, strong opposition from Russia and some US allies, and fears that any decision would inevitably become politicized with the election nearing. Vice-President Al Gore has expressed conditional support for a missile shield, while George W. Bush has called for an even more extensive system. The President made his decision after receiving competing advice on the missile shield. William S. Cohen, the defense secretary, had recommended Mr. Clinton begin, while Samuel R. Berger, the President's national security advisor, and others recommended against construction at this point. Work on the project will continue nonetheless, including additional tests of the "kill vehicle" and a new booster rocket. The next President will decide not only whether to build the radar station and other elements of a missile shield infrastructure, but also whether to field the system and break the 1972 Antiballistic Missile Treaty.

De Nie, Michael W.

299

Topographic evidence for shield volcanism on Io  

Microsoft Academic Search

Similarities between terrestrial shield volcanoes and a volcano on Io observed in Voyager I imagery of the satellite at 30° S, 246° W are delineated. A photoclinometry model was used to numerically estimate the slope based on the Minnaert photometric function. The slope values are accurate to within 10 deg on the sun-facing slope and 1 deg on the shadow

J. M. Moore; A. S. Mcewen; E. F. Albin; R. Greeley

1986-01-01

300

Topographic evidence for shield volcanism on Io  

Microsoft Academic Search

Similarities between terrestrial shield volcanoes and a volcano on Io observed in Voyager I imagery of the satellite at 30 deg S, 246 deg W are delineated. A photoclinometry model was used to numerically estimate the slope based on the Minnaert photometric function. The slope values are accurate to within 10 deg on the sun-facing slope and 1 deg on

J. M. Moore; A. S. McEwen; E. F. Albin; R. Greeley

1986-01-01

301

Evolution of large shield volcanoes on Venus  

Microsoft Academic Search

We studied the geologic history, topographic expression, and gravity signature of 29 large Venusian shield volcanoes with similar morphologies in Magellan synthetic aperture radar imagery. While they appear similar in imagery, 16 have a domical topographic expression and 13 have a central depression. Typical dimensions for the central depression are 150 km wide and 500 m deep. The central depressions

Robert R. Herrick; Josef Dufek; Patrick J. McGovern

2005-01-01

302

SCALE radiation shielding V and V package  

SciTech Connect

Verification and validation (V and V) are essential elements of software quality assurance (QA) for computer codes that are used for scientific calculations. The sponsors of the SCALE code system have required a QA plan and a V and V plan. For purposes of validating and verifying the SCALE shielding codes, a set of problems has been assembled and tested.

Emmett, M.B.; Bowman, S.M.; Broadhead, B.L.

1997-12-01

303

Ford Motor Company NDE facility shielding design.  

PubMed

Ford Motor Company proposed the construction of a large non-destructive evaluation laboratory for radiography of automotive power train components. The authors were commissioned to design the shielding and to survey the completed facility for compliance with radiation doses for occupationally and non-occupationally exposed personnel. The two X-ray sources are Varian Linatron 3000 accelerators operating at 9-11 MV. One performs computed tomography of automotive transmissions, while the other does real-time radiography of operating engines and transmissions. The shield thickness for the primary barrier and all secondary barriers were determined by point-kernel techniques. Point-kernel techniques did not work well for skyshine calculations and locations where multiple sources (e.g. tube head leakage and various scatter fields) impacted doses. Shielding for these areas was determined using transport calculations. A number of MCNP [Briesmeister, J. F. MCNPCA general Monte Carlo N-particle transport code version 4B. Los Alamos National Laboratory Manual (1997)] calculations focused on skyshine estimates and the office areas. Measurements on the operational facility confirmed the shielding calculations. PMID:16604635

Metzger, Robert L; Van Riper, Kenneth A; Jones, Martin H

2005-01-01

304

Guided modes in shielded slot transmission line  

Microsoft Academic Search

Guided modes in a shielded slot transmission line were analyzed. This transmission line consists of slotted metal strips inserted in a below cutoff parallel metal plate waveguide. The TEM mode can propagate in the slot area as the lowest dominant mode, while the higher modes may propagate in the metal strip regions from the calculated results based on the transverse

Futoshi KUROKI; Kazuya MIYAMOTO

2006-01-01

305

Structural and Radiation Shielding Properties of a Martian Habitat Material Synthesized From In-Situ Resources  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The 2 primary requirements of a Martian habitat structure include sufficient structural integrity and effective radiation shielding. In addition, the capability to synthesize such building materials primarily from in-situ resources would significantly reduce the cost associated with transportation of such materials and structures from earth. To demonstrate the feasibility of such an approach we have fabricated samples in the laboratory using simulated in-situ resources, evaluated radiation shielding effectiveness using radiation transport codes and radiation test data, and conducted mechanical properties testing. In this paper we will present experimental results that demonstrate the synthesis of polyethylene from a simulated Martian atmosphere and the fabrication of a composite material using simulated Martian regolith with polyethylene as the binding material. Results from radiation transport calculations and data from laboratory radiation testing using a 500 MeV/nucleon Fe beam will be discussed. Mechanical properties of the proposed composite as a function of composition and processing parameters will also be presented.

Sen, S.; Caranza, S.; Bhattacharya, M.; Makel, D. B.

2006-01-01

306

Early test facilities and analytic methods for radiation shielding: Proceedings  

SciTech Connect

This report represents a compilation of eight papers presented at the 1992 American Nuclear Society/European Nuclear Society International Meeting. The meeting is of special significance since it commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the first controlled nuclear chain reaction. The papers contained in this report were presented in a special session organized by the Radiation Protection and Shielding Division in keeping with the historical theme of the meeting. The paper titles are good indicators of their content and are: (1) The origin of radiation shielding research: The Oak Ridge experience, (2) Shielding research at the hanford site, (3) Aircraft shielding experiments at General Dynamics Fort Worth, 1950-1962, (4) Where have the neutrons gone , a history of the tower shielding facility, (5) History and evolution of buildup factors, (6) Early shielding research at Bettis atomic power laboratory, (7) UK reactor shielding: then and now, (8) A very personal view of the development of radiation shielding theory.

Ingersoll, D.T. (comp.) (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)); Ingersoll, J.K. (comp.) (Tec-Com, Knoxville, TN (United States))

1992-11-01

307

EMI SHIELDING TEST METHOD FOR SMALL WIRELESS DEVICES  

Microsoft Academic Search

We introduce a new cavity-to-cavity isolation standard for measuring the electric field attenuation of EMI\\/RFI shielding systems used in small wireless devices. The test specimen, which represents the shielding system under evaluation, is a \\

Robert Foster; David Rich

308

Full Earth  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

View of the Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew traveling toward the Moon. This translunar coast photograph extends from the Mediterranean Sea area to the Antarctica South polar ice cap. This is the first time the Apollo trajectory made it possible to photograph the South polar ice cap. Note the heavy cloud cover in the Southern Hemisphere. Almost the entire coastline of Africa is clearly visible. The Arabian Peninsula can be seen at the Northeastern edge of Africa. The large island off the coast of Africa is the Malagasy Republic. The Asian mainland is on the horizon toward the Northeast.

1972-01-01

309

Earth 911  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Earth 911 is an organization focused on empowering the public with community-specific resources to improve their quality of life. To accomplish this goal, they provide information on a wide range of environmental topics including recycling (several types of materials), household hazardous waste, water quality, composting, air pollution prevention, fire prevention, green shopping tips, and mercury pollution. Environmental news links, games and activities for kids, and local news and events are also included. Users may enter a zip code to obtain information on environmental issues specific to where they live.

2004-01-01

310

Crack Tip Shielding or Anti-shielding due to Smooth and Discontinuous Material Inhomogeneities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a theoretical model and related computational methods for examining the influence of inhomogeneous material\\u000a properties on the crack driving force in elastic and elastic-plastic materials. Following the configurational forces approach,\\u000a the crack tip shielding or anti-shielding due to smooth (e.g. graded layer) and discontinuous (e.g. bimaterial interface)\\u000a distributions in material properties are derived. Computational post-processing methods are

N. K. Simha; F. D. Fischer; O. Kolednik; J. Predan; G. X. Shan

2005-01-01

311

Design of a portable shield for space applications  

E-print Network

the shutdown reactor. Aluminum (Al) and tungsten (W) were investigated as shield materials and in addition, an analysis was performed to determine the order of these materials in a composite shield. Calculations were performed using both the semi... attenuation properties, minimum volume and mass, and possess the ability to perform at operating and accident temperatures and in radiation environments. It is known that tungsten is a suitable gamma shield and that aluminum is a suitable proton shield...

Felsher, Harry David

2012-06-07

312

Designing dual-plate meteoroid shields: A new analysis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Physics governing ultrahigh velocity impacts onto dual-plate meteor armor is discussed. Meteoroid shield design methodologies are considered: failure mechanisms, qualitative features of effective meteoroid shield designs, evaluating/processing meteoroid threat models, and quantitative techniques for optimizing effective meteoroid shield designs. Related investigations are included: use of Kevlar cloth/epoxy panels in meteoroid shields for the Halley's Comet intercept vehicle, mirror exposure dynamics, and evaluation of ion fields produced around the Halley Intercept Mission vehicle by meteoroid impacts.

Swift, H. F.; Bamford, R.; Chen, R.

1982-01-01

313

Apparatus and Method for Deploying a Hypervelocity Shield  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Provided herein are apparatuses for deployment of at least one hypervelocity shield on a structure in exoatmospheric space. The apparatuses comprise a means of attaching to the structure at least at one place on the structure and further comprise at least one of the hypervelocity shields and a means of deploying said shields. Also provided are methods of deploying the hypervelocity shields using said apparatuses.

Christiansen, Eric L. (Inventor); Kerr, Justin H. (Inventor)

2003-01-01

314

Computer subroutines for estimation of human exposure to radiation in low Earth orbit  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Computer subroutines to calculate human exposure to trapped radiations in low Earth orbit (LEO) on the basis of a simple approximation of the human geometry by spherical shell shields of varying thickness are presented and detailed. The subroutines calculate the dose to critical body organs and the fraction of exposure limit reached as a function of altitude of orbit, degree of inclination, shield thickness, and days in mission. Exposure rates are compared with current exposure limits.

Cucinotta, F. A.; Wilson, J. W.

1985-01-01

315

Numerical Study of Noise Shielding by Airframe Structures Changzheng Huang*  

E-print Network

-quiet advent aircraft that use jet noise shielding by the airframe. Current methods to predict shielding from predictive tools for jet noise shielding therefore requires a different approach. In this study we use, we examine the interaction of a wavepacket ­ simulating the jet noise source ­ with a rectangular

Papamoschou, Dimitri

316

EMI shielding evaluations of carbon nanotube based coatings and applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding coatings based on carbon nanotube (CNT) has been prepared and evaluated. The electromagnetic shielding effectiveness is measured using planar material fixture method from 10MHz to 3 GHz and with free space method in the range of 3 GHz to 18 GHz. The results show that carbon nanotube based coating is effective in providing EMI shielding in

Ping Li; Yueyan Shan; Lie Liu; Junhong Deng; Ong Guat Choon; Xijiang Yin

2012-01-01

317

Broadband EMI shielding for electro-optical systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding of apertures in electro-optical (EO) systems can be accomplished generally by transparent electrically conductive (EC) coatings, wire meshes or opaque EC coatings patterned to form meshes. The shielding effectiveness (SE) of these methods are studied both analytically and experimentally. The shielding due to both absorption and reflection as a function of frequency was evaluated. EO systems

C. I. Bright

1994-01-01

318

Electromagnetic shielding for electro-optical windows and domes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding of windows and domes in electro-optical (EO) systems can be accomplished by transparent electrically conductive (EC) coatings or patterned opaque EC coatings. The shielding effectiveness (SE) of these two methods was studied both analytically and experimentally. Shielding due to both absorption and reflection as a function of frequency was evaluated. Infrared EO systems often use windows

Clark I. Bright

1994-01-01

319

Sulfur Earth  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Variations in surface tension affect the buoyancy of objects floating in a liquid. Thus an object floating in water will sink deeper in the presence of dishwater fluid. This is a very minor but measurable effect. It causes for instance ducks to drown in aqueous solutions with added surfactant. The surface tension of liquid iron is very strongly affected by the presence of sulfur which acts as a surfactant in this system varying between 1.9 and 0.4 N/m at 10 mass percent Sulfur (Lee & Morita (2002), This last value is inferred to be the maximum value for Sulfur inferred to be present in the liquid outer core. Venting of Sulfur from the liquid core manifests itself on the Earth surface by the 105 to 106 ton of sulfur vented into the atmosphere annually (Wedepohl, 1984). Inspection of surface Sulfur emission indicates that venting is non-homogeneously distributed over the Earth's surface. The implication of such large variation in surface tension in the liquid outer core are that at locally low Sulfur concentration, the liquid outer core does not wet the predominantly MgSiO3 matrix with which it is in contact. However at a local high in Sulfur, the liquid outer core wets this matrix which in the fluid state has a surface tension of 0.4 N/m (Bansal & Doremus, 1986), couples with it, and causes it to sink. This differential and diapiric movement is transmitted through the essentially brittle mantle (1024 Pa.s, Lambeck & Johnson, 1998; the maximum value for ice being about 1030 Pa.s at 0 K, in all likely hood representing an upper bound of viscosity for all materials) and manifests itself on the surface by the roughly 20 km differentiation, about 0.1 % of the total mantle thickness, between topographical heights and lows with concomitant lateral movement in the crust and upper mantle resulting in thin skin tectonics. The brittle nature of the medium though which this movement is transmitted suggests that the extremes in topography of the D" layer are similar in range to those observed on the Earth's surface and are mimicked by lows under the oceans and highs under the altiplanos. Careful and area selective S wave core mantle ellipsometry might be able to discern these core-mantle topographic variations. As such this process demonstrates the validity of the Gaia hypothesis enunciated by Baas Becking(1931) that no ecological niche on our planet is closed off from other niches "nothing in the world is single".

de Jong, B. H.

2007-12-01

320

Solar wind induced magnetic field around the unmagnetized Earth  

E-print Network

The Earth is a planet with a dipolar magnetic field which is agitated by a magnetized plasma wind streaming from the Sun. The magnetic field shields the Earth's surface from penetrating high energy solar wind particles, as well as interstellar cosmic rays. The magnetic dipole has reversed sign some hundreds of times over the last 400 million years. These polarity reversals correspond to drastic breakdowns of the dynamo action. The question arises what the consequences for the Earth's atmosphere, climate, and, in particular, biosphere are. It is shown by kinematic estimates and three-dimensional plasma-neutral gas simulations that the solar wind can induce very fast a magnetic field in the previously completely unmagnetized Earth's ionosphere that is strong enough to protect Earth from cosmic radiations comparable to the case of an intact magnetic dynamo.

G. T. Birk; H. Lesch; C. Konz

2004-04-29

321

Implementation of ALARA radiation protection on the ISS through polyethylene shielding augmentation of the Service Module Crew Quarters  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With 5-7 month long duration missions at 51.6° inclination in Low Earth Orbit, the ionizing radiation levels to which International Space Station (ISS) crewmembers are exposed will be the highest planned occupational exposures in the world. Even with the expectation that regulatory dose limits will not be exceeded during a single tour of duty aboard the ISS, the "as low as reasonably achievable" (ALARA) precept requires that radiological risks be minimized when possible through a dose optimization process. Judicious placement of efficient shielding materials in locations where crewmembers sleep, rest, or work is an important means for implementing ALARA for spaceflight. Polyethylene (C nH n) is a relatively inexpensive, stable, and, with a low atomic number, an effective shielding material that has been certified for use aboard the ISS. Several designs for placement of slabs or walls of polyethylene have been evaluated for radiation exposure reduction in the Crew Quarters (CQ) of the Zvezda (Star) Service Module. Optimization of shield designs relies on accurate characterization of the expected primary and secondary particle environment and modeling of the predicted radiobiological responses of critical organs and tissues. Results of the studies shown herein indicate that 20% or more reduction in equivalent dose to the CQ occupant is achievable. These results suggest that shielding design and risk analysis are necessary measures for reducing long-term radiological risks to ISS inhabitants and for meeting legal ALARA requirements. Verification of shield concepts requires results from specific designs to be compared with onboard dosimetry.

