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Radiation Dosimetry and Detection

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

Abstract

Radiation monitoring on board the International Space Station (ISS) is conducted to gather, analyze and characterize the radiation environment to better ensure crew health [1–3]. And thanks to careful consideration of radiation effects, the station does a very good job of protecting the crew. But given that astronauts are exposed to about 80 times the terrestrial radiation dose, radiation exposure still remains a limiting effect on an astronaut’s career, which is why it is important to accurately monitor exposure as closely as possible.

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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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