J. Space Weather Space Clim.
Volume 13, 2023
|Number of page(s)||13|
|Published online||26 April 2023|
The radiation environment over the African continent at aviation altitudes: first results of the RPiRENA-based dosimeter
Center for Space Research, North-West University, 2531 Potchefstroom, South Africa
2 Institut für Experimentelle und Angewandte Physik, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, 24118 Kiel, Germany
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 2 March 2023
The radiation environment over the African continent, at aviation altitudes, remains mostly uncharacterized and unregulated. In this paper, we present initial measurements made by a newly developed active dosimeter onboard long-haul flights between South Africa and Germany. Based on these initial tests, we believe that this low-cost and open-source dosimeter is suitable for continued operation over the African continent and can provide valuable long-term measurements to test dosimetric models and inform aviation policy.
Key words: Space weather / Aviation dosimetry / Active dosimeters / Absorbed dose rates / Africa
© M. Mosotho et al., Published by EDP Sciences 2023
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