SIMULATIONS OF SPACE RADIATION INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS, WITH APPLICATION TO DOSE ESTIMATES FOR LUNAR SHELTER AND ABOARD THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

Publication Year:
2014
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Repository URL:
https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/ne_etds/6; http://hdl.handle.net/1928/23574
Author(s):
Pham, Tai
Tags:
Simulation; Space Radiation
thesis / dissertation description
This research performed simulations using the state-of-art three dimensional computer codes to investigate the interactions of space radiation with materials and quantify the biological dose onboard the International Space Station (ISS) and in a lunar shelter for future manned missions. High-energy space radiation of Trapped Protons, Solar Particle Events, and GCRs particles interactions are simulated using MCNPX and PHITS probabilistic codes. The energy loss and energy deposition within the shielding materials and in a phantom are calculated. The contributions of secondary particles produced by spallation reactions are identified. Recent experimental measurements of absorbed dose in a phantom aboard the International Space Station (ISS) was simulated, and used to determine the most appropriate simulation methodology.