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Creation and utilization of a World Wide Web based space radiation effects code: SIRESTIn order for humans and electronics to fully and safely operate in the space environment, codes like HZETRN (High Charge and Energy Transport) must be included in any designer's toolbox for design evaluation with respect to radiation damage. Currently, spacecraft designers do not have easy access to accurate radiation codes like HZETRN to evaluate their design for radiation effects on humans and electronics. Today, the World Wide Web is sophisticated enough to support the entire HZETRN code and all of the associated pre and post processing tools. This package is called SIREST (Space Ionizing Radiation Effects and Shielding Tools). There are many advantages to SIREST. The most important advantage is the instant update capability of the web. Another major advantage is the modularity that the web imposes on the code. Right now, the major disadvantage of SIREST will be its modularity inside the designer's system. This mostly comes from the fact that a consistent interface between the designer and the computer system to evaluate the design is incomplete. This, however, is to be solved in the Intelligent Synthesis Environment (ISE) program currently being funded by NASA.
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Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Singleterry, R. C. Jr (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton VA United States)
Wilson, J. W.
Shinn, J. L.
Tripathi, R. K.
Thibeault, S. A.
Noor, A. K.
Cucinotta, F. A.
Badavi, F. F.
Chang, C. K.
Qualls, G. D.
Clowdsley, M. S.
Kim, M. H.
Heinbockel, J. H.
Norbury, J.
Blattning, S. R.
Miller, J.
Zeitlin, C.
Heilbronn, L. H.
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2001
Publication Information
Publication: Physica medica : PM : an international journal devoted to the applications of physics to medicine and biology : official journal of the Italian Association of Biomedical Physics (AIFB)
Volume: 17 Suppl 1
ISSN: 1120-1797
Subject Category
Aerospace Medicine
Distribution Limits
NASA Discipline Radiation Health
NASA Center LaRC
Non-NASA Center