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The Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) Investigation

Hassler, D.M. und Zeitlin, C. und Wimmer-Schweingruber, R.F. und Böttcher, S. und Martin, C. und Andrews, J. und Böhm, E. und Brinza, D.E. und Bullock, M.A. und Burmeister, S. und Ehresmann, B. und Epperly, M. und Grinspoon, D. und Köhler, J. und Kortmann, O. und Neal, K. und Peterson, J. und Posner, A. und Rafkin, S. und Seimetz, L. und Smith, K.D. und Tyler, Y. und Weigle, G. und Reitz, G. und Cucinotta, F.A. (2012) The Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) Investigation. Space Science Reviews, 170 (1-4), Seiten 503-558. Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012. DOI: 10.1007/s11214-012-9913-1.

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Kurzfassung

The Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) on the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) is an energetic particle detector designed to measure a broad spectrum of energetic particle radiation. It will make the first-ever direct radiation measurements on the surface of Mars, detecting galactic cosmic rays, solar energetic particles, secondary neutrons, and other secondary particles created both in the atmosphere and in the Martian regolith. The radiation environment on Mars, both past and present, may have implications for habitability and the ability to sustain life. Radiation exposure is also a major concern for future human missions. The RAD instrument combines charged- and neutral-particle detection capability over a wide dynamic range in a compact, low-mass, low-power instrument. These capabilities are required in order to measure all the important components of the radiation environment. RAD consists of the RAD Sensor Head (RSH) and the RAD Electronics Box (REB) integrated together in a small, compact volume. The RSH contains a solid-state detector telescope with three silicon PIN diodes for charged particle detection, a thallium doped Cesium Iodide scintillator, plastic scintillators for neutron detection and anti-coincidence shielding, and the front-end electronics. The REB contains three circuit boards, one with a novel mixed-signal ASIC for processing analog signals and an associated control FPGA, another with a second FPGA to communicate with the rover and perform onboard analysis of science data, and a third board with power supplies and power cycling or "sleep"-control electronics. The latter enables autonomous operation, independent of commands from the rover. RAD is a highly capable and highly configurable instrument that paves the way for future compact energetic particle detectors in space.

Dokumentart:Zeitschriftenbeitrag
Titel:The Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) Investigation
Autoren:
AutorenInstitution oder E-Mail-Adresse der Autoren
Hassler, D.M. Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, USA
Zeitlin, C. Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, USA
Wimmer-Schweingruber, R.F. Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany
Böttcher, S. Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany
Martin, C. Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany
Andrews, J. Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, USA
Böhm, E. Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany
Brinza, D.E. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, USA
Bullock, M.A. Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, USA
Burmeister, S. Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany
Ehresmann, B. Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, USA
Epperly, M. Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, USA
Grinspoon, D. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, CO, USA
Köhler, J. Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany
Kortmann, O. Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany and Space Sciences Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA
Neal, K. Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, USA
Peterson, J. Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, USA
Posner, A. NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, USA
Rafkin, S. Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, USA
Seimetz, L. Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany
Smith, K.D. Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, USA
Tyler, Y. Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, USA
Weigle, G. Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, USA
Reitz, G. Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Köln, Germany
Cucinotta, F.A. NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, USA
Datum:2012
Erschienen in:Space Science Reviews
Referierte Publikation:Ja
In Open Access:Nein
In SCOPUS:Ja
In ISI Web of Science:Ja
Band:170
DOI :10.1007/s11214-012-9913-1
Seitenbereich:Seiten 503-558
Verlag:Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
Status:veröffentlicht
Stichwörter:MSL, Mars Science Laboratory, Mars, Mars radiation environment, Radiation, Human exploration detectors in space
HGF - Forschungsbereich:Luftfahrt, Raumfahrt und Verkehr, Luftfahrt, Raumfahrt und Verkehr
HGF - Programm:Raumfahrt, Raumfahrt
HGF - Programmthema:Erforschung des Weltraums, Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Schwerpunkt:Raumfahrt, Raumfahrt
DLR - Forschungsgebiet:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums, R FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Teilgebiet (Projekt, Vorhaben):R - Vorhaben MSL-Radiation, R - Vorhaben Strahlenbiologie
Standort: Köln-Porz
Institute & Einrichtungen:Institut für Luft- und Raumfahrtmedizin > Strahlenbiologie
Hinterlegt von: Kerstin Kopp
Hinterlegt am:17 Aug 2012 11:17
Letzte Änderung:07 Mär 2013 10:12

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