Human Life Research on ISS Russian Segment

Prognos Experiment


Objective:

Development of a real-time prediction method for radiation loads on the crew.

Tasks:

Acquisition and processing of experimental data on a daily-average dose rate, solar activity parameters and investigation of their relation to orbit ballistic parameters.

Flight Equipment Used:

  • Dosimeter R-16
    for measuring an absorbed dose of ionizing radiation

    Dose sensitivity of 50 mGy/pulse

  • Dosimeters DB-8 for controlling the validity of readings of the main dosimeter R-16

    Measurement of the absorbed dose from 10 mGy to 10 Gy.

  • Power switching unit
  • Pulse analyzer

Expected Results:

Generation of a database to develop a method for prediction of charged particle fluxes and space radiation dose rate in the station compartments and on its external surface, as well as for ensuring radiation safety of crew members.