Radiation Protection and Space Radiation Measurements
Matroshka in Space
Besides the MATROSHKA experiment, the group is in charge– as contractor for ESA – for the personal dosimetry of European Astronauts. Of special importance are the experiments – in cooperation with CAU – for the long term monitoring of the radiation environment in- and outside the ISS. This started with measurements inside the US Lab in 2001 (DOSMAP) and was followed by long term spatial and temporal measurements in the Columbus Module starting with the DOSIS (2009 – 11) experiment and followed by the DOSIS 3D experiment (2012 – 15). The development of active radiation detectors in cooperation with the University of Kiel for the US MSL Mission, as well as the determination of the radiation exposure on aircrew are further fields of study.
All space studies are accompanied by an extensive ground based calibration program. The detection efficiency of various passive (thermoluminescence detectors, nuclear track etch detectors) and active (silicon detectors, tissue equivalent proportional counters and scintillators) radiation detectors is investigated in various heavy ion and neutron fields.
Dr. Günther Reitz++49 2203 601 3137Email: Günther Reitz
Prof. Dr. Robert F. Wimmer-Schweingruber(University of Kiel) ++49 431 880 3964
Prof. Dr. Bernd Heber(University of Kiel)++49 431 880 3955
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