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Operational Instruments for Measuring SWx Radiation Impacts at Aviation Altitudes

Schennetten, Kai and Matthiä, Daniel and Wirtz, Michael and Meier, Matthias (2017) Operational Instruments for Measuring SWx Radiation Impacts at Aviation Altitudes. Space Weather Workshop, 1.-5.5.2017, Broomfield, CO, USA.

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The interaction of cosmic radiation with constituents of the atmosphere creates a secondary particle field which contributes to the radiation exposure of aircrew and passengers. The assessment of this exposure can be achieved by model calculations and measurements. Reliable measurements of dose quantities in the complex radiation field at aviation altitudes require qualified radiation measuring instruments operated under well-defined flight and SWx conditions. A set of several types of such radiation detectors has been used on commercial airline flights as well as in research aircraft by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) for many years. The goal of these measuring flights has been the acquisition of high quality dose data for scientific investigations and operational radiation protection purposes. The detector types used, i.e. Hawk, a tissue equivalent proportional counter (TEPC), Liulin, a silicon semiconductor detector, LB 6411-Pb, a neutron probe, and bubble detectors are introduced.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/112418/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Operational Instruments for Measuring SWx Radiation Impacts at Aviation Altitudes
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Schennetten, KaiKai.Schennetten (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Matthiä, DanielDaniel.Matthiae (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1507-0143
Wirtz, MichaelMichael.Wirtz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Meier, MatthiasMatthias.Meier (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0918-6473
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:aviation altitudes, radiation exposure of aircrew and passengers, radiation detectors
Event Title:Space Weather Workshop
Event Location:Broomfield, CO, USA
Event Type:Workshop
Event Dates:1.-5.5.2017
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
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Radiation Biology
Deposited By: Kopp, Kerstin
Deposited On:14 Jun 2017 13:25
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:09

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