SSAT - Sector Shielding Analysis Tool

The Sector Shielding Analysis Tool (SSAT) performs ray tracing from a user defined point within the geometry to determine shielding levels (i.e. the fraction of solid angle for which the shielding is within a defined interval) and shielding distribution (the mean shielding level as a function of look direction). To achieve this, the tool utilises the fictitious geantino particle, which undergoes no physical interactions, but flags boundary crossings along its straight trajectory. Knowledge of the positions of these boundary crossings together with the density of the material through which the particle has passed can be used to profile the shielding for a given point within the geometry.

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