This past week several members of the McMaster NEUDOSE team attended the 7th European CubeSat Symposium in Liege, Belgium. A medical physics undergraduate student on our team, Richard, presented his work involving Monte Carlo simulations of our scientific instrument.
The Geant4 Monte Carlo simulations investigate the contribution of particle type and energy to the overall total dose equivalent. Detector anisotropies and instrument response functions were derived for protons, electrons, galactic cosmic rays, and neutrons. The results provide valuable information regarding the energy ranges that the radiation detector would be effective. In addition, an estimate of the expected count rate while in orbit was determined.
McMaster NEUDOSE team members are being productive all over the world!