Authors: Vladimir Elin; Olga Sharts; Michail Merkin
Addresses: Intersoft Eurasia Corporation, Moscow, Russia ' California Innovations Corp. and Fluorotronics, Inc., San Diego, CA, USA ' Laboratory of Detector Systems and Electronics, Skobeltsyn's Research Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Abstract: This paper describes a novel radiation dosimeter technology 'DO-RA' and its uses in commercial flights as 'DO-RA.AVIA' semiconductor module incorporated into smartphones and other electronic devices. We discuss issues of radiation exposure during flights, including possible health risks, and provide an example of experimental data regarding radiation exposure during particular flight, taken recently during 2-hour flights within Russia and in France, which can open reader's eyes to the potential impact of ionising radiation that occurs during the air flights. The article describes 'DO-RA' radiation measurement technology features and functions, demonstrates uses of 'DO-RA.AVIA' radiation measurement module for use in-flight of commercial aircraft. The article suggests more features and uses of 'DO-RA' technology for drug-discovery in-house use, outdoor applications, surveillance and as a gadget for automobiles' gadget.
Keywords: radiation semiconductor dosimeter; radiation safety; ionising radiation; in-flight radiation dose; space radiation; 'DO-RA' technology; 'DO-RA.AVIA' module; effective dose; total radiation.
International Journal of Nuclear Safety and Security, 2019 Vol.1 No.1, pp.64 - 84
Received: 25 Jan 2019
Accepted: 05 Feb 2019
Published online: 07 Jun 2019 *