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Record 90 of 36059
Visual assessment of the radiation distribution in the ISS Lab module: visualization in the human body
Author and Affiliation:
Saganti, P. B.(NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston TX United States)
Zapp, E. N.
Wilson, J. W.
Cucinotta, F. A.
Abstract: The US Lab module of the International Space Station (ISS) is a primary working area where the crewmembers are expected to spend majority of their time. Because of the directionality of radiation fields caused by the Earth shadow, trapped radiation pitch angle distribution, and inherent variations in the ISS shielding, a model is needed to account for these local variations in the radiation distribution. We present the calculated radiation dose (rem/yr) values for over 3,000 different points in the working area of the Lab module and estimated radiation dose values for over 25,000 different points in the human body for a given ambient radiation environment. These estimated radiation dose values are presented in a three dimensional animated interactive visualization format. Such interactive animated visualization of the radiation distribution can be generated in near real-time to track changes in the radiation environment during the orbit precession of the ISS.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2001
Document ID:
20040088568
(Acquired Sep 07, 2004)
Subject Category: AEROSPACE MEDICINE
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: 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); p. 106-12; (ISSN 1120-1797); Volume 17 Suppl 1
Publisher Information: Switzerland
Description: In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; COSMIC RAYS; HUMAN BODY; RADIATION DISTRIBUTION; RADIATION PROTECTION; COMPUTER PROGRAMS; MALES; RADIATION DOSAGE; RADIATION EFFECTS
Other Descriptors: COMPUTER SIMULATION; COSMIC RADIATION; PHANTOMS, IMAGING; RADIATION PROTECTION/INSTRUMENTATION/METHODS; SPACECRAFT/INSTRUMENTATION; EQUIPMENT DESIGN; HUMAN; MALE; RADIATION DOSAGE; SOFTWARE; SPACE FLIGHT/INSTRUMENTATION; NASA CENTER JSC; NASA CENTER LARC; NASA DISCIPLINE RADIATION HEALTH
Availability Source: Other Sources
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