28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-9.6.4
SHIELDING COSMIC RADIATION IN AIR TRAFFIC
L. Schrempp, A. Sizmann
Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V., Germany
Keywords: cosmic radiation shielding, liquid hydrogen, cryoplane technology, nanocomposites
We confront future trends in air travel concerning polar route frequencies and cruising altitudes with the associated risk arising from cosmic radiation. By considering recent advances in nanotechnology, we identify and evaluate radiation shielding concepts, which could open up economic ways for flying beyond and above Earth’s natural protection.
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