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radiation measured with different dosimeters for iss-expedition 18-19/ulf2 on board international space station during solar minimumRadiation field of particles in low Earth orbit (LEO) is mainly composed of galactic cosmic rays (GCR), solar energetic particles and particles in SAA (South Atlantic Anomaly). GCR are modulated by solar activity, at the period of solar minimum activity, GCR intensity is at maximum and the main contributor for space radiation is GCR. At present for space radiation measurements conducted by JSC (Johnson Space Center) SRAG (Space Radiation Analysis Group), the preferred active dosimeter sensitive to all LET (Linear Energy Transfer) is the tissue equivalent proportional counter (TEPC); the preferred passive dosimeters are thermoluminescence dosimeters (TLDs) and optically stimulated luminescence dosimeters (OSLDs) sensitive to low LET as well as CR-39 plastic nuclear track detectors (PNTDs) sensitive to high LET. For the method using passive dosimeters, radiation quantities for all LET can be obtained by combining radiation results measured with TLDs/OSLDs and CR-39 PNTDs. TEPC, TLDs/OSLDs and CR-39 detectors were used to measure the radiation field for the ISS (International Space Station) - Expedition 18-19/ULF2 space mission which was conducted from 15 November 2008 to 31 July 2009 - near the period of the recent solar minimum activity. LET spectra (differential and integral fluence, absorbed dose and dose equivalent) and radiation quantities were measured for positions TEPC, TESS (Temporary Sleeping Station, inside the polyethylene lined sleep station), SM-P 327 and 442 (Service Module - Panel 327 and 442). This paper presents radiation LET spectra measured with TEPC and CR-39 PNTDs and radiation dose measured with TLDs/OSLDs as well as the radiation quantities combined from results measured with passive dosimeters.
Document ID
20100008438
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Zhou, Dazhuang
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Gaza, R.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Roed, Y.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Semones, E.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Lee, K.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Steenburgh, R.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Johnson, S.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Flanders, J.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Zapp, N.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2010
Subject Category
Solar Physics
Report/Patent Number
JSC-CN-19940
Meeting Information
38th COSPAR Scientific Assembly(Bremen)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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