KUTEsat Sensing of Radiation Energies, Fluxes and Exposure Geometry in the Space Environment Using a RADFET Array
Thompson, S.; Damlo, C.
In the following pages, it is proposed that multiple, small radiation field effects transistors (RADFET) can be used to measure the space environment, including the radiation energies, fluxes and exposure geometry, around KUTEsat, a small cubical micro-satellite. RADFETS utilize a convenient method for continuously monitoring the total radiation dose. The use of small RADFET dosimeters has advantages such as size, cost, power requirements, simple operation, and, most importantly, better data acquisition. Also discussed will be drawbacks to using an array of RADFETs in measuring the space environment.
Available at the JPL: http://hdl.handle.net/2014/7301
Originally part of the 10th International Space Conference of Pacific-basin Societies in December of 2003 in Tokyo, Japan.
Recieved the Gold Medal Award, the conference’s top award.