Particle Physics Transport Code for Simulation of Biological Shielding

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NAS1-02005
Agency Tracking Number: 013062
Amount: $69,984.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
PO Box 230269, Boston, MA, 02123
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 tom paul
 Research Scientist
 (617) 373-3830
Business Contact
 stephen reucroft
Title: Business Official
Phone: (617) 373-2941
Research Institution
A detailed simulation of the propagation of particles (including photons, electrons, nucleons, mesons and so forth) through matter is the key component of any software which aims to evaluate the effectiveness of shielding for materials and systems. The same core software is also central to the development of high energy and nuclear physics experiments; whilethe aim in this case is generally analysis of the performance of particle detectors, the samephysical effects must be simulated, and in considerable detail. Over the last few decades, the high energy physics community has devoted an enormous amount of effort to the development of software packages to simulate the interaction of radiation with matter. We propose to evaluate the most current and detailed of these packages to ascertain to what extent it can be adapted and specialized for evaluation of biological shielding.

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