|Purpose:||Radiation prediction, monitoring, and protection technologies are an important part of reducing the risk to space crews. Building radiation detectors for human space missions, including the exploration of Mars, is challenging because of strict size, weight, and power limits.
To solve these problems, this project will explore the use of radiation detectors that are much smaller than current technology. The detector materials to be evaluated can more accurately separate different types of radiation found in space. These miniaturized radiation detectors will be useful on all space missions, as well as for defence, security, aerospace, and health applications. This project showcases Canada's role as a global leader in radiation research, both in space and on Earth, and benefits the country through the creation of high-quality jobs.|