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The USNA MIDN microdosimeter instrument

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • This paper describes the MIcroDosimetry iNstrument (MIDN) mission now under development at the United States Naval Academy. The instrument is manifested to fly on the MidSTAR-1 spacecraft, which is the second spacecraft to be developed and launched by the Academy's faculty and midshipmen. Launch is scheduled for 1 September 2006 on an ATLAS-5 launch vehicle. MIDN is a rugged, portable, low power, low mass, solid-state microdosimeter designed to measure in real time the energy distributions of energy deposited by radiation in microscopic volumes. The MIDN microdosimeter sensor is a reverse-biased silicon p-n junction array in a Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) configuration. Microdosimetric frequency distributions as a function of lineal energies determine the radiation quality factors in support of radiation risk estimation to humans.

Publication Date


  • 2005

Citation


  • Pisacane, V. L., Ziegler, J. F., Nelson, M. E., Dolecek, Q., Heyne, J., Veade, T., . . . Dicello, J. F. (2005). The USNA MIDN microdosimeter instrument. In 43rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit - Meeting Papers (pp. 11989-12000).

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-30744450250

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 11989

End Page


  • 12000

Abstract


  • This paper describes the MIcroDosimetry iNstrument (MIDN) mission now under development at the United States Naval Academy. The instrument is manifested to fly on the MidSTAR-1 spacecraft, which is the second spacecraft to be developed and launched by the Academy's faculty and midshipmen. Launch is scheduled for 1 September 2006 on an ATLAS-5 launch vehicle. MIDN is a rugged, portable, low power, low mass, solid-state microdosimeter designed to measure in real time the energy distributions of energy deposited by radiation in microscopic volumes. The MIDN microdosimeter sensor is a reverse-biased silicon p-n junction array in a Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) configuration. Microdosimetric frequency distributions as a function of lineal energies determine the radiation quality factors in support of radiation risk estimation to humans.

Publication Date


  • 2005

Citation


  • Pisacane, V. L., Ziegler, J. F., Nelson, M. E., Dolecek, Q., Heyne, J., Veade, T., . . . Dicello, J. F. (2005). The USNA MIDN microdosimeter instrument. In 43rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit - Meeting Papers (pp. 11989-12000).

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-30744450250

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 11989

End Page


  • 12000