Microdosimeter instrument (MIDN II) for personnel dosimetry

Elizabeth L. Janca, Natasha L. Ried, Henryk Malak, J. F. Dicello, Vincent L. Pisacane

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Abstract

The objective of this student research project is to develop an improved vacuum calibration chamber and after calibration measure the energy deposited in a silicon detector from 14.3 MeV neutrons and compare the experimental observations with estimates from a radiation transport code. This student research project supports development of a solid-state microdosimeter to measure directly radiation risk in real time in an unknown and time varying radiation field. The Microdosimeter-Dosimeter Nucleon (MIDN-II) instrument under development at the Academy will provide absorbed dose, dose equivalent, and their rates in real time, to establish regulatory exposure limits and to allow astronauts to take evasive action to minimize radiation exposure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication40th International Conference on Environmental Systems, ICES 2010
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event40th International Conference on Environmental Systems, ICES 2010 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Jul 11 2010Jul 15 2010

Publication series

Name40th International Conference on Environmental Systems, ICES 2010

Other

Other40th International Conference on Environmental Systems, ICES 2010
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period7/11/107/15/10

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Engineering

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Janca, E. L., Ried, N. L., Malak, H., Dicello, J. F., & Pisacane, V. L. (2010). Microdosimeter instrument (MIDN II) for personnel dosimetry. In 40th International Conference on Environmental Systems, ICES 2010 (40th International Conference on Environmental Systems, ICES 2010).