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NASCAP Simulation of Laboratory Spacecraft Charging Tests Using Multiple Electron Guns

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3 Author(s)
Mandell, M.J. ; Systems, Science and Software La Jolla, CA 92038 ; Katz, I. ; Parks, D.E.

NASCAP calculations have been performed simulating exposure of a spacecraft-like model to multiple electron guns. The results agree well with experiment. It is found that magnetic field effects are fairly small, but substantial differential charging can result from electron gun placement. Conditions for surface flashover are readily achieved.

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Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:28 ,  Issue: 6 )