Shavers, M. R.; Zapp, N.; Barber, R. E.; Wilson, J. W.; Qualls, G.; Toupes, L.; Ramsey, S.; Vinci, V.; Smith, G.; Cucinotta, F. A.

2004-01-01

322

Implementation of ALARA radiation protection on the ISS through polyethylene shielding augmentation of the Service Module crew quarters  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With 5 to 7-month long duration missions at 51.6° inclination in Low Earth Orbit, the ionizing radiation levels to which International Space Station (ISS) crewmembers are exposed will be the highest planned occupational exposures in the world. Even with the expectation that regulatory dose limits will not be exceeded during a single tour of duty aboard the ISS, the "as low as reasonably achievable" (ALARA) precept requires that radiological risks be minimized when possible through an dose optimization process. Judicious placement of efficient shielding materials in locations where crewmembers sleep, rest, or work is an important means for implementing ALARA for spaceflight. Polyethylene (Cn Hn ), is a relatively inexpensive, stable, and, with a low atomic number, an effective shielding material that has been certified for use aboard the ISS. Several designs for placement of slabs or walls of polyethylene have been evaluated for radiation exposure reduction in the Crew Quarters (CQ) of the Zvezda (Star) Service Module. Optimization of shield designs relies on accurate characterization of the expected primary and secondary particle environment and modeling of the predicted radiobiological responses of critical organs and tissues. Results of the studies shown herein indicate that 20% or more reduction in dose equivalent to the CQ occupant is achievable. These results suggest that shielding design and risk analysis are necessary measures for reducing long-term radiological risks to ISS inhabitants and for meeting legal ALARA requirements. Verification of shield concepts requires results from specific designs to be compared with onboard dosimetry.

Shavers, M.; Zapp, N.; Barber, R.; Wilson, J.; Qualls, G.; Toupes, L.; Ramsey, S.; Vinci, V.; Smith, G.; Cucinotta, F.

323

Deflecting APOPHIS with a flotilla of solar shields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The possibility to use the photonic pressure from the Sun for acting upon the orbit of a man-made object is well known. What is presented in this paper is the capacity to use a solar sail like vehicle to change the orbit of a small body of the solar system by hovering over its sunlit surface. One of the forces that affect the orbit of small bodies is a tiny but permanent thrust of thermal origin, the intensity and direction of which are directly related to the nature of the soil, the characteristics of the rotation and the physical properties of the body. This effect is known as the Yarkovsky Effect. It concerns mainly hundred meter class asteroids. There are hundred thousands of small bodies of this type. About 10% of them are classified as Near Earth Object and one of them, APOPHIS, is of special interest. APOPHIS has been discovered in 2004. Its diameter is estimated to be 270 m. Its rotation period is around 30 h so the Yarkovsky Effect on its orbit should not be negligible. These parameters and possibly others should be refined in 2012 when this asteroid can be observed again. APOPHIS will make a very close (40,000 km) approach to the Earth in April 2029. Depending on the geometry of its swing-by, it can be placed on an impact orbit to the Earth and present a danger for the future decades. The areas that correspond to such trajectories are called Resonant Orbit Keyholes and are only a few hundred meter wide. From the observation in 2012, it will be possible to determine the magnitude of the Yarkovsky Effect on APOPHIS and to greatly improve the prevision of its 2029 swing-by. If the Yarkovsky Effect is found to be important, cancelling it will be sufficient to avoid any keyhole and prevent any future collision with the Earth. We call Yarkovsky Effect Suppression (YES) this deflection method. This effect can be cancelled by shadowing and cooling down the asteroid with a flotilla of solar shields. This new type of solar sails will have to counter the photonic pressure in order to maintain their hovering position. In this paper, we propose a preliminary mission design and the main system requirements, especially as regards station keeping. This mission is named SHADOW. Finally we discuss the pros and cons of this strategy and compare its effectiveness to already identified mitigation methods.

Prado, Jean-Yves; Perret, Alain; Boisard, Olivier

2011-12-01

324

GOOGLE EARTH QUICK GUIDE (1)Google Earth Features  

E-print Network

GOOGLE EARTH QUICK GUIDE (1)Google Earth Features The Google Earth of the Google Earth window. Often when opening up the Google Earth program, the view screen will be a view of the entire Earth from space. Navigation bar

Smith-Konter, Bridget

325

10Beryllium in Deep sea Sediments: Reconstructing the Intensity of the Earth's Magnetic Field and Boundary Scavenging  

Microsoft Academic Search

The cosmogenic radionuclide 10Be is produced in the upper atmosphere by spallation of nitrogen and oxygen atoms. The production rate varies as a function of the flux of galactic cosmic rays (GCR) impinging on the Earth's atmosphere. On millennial time scale the GCR flux is modulated by the shielding of the Earth's magnetic field. Therefore deep sea sediments were suggested

M. Christl; C. Strobl; P. W. Kubik; A. Mangini

2001-01-01

326

Asymmetric Earth  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The net rotation, or so-called W-ward drift of the lithosphere, implies a decoupling of the plates relative to the underlying asthenosphere, and a relative "E-ward" mantle flow. This polarized flow can account for a number of asymmetries. When comparing the W-directed versus the E- to NE-directed subduction zones, as a general observation, they have the subduction hinge diverging versus converging relative to the upper plate; low versus high topography and structural elevation respectively; deep versus shallow trenches and foreland basins; shallow versus deep decollement; low versus high basement involvement; high versus low heat flow and gravity anomaly; shallow versus deep asthenosphere; etc. The western limbs of rift zones show S-waves faster in the lithosphere and slower in the asthenosphere with respect to the eastern limb. The asymmetry can be recognized when moving along the "tectonic equator", which describes the fastest flow of plates relative to the mantle, and it undulates relative to the geographic equator. In our reconstructions, the best fit for the tectonic equator has a pole of rotation at latitude -56.4° and longitude 136.7°, with an angular velocity of 1.2036°/Ma. Shear-wave splitting alignments tend to parallel the tectonic flow, apart along the subduction zones where they become orthogonal, as a flow encountering an obstacle. The tectonic equator lies close to the revolution plane of the Moon about the Earth. All these data and interpretations point for an asymmetric Earth, whose nature appears to be related to the rotation and its tidal despinning, combined with the thermal cooling of the planet. However, this model has been questioned on the basis of the high viscosity so far inferred in the asthenosphere. Preliminary modelling shows that the tidal oscillation can generate gravitational wave propagation in the lithosphere, and the wave velocity can increase with the decrease of the asthenospheric viscosity.

Doglioni, Carlo; Carminati, Eugenio; Crespi, Mattia; Cuffaro, Marco; Ismail-Zadeh, Alik; Levshin, Anatoli; Panza, Giuliano F.; Riguzzi, Federica

2010-05-01

327

Potential Polymeric Sphere Construction Materials for a Spacecraft Electrostatic Shield  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An electrostatic shielding concept for spacecraft radiation protection under NASA s Exploration Systems Research and Technology Program was evaluated for its effectiveness and feasibility. The proposed shield design is reminiscent of a classic quadrupole with positively and negatively charged spheres surrounding the spacecraft. The project addressed materials, shield configuration, power supply, and compared its effectiveness to that of a passive shield. The report herein concerns the identification of commercially available materials that could be used in sphere fabrication. It was found that several materials were needed to potentially construct the spheres for an electrostatic shield operating at 300 MV.

Smith, Joseph G., Jr.; Smith, Trent; Williams, Martha; Youngquist, Robert; Mendell, Wendell

2006-01-01

328

Space radiation shielding strategies and requirements for deep space missions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Methods for estimating crew exposure to radiation and for evaluating shield requirements for spacecraft equipment and crew are examined. The development status for deterministic space radiation transport computer codes and models of their nuclear interaction inputs, which are useful for estimating the composition and thickness of shield materials, is discussed. The relation between shield thickness and exposures is studied. Estimates of deep-space shield requirements are proposed. It is noted that an assessment of input parameter uncertainties reveals that a factor of 2 uncertainty in predicted dose equivalent could increase shield thickness by an order of magnitude of more.

Townsend, Lawrence W.; Wilson, John W.; Nealy, John E.

1989-01-01

329

Passive Superconducting Shielding: Experimental Results and Computer Models  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Passive superconducting shielding for magnetic refrigerators has advantages over active shielding and passive ferromagnetic shielding in that it is lightweight and easy to construct. However, it is not as easy to model and does not fail gracefully. Failure of a passive superconducting shield may lead to persistent flux and persistent currents. Unfortunately, modeling software for superconducting materials is not as easily available as is software for simple coils or for ferromagnetic materials. This paper will discuss ways of using available software to model passive superconducting shielding.

Warner, B. A.; Kamiya, K.

2003-01-01

330

Electromagnetic shielding for electro-optical windows and domes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding of windows and domes in electro-optical (EO) systems can be accomplished by transparent electrically conductive (EC) coatings or patterned opaque EC coatings. The shielding effectiveness (SE) of these two methods was studied both analytically and experimentally. Shielding due to both absorption and reflection as a function of frequency was evaluated. Infrared EO systems often use windows or domes made of semiconductive material. These semiconductive materials also provide some EMI shielding for the system. The SE of some typical exemplary semiconductive windows was calculated. The broadband shielding benefits of using EC coatings deposited on semiconductive window substrates were examined.

Bright, Clark I.

1994-09-01

331

Design and Development of an In-Space Deployable Sun Shield for the Atlas Centaur  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Centaur, by virtue of its use of high specific-impulse (Isp) LO2/LH2 propellants, has initial mass-to-orbit launch requirements less than half of those upper stages using storable propellants. That is, for Earth escape or GSO missions the Centaur is half the launch weight of a storable propellant upper stage. A drawback to the use of Liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen, at 90 K and 20 K respectively, over storable propellants is the necessity of efficient cryogen storage techniques that minimize boil-off from thermal radiation in space. Thermal blankets have been used successfully to shield both the Atlas Centaur and Titan Centaur. These blankets are protected from atmospheric air loads during launch by virtue of the fact that the Centaur is enclosed within the payload fairing. The smaller Atlas V vehicle, the Atlas 400, has the Centaur exposed to the atmosphere during launch, and therefore, to date has not flown with thermal blankets shielding the Centaur. A design and development effort is underway to fly a thermal shield on the Atlas V 400 vehicle that is not put in place until after the payload fairing jettisons. This can be accomplished by the use of an inflatable and deployable thermal blanket referred to as the Centaur Sun Shield (CSS). The CSS design is also scalable for use on a Delta upper stage, and the technology potentially could be used for telescope shades, re-entry shields, solar sails and propellant depots. A Phase I effort took place during 2007 in a partnership between ULA and ILC Dover which resulted in a deployable proof-of-concept Sun Shield being demonstrated at a test facility in Denver. A Phase H effort is underway during 2008 with a partnership between ULA, ILC, NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) and NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) to define requirements, determine materials and fabrication techniques, and to test components in a vacuum chamber at cold temperatures. This paper describes the Sun Shield development work to date, and the future plans leading up to a flight test in the 2011 time frame.

Dew, Michael; Allwein, Kirk; Kutter, Bernard; Ware, Joanne; Lin, John; Madlangbayan, Albert; Willey, Cliff; Pitchford, Brian; O'Neil, Gary

2008-01-01

332

Radiation shielding design considerations for Doublet III  

SciTech Connect

Calculations and measurements were made of the bremsstrahlung (x-ray) doses resulting from runaway electron shots at Doublet III. The analysis considered direct, wall-scattered, and skyshine contributions. Reasonably good agreement was obtained between calculations and measurements. The x-ray dose in the control room was about 1 mR per runaway shot, while that at the north boundary was undetectable, with a calculated value of 0.05 mR per shot. These low doses attest to the adequacy of the 2 ft concrete shadow shield surrounding the Doublet III room. Exploratory shielding analyses were performed for possible neutron generation if Doublet III were operated with neutral beam injection in an aggressive D-D mode.

Engholm, B.A.

1980-06-01

333

Active Neutron Shielding for Dark Matter Searches  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Neutrons are a dangerous background to direct dark matter detection searches because they can mimic exactly the signal signature. Recent studies find that the few existing underground measurements of the fast, muon-induced neutron flux disagree at the 30%-50% level with predictions. Given this level of uncertainty, it is desirable to measure the neutron flux in-situ, as well as to reduce the number of neutrons incident on a dark matter detector. Towards these ends, we are developing a neutron veto system for both active and passive shielding. The goals of this R&D are (i) a measurement of the neutron energy spectrum underground above 10 MeV neutron kinetic energies, and (ii) measurements of the attenuation vs. energy of these neutrons in 1 meter of water, concrete, and liquid scintillator. These measurements will provide valuable input for simulation and design of shields for low-background experiments underground.

Monroe, Jocelyn; Yamamoto, Richard; Fisher, Peter; Cornell, Brett; Robinson, Mareena; Cowern, Dianna; Eyers, Richard; Henderson, Shawn

2009-05-01

334

Debye shielding in a nonextensive plasma  

SciTech Connect

The phenomenon of Debye Shielding is revisited within the theoretical framework of the Tsallis statistical mechanics. The plasma consists of nonextensive electrons and ions. Both the effective Debye length {lambda}{sub D}{sup q} and the fall-off of the electrostatic potential {Phi} are considered and a parameter study conducted. Owing to electron nonextensivity, the critical Mach number derived from the modified Bohm sheath criterion may become less than unity allowing therefore ions with speed less than ion-acoustic speed to enter the sheath from the main body of the plasma. Considering the wide relevance of collective processes, our analysis may be viewed as a first step toward a more comprehensive Debye shielding and electrostatic plasma sheath in nonequilibrium plasmas.

Ait Gougam, Leila; Tribeche, Mouloud [Faculty of Sciences-Physics, Theoretical Physics Laboratory (TPL), University of Bab-Ezzouar, U.S.T.H.B, B.P. 32, El Alia, Algiers 16111 (Algeria)

2011-06-15

335

Electronically shielded solid state charged particle detector  

DOEpatents

An electronically shielded solid state charged particle detector system having enhanced radio frequency interference immunity includes a detector housing with a detector entrance opening for receiving the charged particles. A charged particle detector having an active surface is disposed within the housing. The active surface faces toward the detector entrance opening for providing electrical signals representative of the received charged particles when the received charged particles are applied to the active surface. A conductive layer is disposed upon the active surface. In a preferred embodiment, a nonconductive layer is disposed between the conductive layer and the active surface. The conductive layer is electrically coupled to the detector housing to provide a substantially continuous conductive electrical shield surrounding the active surface. The inner surface of the detector housing is supplemented with a radio frequency absorbing material such as ferrite.

Balmer, David K. (155 Coral Way, Broomfield, CO 80020); Haverty, Thomas W. (1173 Logan, Northglenn, CO 80233); Nordin, Carl W. (7203 W. 32nd Ave., Wheatridge, CO 80033); Tyree, William H. (1977 Senda Rocosa, Boulder, CO 80303)

1996-08-20

336

Artist's concept of deployment of twin pole thermal shield on Skylab  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An artist's concept of the Skylab space station cluster in Earth orbit illustrating the deployment of the twin pole thermal shield to shade the Orbital Workshop (OWS) from the Sun. This is one of the sunshade possibilities considered to solve the problem of the overheated OWS. Here the two Skylab 2 astronauts have completely deployed the sunshade. Note the evidence of another Skylab problem - the solar panels on the OWS are not deployed as required (26127); In this view the Skylab astronauts have partially deployed the sunshade (26128).

