Forty years of development of active systems for radiation protection of spacecraft

Journal Article

A comprehensive survey of the literature relating to active spacecraft shielding is presented, including electrostatic and plasma as well as magnetic methods. A literature discussion is provided in order to give an overview of this field. The advent of high temperature superconductors may make magnetic shielding against charged particle radiation practical in spacecraft engineering.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sussingham, JC; Watkins, SA; Cocks, FH

Published Date

  • 1999

Published In

  • Journal of the Astronautical Sciences

Volume / Issue

  • 47 / 3-4

Start / End Page

  • 165 - 175