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Micro-Fabricated Solid-State Radiation Detectors for Active Personal DosimetryActive radiation dosimetry is important to human health and equipment functionality for space applications outside the protective environment of a space station or vehicle. This is especially true for long duration missions to the moon, where the lack of a magnetic field offers no protection from space radiation to those on extravehicular activities. In order to improve functionality, durability and reliability of radiation dosimeters for future NASA lunar missions, single crystal silicon carbide devices and scintillating fiber detectors are currently being investigated for applications in advanced extravehicular systems. For many years, NASA Glenn Research Center has led significant efforts in silicon carbide semiconductor technology research and instrumentation research for sensor applications under extreme conditions. This report summarizes the technical progress and accomplishments toward characterization of radiation-sensing components for the recommendation of their fitness for advanced dosimetry development.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Wrbanek, John D.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Wrbanek, Susan Y.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Fralick, Gustave C.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Chen, Liang-Yu
(Ohio Aerospace Inst. Brook Park, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 2007
Subject Category
Instrumentation And Photography
Report/Patent Number
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 561581.
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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