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Simulations of the MATROSHKA experiment at the international space station using PHITS

Sihver, L. und Sato, T. und Puchalska, M. und Reitz, G. (2010) Simulations of the MATROSHKA experiment at the international space station using PHITS. Radiation and Environmental Biophysics, 49 (3), Seiten 351-357. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg. DOI: 10.1007/s00411-010-0288-y

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Concerns about the biological effects of space radiation are increasing rapidly due to the perspective of long-duration manned missions, both in relation to the International Space Station (ISS) and to manned interplanetary missions to Moon and Mars in the future. As a preparation for these long-duration space missions, it is important to ensure an excellent capability to evaluate the impact of space radiation on human health, in order to secure the safety of the astronauts/cosmonauts and minimize their risks. It is therefore necessary to measure the radiation load on the personnel both inside and outside the space vehicles and certify that organ- and tissue-equivalent doses can be simulated as accurate as possible. In this paper, simulations are presented using the three-dimensional Monte Carlo Particle and Heavy-Ion Transport code System (PHITS) (Iwase et al. in J Nucl Sci Tech 39(11):1142–1151, 2002) of long-term dose measurements performed with the European Space Agency–supported MATROSHKA (MTR) experiment (Reitz and Berger in Radiat Prot Dosim 120:442–445, 2006). MATROSHKA is an anthropomorphic phantom containing over 6,000 radiation detectors, mimicking a human head and torso. The MTR experiment, led by the German Aerospace Center (DLR), was launched in January 2004 and has measured the absorbed doses from space radiation both inside and outside the ISS. Comparisons of simulations with measurements outside the ISS are presented. The results indicate that PHITS is a suitable tool for estimation of doses received from cosmic radiation and for study of the shielding of spacecraft against cosmic radiation. This manuscript is based on a contribution given at the Heavy Ions in Therapy and Space Symposium 2009, July 6–10, 2009, Cologne (Germany).

Titel:Simulations of the MATROSHKA experiment at the international space station using PHITS
AutorenInstitution oder E-Mail-AdresseAutoren-ORCID
Sihver, L. Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden and Roanoke College, Salem, VA, USA and Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USANICHT SPEZIFIZIERT
Sato, T. JAEA, Tokai-mura, Ibaraki, JapanNICHT SPEZIFIZIERT
Puchalska, M. Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, SwedenNICHT SPEZIFIZIERT
Erschienen in:Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
Referierte Publikation:Ja
In Open Access:Nein
In ISI Web of Science:Ja
DOI :10.1007/s00411-010-0288-y
Seitenbereich:Seiten 351-357
Verlag:Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
Stichwörter:space radiation, Heavy Ions, ISS, biological effects
HGF - Forschungsbereich:Verkehr und Weltraum (alt)
HGF - Programm:Weltraum (alt)
HGF - Programmthema:W FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen (alt)
DLR - Schwerpunkt:Weltraum
DLR - Forschungsgebiet:W FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Teilgebiet (Projekt, Vorhaben):W - Vorhaben Strahlenbiologie (alt)
Standort: Köln-Porz
Institute & Einrichtungen:Institut für Luft- und Raumfahrtmedizin > Strahlenbiologie
Hinterlegt von: Kopp, Kerstin
Hinterlegt am:01 Sep 2010 11:15
Letzte Änderung:04 Apr 2013 16:23

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