Modding Kerbalism’s Radiation Models¶
A RadiationModel defines the signed distance function parameters that determine the shapes of the inner belt, outer belt and magnetopause. The model can be assigned to one or more celestial bodies using RadiationBody.
The inner belt is a torus. The a radius defines the distance from the section center to the origin. The b radius defines the radius of the section.
The outer belt is the boolean subtraction of a torus with another torus. The second torus is equal to the first, except for the fact that the b radius is reduced by a border factor. This in turn is not constant everywhere but fades from the outer_border_start at the origin to the outer_border_end at the domain boundary.
The magnetopause is simply a sphere, possibly deformed along the body->star vector to define a magnetotail.
All values are in body radii.
|name||Unique name for the radiation model|
|has_inner||True if the model has an inner radiation belt||false|
|inner_dist||Inner belt torus a radius|
|inner_radius||Inner belt torus b radius|
|inner_compression||Deform space along the body->star vector, in direction of the star||1.0|
|inner_extension||Deform space along the body->star vector, in opposite direction of the star||1.0|
|inner_quality||Quality of border for rendering purposes, only influence pre-computation time||30.0|
|inner_deform||Deform the surface using a sum of sine waves||0.0|
|has_outer||True if the model has an outer radiation belt||false|
|outer_dist||Outer belt torus a radius|
|outer_radius||Outer belt torus b radius|
|outer_compression||Deform space along the body->star vector, in direction of the star||1.0|
|outer_extension||Deform space along the body->star vector, in opposite direction of the star||1.0|
|outer_border_start||Outer belt border extension at the origin||0.1|
|outer_border_end||Outer belt border extension at the domain boundary||1.0|
|outer_deform||Deform the surface using a sum of sine waves||0.0|
|outer_quality||Quality of border for rendering purposes, only influence pre-computation time||40.0|
|has_pause||True if the model has a magnetopause||false|
|pause_compression||Deform space along the body->star vector, in direction of the star||1.0|
|pause_extension||Deform space along the body->star vector, in opposite direction of the star||1.0|
|pause_height_scale||Deform space along the magnetic axis vector||1.0|
|pause_deform||Deform the surface using a sum of sine waves||0.0|
|pause_quality||Quality of border for rendering purposes, only influence pre-computation time||20.0|
The RadiationBody associates a RadiationModel to a celestial body and defines the radiation contribution inside the zones delimited by the signed distance function. Radiation values in a zone can be negative, that is usually the case for a magnetopause’s contribution.
|name||Name of the celestial body|
|model||Name of the RadiationModel associated|
|radiation_inner||Radiation contribution inside the inner belt, in rad/h|
|radiation_outer||Radiation contribution inside the outer belt, in rad/h|
|radiation_pause||Radiation contribution inside the magnetopause, in rad/h|
|reference||Index of the body used to determine radiation fields orientation||0|
Radiation is computed at a point by walking the body chain and summing all contributions for that point from all the fields overlapping with that point. When the top of the chain is reached the radiation value parameter ExternRadiation from the Settings file is added.