SPACEDOS03 - radiation shielding material testing device for real conditions

SPACEDOS03A front panel

SPACEDOS03 is an open-source semiconductor particle detector (dosimeter and spectrometer) for space applications. The detector is based on a silicon PIN diode. The Detector is designed as autonomous for long-term measurement campaigns and therefore contains its power source from high-capacity battery cells and a recording medium in the form of an industrial SD card. The device is designed to be able to work for half a year continuously.

The detector is mounted into a 3D-printed box that contains positions for passive TLDs and track detectors. The main purpose of the device is experimental testing of radiation shielding materials in the real environment.


  • Silicon PIN diode detector with 44 mm³ detection volume
  • Effective number of energy channels 470 ±3
  • Deposited energy ranges from 60 keV to 7 MeV
  • Energy measurement resolution 15 ±2 keV (depending on calibration method and type of particles)
  • Power supply 18650 Li-ion cells
  • Integration time depends on firmware setup
  • Data storage device: Industrial SLC SDcard
  • Dimensions - 120 x 90 x 62 mm
  • Weight - (447 grams including SAFT batteries) (+71 g with 18650 Li-ion batteries) excluding a shielding material

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