Dose equivalents inside the MIR Space Station measured by the combination of CR-39 plates and TLDs and their comparison with those on Space Shuttle STS-79, -84 and -91 missions

Tadayoshi Doke, Takayoshi Hayashi, Jun Kikuchi, Shunji Nagaoka, Tamotsu Nakano, Shinnpei Takahashi, Hiroko Tawara, Kazuhiro Terasawa

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Abstract

In 1997, four dosimeter packages, each of which contains two CR-39 plates and 18 TLDs (Mg2SiO4:Tb), were placed inside the MIR Space Station and flew on an orbit with an inclination angle of 51.6° and an altitude of approximately 400 km for 40 days. We estimated the absorbed doses, dose equivalents and effective quality factors during the flight by combining CR-39 data and TLD data. We then compared these results to those obtained with the same analysis method from the dosimeter packages on board Space Shuttle missions STS-79, -84 and -91 that flew along the same orbit. Finally, the differences between our results and those obtained by another group using passive dosimeters on the MIR are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-510
Number of pages6
JournalRadiation Measurements
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Instrumentation

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