alexa Monitoring on board spacecraft by means of passive detectors.
Physics

Physics

Journal of Astrophysics & Aerospace Technology

Author(s): Ambroov I, Brabcov K, Spurn F, Shurshakov VA, Kartsev IS,

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Abstract To estimate the radiation risk of astronauts during space missions, it is necessary to measure dose characteristics in various compartments of the spacecraft; this knowledge can be further used for estimating the health hazard in planned missions. This contribution presents results obtained during several missions on board the International Space Station (ISS) during 2005-09. A combination of thermoluminescent and plastic nuclear track detectors was used to measure the absorbed dose and dose equivalent. These passive detectors have several advantages, especially small dimensions, which enabled their placement at various locations in different compartments inside the ISS or inside the phantom. Variation of dosimetric quantities with the phase of the solar cycle and the position inside the ISS is discussed. This article was published in Radiat Prot Dosimetry and referenced in Journal of Astrophysics & Aerospace Technology

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