1973-01-01

337

The early faint sun paradox: organic shielding of ultraviolet-labile greenhouse gases  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Atmospheric mixing ratios of approximately 10(-5 +/- 1) for ammonia on the early Earth would have been sufficient, through the resulting greenhouse warming, to counteract the temperature effects of the faint early sun. One argument against such model atmospheres has been the short time scale for ammonia photodissociation by solar ultraviolet light. Here it is shown that ultraviolet absorption by steady-state amounts of high-altitude organic solids produced from methane photolysis may have shielded ammonia sufficiently that ammonia resupply rates were able to maintain surface temperatures above freezing.

Sagan, C.; Chyba, C.

1997-01-01

338

CFB Goose Bay and Operation “Desert Shield”  

Microsoft Academic Search

Canada committed forces to the American-led Coalition in the 1990–1991 campaign to liberate Kuwait (Operation DESERT SHIELD and Operation DESERT STORM). The Navy played an important role in the naval portion in this campaign known as Operation DESERT STORM. Canadian CF-18s provided defensive combat air patrols over the Persian Gulf region (less Kuwait and Iraq). Canadian soldiers helped guard prisoners

James R. McKay

2012-01-01

339

Shielding analyses: the rabbit vs the turtle?  

SciTech Connect

This paper compares solutions using Monte Carlo and discrete- ordinates methods applied to two actual shielding situations in order to make some general observations concerning the efficiency and advantages/disadvantages of the two approaches. The discrete- ordinates solutions are performed using two-dimensional geometries, while the Monte Carlo approaches utilize three-dimensional geometries with both multigroup and point cross-section data.

Broadhead, B.L.

1996-12-31

340

Enrichment Determination of Uranium in Shielded Configurations  

SciTech Connect

The determination of the enrichment of uranium is required in many safeguards and security applications. Typical methods of determining the enrichment rely on detecting the 186 keV gamma ray emitted by {sup 235}U. In some applications, the uranium is surrounded by external shields, and removal of the shields is undesirable. In these situations, methods relying on the detection of the 186 keV gamma fail because the gamma ray is shielded easily. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has previously measured the enrichment of shielded uranium metal using active neutron interrogation. The method consists of measuring the time distribution of fast neutrons from induced fissions with large plastic scintillator detectors. To determine the enrichment, the measurements are compared to a calibration surface that is created from Monte Carlo simulations where the enrichment in the models is varied. In previous measurements, the geometry was always known. ORNL is extending this method to situations where the geometry and materials present are not known in advance. In the new method, the interrogating neutrons are both time and directionally tagged, and an array of small plastic scintillators measures the uncollided interrogating neutrons. Therefore, the attenuation through the item along many different paths is known. By applying image reconstruction techniques, an image of the item is created which shows the position-dependent attenuation. The image permits estimating the geometry and materials present, and these estimates are used as input for the Monte Carlo simulations. As before, simulations predict the time distribution of induced fission neutrons for different enrichments. Matching the measured time distribution to the closest prediction from the simulations provides an estimate of the enrichment. This presentation discusses the method and provides results from recent simulations that show the importance of knowing the geometry and materials from the imaging system.

Crye, Jason Michael [ORNL] [ORNL; Hall, Howard L [ORNL] [ORNL; McConchie, Seth M [ORNL] [ORNL; Mihalczo, John T [ORNL] [ORNL; Pena, Kirsten E [ORNL] [ORNL

2011-01-01

341

SINBAD: Shielding integral benchmark archive and database  

SciTech Connect

SINBAD is a new electronic database developed to store a variety of radiation shielding benchmark data so that users can easily retrieve and incorporate the data into their calculations. SINBAD is an excellent data source for users who require the quality assurance necessary in developing cross-section libraries or radiation transport codes. The future needs of the scientific community are best served by the electronic database format of SINBAD and its user-friendly interface, combined with its data accuracy and integrity.

Hunter, H.T.; Ingersoll, D.T.; Roussin, R.W. [and others

1996-04-01

342

SQUID holder with high magnetic shielding  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A SQUID holder designed for high magnetic shielding is discussed. It is shown how to estimate the attenuation of the magnetic field from the normal magnetic modes for an approximate geometry. The estimate agrees satisfactorily with the attenuation measured with a commercial RF SQUID installed in the holder. The holder attenuates external magnetic fields by more than 10 to the 9th at the SQUID input. With the SQUID input shorted, the response to external fields is 0.00001 Phi(0)/G.

Rigby, K. W.; Marek, D.; Chui, T. C. P.

1990-01-01

343

Sandwich composite approach for EMI shielding structures  

Microsoft Academic Search

A sandwich composite approach has been employed to develop epoxy based polymer matrix composite materials to realize a class of lightweight structures capable of shielding electromagnetic interference (EMI). Hollow glass microspheres embedded syntactic foams (thickness ap 2 mm; density ap 0.6 g\\/cc) of two different varieties have been used as core materials in these sandwich constructions (total thickness ap 2.6

S. Dasgupta; K. Ravi Sekhart; B. N. Ravishankar; M. Kumar; S. Sankaran

2008-01-01

344

Shields for Enhanced Protection Against High-Speed Debris  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A report describes improvements over the conventional Whipple shield (two thin, spaced aluminum walls) for protecting spacecraft against high-speed impacts of orbiting debris. The debris in question arises mainly from breakup of older spacecraft. The improved shields include exterior "bumper" layers composed of hybrid fabrics woven from combinations of ceramic fibers and high-density metallic wires or, alternatively, completely metallic outer layers composed of high-strength steel or copper wires. These shields are designed to be light in weight, yet capable of protecting against orbital debris with mass densities up to about 9 g/cubic cm, without generating damaging secondary debris particles. As yet another design option, improved shields can include sparsely distributed wires made of shape memory metals that can be thermally activated from compact storage containers to form shields of predetermined shape upon arrival in orbit. The improved shields could also be used to augment shields installed previously.

Christiansen, Eric L.; Kerr, Justin H.

2003-01-01

345

Shields for Enhanced Protection Against High-Speed Debris  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A report describes improvements over the conventional Whipple shield (two thin, spaced aluminum walls) for protecting spacecraft against high-speed impacts of orbiting debris. The debris in question arise mainly from breakup of older spacecraft. The improved shields include exterior bumper layers composed of hybrid fabrics woven from combinations of ceramic fibers and high-density metallic wires or, alternatively, completely metallic outer layers composed of high-strength steel or copper wires. These shields are designed to be light in weight, yet capable of protecting against orbital debris with mass densities up to about 9 g/cm3, without generating damaging secondary debris particles. As yet another design option, improved shields can include sparsely distributed wires made of shape-memory metals that can be thermally activated from compact storage containers to form shields of predetermined shape upon arrival in orbit. The improved shields could also be used to augment shields installed previously.

Christiansen, Eric L.; Kerr, Justin H.

2003-01-01

346

Earth-Sun Geometry - Earth Revolution Animation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The representation is an animation of the Earth revolving around the sun. The Earth is shown as a solid green sphere with the equator and arctic circle marked with black lines and the dark side of the Earth shaded. The Earth's axis is shown with a red line. As the Earth revolves around the sun, the axis is shown to always be pointing in the same direction. The positions of Earth at the winter solstice, vernal equinox, summer solstice, and autumnal equinox are labeled.

Pidwirny, Michael; Okanagan, Scott J.

347

Topographic evidence for shield volcanism on Io  

SciTech Connect

Similarities between terrestrial shield volcanoes and a volcano on Io observed in Voyager I imagery of the satellite at 30/sup 0/ S, 246/sup 0/ W are delineated. A photoclinometry model was used to numerically estimate the slope based on the Minnaert photometric function. The slope values are accurate to within 10 deg on the sun-facing slope and 1 deg on the shadow side. As found with shield volcanoes, the feature has a central edifice, 40-50 km in diameter, and a broad, elliptical base, 77 x 90 km across. The summit of the Io volcano is 2.2-2.8 km above the surrounding plane and contains a caldera about 5 km in diameter. The similarity in shape between basaltic terrestrial shield volcanoes and the Io volcano indicates that the Io feature may also be composed of basalt. The composition could be sulfur if the heat flow was under 0.05 W/sq m, as it might have been in later stages of formation. 9 references.

Moore, J.M.; Mcewen, A.S.; Albin, E.F.; Greeley, R.

1986-07-01

348

Topographic evidence for shield volcanism on Io  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Similarities between terrestrial shield volcanoes and a volcano on Io observed in Voyager I imagery of the satellite at 30 deg S, 246 deg W are delineated. A photoclinometry model was used to numerically estimate the slope based on the Minnaert photometric function. The slope values are accurate to within 10 deg on the sun-facing slope and 1 deg on the shadow side. As found with shield volcanoes, the feature has a central edifice, 40-50 km in diameter, and a broad, elliptical base, 77 x 90 km across. The summit of the Io volcano is 2.2-2.8 km above the surrounding plane and contains a caldera about 5 km in diameter. The similarity in shape between basaltic terrestrial shield volcanoes and the Io volcano indicates that the Io feature may also be composed of basalt. The composition could be sulfur if the heat flow was under 0.05 W/sq m, as it might have been in later stages of formation.

Moore, J. M.; Mcewen, A. S.; Albin, E. F.; Greeley, R.

1986-01-01

349

Mineralization associated with felsic plutonic rocks in the Arabian Shield  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Mineralization genetically related to a crystallizing felsic pluton is generally emplaced in its apical or marginal zones, or in satellite dikes, sills and stocks. In the Arabian Shield, as elsewhere, the style and nature of mineralization is primarily controlled by the composition and form of the host intrusion. Five types of rare-element mineralization have been recognized: Deposits of Nb, Zr, Y, rare-earth elements (REE), Sn, Ta, U, Th and F are related to alkali granites and their hydrothermal derivatives. Mineralization is generally disseminated in porphyritic microgranite stocks (e.g. Ghurayyah and Umm al Birak) or concentrated in apical or marginal, layered pegmatite—aplite complexes (e.g. Jabal Sa'id and Jabal Sumr al Ishar). Veins containing fluorite and galena (e.g. Jabal Hadb ad Dayahin) are also known. Deposits of Sn, W, Ta, Pb, Zn, Bi, Ag, Mo, Be and F are related to muscovite-bearing, low-Ca granites and their hydrothermal derivatives. Mineralization generally occurs in quartz veins and stockworks, or in the greisenized apical or marginal portions of stocks, cupolas or sheets. The most important deposits of this type are the Ba'id al Jimalah wolframite-bearing stockwork and the cassiterite deposit at Jabal as Silsilah. Deposits of Mo, W, Sn, Bi, Cu, Pb, Zn, Ag and As are related to biotite-bearing high-Ca granites and granodiorites and their hydrothermal derivatives. Mineralization generally occurs in quartz-vein swarms in the apical and marginal zones of the plutons, as at Bir Tawilah (W sbnd Mo sbnd Sn), Jabal Thaaban (Mo sbnd W sbnd Bi) and Wadi Sidarah (Mo sbnd Bi sbnd Ag). Veins containing Pb, Zn and Ag occur at Samrah. Deposits of Au, Ag, Cu, Pb and Zn, and contact replacement deposits of Fe and Fe sbnd Cu, are related to rocks of dioritic, tonalitic or granodioritic composition. Two main types of vein deposit can be distinguished: high-temperature epithermal veins and vein swarms containing combinations of Au, Ag, Te, As, Mo, Cu, Bi (e.g. Ad Duwayh); and low-temperature Au—quartz veins. Magnetite and cupriferous magnetite vein and replacement deposits occur in the contact zones of several diorite—granodiorite complexes (e.g. Methgal and Jabal Idsas). Deposits of Nb, Zr, REE, F (and minor Cu, Pb, Zn, Ag) are associated with low-Ca syenitic rocks. The most important deposits are the Ablah fluorite pipe, a pegmatite—aplite—intrusion breccia complex in a ring-structured quartz syenite to granite pluton, and the Jabal Hamra REE-mineralized silexite stock. Magnetite contact replacement deposits are associated with the Jabal Dhur at Kabir syenite. Twenty-two mineralized districts and provinces within the Arabian Shield are provisionally defined. Within these, mineralization is closely linked to felsic plutonism. All significant Nb sbnd Zr—REE mineralization related to alkali granite is confined to the northwestern portion of the Shield, whereas significant Sn (cassiterite) and W (wolframite) mineralization is confined to the east. The eastern Shield is metallogenically zoned in a manner similar in scale and character to that of the Andean Cordillera. Such metal-distribution patterns probably reflect differences in the composition and structure of the underlying crust.

Jackson, Norman J.

350

Atlas Breached Waste Package and Drip Shield Experiments: Breached Drip Shield Tests  

SciTech Connect

The Engineered Barrier System (EBS) represents one system in the performance of the Yucca Mountain high-level radioactive waste (HLW) repository to isolate and prevent the transport of radionuclides from the site to the accessible environment. Breached Waste Package and Drip Shield Experiments (BWPDSE) were performed at the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Support Facility in North Las Vegas, NV in the A-1 lowbay between May 2, 2002 and July 25, 2002. Data collected from the BWPDSE will be used to support the flux splitting model used in Analysis and Modeling Report ANL-WIS-PA-000001 REV 00 ICN 03 ''EBS Radionuclide Transport Abstraction'' (BSC 2001a). Tests were conducted by dripping water from heights representing the drift crown or wall on a full-scale section of a drip shield with both smooth and rough surfaces. The drip shields had machined square breaches that represent the general corrosion breaches or nodes in the ''WAPDEG Analysis of Waste Package and Drip Shield Degradation'' AMR (CRWMS M&O 2000d). Tests conducted during the BWPDSE included: initial tests to determine the splash radius distances and spread factor from the line of drip impact, single patch tests to determine the amount of water collected in target breaches from splashing or rivulet flow, multiple patch tests to determine the amount of water collected in several breaches from both splashing and rivulet flow, and bounding flow rate tests. Supplemental data were collected to provide additional information for rivulet spread, pan evaporation in the test chamber, and water temperatures of the input water and drip shield surface water. The primary flow mechanism observed on both smooth and rough surfaces was rivulet flow, not film flow. Lateral rivulet spread distances were, in general, wider on the smooth drip shield surface than on the rough drip shield surface. There were substantial differences between the mechanisms of rivulet formation and movement on smooth and rough drip shield surfaces. Water collected in breaches was a function of the location of drip impact upstream from the target breach, i.e., impact breaches must be directly above or slightly to the side of the breaches in order for a substantial volume of water to collect in breaches. Splash droplets contributed a small portion of the water collected in breaches. Mass balances showed that evaporation from the drip shield was a large component of water loss. This was particularly manifested during low flow runs of the bounding flow rate tests where test duration was around five hours.

Z. P. Walton

2003-05-28

351

The Anticoincidence Shield of the PAMELA Space Experiment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The PAMELA space experiment will be launched in 2004 onboard a Russian Resurs DK1 satellite, orbiting Earth at an altitude of 300-600 km. The main scientific goal is a study of the antimatter component of the cosmic radiation. The semipolar orbit (71°) allows PAMELA to investigate a wide range of energies for antiprotons (80 MeV-190 GeV) and positrons (50 MeV-270 GeV). Three years of data taking will provide unprecedented statistics in this energy range and will set the upper limit for the ratio He{bar}/He below 10-7. PAMELA is built around a permanent magnet silicon spectrometer, surrounded by a plastic scintillator anticoincidence shield. The anticounter scintillators are used to aid in the rejection of background from particles not cleanly entering the acceptance of the tracker. Information from the anticounter system will be included as a veto in a second level trigger, to exclude the acquisition of events generated by false triggers. The construction of the anticounter system is described, along with its functionality and performance. The custom read-out electronics and the LED-based monitoring system are also described in detail. Test-beam, simulation and qualification studies of the system are reviewed.

