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Probable solar flare doses encountered on an interplanetary mission as calculated by the MCFLARE codeThe computer program, MCFLARE, uses Monte Carlo methods to simulate solar flare occurrences during an interplanetary space voyage. The total biological dose inside a shielded crew compartment due to the flares encountered during the voyage is determined. The computer program evaluates the doses obtained on a large number of trips having identical trajectories. From these results, a dose D sub p having a probability p of not being exceeded during the voyage can be determined as a function of p for any shield material configuration. To illustrate the use of the code, a trip to Mars and return is calculated, and estimated doses behind several thicknesses of aluminum shield and water shield are presented.
Document ID
19720009992
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Lahti, G. P. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Karp, I. M. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1972
Publication Information
Publication: Proc. of the Natl. Symp. on Nat. and Manmade Radiation in Space
Subject Category
SPACE RADIATION
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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