Norwegian Radiation Monitor


  • Dimensions: Sensor unit (DGU): 148,5 x 76 x 68 mm Processing unit (DHU): 140 x 140 x 65 mm
  • Power: 3 Watts
  • Reliability: 15 years
  • Radiation hardness: 100krad TID, 60MeV cm^2/mg SEL
  •  Sensors:
    • Electrons: 0.5 – 7 MeV, 9 log bins Protons: 7 – 200 MeV, 9 log bins
  • Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission – planned 2024 Q1
Hands, A D P; Ryden, K A; Sandberg, I; Heynderickx, D; Provatas, G; Aminalragia-Giamini, S; Tsigkanos, A; Papadimitriou, C; Rodgers, D; Evans, H: An Update to MOBE-DIC Using Current Monitor Measurements From Galileo. In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 67, no. 1, pp. 181-190, 2020, ISSN: 1558-1578. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
Sandberg, I.; Aminalragia-Giamini, S.; Provatas, G.; Hands, A.; Ryden, K.; Heynderickx, D.; Tsigkanos, A.; C.Papadimitriou,; Nagatsuma, T.; Evans, H.; Rodgers, D.: Data Exploitation of New Galileo Environmental Monitoring Units. In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 66, no. 7, pp. 1761-1769, 2019, ISSN: 0018-9499. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

NORM is designed as an easily adaptable space radiation monitor for satellite missions in GEO, LEO, and HEO. Various features such as communication interface, power supply and radiation hardness can be tailored to better fit the needs of the hosting satellite.

Stack design based on simulations with GEANT4

9x 500um Si detector diodes with 2 different active area diameters (8 and 12mm)

Aluminum and tantalum absorbers.