Orsi, S.; Carlson, P.; Lund, J.; Lundquist, J.; Pearce, M.

352

Peculiarities of Spacecraft Photoelectron Shield Formation in Magnetic Field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Traditionally, the current balance equations for a spacecraft in space plasma rely on the electric field of positively charged spacecraft. Equilibrium potential V is derived from currents outward and toward the spacecraft body. The currents are in turn functions of V. However, in reality photoelectrons move in both the electric field of the spacecraft and the Earth or the interplanetary magnetic field. This causes an anisotropic distribution of photoelectrons along a magnetic field line with the characteristic size of the order of several photoelectron gyro-radii. As a result, confinement of photoelectrons in the spacecraft-related electric field is much longer. Thus, a fraction of returned photoelectrons in the electron current toward the spacecraft can be rather great and may even dominate several times over the ambient electrons’ fraction. Modeled ph-electron trajectories as well as general photoelectron shield distribution around spacecraft are represented, and comparison of experimental data on the electron density with the magnetic flux tube model is discussed.

Veselov, Mikhail; Chugunin, Dmitriy

353

Dear Colleague Letter - Earth Sciences  

NSF Publications Database

... Sections: Surface Earth Processes Section and Deep Earth Processes Section. The Surface Earth ... and human interactions with the geosphere. The Deep Earth Processes Section will support research on ...

354

Academic Earth  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Academic Earth provides videos of lectures by top scholars in "Subjects" that range from Astronomy to Entrepreneurship to Religion, from "Universities" as celebrated as MIT, Berkeley, Harvard, and Stanford. Visitors must register to view the lectures, but registration is free. There are over 1500 video lectures available, with more being added everyday. In addition to viewing the lectures available by subject or university, visitors can choose by "Instructors" or by "Playlists". When visitors click on "Playlists" at the top of the homepage, they will see a list of lectures by theme, by several different instructors, and a grade given to the lecture series. A good example is the 6-part lecture entitled "Understanding the Financial Crisis" by four different instructors. The series is given a grade overall, in this case, an A-, and when visitors click on "See all 6 lectures" at the bottom of the series' description, they will be taken to the page with the links to the individual lectures, as well as shown the grade given each individual lecture. Visitors can even keep a playlist of their favorite lectures or download the lectures. Visitors should definitely check out the Frequently Asked Questions page, accessible by the "FAQ" link at the bottom of the website.

355

Optimizing the shielding effectiveness of a shielding cabinet via FEM simulation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The magnetic shielding performance (SP) of a moderate-size shielding cabinet (SC) was examined using the finite element method (FEM) for the frequency range from DC to 1 kHz. The calculated data, as well as the experimental data, reveal that the conductive Al plate is crucial for frequency above 1 Hz, whereas the magnetic mumetal is indispensable below 1 Hz. The complex behavior of the mumetal in SP originates from a competition between eddy current losses and magnetic permeability evidenced by field distribution inside the SC. Demagnetization after assembly of the mumetal is important for the improvement in SP. The analysis of the experimental results in terms of a linear combination of the calculated individual components and the origin for the deviation between simulated and measured shielding factor (SF) are discussed in detail.

Kim, Wan-Seop; Kim, Yoon Bae; Kim, Mun-Seog; Kim, Kyu-Tae; Chong, Yonuk; Park, Po Gyu; Kim, Young Gyun

2007-09-01

356

Exploring Magnetism on Earth  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This teacher's guide contains four lessons that provide a way for teachers to introduce students to and elaborate on Earth's changing magnetic field. It covers learning to navigate using Earth's magnetic field and compass, Earth's magnetic pole and its motion across Earth's surface, magnetic reversals on Earth, and Earth's currently declining magnetic field. These lessons have been taught primarily in math, geology, and astronomy classes.

2005-01-01

357

Life on Earth. II The Hadean Earth  

E-print Network

Life on Earth. II #12;The Hadean Earth 4.5 - 3.9 Gyr Impacts melt the surface. Volatiles escape this dating #12;#12;The Hadean Earth Details: ·Large imacts (200+ km) occurred ~ every 100 million years

Walter, Frederick M.

358

Shielding aspects of D- sup 3 He fusion power reactors  

SciTech Connect

In this paper the implications of the D-{sup 3}He fuel cycle on shielding design are investigated for tokamak power reactors of the ARIES/Apollo class. The prime function of the shield is to protect the superconducting magnets against radiation. A variety of shield options is examined, and the various shields are optimized for the D-{sup 3}He neutron spectrum. The results demonstrate the relative merits of the various materials as a function of the shield thickness. In the first wall/shield, low-activation structural materials (such as Tenelon, modified HT-9, silicon carbide composites, and carbon-carbon composites) were employed to reduce the radioactive inventory and increase the safety margin in case of accidents. A comparison between the different shield options based on detailed neutronics, environmental/safety, and economic assessments has led to the selection of the reference shield design. The first-wall/shield structure is made of an elementally tailored ferritic steel (MHT-9), and the thermal energy is converted through an organic coolant at 44% efficiency. The safety features of the low-activation steel shield, along with the low neutron production in the D-{sup 3}He fuel cycle, enable the ARIES-III/Apollo design to achieve acceptable environmental and safety characteristics.

El-Guebaly, L.A. (Wisconsin Univ., Madison, WI (United States). Fusion Technology Inst.)

1992-08-01

359

Comparison of Martian Meteorites and Martian Regolith as Shield Materials for Galactic Cosmic Rays  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Theoretical calculations of radiation attenuation due to energetic galactic cosmic rays behind Martian rock and Martian regolith material have been made to compare their utilization as shields for advanced manned missions to Mars because the detailed chemical signature of Mars is distinctly different from Earth. The modified radiation fields behind the Martian rocks and the soil model were generated by solving the Boltzmann equation using a HZETRN system with the 1977 Solar Minimum environmental model. For the comparison of the attenuation characteristics, dose and dose equivalent are calculated for the five different subgroups of Martian rocks and the Martian regolith. The results indicate that changes in composition of subgroups of Martian rocks have negligible effects on the overall shielding properties because of the similarity of their constituents. The differences for dose and dose equivalent of these materials relative to those of Martian regolith are within 0.5 and 1 percent, respectively. Therefore, the analysis of Martian habitat construction options using in situ materials according to the Martian regolith model composition is reasonably accurate. Adding an epoxy to Martian regolith, which changes the major constituents of the material, enhances shielding properties because of the added hydrogenous constituents.

Kim, Myung-Hee Y.; Thibeault, Sheila A.; Simonsen, Lisa C.; Wilson, John W.

1998-01-01

360

Solar-Flare Shielding With Regolith at  

E-print Network

the Moon steadily from sources outside the solar system. Unlike on Earth, lunar inhabitants will not have, the dose at 5-cm depth is considered represen- tative of the dose to the blood-forming organs (BFO dose

Rathbun, Julie A.

361

Detecting the oldest geodynamo and attendant shielding from the solar wind: Implications for habitability  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The onset and nature of the earliest geomagnetic field is important for understanding the evolution of the core, atmosphere and life on Earth. A record of the early geodynamo is preserved in ancient silicate crystals containing minute magnetic inclusions. These data indicate the presence of a geodynamo during the Paleoarchean, between 3.4 and 3.45 billion years ago. While the magnetic field sheltered Earth’s atmosphere from erosion at this time, standoff of the solar wind was greatly reduced, and similar to that during modern extreme solar storms. These conditions suggest that intense radiation from the young Sun may have modified the atmosphere of the young Earth by promoting loss of volatiles, including water. Such effects would have been more pronounced if the field were absent or very weak prior to 3.45 billion years ago, as suggested by some models of lower mantle evolution. The frontier is thus trying to obtain geomagnetic field records that are ?3.45 billion-years-old, as well as constraining solar wind pressure for these times. In this review we suggest pathways for constraining these parameters and the attendant history of Earth’s deep interior, hydrosphere and atmosphere. In particular, we discuss new estimates for solar wind pressure for the first 700 million years of Earth history, the competing effects of magnetic shielding versus solar ion collection, and bounds on the detection level of a geodynamo imposed by the presence of external fields. We also discuss the prospects for constraining Hadean-Paleoarchean magnetic field strength using paleointensity analyses of zircons.

Tarduno, John A.; Blackman, Eric G.; Mamajek, Eric E.

2014-08-01

362

Rotating-shield brachytherapy for cervical cancer  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this treatment planning study, the potential benefits of a rotating shield brachytherapy (RSBT) technique based on a partially-shielded electronic brachytherapy source were assessed for treating cervical cancer. Conventional intracavitary brachytherapy (ICBT), intracavitary plus supplementary interstitial (IS+ICBT), and RSBT treatment plans for azimuthal emission angles of 180° (RSBT-180) and 45° (RSBT-45) were generated for five patients. For each patient, high-risk clinical target volume (HR-CTV) equivalent dose in 2 Gy fractions (EQD2) (?/? = 10 Gy) was escalated until bladder, rectum, or sigmoid colon tolerance EQD2 values were reached. External beam radiotherapy dose (1.8 Gy Ś 25) was accounted for, and brachytherapy was assumed to have been delivered in 5 fractions. IS+ICBT provided a greater HR-CTV D90 (minimum EQD2 to the hottest 90%) than ICBT. D90 was greater for RSBT-45 than IS+ICBT for all five patients, and greater for RSBT-180 than IS+ICBT for two patients. When the RSBT-45/180 plan with the lowest HR-CTV D90 that was greater than the D90 the ICBT or IS+ICBT plan was selected, the average (range) of D90 increases for RSBT over ICBT and IS+ICBT were 16.2 (6.3-27.2)and 8.5 (0.03-20.16) Gy, respectively. The average (range) treatment time increase per fraction of RSBT was 34.56 (3.68-70.41) min over ICBT and 34.59 (3.57-70.13) min over IS+ICBT. RSBT can increase D90 over ICBT and IS+ICBT without compromising organ-at-risk sparing. The D90 and treatment time improvements from RSBT depend on the patient and shield emission angle.

Yang, Wenjun; Kim, Yusung; Wu, Xiaodong; Song, Qi; Liu, Yunlong; Bhatia, Sudershan K.; Sun, Wenqing; Flynn, Ryan T.

2013-06-01

363

Early shielding research at Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

Reminiscences of shielding research at Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory (BAPL) always have in the background the reason for its existence - the design of efficient and safe reactors. Shielding is essential for personnel safety. However, the only computational tools available in the early 1950s were slide rules and desk calculators. Under these conditions, any shield desing calculation accurate within a factor of 2 was a good one, and the phrases close enough for shielding purposes' and including a factor for conservation' became a permanent part of the shielding vocabulary. This early work instilled a respect for hand calculations and the requirements that nay result, no matter how calculated, must meet the test of being reasonable and in line with previous experience. Even today, with sophisticated shielding programs available on the latest computers, calculated results must pass the same test.

Shure, K.; Wallace, O.J. (Westinghouse Electric Corp., West Mifflin, PA (United States))

1992-01-01

364

Radiation shielding for underground low-background experiments  

E-print Network

The design task of creating an efficient radiation shield for the new COBRA double-beta decay experiment led to a comprehensive study of commercially available shielding materials. The aim was to find the most efficient combination of materials under the constraints of an extreme low-background experiment operating in a typical underground laboratory. All existing shield configurations for this type of experiment have been found to perform sub-optimally in comparison to the class of multilayered configurations proposed in this study. The method used here to create a specific shield configuration should yield a close to optimal result when applied to any experiment utilising a radiation shield. In particular, the survey of single material response to a given radiation source turns out to give a guideline for the construction of efficient multilayer shields.

D. Y Stewart; P. F. Harrison; B. Morgan; Y. A. Ramachers

2006-07-31

365

Structural monitoring of metro infrastructure during shield tunneling construction.  

PubMed

Shield tunneling construction of metro infrastructure will continuously disturb the soils. The ground surface will be subjected to uplift or subsidence due to the deep excavation and the extrusion and consolidation of the soils. Implementation of the simultaneous monitoring with the shield tunnel construction will provide an effective reference in controlling the shield driving, while how to design and implement a safe, economic, and effective structural monitoring system for metro infrastructure is of great importance and necessity. This paper presents the general architecture of the shield construction of metro tunnels as well as the procedure of the artificial ground freezing construction of the metro-tunnel cross-passages. The design principles for metro infrastructure monitoring of the shield tunnel intervals in the Hangzhou Metro Line 1 are introduced. The detailed monitoring items and the specified alarming indices for construction monitoring of the shield tunneling are addressed, and the measured settlement variations at different monitoring locations are also presented. PMID:25032238

Ran, L; Ye, X W; Ming, G; Dong, X B

2014-01-01

366

Radiation shielding for underground low-background experiments  

SciTech Connect

The design task of creating an efficient radiation shield for the new COBRA double-beta decay experiment led to a comprehensive study of commercially available shielding materials. The aim was to find the most efficient combination of materials under the constraints of an extreme low-background experiment operating in a typical underground laboratory. All existing shield configurations for this type of experiment have been found to perform sub-optimally in comparison to the class of multilayered configurations proposed in this study. The method used here to create a specific shield configuration should yield a close to optimal result when applied to any experiment utilising a radiation shield. In particular, the survey of single material response to a given radiation source turns out to give a guideline for the construction of efficient multilayer shields. Note that these proceedings are a short version of a recently submitted, more detailed discussion.

Stewart, D. Y.; Harrison, P. F.; Morgan, B.; Ramachers, Y. [University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL (United Kingdom)

2006-11-17

367

Shielding Design of the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS)  

SciTech Connect

The shielding design is important for the construction of an intense high-energy accelerator facility like the proposed Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) due to its impact on conventional facility design, maintenance operations, and since the cost for the radiation shielding shares a considerable part of the total facility costs. A calculational strategy utilizing coupled high energy Monte Carlo calculations and multi-dimensional discrete ordinates calculations, along with semi-empirical calculations, was implemented to perform the conceptual design shielding assessment of the proposed SNS. Biological shields have been designed and assessed for the proton beam transport system and associated beam dumps, the target station, and the target service cell and general remote maintenance cell. Shielding requirements have been assessed with respect to weight, space, and dose-rate constraints for operating, shutdown, and accident conditions. A discussion of the proposed facility design, conceptual design shielding requirements, calculational strategy, source terms, preliminary results and conclusions, and recommendations for additional analyses are presented.

Johnson, J.O.

1998-09-17

368

X-ray transmissive debris shield  

DOEpatents

An X-ray debris shield for use in X-ray lithography that is comprised of an X-ray window having a layer of low density foam exhibits increased longevity without a substantial increase in exposure time. The low density foam layer serves to absorb the debris emitted from the X-ray source and attenuate the shock to the window so as to reduce the chance of breakage. Because the foam is low density, the X-rays are hardly attenuated by the foam and thus the exposure time is not substantially increased.

Spielman, Rick B. (Albuquerque, NM)

1996-01-01

369

X-ray transmissive debris shield  

DOEpatents

An X-ray debris shield for use in X-ray lithography that is comprised of an X-ray window having a layer of low density foam exhibits increased longevity without a substantial increase in exposure time. The low density foam layer serves to absorb the debris emitted from the X-ray source and attenuate the shock to the window so as to reduce the chance of breakage. Because the foam is low density, the X-rays are hardly attenuated by the foam and thus the exposure time is not substantially increased.

