A Predictive Code for International Space Station Radiation Mission Planning
32nd Annual CNS Conference - 2011 June 05-08


Presented at:
32nd Annual CNS Conference
2011 June 05-08
Location:
Niagara Falls, Canada
Session Title:
Radiation Applications, Dose and Medical Isotopes

Authors:
Samy El-Jaby (Royal Military College of Canada)
Brent Lewis (Royal Military College of Canada)
Leena Tomi (Canadian Space Agency)
  

Abstract

A model developed for radiation mission planning aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is presented. The model utilizes a correlation between the ambient dose equivalent rate determined by a tissue equivalent proportional counter (TEPC) aboard the ISS and the cut-off rigidity parameter estimated from ISS position vectors. A preliminary assessment indicates the model can predict the total ambient dose equivalent to within 20% of tabulated measurements.

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