The atmospheric model “U.S. Standard Atmosphere 1976” has been used and a model for atmospheric limits, depending on geographic latitude, has been developed.
Stopping Power of electrons and protons for several energies for the atmosphere and human body was calculated. Furthermore, the shielding that the aircraft’s fuselage provides, was estimated.
Εnergy flux of electrons at flight altitude has been calculated, using LIVE data from GOES (once per hour) and the aforementioned models, in polar areas. Hadronic component of cosmic rays has been taken into account, as it is the most harmful for living beings. Combination of the above led to the final dose rates.
Visualization displayed at the following link: http://maydayapp.ddns.net/
Biological impact of ionizing radiation for human beings has been analyzed, according to the dose they are exposed to, in comparison with the permitted limits.
Radiation Protection and Aircraft Shielding
Propose several ways of shielding and protection towards radiation, for crew members and passengers.
Among others, important future goals are to improve models and codes, take into consideration more physical parameters, make more interactive the web visualization and develop a shielding model.
Our project overview is uploaded at https://github.com/ax3l91/space-apps-2017-mayday-a... including the full documentation (MaydayMaydayMayday.pdf) file and code.
SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.