Spielman, R.B.

1996-05-21

370

Ablative heat shield design for space shuttle  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Ablator heat shield configuration optimization studies were conducted for the orbiter. Ablator and reusable surface insulation (RSI) trajectories for design studies were shaped to take advantage of the low conductance of ceramic RSI and high temperature capability of ablators. Comparative weights were established for the RSI system and for direct bond and mechanically attached ablator systems. Ablator system costs were determined for fabrication, installation and refurbishment. Cost penalties were assigned for payload weight penalties, if any. The direct bond ablator is lowest in weight and cost. A mechanically attached ablator using a magnesium subpanel is highly competitive for both weight and cost.

Seiferth, R. W.

1973-01-01

371

Modulation of the DNA-damage response to HZE particles by shielding.  

PubMed

Ions of high atomic number and energy (HZE particles) pose a significant cancer risk to astronauts on prolonged space missions. On Earth, similar ions are being used for targeted cancer therapy. The properties of these particles can be drastically altered during passage through spacecraft shielding, therapy beam modulators, or the human body. Here, we have used pertinent responses to DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) to understand the consequences of energy loss versus nuclear fragmentation of Fe ions during passage through shielding or tissue-equivalent materials. Phosphorylation of histone H2AX and recruitment of 53BP1 were used to generate 3D reconstructions of DNA damage in human cells and to follow its repair. Human cells are unable to repair a significant portion of DNA damage induced by Fe ions. DNA-PK and ATM are required, to different extents, for the partial repair of Fe-induced DNA damage. Aluminum shielding has little effect on DNA damage or its repair, confirming that the hulls of the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station afford scant protection against these particles. Lead shielding, on the other hand, exacerbates the effects of Fe ions due to energy loss during particle traversal. In sharp contrast, polyethylene (PE), a favored hydrogenous shield, results in DNA damage that is more amenable to repair presumably due to Fe-ion fragmentation. Human cells are indeed able to efficiently repair DSBs induced by chlorine ions and protons that represent fragmentation products of Fe. Interestingly, activation of the tumor suppressor p53 in Fe-irradiated cells is uniquely biphasic and culminates in the induction of high levels of p21 (Waf1/Cip1), p16 (INK4a) and senescence-associated beta-galactosidase activity. Surprisingly, these events occur even in the absence of ATM kinase implying that ATR may be a major responder to the complex DNA damage inflicted by Fe ions. Significantly, fragmentation of the Fe beam through PE attenuates these responses and this, in turn, results in better long-term survival in a colony-forming assay. Our results help us to understand the biological consequences of ion fragmentation through materials, whether in space or in the clinic, and provide us with a biological basis for the use of hydrogenous materials like PE as effective space shields. PMID:18672098

Mukherjee, Bipasha; Camacho, Cristel Vanessa; Tomimatsu, Nozomi; Miller, Jack; Burma, Sandeep

2008-10-01

372

Snow shielding factors for cosmogenic nuclide dating inferred from Monte Carlo neutron transport simulations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Conventional formulations of changes in cosmogenic nuclide production rates with snow cover are based on a mass-shielding approach, which neglects the role of neutron moderation by hydrogen. This approach can produce erroneous correction factors and add to the uncertainty of the calculated cosmogenic exposure ages. We use a Monte Carlo particle transport model to simulate fluxes of secondary cosmic-ray neutrons near the surface of the Earth and vary surface snow depth to show changes in neutron fluxes above rock or soil surface. To correspond with shielding factors for spallation and low-energy neutron capture, neutron fluxes are partitioned into high-energy, epithermal and thermal components. The results suggest that high-energy neutrons are attenuated by snow cover at a significantly higher rate (shorter attenuation length) than indicated by the commonly-used mass-shielding formulation. As thermal and epithermal neutrons derive from the moderation of high-energy neutrons, the presence of a strong moderator such as hydrogen in snow increases the thermal neutron flux both within the snow layer and above it. This means that low-energy production rates are affected by snow cover in a manner inconsistent with the mass-shielding approach and those formulations cannot be used to compute snow correction factors for nuclides produced by thermal neutrons. Additionally, as above-ground low-energy neutron fluxes vary with snow cover as a result of reduced diffusion from the ground, low-energy neutron fluxes are affected by snow even if the snow is at some distance from the site where measurements are made.

Zweck, Christopher; Zreda, Marek; Desilets, Darin

2013-10-01

373

Major uncertainties influencing entry probe heat shield design  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Factors influencing the design of an outer planet probe heat shield are discussed. Major factors included are: uncertainties in composition and scale height of the planet atmospheres; the augmentation/attenuation of entry heating by ablation products requires more computer study and testing; carbon heat shields, especially carbon phenolic, possessing improved resistance to spallation need developing; and white silica reflecting heat shields with improved resistance to bulk vitrification need further developing.

Congdon, W.

1974-01-01

374

EBT-P gamma-ray shielding system  

Microsoft Academic Search

An elaborate study was carried out for the coil and biological shield of the ELMO Bumpy Torus proof-of-principle (EBT-P) device. A three-dimensional scoping study for the coil shield was performed for four different shielding options to define the heat load for each component and check the compliance with the design criterion of 10 watts maximum heat per coil from the

Gohar

1981-01-01

375

BrowserShield: Vulnerability-driven filtering of dynamic HTML  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract Vulnerability-driven filtering of network data can offer a fast and easy-to-deploy alternative or intermediary to software patching, as exemplified in Shield [43]. In this paper, we take Shield’s vision to a new domain, inspect- ing and cleansing not just static content, but also dy- namic,content. The dynamic,content we target is the dynamic HTML in web pages, which have become

Charles Reis; John Dunagan; Helen J. Wang; Opher Dubrovsky; Saher Esmeir

2007-01-01

376

Life test and electromagnetic shielding performance evaluation of EMI gaskets  

Microsoft Academic Search

MIL-G-83528B, ASTM 4935-89 and JSS 52100 are some of the specifications used in evaluating the performance of EMI\\/RFI\\/EMP gaskets. These gaskets are used to maintain the electromagnetic (EM) shielding integrity in shielded enclosures. A number of test methods are being developed and evaluated to measure accurately EM shielding or volume resistivity of the test samples before and after life test.

A. K. Subramanian; D. C. Pande; K. Boaz

1995-01-01

377

Earth System History Announcements  

E-print Network

WELCOME #12;Earth System History GEOL 1020 [4] Announcements Historical aspects of age of the Earth. #12;Earth history is reconstructed using the chronological framework provided by the relative ages of total Earth time has the USA existed?? The USA was established in 1776, or 236 years ago. The age

Mojzsis, Stephen J.

378

Earth Structure Introduction  

E-print Network

Earth Structure Introduction Earth Structure (2nd Edition), 2004 W.W. Norton & Co, New York Slide show by Ben van der Pluijm © WW Norton, unless noted otherwise #12;© EarthStructure (2nd ed) 210/4/2010 Aerial views #12;© EarthStructure (2nd ed) 310/4/2010 http://www.globalchange.umich.edu/Ben/ES/ #12

379

Guided earth boring tool  

Microsoft Academic Search

A controllable tool for drilling holes in the earth is described comprising a hollow elongated rigid supporting drill pipe having a forward end for entering the earth, means supporting the drill pipe for earth boring or piercing movement, including means for moving the drill pipe longitudinally for penetrating the earth, the drill pipe moving means being constructed to permit addition

W. J. Mc Donald; G. T. Pittard; W. C. Maurer; M. R. Wasson; W. C. Herben

1987-01-01

380

Earth's Mineral Evolution  

E-print Network

Earth's Mineral Evolution :: Astrobiology Magazine - earth science - evol...rth science evolution Extreme Life Mars Life Outer Planets Earth's Mineral Evolution Summary (Nov 14, 2008): New research. Display Options: Earth's Mineral Evolution Based on a CIW news release Mineral Kingdom Has Co

Downs, Robert T.

381

Earth Sciences Geography Option  

E-print Network

Earth Sciences with Geography Option Geography is the study of Earth's environments, landscapes, international development, diplomacy, military service; · Teaching and research. #12;Earth Sciences 97331-5506 phone: 541-737-1201 fax: 541-737-1200 email: earth.sciences@oregonstate.edu web: http

Kurapov, Alexander

382

Crew Earth Observations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Crew Earth Observations (CEO) takes advantage of the crew in space to observe and photograph natural and human-made changes on Earth. The photographs record the Earth's surface changes over time, along with dynamic events such as storms, floods, fires and volcanic eruptions. These images provide researchers on Earth with key data to better understand the planet.

Runco, Susan

2009-01-01

383

Earth from Above  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Google Earth is a free online software that provides a virtual view of Earth. Using Google Earth, students can view Earth by hovering over features and locations they preselect or by serendipitously exploring locations that catch their fascination. Going beyond hovering, they can swoop forward and even tilt images to make more detailed…

Stahley, Tom

2006-01-01

384

SHIELDING ANALYSIS FOR PORTABLE GAUGING COMBINATION SOURCES  

SciTech Connect

Radioisotopic decay has been used as a source of photons and neutrons for industrial gauging operations since the late 1950s. Early portable moisture/density gauging equipment used Americium (Am)-241/Beryllium (Be)/Cesium (Cs)-137 combination sources to supply the required nuclear energy for gauging. Combination sources typically contained 0.040 Ci of Am-241 and 0.010 Ci of CS-137 in the same source capsule. Most of these sources were manufactured approximately 30 years ago. Collection, transportation, and storage of these sources once removed from their original device represent a shielding problem with distinct gamma and neutron components. The Off-Site Source Recovery (OSR) Project is planning to use a multi-function drum (MFD) for the collection, shipping, and storage of AmBe sources, as well as the eventual waste package for disposal. The MFD is an approved TRU waste container design for DOE TRU waste known as the 12 inch Pipe Component Overpack. As the name indicates, this drum is based on a 12 inch ID stainless steel weldment approximately 25 inch in internal length. The existing drum design allows for addition of shielding within the pipe component up to the 110 kg maximum pay load weight. The 12 inch pipe component is packaged inside a 55-gallon drum, with the balance of the interior space filled with fiberboard dunnage. This packaging geometry is similar to the design of a DOT 6M, Type B shipping container.

J. TOMPKINS; L. LEONARD; ET AL

2000-08-01

385

SHIELDING REQUIREMENTS FOR NSLS-II.  

SciTech Connect

Brookhaven National Laboratory is in the process of designing a new Electron Synchrotron for scientific research using synchrotron radiation. This facility, called the 'National Synchrotron Light Source II' (NSLS-II), will provide x-ray radiation of ultra-high brightness and exceptional spatial and energy resolution. It will also provide advanced insertion devices, optics, detectors, and robotics, and a suite of scientific instruments designed to maximize the scientific output of the facility. The project scope includes the design, construction, installation, and commissioning of the following accelerators: a 200 MeV linac, a booster accelerator operating from 200 MeV to 3.0 GeV, and the storage ring which stores a maximum of 500 mA current of electrons at an energy of 3.0 GeV. It is planned to operate the facility primarily in a top-off mode, thereby maintaining the maximum variation in stored beam current to < 1%. Because of the very demanding requirements for beam emittance and synchrotron radiation brilliance, the beam life-time is expected to be low, on the order of 2-3 hours. Analysis of the bulk shielding for operating this facility and the input parameters used for this analysis are discussed in this paper. The characteristics of each of the accelerators and their operating modes are summarized with the input assumptions for the bulk shielding analysis.

JOB,P.K.; CASEY, W.R.

2008-01-02

386

Gas Shielding Technology for Welding and Brazing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Welding is a common method that allows two metallic materials to be joined together with high structural integrity. When joints need to be leak-tight, light-weight, or free of contaminant-trapping seams or surface asperities, welding tends to be specified. There are many welding techniques, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Some of these techniques include Forge Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Friction Stir Welding, and Laser Beam Welding to name a few. Whichever technique is used, the objective is a structural joint that meets the requirements of a particular component or assembly. A key practice in producing quality welds is the use of shielding gas. This article discusses various weld techniques, quality of the welds, and importance of shielding gas in each of those techniques. Metallic bonds, or joints, are produced when metals are put into intimate contact. In the solid-state "blacksmith welding" process, now called Forge Welding (FOW), the site to be joined is pounded into intimate contact. The surfaces to be joined usually need to be heated to make it easier to deform the metal. The surfaces are sprinkled with a flux to melt surface oxides and given a concave shape so that surface contamination can be squeezed out of the joint as the surfaces are pounded together; otherwise the surface contamination would be trapped in the joint and would weaken the weld. In solid-state welding processes surface oxides or other contamination are typically squeezed out of the joint in "flash."

Nunes, Arthur J.; Gradl, Paul R.

2012-01-01

387

Heat flow from the Liberian Precambrian Shield  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Uncorrected heat flow in iron formation rocks from three areas within the Liberian part of the West African Shield ranges from 50 to more than 80 mW m-2. When corrections are applied for topography and refraction, the range of heat flow is narrowed to between 38 and 42 mW m-2. In comparison with heat flows from other parts of the West African Craton, these values are consistent with preliminary results from Ghana (42±8 mW m-2) and Nigeria (38±2 mW m-2) but are somewhat higher than values from Niger (20 mW m-2) and neighboring Sierra Leone (26 mW m-2). The Liberian values are significantly lower than the heat flow offshore in the equatorial Atlantic Ocean (58±8 m W m-2), suggesting large lateral temperature gradients within the lithosphere near the coast. Values of heat production from outcrops of crystalline basement rocks near the holes are between 2 and 2.3 /?W m-3. A heat-flow/heat-production relation cannot be established because of the small range of values; however, assuming a `characteristic depth' of 8 km (similar to the North American Craton) the reduced heat flow of from 20 to 25 mW m-2 is consistent with that from other Precambrian shields.

Sass, J. H.; Behrendt, J. C.

1980-06-01

388

MicroShield/ISOCS gamma modeling comparison.  

SciTech Connect

Quantitative radiological analysis attempts to determine the quantity of activity or concentration of specific radionuclide(s) in a sample. Based upon the certified standards that are used to calibrate gamma spectral detectors, geometric similarities between sample shape and the calibration standards determine if the analysis results developed are qualitative or quantitative. A sample analyzed that does not mimic a calibrated sample geometry must be reported as a non-standard geometry and thus the results are considered qualitative and not quantitative. MicroShieldR or ISOCSR calibration software can be used to model non-standard geometric sample shapes in an effort to obtain a quantitative analytical result. MicroShieldR and Canberra's ISOCSR software contain several geometry templates that can provide accurate quantitative modeling for a variety of sample configurations. Included in the software are computational algorithms that are used to develop and calculate energy efficiency values for the modeled sample geometry which can then be used with conventional analysis methodology to calculate the result. The response of the analytical method and the sensitivity of the mechanical and electronic equipment to the radionuclide of interest must be calibrated, or standardized, using a calibrated radiological source that contains a known and certified amount of activity.

Sansone, Kenneth R

2013-08-01

389

Deoxyribonucleic acid-Ag nanoparticles for EMI Shielding: the effect of nanoparticle size, shape and distribution on the shielding effectiveness  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study focuses on the use of silver based nanoparticle as fillers in DNA host materials to form nancomposites for applications in Electro-Magnetic Interferences (EMI) shielding. For relatively low-conductivity EMI shielding nanocomposites, silver-oxide coated cenospheres are investigated as fillers. The filler loadings are varied to determine a percolation threshold for the desired low conductivity and shielding effectiveness. Microwave absorption as well as DC surface resistivity measurements are undertaken to characterize the obtained films.

