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Space Radiation Analysis Group

  • Erik Seedhouse
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Space Development book series (BRIEFSSPACE)

Abstract

The Space Radiation Analysis Group (SRAG), based at Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, is responsible for ensuring that astronauts are not exposed to radiation levels above NASA’s established limits. To perform this function, the group of health physicists, programmers and contractors provides:
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    Preflight astronaut exposure projections based on mission parameters.

     
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    Real-time radiation protection support.

     
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    Inflight radiation projections for extravehicular activity.

     
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    Assessments of radiation-producing equipment carried on board spacecraft.

     
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    Radiation monitoring instruments (Figs. 4.1 and 4.2) to measure radiation exposure and characterize the radiation environment inside and outside the spacecraft.

     
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    Crew radiation exposure modeling capabilities.

     

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erik Seedhouse
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  1. 1.Applied Aviation SciencesEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityDaytona BeachUSA

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