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DOSMAX Résumé de rapport

Project ID: FIGM-CT-2000-00068
Financé au titre de: FP5-EAECTP C
Pays: Sweden

Publication of information booklet

The radiation field in the atmosphere is complex and dose values depend on many things like geographic position flight altitude and solar activities. The reasons for this complexity are reviewed to make understanding of dose results and their use easier. The concept radiation dose is itself quite complex and two basic quantities are shortly described.

The measurement result during the contract has been obtained from measurements with many different types of detectors for which the response to different radiation qualities have been investigated. Some basic differences between them is described. The report also discusses solar particle events and their influence on the aircrew dose.

The report also includes some information concerning the legal requirements of aircrew dose determinations. The report has been written with the intention to be understood by those interested among aircrew, airline officers and officers in regulatory authorities.

Reported by

Swedish Radiation Protection Authority
171 16 Stockholm