Ionising Radiation Detection and Data Exploitation Workshop
There is a number of existing and planned European ionising radiation instruments flying on various orbits. The functions of these devices range from simple engineering-oriented radiation dosimeters to monitors intended for diagnostics purposes and operational evaluation, and to large science-class instruments capable of providing detailed information on the spectral, directional, and particle species characteristics of ionising radiation encountered in space. With many future missions in Navigation, Telecommunications, Exploration, Science, GMES domains flying in severe radiation environments and carrying highly sensitive components and systems, the need for such radiation instrumentation is increasing. The Workshop is proposed under the auspices of the Space Environments and Effects Network of Technical Competences, established to further cooperation in Europe, and is one in a series of topical workshops started in 2006 with a Workshop on Engineering Tools.
The intention of this workshop is to provide a venue for cross-comparison of data from these different devices and to foster collaboration for future data analyses and databases, model developments and related activities, including simulations and calibration campaigns. It will also allow further discussion and capture of monitoring needs and coordination of development plans.