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ESA ACTIVE DOSIMETER A TECHNOLGY DEMONSTRATION FOR ISS AND BEYOND

Straube, Ulrich and Berger, Thomas (2018) ESA ACTIVE DOSIMETER A TECHNOLGY DEMONSTRATION FOR ISS AND BEYOND. In: COSPAR 2018 Abstract-Book - Scientifc Assembly Abstracts. 42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 14 - 22 July 2018, Pasadena, CA, United States.

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Human presence in space has increased significantly over the last decade. Extended space flights supported by various international crews that lasted half a year and longer became a reality. Challenges to human health and well-being proofed to remain significant and increasing with mission-length and workload. Ongoing strong efforts did enable for such mission scenarios and shall do so for the future, the human journey to deep space that is intended. Several of the risks arising seem to have the potential to be mitigated and finally covered sufficiently. Despite health risks from ionizing radiation during extended exploratory deep space missions remain to be of significance and may strongly limit human presence and mission goals beyond Low Earth Orbit. The ESA Active Dosimeter [EAD] hardware enables for advanced personal dosimetry capabilities in real time. The system consists of several small portable Personal Active Dosimeters (MU = Mobile Unit´s) as well as a surface attached docking station, called "Personal Storage Device (PSD)". The PSD provides data read-out data and advanced display capabilities as well as data storage and telemetry. The PSD contains a Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter (TEPC) and an internal MU (iMU) for advanced analysis of the complex radiation environment in the space station and to ensure means of cross calibrations. The MU is applied for personal dosimetry as well as used for area monitoring purposes throughout the station. Verification of the system capabilities have been successfully executed in flight on ISS. Further utilization has been recommend by the ISS partner agencies. System developments and testing, including operations during a future flight of NASA’s Orion program, is en-route. This presentation will give an overview of the relevant data from the first year of operations on ISS.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/125404/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:ESA ACTIVE DOSIMETER A TECHNOLGY DEMONSTRATION FOR ISS AND BEYOND
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Straube, UlrichEuropean Space Agency, Cologne, Germany; ulrich.straube (at) esa.intUNSPECIFIED
Berger, ThomasRadiation Biology Department, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, Germany; Thomas.Berger (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3319-5740
Date:July 2018
Journal or Publication Title:COSPAR 2018 Abstract-Book - Scientifc Assembly Abstracts
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:human health, ESA ACTIVE DOSIMETER, ISS
Event Title:42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly
Event Location:Pasadena, CA, United States
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:14 - 22 July 2018
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:19 Dec 2018 14:56
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:23

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