November 7, 2019
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Japan Atomic Energy Agency
National Institute of Polar Research
National Institute of Technology, Ibaraki College
A research group led by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), and the National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR) succeeded to develop a WArning System for AVIation Exposure to Solar energetic particles (WASAVIES), which can estimate radiation dose due to solar energetic particles in real-time just after the solar flare occurrence.
This system can estimate radiation dose up to 100 km above a ground at anywhere in the Earth and monitor aircrew radiation dose in real-time. This system enables to give information on the aircrew radiation dose as a space weather information used for aviation operation management.
NICT starts to provide information on HF communications, GNSS positioning, and radiation exposure as the only Asian center for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) space weather centers. The system will have been used as the mandatory information to operate the ICAO center.
– Press Release