Ouchen, Fahima; Wilson, Benjamin G.; Yaney, Perry P.; Salour, Michael M.; Grote, James G.

2014-09-01

390

Earth Observatory Glossary  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Earth Observatory Glossary defines words from space science, ecology and Earth science. It is part of the NASA Earth Observatory site, which provides new satellite imagery and scientific information about Earth with a focus on climate and environmental change. The new glossary mode allows users to browse the Earth Observatory site with special terms highlighted that, when selected, will take you to the appropriate entry in the glossary.

391

Exploring Earth from Space  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This set of lithographs from the ISS EarthKAM program contains an educators' guide, student information and worksheets, and several Earth photos taken from the Space Shuttle. Shuttle astronauts and the ISS EarthKAM program provide photos of our planet from the unique perspective of Earth orbit. This resource can enhance students' studies of Earth and space science, geography, social studies, mathematics, and educational technologies.

2002-12-01

392

Galileo: The Earth encounter  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The following subject areas are covered: Galileo Veega trajectory to Jupiter; lunar science objectives; Earth science objectives; Santa 2 data flow; Galileo - the U.S./Canada connections and European connections; UV spectrometer observations during close encounter periods; phase angle and cone angle of the Earth during the Earth encounters; Lunar orbit traverse at EGA1; Moon imaging - EGA1; Galileo imaging Earth after EGA1; and Earth 1 flyby geometry.

Clarke, Theodore C.

1991-01-01

393

Geochemistry of Kauai shield-stage lavas: Implications for the chemical evolution  

E-print Network

shield and is present in varying proportion in other Hawaiian shield volcanoes. Shield lavas from Kauai of volcanism from west to east, or alternatively east and west Kauai are two distinct shield volcanoes. In the latter case, the two shield volcanoes have maintained distinct magma supply sources and plumbing systems

Mukhopadhyay, Sujoy

394

Application of a dummy eye shield for electron treatment planning  

PubMed Central

Metallic eye shields have been widely used for near-eye treatments to protect critical regions, but have never been incorporated into treatment plans because of the unwanted appearance of the metal artifacts on CT images. The purpose of this work was to test the use of an acrylic dummy eye shield as a substitute for a metallic eye shield during CT scans. An acrylic dummy shield of the same size as the tungsten eye shield was machined and CT scanned. The BEAMnrc and the DOSXYZnrc were used for the Monte Carlo (MC) simulation, with the appropriate material information and density for the aluminum cover, steel knob and tungsten body of the eye shield. The Pinnacle adopting the Hogstrom electron pencil-beam algorithm was used for the one-port 6-MeV beam plan after delineation and density override of the metallic parts. The results were confirmed with the metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) detectors and the Gafchromic EBT2 film measurements. For both the maximum eyelid dose over the shield and the maximum dose under the shield, the MC results agreed with the EBT2 measurements within 1.7%. For the Pinnacle plan, the maximum dose under the shield agreed with the MC within 0.3%; however, the eyelid dose differed by –19.3%. The adoption of the acrylic dummy eye shield was successful for the treatment plan. However, the Pinnacle pencil-beam algorithm was not sufficient to predict the eyelid dose on the tungsten shield, and more accurate algorithms like MC should be considered for a treatment plan. PMID:22915776

Kang, Sei-Kwon; Park, Soah; Hwang, Taejin; Cheong, Kwang-Ho; Han, Taejin; Kim, Haeyoung; Lee, Me-Yeon; Kim, Kyoung Ju; Oh, Do Hoon; Bae, Hoonsik

2013-01-01

395

Application of a dummy eye shield for electron treatment planning.  

PubMed

Metallic eye shields have been widely used for near-eye treatments to protect critical regions, but have never been incorporated into treatment plans because of the unwanted appearance of the metal artifacts on CT images. The purpose of this work was to test the use of an acrylic dummy eye shield as a substitute for a metallic eye shield during CT scans. An acrylic dummy shield of the same size as the tungsten eye shield was machined and CT scanned. The BEAMnrc and the DOSXYZnrc were used for the Monte Carlo (MC) simulation, with the appropriate material information and density for the aluminum cover, steel knob and tungsten body of the eye shield. The Pinnacle adopting the Hogstrom electron pencil-beam algorithm was used for the one-port 6-MeV beam plan after delineation and density override of the metallic parts. The results were confirmed with the metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) detectors and the Gafchromic EBT2 film measurements. For both the maximum eyelid dose over the shield and the maximum dose under the shield, the MC results agreed with the EBT2 measurements within 1.7%. For the Pinnacle plan, the maximum dose under the shield agreed with the MC within 0.3%; however, the eyelid dose differed by -19.3%. The adoption of the acrylic dummy eye shield was successful for the treatment plan. However, the Pinnacle pencil-beam algorithm was not sufficient to predict the eyelid dose on the tungsten shield, and more accurate algorithms like MC should be considered for a treatment plan. PMID:22915776

Kang, Sei-Kwon; Park, Soah; Hwang, Taejin; Cheong, Kwang-Ho; Han, Taejin; Kim, Haeyoung; Lee, Me-Yeon; Kim, Kyoung Ju; Oh, Do Hoon; Bae, Hoonsik

2013-01-01

396

A window in the sky: Astronomy from beyond the earth's atmosphere  

Microsoft Academic Search

The book discusses the history, technology, aims, justifications and future of astronomical observations conducted from outside the shielding atmosphere of the earth. Following a brief review of the electromagnetic spectrum, the effects of the atmosphere on the transmission of radiation and the development of rockets, the various types of orbits and spacecraft available for astronomical and space science investigations are

A. T. Lawton

1979-01-01

397

The Earth had been a very warm and pleasant planet for more  

E-print Network

Magazine R547 The Earth had been a very warm and pleasant planet for more than 200 million years and towards Greenland, where it came down as snow and compacted to form the ice shield. (For more details have risen twice as fast as the global averages. This June, new record melting was observed, with 814

398

Study on Shielding Failure Flashover Rate for EHV Transmission Line  

Microsoft Academic Search

Lightning is the main reason that endangers the safety and reliability of transmission line, but the existing models of estimating shielding failure flashover rate can not be in agreement with field experience at present. This paper deals with shielding failure flashover rate of the EHV transmission lines with many parameters by the improved electric-geometry model. The parameters consist of phase

Fan Chun-lei; Wu Guang-ning; Li Rui-fang

2008-01-01

399

Dielectric flashover with triple point shielding in a coaxial geometry.  

PubMed

Increasing performance of vacuum insulator barriers is a common goal in pulsed power. Insulating performance is continually being improved while new methods are developed. Triple point shielding techniques have been shown to increase flashover voltage, but the role of cathode versus anode shielding is still not fully understood. Open circuit flashover characteristics were obtained for a coaxial geometry to view the effects of triple point shielding for this geometry. The tests included applying various combinations of triple point shields on zero and +45 degrees insulators. Shielding was tested at the cathode triple point outside of the dielectric and at the anode triple point inside the dielectric. The role of anode versus cathode triple point shielding was examined. Flashover voltage was observed to increase when either a cathode or anode triple point shield was applied; however, adding a shield to both regions lowered the flashover threshold. Both triple point regions were found to be important and dependent on each other for some coaxial geometries. PMID:18052503

Benwell, A; Kovaleski, S D; Gahl, J

2007-11-01

400

Effect of an overhead shield on gamma-ray skyshine  

Microsoft Academic Search

A hybrid Monte Carlo and integral line-beam method is used to determine the effect of a horizontal slab shield above a gamma-ray source on the resulting skyshine doses. A simplified Monte Carlo procedure is used to determine the energy and angular distribution of photons escaping the source shield into the atmosphere. The escaping photons are then treated as a bare,

M. H. Stedry; J. K. Shultis; R. E. Faw

1996-01-01

401

EBT-P gamma-ray-shielding analysis  

SciTech Connect

First, a one-dimensional scoping study was performed for the gamma-ray shield of the ELMO Bumpy Torus proof-of-principle device to define appropriate shielding material and determine the required shielding thickness. The dose-equivalent results are analyzed as a function of the radiation-shield thickness for different shielding options. A sensitivity analysis for the pessimistic case is given. The recommended shielding option based on the performance and cost is discussed. Next, a three-dimensional scoping study for the coil shield was performed for four different shielding options to define the heat load for each component and check the compliance with the design criterion of 10 watts maximum heat load per coil from the gamma-ray sources. Also, a detailed biological-dose survey was performed which included: (a) the dose equivalent inside and outside the building, (b) the dose equivalent from the two mazes of the building, and (c) the skyshine contribution to the dose equivalent.

Gohar, Y.

1983-01-01

402

IET. Periscope shielding and installation details. Shows range of scanning ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

IET. Periscope shielding and installation details. Shows range of scanning head, removable concrete cap, concrete shielding. Ralph M. Parsons 902-4-ANP-620-A 324. Date: February 1954. Approved by INEEL Classification Office for public release. INEEL Index code no. 035-0620-00-693-106909 - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Test Area North, Scoville, Butte County, ID

403

Optimal shield mass distribution for space radiation protection  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Computational methods have been developed and successfully used for determining the optimum distribution of space radiation shielding on geometrically complex space vehicles. These methods have been incorporated in computer program SWORD for dose evaluation in complex geometry, and iteratively calculating the optimum distribution for (minimum) shield mass satisfying multiple acute and protected dose constraints associated with each of several body organs.

Billings, M. P.

1972-01-01

404

ORIGINAL ARTICLE Effect of bismuth breast shielding on radiation  

E-print Network

ORIGINAL ARTICLE Effect of bismuth breast shielding on radiation dose and image quality in coronary CT angiography Andrew J. Einstein, MD, PhD,a,b Carl D. Elliston, MA,c Daniel W. Groves, MD,a Bin angiography (CCTA) is associated with high radiation dose to the female breasts. Bismuth breast shielding

Brenner, David Jonathan

405

Development of copper-coated aluminum-shielded wire  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Aluminum-shielded wires are usually used in short lengths of about 200 millimeters in many electronic devices because of their easy termination. However, some problems have occurred in shield effect. The authors have found that this is due to the increase of contact resistance between the aluminum and the drain wire, which is caused by aluminum oxide. To overcome this problem, they developed a new shield tape composed of aluminum foil laminated with polyester film and having a copper layer over the aluminum face. The contact resistance between the shield tape and the drain wire could thus be reduced and was found to be very stable. A wire spirally wrapped and shielded with this new tape has very stable shield effect when subjected to a humid environment or H2S environment, even in short lengths of 100 mm. The authors also developed a new construction for the spirally wrapped shield which is very useful and reliable for multi-conductor wires having individually insulated and shielded conductors.

Saen, H.; Mori, A.

406

Development of copper-coated aluminum-shielded wire  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aluminum-shielded wires are usually used in short lengths of about 200 millimeters in many electronic devices because of their easy termination. However, some problems have occurred in shield effect. The authors have found that this is due to the increase of contact resistance between the aluminum and the drain wire, which is caused by aluminum oxide. To overcome this problem,

H. Saen; A. Mori

1983-01-01

407

Numerical Modeling of Periodic Composite Media for Electromagnetic Shielding Application  

E-print Network

materials with arbitrary micro-geometry and the shielding effects of using composite materials. KeywordsNumerical Modeling of Periodic Composite Media for Electromagnetic Shielding Application Dagang Wu electrical properties for periodic composite medium. The extraction algorithm is based on a periodic finite

Koledintseva, Marina Y.

408

FEM analysis and design bulb shield progressive draw die  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bulb shields are important components in the automobile headlamps and are primarily manufactured by progressive draw dies. Among progressive forming, multiple station progressive draw dies are the most formidable and thus among the most difficult of all progressive dies. Draw processes of a dome shape bulb shield are modeled and analyzed by FEM code DYNAFORM v5.2. Simulation prediction matches well

Z. Q. Sheng; R. Taylor; M. Strazzanti

2007-01-01

409

Description of transport codes for space radiation shielding.  

PubMed

Exposure to ionizing radiation in the space environment is one of the hazards faced by crews in space missions. As space radiations traverse spacecraft, habitat shielding, or tissues, their energies and compositions are altered by interactions with the shielding. Modifications to the radiation fields arise from atomic interactions of charged particles with orbital electrons and nuclear interactions leading to projectile and target fragmentation, including secondary particles such as neutrons, protons, mesons, and nuclear recoils. The transport of space radiation through shielding can be simulated using Monte Carlo techniques or deterministic solutions of the Boltzmann equation. To determine shielding requirements and to resolve radiation constraints for future human missions, the shielding evaluation of a spacecraft concept is required as an early step in the design process. To do this requires (1) accurate knowledge of space environmental models to define the boundary condition for transport calculations, (2) transport codes with detailed shielding and body geometry models to determine particle transmission into areas of internal shielding and at each critical body organ, and (3) the assessment of organ dosimetric quantities and biological risks by applying the corresponding response models for space radiation against the particle spectra that have been accurately determined from the transport code. This paper reviews current transport codes and analyzes their accuracy through comparison to laboratory and spaceflight data. This paper also introduces a probabilistic risk assessment approach for the evaluation of radiation shielding. PMID:23032892

Kim, Myung-Hee Y; Wilson, John W; Cucinotta, Francis A

2012-11-01

410

Effects of Source Redistribution on Jet Noise Shielding Salvador Mayoral*  

E-print Network

Effects of Source Redistribution on Jet Noise Shielding Salvador Mayoral* and Dimitri Papamoschou University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA The potential of jet noise shielding from the Hybrid Wing a thin flat plate, had the generic shape of the HWB planform. Redistribution of the jet noise source

Papamoschou, Dimitri

411

Designing space vehicle shields for meteoroid protection: A new analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dual-layer meteroid shields consisting of sacrificial bumper plates spaced some distance outboard from the vehicle hull are the most effective structures yet conceived for protecting space vehicles from supervelocity meteroid impacts. This paper presents a new analysis for designing dual-layer shields. The analysis is based upon energy and momentum conservation, fundamental electromagnetic radiation physics, and observation of results from extensive

H. F. Swift; R. Bamford; R. Chen

1982-01-01

412

Investigation of acoustical shielding by a wedge-shaped airframe  

Microsoft Academic Search

Experiments on a scale model of an advanced unconventional subsonic transport concept, the blended wing body (BWB), have demonstrated significant shielding of inlet-radiated noise. A computational model of the shielding mechanism has been developed using a combination of boundary integral equation method (BIEM) for source definition and equivalent source method (ESM) for scattering. In this way the sound fields with

Carl H. Gerhold; Lorenzo R. Clark; Mark H. Dunn; John Tweed

2006-01-01

413

Status report; Reactor shield codes for personal computers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports that as part of project to d develop a package of reactor physics codes for Personal Computers (PCs), the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) is developing microcomputer versions of two reactor shielding codes that previously were available for mainframe computers only: QAD-CG and ANISN. QAD-CG is a point kernel code for gamma ray shielding calculations that is

D. K. Parsons; D. W. Nigg; W. Y. Yoon

1987-01-01

414

Electromagnetic Shielding Effectiveness of Steel Sheets with Partly Welded Seams  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effect of single welding flaws on the electromagnetic (EM) effectiveness of welded steel enclosures has been assessed. The possibility of resonant reradiation by these flaws has been examined, using resonance calculations and direct EM measurements. Using these results, a method was developed for assessing shielding quality of hardened military structures, such as SAFEGUARD sites, and EM shielded enclosures. The

Eenest Honig

1977-01-01

415

Space nuclear reactor shields for manned and unmanned applications  

SciTech Connect

Missions which use nuclear reactor power systems require radiation shielding of payload and/or crew areas to predetermined dose rates. Since shielding can become a significant fraction of the total mass of the system, it is of interest to show the effect of various parameters on shield thickness and mass for manned and unmanned applications. Algorithms were developed to give the thicknesses needed if reactor thermal power, separation distances, and dose rates are given as input. The thickness algorithms were combined with models for four different shield geometries to allow tradeoff studies of shield volume and mass for a variety of manned and unmanned missions. Shield design tradeoffs presented in this study include the effects of: Higher allowable dose rates; radiation hardened electronics; shorter crew exposure times; shield geometry; distance of the payload and/or crew from the reactor; and changes in the size of the shielded area. Specific NASA missions that were considered in this study include unmanned outer planetary exploration, manned advanced/evolutionary space station, and advanced manned lunar base.

