Geant4 for space: Mission simulations and engineering tools
General Particle Source (GPS)
Radioactive Decay Module (RDM)
High energy physics
Monte Carlo methods
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Radiation shielding analysis is a crucial process in the spacecraft and space instrument development cycle. A number of dedicated tools have been developed in the last decades for the study of the effects of radiation on materials and instruments in space. We present here a set of detailed analyses based on Monte Carlo radiation transport simulations, and new tools for space applications, both based on the Geant4 simulation toolkit, developed as part of the European Space Agency activities in the Geant4 collaboration.
CitationSantin, G.; Nartallo, R.; Nieminen, P.; Lei, F.; Truscott, P.R.; Evans, H.; Heynderickx, D.; Quaghebeur, B.; Dyer, C.S.; Daly, E. (2004). Geant4 for space: Mission simulations and engineering tools. , ESA-SP 536, Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Radiation and Its Effects on Components and Systems, 2003. RADECS 2003, Issue 536, 185-189,