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Geant4-based Particle Simulation Facility in Greece for Future Science Mission Support

The goals of the G4G project are the establishment of responsive support for ESA Geant4 activities and the delivery of key capabilities needed in support of the development and operation of ESA science missions, based on the Geant4 simulation toolkit - which will simulate in detail particle propagation and interactions in complex geometries - implemented on a suitably powerful computing infrastructure. During this project, we will provide detailed radiation assessments for future ESA missions and (preliminary) payloads, in terms of traditional concerns (dose, SEE), but also complex background and disturbance phenomena. Physics and simulation developments will be undertaken, focusing on completion and validation of reverse Monte Carlo techniques (for efficiency improvement), radioactive decay, test mass charging, and internal charging in the Jovian environment. 

Project Consortium:

- Institute of Accelerating Systems and Applications (IASA), University of Athens (Prime Contractor)

- National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” (NCSRD)

- National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

- University of Ioannina (UoI)


IASA Team Members: Prof. Ioannis A. Daglis (Principal Investigator and Project Coordinator), Dr. Dimitrios Lenis, Dr. Christos Tsironis, Dr. Omiros Giannakis


Funded by the European Space Agency (ESA)

Total Budget: 499,980€


National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

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