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Mars science laboratory radiation assessment detector (MSL/RAD) modeling workshop proceedings

Hassler, Donald M. and Norbury, John W. and Reitz, Günther (2017) Mars science laboratory radiation assessment detector (MSL/RAD) modeling workshop proceedings. Life Sciences in Space Research, 14, pp. 1-2. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.lssr.2017.06.004 ISSN 2214-5524

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lssr.2017.06.004

Abstract

The Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) (Hassler et al., 2012; Zeitlin et al., 2016) onboard the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover (Grotzinger et al., 2012) is a sophisticated charged and neutral particle radiation analyzer developed by an international team of scientists and engineers from Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado as the leading institution, the University of Kiel and the German Aerospace Center in Cologne, Germany. RAD is a compact, powerful instrument capable of distinguishing between ionizing particles and neutral particles and providing neutron, gamma, and charged particle spectra from protons to iron as well as absorbed dose measurements in tissue-equivalent material. During the 6 month cruise to Mars, inside the MSL spacecraft, RAD served as a proxy to validate models of the radiation levels expected inside a spacecraft that future astronauts might experience (Zeitlin et al., 2013). RAD was turned on one day after the landing on August 7, 2012, exactly 100 years to the day after the discovery of cosmic rays on Earth by Victor Hess. These measurements are the first of their kind on the surface of another planet (Hassler et al., 2014), and the radiation data collected by RAD on the surface of Mars will inform projections of crew health risks and the design of protective surface habitats and other countermeasures for future human missions in the coming decades. [...]

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/117211/
Document Type:Article
Title:Mars science laboratory radiation assessment detector (MSL/RAD) modeling workshop proceedings
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Hassler, Donald M.Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO 80302, USAUNSPECIFIED
Norbury, John W.NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA 23681, USAUNSPECIFIED
Reitz, GüntherRadiation Biology Department, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, Germany.UNSPECIFIED
Date:2017
Journal or Publication Title:Life Sciences in Space Research
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:14
DOI :10.1016/j.lssr.2017.06.004
Page Range:pp. 1-2
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:2214-5524
Status:Published
Keywords:MSL radiation assessment detector (MSL/RAD)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben MSL-Radiation
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Radiation Biology
Deposited By: Kopp, Kerstin
Deposited On:11 Jan 2018 13:38
Last Modified:11 Jan 2018 13:38

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