Emerging Technologies

Radiation Shielding

GTL has experience in radiation transport simulations and designing shields for spacecraft. GTL uses GEANT4 simulation software because of its high accuracy to real world models. Through these simulations, GTL can determine the shielding characteristics of structures and how best to protect sensitive payloads.

In recent NASA STTR Phase II effort, GTL has developed novel radiation shielding technology which has the potential to significantly reduce radiation transported through shielding per unit mass.