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dc.contributor.advisorCleary, David
dc.contributor.advisorMcMurray, Robert E.
dc.contributor.authorGrimmer, Marie C
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-23T21:57:00Z
dc.date.available2013-01-23T21:57:00Z
dc.date.issued1997-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/26242
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe expected response of the Lunar Prospector's Gamma Ray Spectrometer instrument was predicted using a Monte Carlo simulation. The full lunar spectrum was generated using 90 lines and a continuum gamma ray background taken from Apollo 15 and 16 data. The Monte Carlo program uses the exact dimensions and composition of the Gamma Ray Spectrometer in order to most accurately predict spectral performance, assuming an operating temperature on orbit of -30 degrees Celsius. The Gamma Ray Spectrometer will be launched aboard the Lunar Prospector spacecraft on October 24, 1997. The Lunar Prospector will assume a 100 km altitude orbit around the moon, allowing the Gamma Ray Spectrometer to map the elemental composition of the surface. The simulated Gamma Ray Spectrometer response can be used as a comparison for the actual data in order to determine how well the spectrometer is workingen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/simulationofluna00grim
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleA simulation of the lunar prospector's gamma ray spectrometeren_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.schoolNaval Postgraduate School
dc.subject.authorGamma Rayen_US
dc.subject.authorLunar Prospectoren_US
dc.subject.authorRadiation Detectionen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Space Systems Operationsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSpace Systems Operationsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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