McKissock, B.I.; Bloomfield, H.S.

1994-09-01

416

Shape, rheology and emplacement times of small martian shield volcanoes  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper focuses on the shape of 31 shield volcanoes of small to intermediate size (a few tens of kilometers in diameter) in 5 regions of Mars: Tempe Terra, Syria Planum, Pavonis Mons, Arsia Mons and central Elysium Planitia. A model for the shape of these shield volcanoes is applied, based upon the concept of porous flow of an unconfined

D. Baratoux; P. Pinet; M. J. Toplis; N. Mangold; R. Greeley; A. R. Baptista

2009-01-01

417

Radiation shielding for 250 MeV protons  

SciTech Connect

This paper is targetted at personnel who have the responsibility of designing the radiation shielding against neutron fluences created when protons interact with matter. Shielding of walls and roofs are discussed, as well as neutron dose leakage through labyrinths. Experimental data on neutron flux attenuation are considered, as well as some calculations using the intranuclear cascade calculations and parameterizations.

Awschalom, M.

1987-04-01

418

An update on the middle levels problem Ian Shields  

E-print Network

An update on the middle levels problem Ian Shields IBM, P.O. Box 12195, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA Brendan J. Shields Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute The middle levels problem is to find a Hamilton cycle in the middle levels, M2k+1, of the Hasse diagram of B2

Savage, Carla D.

419

BIOLOGIC SHIELDING AGAINST GAMMA-RAYS FROM FISSION-PRODUCTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

An effective attenuation-coefficient is determined in order to calcuiate ; the biologic shielding against gamma-rays of an originai fission product mixture. ; Its demonstration by diagrams is given as a function of the irradiation time of ; the uranium, of the cooling time after irradiation, of the wall thickness, and of ; the shielding material. (auth);

1962-01-01

420

An Efficient Algorithm for Shielding Electromagnetic Topological Diagram  

Microsoft Academic Search

An electromagnetic topology method used to analyze interactions between electronic systems and electromagnetic environment is presented. Combining electromagnetic topology model with the graph theory, an efficient algorithm is obtained. The algorithm can find out all the paths which have a lower shielding coefficient than the given threshold K in the shielding electromagnetic topological diagram.

Yongfeng Wang; Chengda Yu; Chaowei Zhang

2010-01-01

421

Performance study of galactic cosmic ray shield materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The space program is faced with two difficult radiation protection issues for future long-term operations. First, retrofit of shield material or conservatism in shield design is prohibitively expensive and often impossible. Second, shielding from the cosmic heavy ions is faced with limited knowledge on the physical properties and biological responses of these radiations. The current status of space shielding technology and its impact on radiation health is discussed herein in terms of conventional protection practice and a test biological response model. The impact of biological response on the selection of optimum materials for cosmic ray shielding is presented in terms of the transmission characteristics of the shield material. Although the systematics of nuclear cross sections are able to demonstrate the relation of exposure risk to shield-material composition, the current uncertainty in-nuclear cross sections will not allow an accurate evaluation of risk reduction. This paper presents a theoretical study of risk-related factors and a pilot experiment to study the effectiveness of choice of shield materials to reduce the risk in space operations.

Kim, Myung-Hee Y.; Wilson, John W.; Thibeault, Sheila A.; Nealy, John E.; Badavi, Francis F.; Kiefer, Richard L.

1994-01-01

422

Electromagnetic shielding of plastic material in laser diode modules  

Microsoft Academic Search

Electromagnetic shielding of plastic materials in laser modules was studied experimentally and theoretically. The conductive carbon fiber fillers into plastics to produce electrically conductive composites were proposed for the evaluation of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding effectiveness (SE). The different volume fractions of conductive carbon fiber fillers ranging from 5, 10, 20, and 30% were used. The SE of conductive plastics

S. K. Chiu; J. Y. Cheng; W. S. Jou; G. J. Jong; S. C. Wang; C. M. Wang; C. S. Lin; T. L. Wu; W. H. Cheng

2001-01-01

423

Computer program optimizes design of nuclear radiation shields  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Computer program, OPEX 2, determines minimum weight, volume, or cost for shields. Program incorporates improved coding, simplified data input, spherical geometry, and an expanded output. Method is capable of altering dose-thickness relationship when a shield layer has been removed.

Lahti, G. P.

1971-01-01

424

Shielding effects of concrete and foam external pipeline coatings  

Microsoft Academic Search

The research project began in July, 1986 and was completed in December, 1990. The objectives of the research were: To determine whether concrete and urethane foam-barrier coatings shield the pipe from cathodic-protection current, To determine whether the barrier coatings also effectively shield the pipe from the environment, thus reducing the need for cathodic protection, To determine what levels of cathodic

T. J. Barlo; D. P. Werner

1992-01-01

425

Fan-fold shielded electrical leads  

DOEpatents

Disclosed are fan-folded electrical leads made from copper cladded Kapton, for example, with the copper cladding on one side serving as a ground plane and the copper cladding on the other side being etched to form the leads. The Kapton is fan folded with the leads located at the bottom of the fan-folds. Electrical connections are made by partially opening the folds of the fan and soldering, for example, the connections directly to the ground plane and/or the lead. The fan folded arrangement produces a number of advantages, such as electrically shielding the leads from the environment, is totally non-magnetic, and has a very low thermal conductivity, while being easy to fabricate. 3 figs.

Rohatgi, R.R.; Cowan, T.E.

1996-06-11

426

Fan-fold shielded electrical leads  

DOEpatents

Fan-folded electrical leads made from copper cladded Kapton, for example, with the copper cladding on one side serving as a ground plane and the copper cladding on the other side being etched to form the leads. The Kapton is fan folded with the leads located at the bottom of the fan-folds. Electrical connections are made by partially opening the folds of the fan and soldering, for example, the connections directly to the ground plane and/or the lead. The fan folded arrangement produces a number of advantages, such as electrically shielding the leads from the environment, is totally non-magnetic, and has a very low thermal conductivity, while being easy to fabricate.

Rohatgi, Rajeev R. (Mountain View, CA); Cowan, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)

1996-01-01

427

Superconducting magnetic shielding apparatus and method  

DOEpatents

Disclosed is a method and apparatus for providing magnetic shielding around a working volume. The apparatus includes a hollow elongated superconducting shell or cylinder having an elongated low magnetic pinning central portion, and two high magnetic pinning end regions. Transition portions of varying magnetic pinning properties are interposed between the central and end portions. The apparatus further includes a solenoid substantially coextensive with and overlying the superconducting cylinder, so as to be magnetically coupled therewith. The method includes the steps passing a longitudinally directed current through the superconducting cylinder so as to depin magnetic reservoirs trapped in the cylinder. Next, a circumferentially directed current is passed through the cylinder, while a longitudinally directed current is maintained. Depinned magnetic reservoirs are moved to the end portions of the cylinder, where they are trapped.

Clem, John R. (Ames, IA); Clem, John R. (Ames, IA)

1983-01-01

428

High purity silica reflecting heat shield development  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A reflecting heat shield composed of fused silica in which the scattering results from the refractive index mismatch between silica particles and the voids introduced during the fabrication process is developed. Major considerations and conclusions of the development are: the best material to use is Type A, which is capable of ultra-high-purity and which does not show the 0.243 micrometer absorption band; the reflection efficiency of fused silica is decreased at higher temperatures due to the bathochromic shift of the ultraviolet cut-off; for a given silica material, over the wavelength region and particle sizes tested, the monodisperse particle size configurations produce higher reflectances than continuous particle size configurations; and the smaller monodisperse particle size configurations give higher reflectance than the larger ones. A reflecting silica configuration that is an efficient reflector of shock layer radiation at high ablation temperatures is achieved by tailoring the matrix for optimum scattering and using an ultra-high-purity material.

Congdon, W.

1974-01-01

429

Radiation field characterization and shielding studies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The ELI-Beamlines facility in the Czech Republic will offer to users versatile radiation sources in an unprecedented energy range. Laser-driven proton beams are expected to range between 50 MeV and 3 GeV. The number of particles delivered per laser shot is estimated to be 1010-1012. Starting from analytical calculations, as well as from dedicated simulations, the main proton fields produced in the laser-matter interaction have been described and used to characterize the "source terms" in full simulations with the Monte Carlo code FLUKA in order to assess a proper shielding. We present the results of this study and the proposed solutions together with a cross-check analysis performed with the Monte Carlo code GEANT4.

Ferrari, A.; Amato, E.; Margarone, D.

2013-07-01

430

Superconducting magnetic shielding apparatus and method  

DOEpatents

Disclosed are a method and apparatus for providing magnetic shielding around a working volume. The apparatus includes a hollow elongated superconducting shell or cylinder having an elongated low magnetic pinning central portion, and two high magnetic pinning end regions. Transition portions of varying magnetic pinning properties are interposed between the central and end portions. The apparatus further includes a solenoid substantially coextensive with and overlying the superconducting cylinder, so as to be magnetically coupled therewith. The method includes the steps passing a longitudinally directed current through the superconducting cylinder so as to depin magnetic reservoirs trapped in the cylinder. Next, a circumferentially directed current is passed through the cylinder, while a longitudinally directed current is maintained. Depinned magnetic reservoirs are moved to the end portions of the cylinder, where they are trapped. 5 figs.

Clem, J.R.; Clem, J.R.

1983-10-11

431

Superconducting magnetic shielding apparatus and method  

DOEpatents

Disclosed is a method and apparatus for providing magnetic shielding around a working volume. The apparatus includes a hollow elongated superconducting shell or cylinder having an elongated low magnetic pinning central portion, and two high magnetic pinning end regions. Transition portions of varying magnetic pinning properties are interposed between the central and end portions. The apparatus further includes a solenoid substantially coextensive with and overlying the superconducting cylinder, so as to be magnetically coupled therewith. The method includes the steps passing a longitudinally directed current through the superconducting cylinder so as to depin magnetic reservoirs trapped in the cylinder. Next, a circumferentially directed current is passed through the cylinder, while a longitudinally directed current is maintained. Depinned magnetic reservoirs are moved to the end portions of the cylinder, where they are trapped.

Clem, J.R.

1982-07-09

432

Mariner 9 views of shield volcano  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A Martian shield volcano, approximately 25 miles across at the crater, photographed consecutively by Mariner 9 with the wide-angle and telephoto lenses. The summit crater and groves down the flank probably were produced by subsidence flowing subsurface movement of magma.

Mariner 9 was the first spacecraft to orbit another planet. The spacecraft was designed to continue the atmospheric studies begun by Mariners 6 and 7, and to map over 70% of the Martian surface from the lowest altitude (1500 kilometers [900 miles])and at the highest resolutions (1 kilometer per pixel to 100 meters per pixel) of any previous Mars mission

Mariner 9 was launched on May 30, 1971 and arrived on November 14, 1971.

1972-01-01

433

Neutron beamline shielding calculations at the SNS  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A world-class accelerator driven short pulsed neutron source is in the final stages of construction at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. A 1.4 MW proton beam at 1 GeV energy directed on a mercury target will free neutrons through spallation reactions that will be moderated to thermal and subthermal energies and serve neutron scattering instruments at up to 24 beamlines. At spallation neutron sources, the neutron beams are contaminated by a large fraction of fast neutrons with energies up to the energy of the proton beam incident on the mercury target. Results of design calculations for the Cold Neutron Chopper Spectrometer are presented as an example to demonstrate the neutronics design analyses that are being performed to optimize the lateral beamline shielding as well as the sample and detector area with regard to guaranteeing personal safety, minimizing neutron background and cost.

Gallmeier, Franz X.; Ferguson, Phillip D.; Iverson, Erik B.; Popova, Irina I.; Lu, Wei

2006-06-01

434

SUBURFACE SHIELDING-SPECIFIC SOURCE TERM EVALUATION  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this work is to provide supporting calculations for determination of the radiation source terms specific to subsurface shielding design and analysis. These calculations are not intended to provide the absolute values of the source terms, which are under the charter of the Waste Package Operations (WPO) Group. Rather, the calculations focus on evaluation of the various combinations of fuel enrichment, burnup and cooling time for a given decay heat output, consistent with the waste package (WP) thermal design basis. The objective is to determine the worst-case combination of the fuel characteristics (enrichment, burnup and cooling time) which would give the maximum radiation fields for subsurface shielding considerations. The calculations are limited to PWR fuel only, since the WP design is currently evolving with thinner walls and a reduced heat load as compared to the viability assessment (VA) reference design. The results for PWR fuel will provide a comparable indication of the trend for BWR fuel, as their characteristics are similar. The source term development for defense high-level waste and other spent nuclear fuel (SNF) is the responsibility of the WPO Group, and therefore, is not included this work. This work includes the following items responsive to the stated purpose and objective: (1) Determine the possible fuel parameters (initial enrichment, burnup and cooling time), that give the same decay heat value as specified for the waste package thermal design; (2) Obtain the neutron and gamma source terms for the various combinations of the fuel parameters for use in radiation field calculations; and (3) Calculate radiation fields on the surfaces of the waste package and its transporter to quantify the effects of the fuel parameters with the same decay heat value for use in identifying the worst-case combination of the fuel parameters.

S. Su

1999-08-24

435

Effect of an overhead shield on gamma-ray skyshine  

SciTech Connect

A hybrid Monte Carlo and integral line-beam method is used to determine the effect of a horizontal slab shield above a gamma-ray source on the resulting skyshine doses. A simplified Monte Carlo procedure is used to determine the energy and angular distribution of photons escaping the source shield into the atmosphere. The escaping photons are then treated as a bare, point, skyshine source, and the integral line-beam method is used to estimate the skyshine dose at various distances from the source. From results for arbitrarily collimated and shielded sources, the skyshine dose is found to depend primarily on the mean-free-path thickness of the shield and only very weakly on the shield material.

Stedry, M.H.; Shultis, J.K.; Faw, R.E. [Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS (United States). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering

1996-06-01

436

A proposed performance index for galactic cosmic ray shielding materials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In past studies, the reductions in absorbed dose and dose equivalent due to choice of material composition have been used to indicate shield effectiveness against exposure to galactic cosmic rays. However, these quantities are highly inaccurate in assessing shield effectiveness for protection against the biological effects of long-term exposure to the galactic heavy ions. A new quantity for shield performance is defined that correlates well with cell killing and cell transformation behind various shield thicknesses and materials. In addition, a relative performance index is identified that is inversely related to biological injury for different materials at a fixed shield mass and is directly related to the ratio of the fourth- and the second-order linear energy transfer (LET) moments.

Wilson, John W.; Wood, J. S.; Shinn, Judy L.; Cucinotta, Francis A.; Nealy, John E.

1993-08-01

437

MCG measurement in the environment of active magnetic shield.  

