Biological Effects and Physics of Solar and Galactic Cosmic Radiation

Part A

  • Charles E. Swenberg
  • Gerda Horneck
  • E. G. Stassinopoulos

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 243A)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Radiation Effects on Biological Systems

    1. C. E. Swenberg, J. M. Speicher, J. H. Miller
      Pages 37-47
    2. J. Wehner, G. Horneck, H. Bücker
      Pages 49-52
    3. L. F. Salter, B. S. Martincigh, K. Bolton, S. R. Aliwell, S. J. Clemmett
      Pages 63-70
    4. J. H. Miller, D. L. Frasco, M. Ye, C. E. Swenberg, L. S. Myers Jr., A. Rupprecht
      Pages 85-91
    5. T. Heck, J. Hüttermann, G. Kraft
      Pages 93-98
    6. Michael Kost, Jürgen Kiefer
      Pages 117-123
    7. A. Vasilenko, S. Zhadko, P. G. Sidorenko
      Pages 155-159
    8. J. J. Broerse, J. Davelaar, C. Zurcher
      Pages 161-175
    9. A. B. Cox, Y. L. Salmon, A. C. Lee, J. T. Lett, G. R. Williams, J. J. Broerse et al.
      Pages 177-184
    10. K. E. Carr, J. S. McCullough, R. St. C. Gilmore, B. Abbas, S. P. Hume, A. C. Nelson et al.
      Pages 203-216
    11. Delbert E. Philpott, Katharine Kato
      Pages 217-226
    12. Bernard M. Rabin, Walter A. Hunt, James A. Joseph, Thomas K. Dalton, Sathasiva B. Kandasamy
      Pages 227-233
  3. Theoretical Models of Biological Radiation Action

    1. Robert Katz, F. A. Cucinotta, J. W. Wilson, J. L. Shinn, Duc M. Ngo
      Pages 235-268
    2. John W. Wilson, F. A. Cucinotta, J. L. Shinn
      Pages 295-338
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 339-343

About this book


Space missions subject human beings or any other target of a spacecraft to a radiation environment of an intensity and composition not available on earth. Whereas for missions in low earth orbit (LEO), such as those using the Space Shuttle or Space Station scenario, radiation exposure guidelines have been developed and have been adopted by spacefaring agencies, for exploratory class missions that will take the space travellers outside the protective confines of the geomagnetic field sufficient guidelines for radiation protection are still outstanding. For a piloted Mars mission, the whole concept of radiation protection needs to be reconsidered. Since there is an increasing interest ci many nations and space agencies in establishing a lunar base and lor exploring Mars by manned missions, it is both, timely and important to develop appropriate risk estimates and radiation protection guidelines which will have an influence on the design and structure of space vehicles and habitation areas of the extraterrestrial settlements. This book is the result of a multidisciplinary effort to assess the state of art in our knowledge on the radiation situation during deep space missions and on the impact of this complex radiation environment on the space traveller. ]t comprises the lectures by the faculty members as well as short contributions by the students given at the NATO Advanced Study Institute "Biological Effects and Physics of Solar and Galactic Cosmic Radiation" held in Armacao de Pera, Portugal, 12-23 October, 1991.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Charles E. Swenberg
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gerda Horneck
    • 3
  • E. G. Stassinopoulos
    • 4
  1. 1.Armed Forces Radiobiology Research InstituteBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Complexity IncorporatedPotomacUSA
  3. 3.DLR Institute of Aerospace MedicineCologneGermany
  4. 4.NASA-Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA

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