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Radiation Dosimetry Experiment (RaD-X): High-Altitude Balloon Flight Mission for Improving the NAIRAS ModelThe NASA Radiation Dosimetry Experiment (RaD-X) high-altitude balloon mission was successfully launched from Fort Sumner, New Mexico USA on 25 September, 2015. Over 15 hours of science data were obtained from four dosimeters at altitudes above about 25 km. One of the main goals of the RaD-X mission is to improve aviation radiation model characterization of cosmic ray primaries by taking dosimetric measurements above the Pfotzer maximum before the production of secondary particles occurs. The second goal of the RaD-X mission is to facilitate the pathway toward real-time, data assimilative predictions of atmospheric cosmic radiation exposure by identifying and characterizing low-cost radiation measurement solutions.
Document ID
20160006662
Document Type
Presentation
Authors
Mertens, Christopher J. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Alston, Erica J. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Straume, Tore (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Gersey, Brad (Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical Coll. TX, United States)
Lusby, Terry C. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Norman, Ryan B. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Gronoff, Guillaume P. (Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Hampton, VA, United States)
Tobiska, W. Kent (Space Environment Technologies Pacific Palisades, CA, United States)
Wilkins, Rick (Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical Coll. TX, United States)
Date Acquired
May 27, 2016
Publication Date
November 23, 2015
Subject Category
Earth Resources and Remote Sensing
Report/Patent Number
NF1676L-22749
Meeting Information
European Space Weather Week Workshop(Ostend)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 383807.02.10.05.01.01
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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