Boeing Radiation Effects Laboratory (BREL)

Linear Accelerator

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Type of Simulator

Electron linear accelerator

Application

  • Bremsstrahlung x-rays
  • Electron

Test Object Size

  • Test area will accommodate nearly any size or configuration
  • General Description
  • The 3-stage S-band linear accelerator can produce stable and high-current pulses of electrons for TREE testing.
  • Vacuum chambers are available.
  • Converters can be used to produce pulses of x-rays. A remotely operated sample changer is available for rapid characterization of a large number of parts.

Technical Characteristics

Energy

Electron

10 MeV

Current

0.4 to 2 amps (depending upon pulse width)

Dose

600 krad(Si) (max per pulse)

Dose Rate

Electron

1.0x1011 rad(Si)/s (max)

Pulse Width

(FWHM) 10ns to 10us

Target Area

Variable up to several inches/side

Repetition Rate

0 to 30 Hz

Reproducibility

5%