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Visual assessment of the radiation distribution in the ISS Lab module: visualization in the human bodyThe 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.
Document ID
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Saganti, P. B. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston TX United States)
Zapp, E. N.
Wilson, J. W.
Cucinotta, F. A.
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