Exposure of Aircrew to Cosmic Radiation: on Board Intercomparison of various Dosemeters

  • J.F. Bottolier-Depois (Autor)
  • F. Trompier (Autor)
  • I. Clairand (Autor)
  • David Bartlett (Autor)
  • Peter Beck (Autor)
  • B. Lewis (Autor)
  • Lennart Lindborg (Autor)

Aktivität: Vortrag ohne Tagungsband / VorlesungPräsentation auf einer wissenschaftlichen Konferenz / Workshop


As a result of their work aircraft crew may receive an annual dose of a few millisievert ; doses from cosmic radiation may also be of concern to airline passengers. Effective dose and/or ambient dose equivalent can be estimated using various experimental and calculation tools. The European project DOSMAX (Dosimetry of Aircrew Exposure during Solar Maximum) was initiated in 2000 extending to 2004 to complete studies over the current solar cycle during the solar maximum phase. In order to compare various dosemeters in real conditions simultaneously in the same radiation field, an intercomparison was organised aboard a Paris-Tokyo round-trip flight. Both passive and active detectors were used. Good agreement was observed for instruments determining the complete radiation field (scatter about 20%); the mean ambient dose equivalent for the round trip was 129 10 µSv. The agreement of values for the total dose obtained by measurements and by calculations is very satisfactory.
Zeitraum28 Sept. 2003
EreignistitelNEUDOS9 Neutron Dosimetry Symposium

Research Field

  • Biosensor Technologies


  • Seibersdorf
  • radiation
  • TEPC
  • physics
  • dosimetry
  • health
  • protection
  • simulation
  • fluka
  • measurement
  • consideration