Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Status of the DESIRE project: Geant4 physics validation studies and first results from columbus/ISS radiation simulations
KTH, Superseded Departments, Physics.
KTH, Superseded Departments, Physics.
Show others and affiliations
2004 (English)In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, ISSN 0018-9499, E-ISSN 1558-1578, Vol. 51, no 4, 1378-1384 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Dose Estimation by Simulation of the ISS Radiation Environment (DESIRE) project aims to accurately calculate radiation fluxes and doses to astronauts inside the European Columbus module of the International Space Station using Geant4. Since Geant4 has not been previously used for this type of application it needs to be validated. This will be followed by a detailed evaluation of the incident radiation fields on ISS and culminate with the geometry modeling and full-scale flux and dose simulations for Columbus. Geant4 validation studies and comparisons to other tools are presented. These concern the angle and energy distributions of particles leaving irradiated targets and of energy depositions in the targets. Comparisons are made between simulations using different Geant4 physics models, experimental data, and other particle transport programs. Geant4 using the Binary Cascade model for inelastic nucleon reactions performs very well in these comparisons, but some issues with other models remain to be resolved if they are to be used for space radiation shielding applications. Results of Geant4 simulations of the transport of some relevant radiation field components through the hull of a simplified model of Columbus are also presented.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 51, no 4, 1378-1384 p.
Keyword [en]
biological effects of radiation, Monte Carlo methods, radiation effects, simulation software, space stations, stopping-length targets, neutron yields, code, transport, protons, shield
National Category
Physical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-23658DOI: 10.1109/TNS.2004.832648ISI: 000223391600013ScopusID: 2-s2.0-4444237076OAI: diva2:342357
QC 20100525 QC 20110926Available from: 2010-08-10 Created: 2010-08-10 Last updated: 2011-10-17Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Ersmark, ToreCarlson, PerLund-Jensen, BengtPearce, Mark
By organisation
In the same journal
IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Physical Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 62 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link