P2.55s An automated method of detecting, characterising, and responding to radiation events in space

Advanced Satellite Systems, Sensors & Intelligence

Franke Agenbag, Defence Science and Technology Group

This project seeks to measure and characterise the types/intensity of radiation experienced in space through sensor instrumentation which can be implemented on-board spacecraft, and it will respond to measured results in real-time. Implementing a real-time response in space, using characterised radiation data, is a novel concept. Methods of radiation mitigation will be explored, as well as extensive environmental testing and simulation.