A method applicable to effective dose rate estimates for aircrew dosimetry

A. Ferrari, M. Pelliccioni, T. Rancati, D. T. Bartlett, J. Böhm, H. Hyvönen

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The inclusion of cosmic radiation as occupational exposure under ICRP Publication 60 and the European Union Council Directive 96/29/Euratom has highlighted the need to estimate the exposure of aircrew. According to a report of the Group of Experts established under the terms of Article 31 of the European Treaty, the individual estimates of dose for flights below 15 km may be done using an appropriate computer program. In order to calculate the radiation exposure at aircraft altitudes, calculations have been performed by means of the Monte Carlo transport code FLUKA. On the basis of the calculated results, a simple method is proposed for the individual evaluation of effective dose rate due to the galactic component of cosmic radiation as a function of latitude and altitude.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-222
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiation


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