Last Published:  04/20/22 11:43:24 AM (Central)
Short Title: Biophysics Phase 1
Responsible HRP Element: Space Radiation
Collaborating Org(s):
Funding Status: Terminated - A formerly active task that was stopped before its completion date due to deselection, descoping, reorganization etc.
Procurement Mechanism(s):
Specific Aim 1: Improve radiation transport and nuclear physics theoretical formalisms and computational procedures to reduce uncertainties in quantifying mixed field environments behind complex shielding in deep space and on the Martian surface.

Specific Aim 2: Conduct thin target experiments at ground based accelerator facilities to measure cross sections of most importance to NASA space applications with the goal of filling important data gaps and reducing nuclear physics model uncertainty.

Specific Aim 3: Develop and integrate rigorous and comprehensive uncertainty estimates for combined models to reduce uncertainties in probabilistic cancer risk and cardiovascular disease projections.

Specific Aim 4: Integrate and apply state-of-the-art models, best practices, and expertise in nuclear physics and radiation transport in support of radiobiology studies to provide necessary information for GCR simulator development, animal studies, and future assessments for end-to-end Mars mission simulation at NSRL.

Note: Task being closed due to HRP program guidance and transfer of part of the content to AES. 
Resources (None Listed)
RiskRisk of Acute (In-flight) and Late Central Nervous System Effects from Radiation Exposure
GapCNS - 7: What are the best shielding approaches to protect against CNS risks, and are shielding approaches for CNS and cancer risks synergistic?
GapCancer 11: What are the most effective shielding approaches to mitigate cancer risks? (closed: transferred to NASA AES).
GapCancer 12: What quantitative models, numerical methods, and experimental data are needed to accurately describe the primary space radiation environment and transport through spacecraft materials and tissue to evaluate dose composition in critical organs for mission relevant radiation environments (ISS, Free-space, Lunar, or Mars)? (closed: transferred to NASA AES).
GapCancer 13: What are the most effective approaches to integrate radiation shielding analysis codes with collaborative engineering design environments used by spacecraft and planetary habitat design efforts? (closed: transferred to NASA AES).
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RiskRisk of Acute Radiation Syndromes Due to Solar Particle Events (SPEs)
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RiskRisk of Cardiovascular Disease and Other Degenerative Tissue Effects From Radiation Exposure and Secondary Spaceflight Stressors
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RiskRisk of Radiation Carcinogenesis
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