Welcome to the ESA
Solar Energetic Particle Environment Modelling (SEPEM) Project
Estec Contract No. 20162/06/NL/JD
Accurate modeling of the solar energetic particle environment constitutes a priority requirement
for astrophysics missions and human exploration. Modern user requirements, as well as recent observational
data and scientific advances, provide considerable scope for reviewing and updating existing standard models.
Incorporating recent scientific results and a complete set of cross-calibrated data, the SEPEM project
is working towards creating new engineering models and tools to address current and future needs.
SEPEM APPLICATION SERVER NOW OPEN:
The SEPEM Application Server is now open for registration.
Use of SEPEM is free of charge, but registration is required and can be done from the
homepage using the link at the bottom of the left-hand menu.
Interested parties are encouraged to register and utilise the tools available.
LINKS [Restricted Access]:
The ESA SEPEM project is being developed by an international consortium [
Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Belgium, Project Lead (Contact: N. Crosby [ norma.crosby AT oma.be ]);
University of Barcelona, Spain;
University of Southampton, UK;
Mars Space Ltd, UK;
DH Consultancy, Belgium ].
- Develop a Webserver with access to data and the models being developed under the project.
- Create a Solar Energetic Particle Standard Reference dataset.
- Create new engineering models and tools to address future needs by enabling automatic model
and tools update and establishing community consensus.
- Move beyond mission integrated fluence statistics to peak flux statistics, durations of high flux
periods and other outputs suitable for single event upset rate and radiation background calculations so that
past events and future scenarios can be simulated.
- Improve existing physics-based shock-particle propagation models to predict the expected
event-time profiles at non-Earth locations [SOLPENCO2].
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Last modified: 21 October 2011