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Recent Patents on Space Technology
ISSN (Print): 1877-6116
ISSN (Online): 2210-6871
VOLUME: 3
ISSUE: 1
DOI: 10.2174/18776116112029990008









Space Radiation Dosimetry: Overview and Recent Developments

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Author(s): J.A. Caffrey and D.M. Hamby
Pages 3-12 (10)
Abstract:
Recent developments in space dosimetry hardware are reviewed, primarily considering microdosimetry, including a selection of recently deployed instruments and experimental technology. An introduction is first provided for background in concepts of radiation health physics as they relate to space radiation dosimetry. Multiple approaches for space dosimetry are discussed, including the conventional method and more recent microdosimetric and fluence-based approaches. Two newly deployed instruments are covered: the latest NASA Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter, and the Timepix portable dosimeter/spectrometer. Recent experimental work in solid-state microdosimetry is also discussed, including silicon-on-insulator (SOI), diamond, and ΔE-E instrumentation. Relevant patents in space dosimetry are provided for reference.
Keywords:
Dosimetry, microdosimetry, radiation, silicon-on-insulator, space, spectrometer.
Affiliation:
Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-5902, USA.