ARMAS Flight Programs

SET flies instruments on a multitude of aerospace vehicles in the ARMAS program. Vehicles types include agency and commercial aircraft, high altitude balloons, and proprietary high altitude aircraft and suborbital vehicles. Each of these flight opportunities has provided a wealth of data on the radiation environment in different atmospheric and exoatmospheric domains. The ARMAS program partners with agency, academic, and industry organizations for its particular ARMAS projects.

ARMAS Program Overview

Program Overview

  1. Background to radiation environment
  2. Instrumentation
  3. Calibration of ARMAS with TEPC
  4. Measurements and modeling
  5. Expanding our scientific understanding
  6. Improvements to achieve forecasting accuracy
  7. Enterprise collaborations

 

 

ARMAS Hi Altitude (ARMAS Hi)

ARMAS Dual Monitor (ARMAS DM)

ARMAS Pre-Operations Mission Demonstration (ARMAS POMD)

Objective

Partner

Funding Source

Results

ARMAS Suborbital (ARMAS S)

ARMAS Orbital (ARMAS O)

Objective

Partner

Funding Source

Results

ARMAS O Quad chart

NearSpaceLaunch TAGSAT2

SET IR&D

ARMAS archive

Flight photo

ARMAS International Space Station (ARMAS ISS)

Objective

Partner

Funding Source

Results

ARMAS ISS Quad chart

SkyCorp

SET IR&D

ARMAS archive

Flight photo

CAD rendering

ARMAS Lunar (ARMAS L)

Objective

Partner

Funding Source

Results

ARMAS L Quad chart

Various

SET IR&D

ARMAS archive

Flight photo

Ground-based Experiments

Los Alamos Neutron Science Center

1–800 MeV neutrons

Loma Linda University Medical Center

175 MeV protons

NASA Space Radiation Laboratory

350 MeV/nucleon Fe+

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

1 MeV gamma-rays

National Technical Systems

EMI and Conductivity testing

 

Neutron beamline photo

 

Proton beamline photo

 

Heavy ion beamline photo

 

Gamma-ray experiment photo

NTS test

ARMAS iOS app

Purpose of ARMAS app

The ARMAS iOS app supports aircraft and suborbital vehicle owners using a FM7, which can be purchased separately. In addition, pilots and crew, frequent flyers, and the public interested in space weather are able to view current global and regional dose conditions as well as current space weather affecting radiation, even if no FM7 is nearby.

The ARMAS app has been completely upgraded beyond just providing an ability to operate the ARMAS FM7 device (sold separately). Users can now see the real-time radiation environment in a global or regional context and for specific aircraft or suborbital vehicle flight tracks. The real-time space weather that causes variability in radiation exposure at altitudes above 26,000 ft. (8 km) is now available. Commercial and business jet pilots will find the alerts and unique aircraft flight track radiation environment information useful. Frequent flyers will find that they are now able to track their long-term radiation exposure. The general public interested in space weather will be able to track the events that cause major radiation risks.

Where to find ARMAS iOS app

User guide

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