Detailed Comparison of Monte Carlo and Sector-Shielding Analyses for Space Applications

R. Lindberg1, E. Daly1, P. Nieminen1 and G. Santin2

1ESA/ESTEC, 2RHEA System SA, currently located at ESA/ESTEC


Predictions of total ionizing dose made using full 3-D Monte Carlo and simplified sector-shielding techniques for simple and complex geometries in a space environment are compared and differences between them analyzed in detail.

The results of the detailed comparison were presented at the 2006 IEEE Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference. The report can be requested via the contacts page.