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Validation of modelling the radiation exposure due to solar particle events at aircraft altitudes

Beck, P. and Bartlett, D. T. and Bilski, P. and Dyer, C. and Flückiger, E. and Fuller, N. and Lantos, P. and Reitz, Günther and Rühm, W. and Spurny, F. and Taylor, G. and Trompier, F. and Wissmann, F. (2008) Validation of modelling the radiation exposure due to solar particle events at aircraft altitudes. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 131 (1), pp. 51-58. Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/rpd/ncn238.

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Dose assessment procedures for cosmic radiation exposure of aircraft crew have been introduced in most European countries in accordance with the corresponding European directive and national regulations. However, the radiation exposure due to solar particle events is still a matter of scientific research. Here we describe the European research project CONRAD, WP6, Subgroup-B, about the current status of available solar storm measurements and existing models for dose estimation at flight altitudes during solar particle events leading to ground level enhancement (GLE). Three models for the numerical dose estimation during GLEs are discussed. Some of the models agree with limited experimental data reasonably well. Analysis of GLEs during geomagnetically disturbed conditions is still complex and time consuming. Currently available solar particle event models can disagree with each other by an order of magnitude. Further research and verification by on-board measurements is still needed.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/56781/
Document Type:Article
Title:Validation of modelling the radiation exposure due to solar particle events at aircraft altitudes
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Beck, P.Austrian Research Centers, ARC, Radiation Safety and Applications Division, A-2444 Seibersdorf, AustriaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bartlett, D. T.Health Protection Agency, London, UKUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bilski, P.Institute of Nuclear Physics, Krakow, PolandUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Dyer, C.QinetiQ, Space Division, Dartford, UKUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Flückiger, E.University of Bern, Bern, SwitzerlandUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fuller, N.Paris-Meudon Observatoire, Meudon, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lantos, P.Paris-Meudon Observatoire, Meudon, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rühm, W.Helmholzentrum München, Institute of Radiation Protection, Neuherberg, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Spurny, F.Czech Academy of Science, Department of Radiation Dosimetry, Nuclear Physics Institute, Prague, Czech RepublicUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Taylor, G.National Physical Laboratory, Hampton Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 0LW, UKUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Trompier, F.Institute de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, Villejuif, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wissmann, F.Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, D-38116 Braunschweig, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Radiation Protection Dosimetry
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 51-58
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Keywords:radiation research, radiation exposure, aircraft crew, aircraft altitudes, solar particle events, dose estimation
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen (old)
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Strahlenbiologie (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Radiation Biology
Deposited By: Kopp, Kerstin
Deposited On:15 Dec 2008
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 15:35

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