February 27, 2018
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Feb 27, 2018, 1:00 PM



The activities related to space / ESA are based on the previous experience of LIP in the areas of radiation interaction, radiation detection and instrumentation experiments for experimental particle physics. The activities developed began with the application of the Geant4 simulation tool to astroparticle experiments in a first contract concluded between LIP and the European Space Agency (ESA) in 2003. Since then, the work developed has been supported mainly by contracts between the LIP and the ESA, the LIP being wholly or partly responsible for the projects. These activities have been a source of collaboration between LIP and other institutes, companies and industry as well as scientists outside LIP and include:
- Study and modeling of the radiation environment in space, including planetary radiation environments, namely the Moon, Mars, Europe, Ganymede and asteroids.
- Data analysis of energy particle / radiation detectors in space missions;
- Study of the SEP propagation models - solar energy particle events and test of these models with real data, in the continuation of the activity started with the project "Portuguese Participation in the Heliospheric Network";
- Study and development of concepts for radiation monitors (based on Si sensors and / or scintillators) and exploration of these concepts for use in different planetary and interplanetary environments, both in the support of missions and in the analysis of scientific data;
- Study, modeling and beam testing of the effects of radiation on EEE components used in missions in space;
- Study of the biological effects of the radiation environment on space, atmospheres and planetary surfaces.
- Study and development of mitigation strategies for the risks of radiation exposure in space, both for the systems and components of the missions as well as for the crews.
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