Overview of the main radiation transport codes



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Schetakis, Nikolaos and Crespo, Rodrigo and Luis Vazquez-Poletti, Jose and Sastre Marugan, Mariano and Vazquez, Luis and Di Iorio, Alessio (2020) Overview of the main radiation transport codes. Geoscientific instrumentation methods and data systems, 9 (2). pp. 407-415. ISSN 2193-0856

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/gi-9-407-2020


Accurate predictions of expected radiation dose levels on Mars are often provided by specific radiation transport codes that have been adapted to space conditions. Unsurprisingly, several of the main space agencies and institutions involved in space research and technology tend to work with their own in-house radiation codes. We present the codes that are related to the simulation of the radiation on Mars' surface under different scenarios. All of these codes have similar fields of application, but they differ with respect to several aspects, including the energy range and types of projectiles considered as well as the models of nuclear reactions considered.

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© Author(s). This research has been carried out in the framework of the IN-TIME project, which is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE; grant agreement no. 823934). The authors are
thankful to the institutions and individual members who participated in the project. Through other research projects, the Spanish Government (Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad and Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación) additionally supported Luis Vázquez (ESP2016-79135-R), Mariano Sastre (PCIN-2014-013-C07-04, PCIN-2016-080, CGL2016-78702-
C2-2-R and PID2019-105306RB-I00) and JLVP (RTI2018-096465-
B-I00, EDGECLOUD). José Luis Vázquez-Poletti was also supported by the Madrid Regional Government (project EDGEDATA, S2018/TCS-4499). We would like to thank the associate editor and two anonymous reviewers for their thoughtful comments and efforts towards improving our paper.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Hetc-Heds; Hzetrn; Fluka; Neutrons; Spectra; Shield; Geosciences, Multidisciplinary; Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Geophysics
Sciences > Physics > Meteorology
ID Code:63255
Deposited On:02 Dec 2020 12:16
Last Modified:19 May 2021 08:50

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