Accession Number:

ADA548784

Title:

Monitoring Cosmic Radiation Risk: Comparisons Between Observations and Predictive Codes for Naval Aviation

Descriptive Note:

Trident Scholar Project rept. no. 377

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-07-05

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

Utilizing a unique, Far West Technology Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter TEPC-based system called the HAWK, the atmospheric radiation exposures of commercial air travelers and naval personnel were compared to the quantity predicted by commercially available radiation codes. The HAWK simulates a two micron-diameter somatic cell, measuring the lineal energy, absorbed dose, and dose equivalent based on the International Commission on Radiological Protection ICRP-60 recommendations. Prior to the flights, the HAWK detector response was modeled with MCNP5 and GEANT4. Later, the data were analyzed both to produce a dose rate as well as a total dose for the flight s duration.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE