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Nuclear Radiation Sensors

Flight Crew Radiation Dosimeter (138)


Problem: Need equipment to measure natural, high altitude radiation exposure for aircraft and space craft personnel

Project Activity Scope (from Technical Overview Chart): Mechanisms through Integrated Systems

PNNL Solution:

  • Developed sensor that measures biologically effective radiation dose
  • Developed small, lightweight instrument system to record in-flight radiation measurements
  • Commercialized instrument
  • Instruments have flown on Shuttle and MIR space missions and US airlines
  • Underlying technology was recognized with a 1984 FLC Award.

Capabilities Employed to Meet Client Needs: Radiation detection physics; analog and digital electronics design, fabrication, and testing; software development for controls and data acquisition/analysis; system integration; mechanical system design and integration.

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