PubMed

MCG (Magnetocardiography) measurement by a SQUID gradiometer was attempted with only active magnetic shielding (active shielding). A three-axis-canceling-coil active shielding system, where three 16-10-16 turns-coil sets were put in the orthogonal directions, produces a homogeneous magnetic field in a considerable volume surrounding the center. Fluxgate sensors were used as the reference sensors of the system. The system can reduce environmental magnetic noise at low frequencies of less than a few Hz, at 50 Hz and at 150 Hz. Reducing such disturbances stabilizes biomagnetic measurement conditions for SQUIDs in the absence of magnetically shielded rooms (MSR). After filtering and averaging the measured MCG data by a first-order SQUID gradiometer with only the active shielding during the daytime, the QRS complex and T wave was clearly presented. PMID:16012640

Yamazaki, K; Kato, K; Kobayashi, K; Igarashi, A; Sato, T; Haga, A; Kasai, N

2004-01-01

438

Carpet cloak with photonic crystal shield that permits information exchange  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Carpet cloaks designed by optical transformation usually include a perfect shield, which exclude the electromagnetic fields from the under cloaked region. Due to the shield, observers in the cloaked area cannot “see” the outside. In this article, we report a flat carpet cloak that permits information exchange with outer environment by using one- or two-dimensional photonic crystal structures as substitutes for the perfect shield. The lateral shifts at the reflecting surface of the effective shields, which make the carpet cloak detectable, are considered and calculated with a Gaussian beam illumination. In order to counteract the lateral shifts, we redesign the parameters of the cloaking slab based on the coordinate transformation. Good agreements have been obtained between the adjusted carpet and ideal carpet with a perfect shield.

Xu, Yan; Wang, Shenyun; Wen, Geyi

2014-10-01

439

The Lifeworld Earth and a Modelled Earth  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goal of this paper is to study the question of whether a phenomenological view of the Earth could be empirically endorsed. The phenomenological way of thinking considers the Earth as a material entity, but not as an object as viewed in science. In the learning science tradition, tracking the process of the conceptual change of the shape of the…

Juuti, Kalle

2014-01-01

440

78 FR 26090 - Content Specifications and Shielding Evaluations for Type B Transportation Packages  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC-2012-0270] Content Specifications and Shielding Evaluations...Issue Summary (RIS) 2013-04, ``Content Specifications and Shielding Evaluations...Radioactive Material,'' for the review of content specifications and shielding...

2013-05-03

441

77 FR 67678 - Content Specifications and Shielding Evaluations for Type B Transportation Packages  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC-2012-0270] Content Specifications and Shielding Evaluations...Issue Summary (RIS) 2012-XX, ``Content Specifications and Shielding Evaluations...Radioactive Material,'' for the review of content specifications and shielding...

2012-11-13

442

76 FR 70761 - Weather Shield Manufacturing, Inc. Corporate Office, Medford, WI; Notice of Negative...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Training Administration [TA-W-72,673] Weather Shield Manufacturing, Inc. Corporate...administrative record in Former Employees of Weather Shield Manufacturing, Inc. v. United...applicable to workers and former workers of Weather Shield Manufacturing, Inc.,...

2011-11-15

443

75 FR 57519 - Weather Shield Manufacturing, Medford, WI; Notice of Negative Determination Regarding Application...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Training Administration [TA-W-72,673] Weather Shield Manufacturing, Medford, WI...applicable to workers and former workers of Weather Shield Manufacturing, Inc., Medford...production of doors and windows at various Weather Shield Manufacturing, Inc....

2010-09-21

444

76 FR 35026 - Weather Shield Manufacturing, Inc. Corporate Office, Medford, WI; Notice of Amended Negative...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Training Administration TA-W-72,673 Weather Shield Manufacturing, Inc. Corporate...administrative record in Former Employees of Weather Shield Manufacturing, Inc. v. United...applicable to workers and former workers of Weather Shield Manufacturing, Inc.,...

2011-06-15

445

75 FR 51851 - Weather Shield Manufacturing, Inc., Corporate Office, Medford, WI; Notice of Revised...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Training Administration [TA-W-64,725] Weather Shield Manufacturing, Inc., Corporate...for further review, Former Employees of Weather Shield Manufacturing, Inc. v. United...December 17, 2008, former workers of Weather Shield Manufacturing, Inc....

2010-08-23

446

Satellites Orbiting Earth  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In recent years, there has been a push to better understand how Earth works as a system- how land, oceans, air, and life all interact. Satellites in orbit around Earth are a fast and efficient way of gathering remotely sensed data about the planet as a whole. This animated video shows the orbital paths of the satellites in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Earth Observing System (EOS), a collection of satellites that work together to study Earth on a wide scale.

447

Earth System Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Understanding climate requires understanding that Earth is a holistic system of dynamic, interacting components. Furthermore, understanding how the Earth system works is essential for making informed decisions about how to manage, protect, and sustain our planet and its natural resources. This EarthLabs module helps students understand their world as an interconnected living system. Students learn to identify the parts of the Earth system and the processes that connect them, starting locally and gradually expanding their view to regional and global scales.

Bardar, Erin; Haddad, Nick

448

Museum of the Earth  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Museum of the Earth is a natural history museum that stresses the interdependence of the Earth and its life, fostering public understanding of the environment and Earth's past, present and future. The museum is an exhibit facility for one of the nation's largest fossil collections, providing a resource for the public, teachers and students. It serves regional and national audiences by disseminating educational materials as well as promoting best practices and collaboration among providers of informal Earth system education.

2006-08-14

449

RITD - Adapting Mars Entry, Descent and Landing System for Earth  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Abstract A new generation of in?atable Entry, Descent and Landing System (EDLS) or Mars has been developed. It is used in both the initial atmospheric entry and atmospheric descent before the semi-hard impact of the penetrator into Martian surface. The EDLS applicability to Earth’s atmosphere is studied by the EU/RITD [1] project. Project focuses to the analysis and tests of the transonic behaviour of this compact and light weight payload entry system at the Earth re-entry 1. EDLS for Earth The dynamical stability of the craft is analysed, concentrating on the most critical part of the atmospheric re-entry, the transonic phase. In Martian atmosphere the MetNet vehicle stability during the transonic phase is understood. However, in the more dense Earth’s atmosphere, the transonic phase is shorter and turbulence more violent. Therefore, the EDLS has to be sufficiently dynamically stable to overcome the forces tending to deflect the craft from its nominal trajectory and attitude. The preliminary design of the inflatable EDLS for Earth will be commenced once the scaling of the re-entry system and the dynamical stability analysis have been performed. The RITD-project concentrates on mission and applications achievable with the current MetNet-type (i.e. “Mini-1” category) of lander, and on requirements posed by other type Earth re-entry concepts. 2. Entry Angle Determination for Mini-1 - lander For successful Earth landing, the suitable re-entry angle and velocity with specific descent vehicle (DV) mass and heat flux parameters need to be determined. These key parameters in determining the Earth re-entry for DV are: - qmax (kW/m2): maximal specific heat flux, - Q (MJ/m2): specific integral heat flux to DV front shield, - m (kg): descent vehicle (DV) mass, - V (m/s): re-entry velocity and - theta(deg.): flight-path angle at Earth re-entry For Earth re-entry, the calculation results in the optimal value of entry velocity for MetNet (“Mini-1” category) -type lander, with mass of 22kg, being VSOL = 5268 m/s. Using the basic pre-defined parameters for MetNet-type of lander in Earth atmosphere, we get the optimal angle of = -3.06 degrees for Earth re-entry. 3. Payload Mass for Earth Entry DV One of the key elements in Earth entry lander is the amount of available payload mass. The payload mass depends on, e.g., the lander size, landing type (soil or water), heat shield durability and additional landing gear. The payload mass will have an impact to the center of gravity of the lander. The payload with a “low” CoG (compared the the lander structure) has a larger tolerance than the payload with “high” CoG. In cases where payload CoG causes instability, the extra balance mass can be used to adjust CoG. This balance mass will reduce the available payload mass. A major limitation for payload mass is the heat shielding. Acknowledgements The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 263255. References [1] http://ritd.fmi.fi

Heilimo, Jyri; Aleksashkin, Sergey; Martynov, Maxim; Schmidt, Walter; Harri, Ari-Matti; Vsevolod Koryanov, D.; Kazakovtcev, Victor; Haukka, Harri; Arruego, Ignacio; Finchenko, Valery; Ostresko, Boris; Ponomarenko, Andrei; Martin, Susanna; Siili, Tero

450

Earth Sciences Geology Option  

E-print Network

courses, core Earth Sciences courses, and focused coursework in the option. A graduation checklistEarth Sciences with Geology Option Geological sciences focus on understanding the Earth, from its composition and internal structure to its history and the processes that shape its surface. Our planet

Kurapov, Alexander

451

The Earth's Interior  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site contains 22 questions on the topic of the Earth's interior, which covers layers and composition of the Earth. This is part of the Principles of Earth Science course at the University of South Dakota. Users submit their answers and are provided immediate verification.

Heaton, Timothy

452

Earth System History Announcements  

E-print Network

Earth System History GEOL 1020 [5] Announcements Discovery of radioactivity absolute ages and Study Room #12;Early estimates of Earth's absolute age: 1. Mythological estimates Animism, Babylonian dating: NOW #12;An early instrument to measure absolute ages of rocks #12;"This earth, certainly

Mojzsis, Stephen J.

453

Interior of the Earth  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Basic questions regarding the interior of the Earth in the 1990's are discussed. Research problems in the areas of plate tectonics, the Earth mantle the Earth core, and continental structure are discussed. Observational requirements of the GRAVSAT satellite mission are discussed.

Phillips, R. J.

1984-01-01

454

Earth and Moon Viewer  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site allows users to view the earth and moon, and daylight and night regions, from a wide range of viewpoints. These include from the sun, the moon, the earth, at any point above the earth. Cloud and weather information is also provided from satellite images.

Walker, John

2004-02-16

455

Models of Earth  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, candy models are used to demonstrate the features of the Earth, including its internal structure and layers. Students learn why models are essential in Earth science and answer questions about how their candy models do and do not compare with the actual Earth.

Ladue, Nicole

456

Earth System History Announcements  

E-print Network

to visit the Earth during the Hadean, you would likely not recognize it is the same planet we inhabit today) #12;If you were able to travel back to visit the Earth during the Hadean and Archean, you would likely in common! Venus #12;Earth Mars #12;"Ambassadors from the Hadean" Early in 2001, two papers reported

Mojzsis, Stephen J.

457

Implementation of ALARA radiation protection on the ISS through polyethylene shielding augmentation of the Service Module Crew Quarters  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

With 5-7 month long duration missions at 51.6 degrees inclination in Low Earth Orbit, the ionizing radiation levels to which International Space Station (ISS) crewmembers are exposed will be the highest planned occupational exposures in the world. Even with the expectation that regulatory dose limits will not be exceeded during a single tour of duty aboard the ISS, the "as low as reasonably achievable" (ALARA) precept requires that radiological risks be minimized when possible through a dose optimization process. Judicious placement of efficient shielding materials in locations where crewmembers sleep, rest, or work is an important means for implementing ALARA for spaceflight. Polyethylene (CnHn) is a relatively inexpensive, stable, and, with a low atomic number, an effective shielding material that has been certified for use aboard the ISS. Several designs for placement of slabs or walls of polyethylene have been evaluated for radiation exposure reduction in the Crew Quarters (CQ) of the Zvezda (Star) Service Module. Optimization of shield designs relies on accurate characterization of the expected primary and secondary particle environment and modeling of the predicted radiobiological responses of critical organs and tissues. Results of the studies shown herein indicate that 20% or more reduction in equivalent dose to the CQ occupant is achievable. These results suggest that shielding design and risk analysis are necessary measures for reducing long-term radiological risks to ISS inhabitants and for meeting legal ALARA requirements. Verification of shield concepts requires results from specific designs to be compared with onboard dosimetry. c2004 COSPAR. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Shavers, M. R.; Zapp, N.; Barber, R. E.; Wilson, J. W.; Qualls, G.; Toupes, L.; Ramsey, S.; Vinci, V.; Smith, G.; Cucinotta, F. A.

2004-01-01

458

Checklist of the terrestrial vertebrates of the Guiana Shield  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Distributions are given for 1850 species of terrestrial vertebrates in the Guiana Shield region of northeastern South America, with introductory text by the authors of each section. Distributions cover the three Guianas (Guyana, Surinam, and French Guiana), and the states of the Venezuelan Guayna (Amazonas, Bolivar, and Delta Amacuro), and in some cases the states of the Brazilian portion of the Guiana Shield (Amazonas, Roraima, Para, and Amapa), and the Colombian portion of the Guiana Shield. The first section is a checklist of amphibians of the Guiana Shield, by J. Celsa Sefiaris and Ross MacCulloch, detailing the distribution of 269 species. The second section is a checklist of the reptiles of the Guiana Shield by Teresa C. S. de Avila Pires, detailing the distribution of 295 species. The third section is a checklist of the birds of the Guiana Shield, by Chris Milensky, Wiltshire Hinds, Alexandre Aleixo, and Maria de Fatima C. Lima, detailing the distribution of 1004 species. The fourth section is a checklist of the mammals of the Guiana Shield, by Burton K. Lim, Mark D. Engstrom, and Jose Ochoa G., detailing the distribution of 282 species.

2005-01-01

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Dose buildup factor formula for double-layered shields  

SciTech Connect

In radiation shielding, health physics, and radioactive waste management, it is very important to know buildup factors for various materials and their combinations used as multilayer shields. In this work, a general formula that computes buildup factors for double-layer shields was developed on the basis of Monte Carlo photon transport using the MCNP code. Formulas for buildup factors for double-layer shields have been developed in the past with various degrees of success and limitations. The GP formula is excellent but applies to single-layer materials only. In this work, gamma-ray dose buildup factors for double-layer shields have been computed using the MCNP code. A point monoenergetic isotropic source was used with energy from 0.5 to 6 MeV. The source was placed at the center of the first spherical materials, surrounded by a second one. Detectors were placed on the surface of the second material and used to tally the photon flux in a six-energy-group structure. The shielding materials considered were water, lead, steel, concrete, and some of their combinations for double-layered shields ranging in thickness from 1 to 10 mean free paths (mfp).

Guvendik, M.; Tsoulfanidis, N.

1999-07-01

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CHESS upgrade 1995: Improved radiation shielding  

SciTech Connect

The Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR) stores electrons and positrons at 5.3 GeV for the production and study of B mesons, and, in addition, it supplies synchrotron radiation for CHESS. The machine has been upgraded for 300 mA operation. It is planned that each beam will be injected in about 5 minutes and that particle beam lifetimes will be several hours. In a cooperative effort, staff members at CHESS and LNS have studied sources in CESR that produce radiation in the user areas. The group has been responsible for the development and realization of new tunnel shielding walls that provide a level of radiation protection from 20 to {approx_gt}100 times what was previously available. Our experience has indicated that a major contribution to the environmental radiation is not from photons, but results from neutrons that are generated by particle beam loss in the ring. Neutrons are stopped by inelastic scattering and absorption in thick materials such as heavy concrete. The design for the upgraded walls, the development of a mix for our heavy concrete, and all the concrete casting was done by CHESS and LNS personnel. The concrete incorporates a new material for this application, one that has yielded a significant cost saving in the production of over 200 tons of new wall sections. The material is an artificially enriched iron oxide pellet manufactured in vast quantities from hematite ore for the steel-making industry. Its material and chemical properties (iron and impurity content, strength, size and uniformity) make it an excellent substitute for high grade Brazilian ore, which is commonly used as heavy aggregate in radiation shielding. Its cost is about a third that of the natural ore. The concrete has excellent workability, a 28 day compressive strength exceeding 6000 psi and a density of 220 lbs/cu.ft (3.5 gr/cc). The density is limited by an interesting property of the pellets that is motivated by efficiency in the steel-making application. (Abstract Truncated)

Finkelstein, K. [CHESS, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 (United States)] [CHESS, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 (United States)

1996-09-01

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