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Dosimetry at aviation altitudes (2006–2008)

Meier, Matthias and Hubiak, Melina and Matthiä, Daniel and Wirtz , Michael and Reitz, Günther (2009) Dosimetry at aviation altitudes (2006–2008). Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 136 (4), pp. 251-255. Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/rpd/ncp142 . ISSN 0144-8420.

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Based upon the European Union (EU)-Directive 96/29/EURATOM, legal regulations on the radiation protection of aircrew had to be implemented into the corresponding national law within the member states of the EU by 13 May 2000. In Article 42 the directive stipulates, among other things, that the exposure of the crew concerned shall be assessed. This requirement has been implemented by dose calculations for most aircrew members in the EU. Some airlines and research institutes regularly spot check the calculated doses by measuring flights. The solar minimum is a time period of particular interest since the dose rates at aviation altitudes reach their maximum within the 11-year solar cycle. For this reason, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) performed repeated measuring flights in cooperation with several German airlines during the past solar minimum from March 2006 to August 2008. The measuring devices used consisted of a tissue equivalent proportional counter, various types of Liulin semiconductor detectors and several bubble detectors.

Document Type:Article
Title:Dosimetry at aviation altitudes (2006–2008)
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Meier, Matthias UNSPECIFIED
Hubiak, Melina UNSPECIFIED
Matthiä, Daniel UNSPECIFIED
Wirtz , Michael UNSPECIFIED
Reitz, Günther UNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Radiation Protection Dosimetry
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 251-255
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Keywords:Dosimetry, radiation protection of aircrew, solar minimum, Liulin semiconductor detectors, bubble detectors
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen (old)
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Strahlenbiologie (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Radiation Biology
Deposited By: Kerstin Kopp
Deposited On:01 Dec 2009 14:29
Last Modified:04 Apr 2013 16:17

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