Dose Distribution Inside ISS - Dosimetry for Biological Experiments in Space (DOSIS-DOBIES) - 07.14.16
The Dose Distribution Inside ISS - Dosimetry for Biological Experiments in Space (DOSIS-DOBIES) provides documentation of the actual nature and distribution of the radiation field inside the ISS and develops a standard method to measure the absorbed doses in biological samples onboard the ISS. Science Results for Everyone
I’ll see your radiation dose and double it. Two active and two passive radiation detectors collected data from different locations in the space station. Data from the passive detectors were analyzed on the ground while monthly downlinks collected data from the active detectors. The passive thermoluminescence detectors (TLD) yielded data on daily dose rate measured with both neutron sensitive 6LiF and non-neutron sensitive 7LiF. The data showed that the absorbed dose rate inside the Columbus module can vary up to 50 percent depending on location. Experiment Details
Filip Vanhavere, Ph.D., Belgium Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN), Mol, Belgium
Günter Reitz, Ph.D., German Aerospace Center, Köln, Germany
Rudolf Beaujean, Ph.D., University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Michael Hajek, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria
Cary Zeitlin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States
Jack Miller, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States
Iva Jadrnickova, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic
Thomas Berger, German Aerospace Center, Köln, Germany
Marlies Luszik-Bhadra, Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig, Germany
Aiko Nagamatsu, Ph.D., Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency, Tsukuba, Japan
Sandor Deme, KFKI Atomic Research Institute, Budapest, Hungary
Istvan Apathy, KFKI Atomic Research Institute, Budapest, Hungary
Jean Louis Genicot, Belgium Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN), Mol, Belgium
Jozsef K. Palfalvi, Atomic Energy Research Institute, Budapest, Hungary
Frantisek Spurny, Ph.D., Nuclear Physics Institute, Rez, Czech Republic
Eric R. Benton, Eril Research Incorporated, Richmond, CA, United States
Marco Casolino, Ph.D., Universita of Roma Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
Denis O'Sullivan, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Dublin, Ireland
Yukio Uchihori, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba, Japan
Pawel Bilski, Institute of Nuclear Physics, Krakow, Poland
Pawel Olko, Institute for Nuclear Physics, Krakow, Poland
Nakahiro , National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba, Japan
Vladislav P. Petrov, Institute for Biomedical Problems, Moscow, Russia
Dazhuang Zhou, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States
David Bartlett, National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton, United Kingdom
Eduardo G. Yukihara, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, United States
Luke Hager, National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton, United Kingdom
Edward Neal Zapp, Ph.D., Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States
Stephen W. S McKeever, Stillwater, OK, United States
Edward Semones, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States
Kazunobu Fujitaka, NIRS, Japan
M. Golighy, United States
F. van Havere, Belgium
European Space Agency (ESA), Noordwijk, Netherlands
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, Germany
Sponsoring Space Agency
European Space Agency (ESA)
ISS Expedition Duration
April 2009 - September 2011
DOSIS-DOBIES first began operations on ISS Expedition 18.
- DOSIS will use both passive and active radiation measurement devices to measure the radiation environment inside of the Columbus module.
- DOBIES will study the responses of different detector types in space radiation fields. This will lead to a unique recommendation and description on dosimetric systems for radiobiologocal experiments in space.
- A total number of 64 measurement positions are allocated to the DOSIS-DOBIES investigations.
Dose Distribution inside ISS (DOSIS): The proposed experiment will provide documentation of the actual nature and distribution of the radiation field inside the spacecraft. Integral measurements of energy, charge and LET spectra of the heavy ion component will be done by the use of different nuclear track detectors. TLDs deliver mission averaged absorbed doses. Different neutron dosimeters allow for measurement of the neutron dose.
Dosimetry for Biological Experiments in Space (DOBIES): The objective of this project is to develop a standard Dosimetric method (as a combination of different techniques) to measure the absorbed doses and equivalent doses in biological samples, as a contribution to DOSIS in EPM and COL, and EXPOSE-E and EXPOSE-R payloads.
Operational Requirements and Protocols
DOSIS-DOBIES will consist of active radiation detectors: two DOSTEL silicon detectors, Alteino, tissue equivalent proportional counter (TEPC), Pille thermoluminescent detector (TLD) reader, passive radiation monitoring instruments and nuclear track detector packages (NTDP).
Decadal Survey Recommendations
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Ground Based Results Publications
Bilski P, Berger T, Hajek M, Twardak A, Koerner C, Reitz G. Thermoluminescence fading studies: Implications for long-duration space measurements in Low Earth Orbit. Radiation Measurements. 2013 September; 56: 303-306. DOI: 10.1016/j.radmeas.2013.01.045.
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