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CONCORD: comparison of cosmic radiation detectors in the radiation field at aviation altitudes

Meier, Matthias M. and Trompier, François and Ambrozova, Iva and Kubancak, Jan and Matthiä, Daniel and Ploc, Ondrej and Santen, Nicole and Wirtz, Michael (2016) CONCORD: comparison of cosmic radiation detectors in the radiation field at aviation altitudes. Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate, 6, A24. EDP Sciences. DOI: 10.1051/swsc/2016017 ISSN 2115-7251

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/swsc/2016017

Abstract

Space weather can strongly affect the complex radiation field at aviation altitudes. The assessment of the corresponding radiation exposure of aircrew and passengers has been a challenging task as well as a legal obligation in the European Union for many years. The response of several radiation measuring instruments operated by different European research groups during joint measuring flights was investigated in the framework of the CONCORD (COmparisoN of COsmic Radiation Detectors) campaign in the radiation field at aviation altitudes. This cooperation offered the opportunity to measure under the same space weather conditions and contributed to an independent quality control among the participating groups. The CONCORD flight campaign was performed with the twin-jet research aircraft Dassault Falcon 20E operated by the flight facility Oberpfaffenhofen of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR). Dose rates were measured at four positions in the atmosphere in European airspace for about one hour at each position in order to obtain acceptable counting statistics. The analysis of the space weather situation during the measuring flights demonstrates that short-term solar activity did not affect the results which show a very good agreement between the readings of the instruments of the different institutes.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/104333/
Document Type:Article
Title:CONCORD: comparison of cosmic radiation detectors in the radiation field at aviation altitudes
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Meier, Matthias M.German Aerospace Center, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Linder Höhe, 51147 Köln, Germany; Matthias.Meier (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Trompier, FrançoisInstitut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, Avenue de la Division Leclerc, 92262 Fontenay-aux-Roses, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Ambrozova, IvaNuclear Physics Institute, Department of Radiation Dosimetry, Na Truhlarce 39/64, 180 00 Prague, Czech RepublicUNSPECIFIED
Kubancak, JanNuclear Physics Institute, Department of Radiation Dosimetry, Na Truhlarce 39/64, 180 00 Prague, Czech Republic and Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Brehova 7, 115 19 Prague, Czech RepublicUNSPECIFIED
Matthiä, DanielGerman Aerospace Center, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Linder Höhe, 51147 Köln, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Ploc, OndrejNuclear Physics Institute, Department of Radiation Dosimetry, Na Truhlarce 39/64, 180 00 Prague, Czech RepublicUNSPECIFIED
Santen, NicoleGerman Aerospace Center, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Linder Höhe, 51147 Köln, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Wirtz, MichaelGerman Aerospace Center, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Linder Höhe, 51147 Köln, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Date:2016
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:6
DOI :10.1051/swsc/2016017
Page Range:A24
Publisher:EDP Sciences
ISSN:2115-7251
Status:Published
Keywords:Aviation, Radiation exposure of aircrew, Comparison of radiation detectors, Galactic cosmic Radiation, Ambient dose equivalent, Effective dose
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Strahlenbiologie, L - Human factors and safety in Aeronautics
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Radiation Biology
Deposited By: Kopp, Kerstin
Deposited On:24 May 2016 13:25
Last Modified:06 Dec 2017 14:04

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