DOSIS Radiation 3D Data Viewer

Mission Stats

Product: Radiation Data Viewer of the Columbus Module (Proof of Concept)

Product Launch Date: June 4, 2018

Project Duration: 3 months
Product Details: Using the Google Street View 360-degree imagery collected by ThinkSpace, we worked with DLR to create a visual overlay and walk-through of the DOSIS radiation sensor readings in the Columbus module.


The DOSIS experiment is one of the longest continuous running experiments on the ISS. Dosis-3D helps to understand space radiation and how it penetrates the Space Station walls. Active and passive radiation detectors are used to map radiation in all modules.  ThinkSpace worked with the chief scientist of the DOSIS experiment to find new ways to display the radiation dosage data in the ISS leveraging the 360-degree comprehensive imagery collected as part of the Google Street View experiment.  ThinkSpace developed a proof of concept web-based application that overlays sensor data on the imagery of the Columbus module to map sensor data in 3D.  This proof of concept is being used to gather support and funding to map the remaining modules of the ISS.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Developed quick POC web application that overlays sensor data on 3D imagery files of Google Street View for 10 passive and 1 active dosimeters in the ESA Columbus module.
  • Overlay of the sensor location on the ISS Street View imagery is mapped to a pinpoint location and moves as you navigate around the module in 3D space.
  • Tested ability to link active sensor readings to near real time data source and provide continuous updates.
  • Working with DLR to find additional funding and establish partnerships with NASA and JAXA to integrate all radiation sensors into a comprehensive 3D radiation map of the interior of the ISS.  This could be a resource for mission control, station astronauts, and experiment Principal Investigators to get near real time radiation data during on-orbit operations.

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