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TEPC measurements in commercial aircraft.
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PMID:  15353678     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The collaborative project involving the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL), Virgin Atlantic Airways (VAA), the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the UK National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has been performing tissue-equivalent proportional counter measurements of cosmic ray doses in commercial aircraft since January 2000. In that time data have been recorded on over 700 flights, including over 150 flights with Air New Zealand (ANZ). This substantial set of data from the southern hemisphere is an ideal complement to the London-based measurements performed primarily on VAA flights. Although some ANZ data remains to be analysed, dose information from 111 flights has been compared with the CARI and EPCARD computer codes. Overall, the agreement between the measurements and EPCARD was excellent (within 1% for the total ambient dose equivalent), and the difference in the total effective doses predicted by EPCARD and CARI was <5%.
G C Taylor; R D Bentley; N A Horwood; R Hunter; R H Iles; J B L Jones; D Powell; D J Thomas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiation protection dosimetry     Volume:  110     ISSN:  0144-8420     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiat Prot Dosimetry     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-08     Completed Date:  2004-12-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8109958     Medline TA:  Radiat Prot Dosimetry     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  381-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Physical Laboratory, Queens Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 0LW, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aircraft / statistics & numerical data*
Body Burden
Commerce / statistics & numerical data
Cosmic Radiation*
Environmental Exposure / analysis
Equipment Design
Great Britain
New Zealand / epidemiology
Occupational Exposure / analysis*,  statistics & numerical data*
Radiation Dosage
Radiation Protection / methods
Radioisotopes / analysis
Radiometry / methods,  statistics & numerical data*
Relative Biological Effectiveness
Reproducibility of Results
Risk Assessment / methods
Risk Factors
Sensitivity and Specificity
Virgin Islands of the United States
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