On-board TLD measurements on MIR and ISS
Deme, S., et al. (2006). "On-board TLD measurements on MIR and ISS." Radiation Protection Dosimetry 120 1-4: 438-441
This paper presents results from dosimetric measurements made aboard the Mir space station and the International Space Station (ISS) using the Pille portable thermoluminescent dosemeter (TLD) system. This paper includes the dosimetry mapping and automatic readout (trapped and untrapped components) results from Mir and ISS. The mean dose rate in 2001–2003 was 7 μGy h−1. Using the hourly measuring period in automatic mode, doses from both galactic (independent of South Atlantic Anomaly—SAA) and SAA components were determined during Euromir'95 experiment. The mean total dose rate was 12.5 μGy h−1, while the SAA contribution was 6.2 μGy h−1. A similar measurement was performed on ISS in 2001 and in 2003. Both the manual and automatic measurements show a significant decrease in dose rate in 2001 in comparison to 1995–1997 due to the change in solar activity. For determination of the high linear energy transfer contribution from the radiation field during the ISS mapping experiment, three CR-39 plastic nuclear track detectors (PNTDs) were co-located with each TL detector. Analysis of the combined TLD and PNTD measurements showed a typical mean TLD efficiency of 84%, a dose contribution <10 keV μm−1 of 17%, and an average quality factor of 1.95.