Radiation is the transmission of energy in the form of waves or sub-atomic particles.In space missions the major concern is the particle radiation.Energetic particle radiation passing through human body could damage the cells or DNA causing an increased risk for cancer. Especially when out of Earth's magnetic field protection, astronaut's are exposed to ionizing radiation with doses in the range from 50 to 2,000 mSv(milli Sievert). The evidence of cancer risk from ionizing radiation is extensive for radiation doses that are above about 50 mSv. Hence it is important to forecast the radiation events and train crew members to tackle the issue of radiation effectively in simulated environments(Mars city project).

The aim of the project is to build a reliable system(Tango server) to :

1) Alert crew about the incoming SEP event if the radiation level is above the SWPC set threshold.

2) Issue the “all - clear” signal once the event has passed Mars.

Student

Trailblazer

Mentors

  • Antonio Del Mastro
  • Hitesh Paul
  • Giovanni Bruno
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2017