Sep 24 – 30, 2017
La Biodola, Isola d'Elba
Europe/Rome timezone

Plasma acceleration based space radiation reproduction and hardness assurance

Sep 26, 2017, 6:00 PM
SB2, Sala Bonaparte 2, HH

SB2, Sala Bonaparte 2, HH

talk WG4 - Applications of Compact and High-Gradient Accelerators WG4_Parallel


Mr Daniel Ullmann (University of Strathclyde)


Space radiation is a major obstacle for space exploration and makes radiation hardness assurance (RHA) an essential part of any space mission. The broadband nature of the radiations energy profile is a particularly challenging characteristic to recreate in the laboratory environment. Current testing relies on monoenergetic sources and so is unable to recreate all relevant conditions for RHA. Plasma acceleration provides the solution to this issue, the inherently broadband energy profile can be tuned to match a diverse range of radiation profiles creating an excellent tool for RHA . The novel application of these accelerators to the field of space radiation testing will be presented with both experimental and 3D PIC simulations presented. The various methods of plasma acceleration , underdense and overdense , provide a platform for the first accurate recreation of the space radiation profile on earth [1]B. Hidding et al. Laser-plasma-based Space Radiation Reproduction in the Laboratory, Scientific Reports (2017)

Primary authors

Prof. Bernhard Hidding (University of Strathclyde / Hamburg) Mr Oliver Karger (University of Hamburg, Institute for Experimental Physics)


Dr Alessandra Costantino (ESA) Mr Andrew Beaton (University of Strathclyde) Prof. Dino Jaroszynski (University of Strathclyde) Dr Eamonn Daly (ESA) Dr Georg Pretzler (Heinrich Heine University) Dr Grace Manahan (University of Strathclyde) Dr Gregor Welsh (University of Strathclyde) Prof. James Rosenzweig (UCLA) Mr Königstein T (Heinrich Heine University) Dr Mark Wiggins (University of Strathclyde) Dr Michele Muschitiello (ESA) Mr Panagiotis Delinikolas (University of Strathclyde) Prof. Paul McKenna (University of Strathclyde) Dr Ross Gray (University of Strathclyde) Mr Thomas Heinemann (Uni Strathclyde / DESY) Dr Veronque Ferlet-Cavrois (ESA) Mr Wilson Robbie (University of Strathclyde) Mr karmakar A (Leibniz Supercomputer Center)

Presentation materials

There are no materials yet.