The main aim of the thesis is to perform a literature research in order to design a Moon habitat including specific radiation shielding.
More specifically the focus will be on:
- different radiation types to be expected on the Moon surface
- various designs of a Moon basis to see what rooms would be needed and how protected they should be in function of the activities to be performed in them
- make an overview of the potential shielding materials to be used in future Lunar habitats (natural shielding, chemical shielding, biological shielding material).
In addition, the thesis will include in vitro biological experiments with human cells, that will be exposed to different radiation doses, combined with different shielding materials. Radiation detectors will be included in these experiments.