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  • EPCARD - the European Program Package for the Calculation of Aviation Route Doses - calculates cosmic radiation doses obtained by individuals along any aviation route at flight altitudes between 5,000 m and 25,000 m, both in terms of ambient dose equivalent and effective dose.


    EPCARD.Net software is a formal successor of former EPCARD program, and is based on the same physical algorithms that were part of the previous sucessfull version. 
    Generally, EPCARD.Net is designed for the Microsoft® .NET (for Windows OS) or Mono-project® ( for "Linux-like" OS) frameworks.
    Additionally EPCARD.Net is designed for XML/HTML data exchange technology as well. 
    EPCARD.Net is aviable as "stand alone" and Internet "off-line" application and can be easily implemented on your company computers.

    The EPCARD.Net ver. 5.4.3 software was validated by the German National Metrology Institute (PTB) and certified (approved) for official use for aircrew dosimetry by the  German Federal Aviation Authority (LBA)  on April 23rd, 2010.

    In 2016, the new Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom was published, laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionizing radiation. This directive refers to ICRP Publication 103 [ICRP, 2007] where a new methodology for calculating doses was introduced, based on the latest scientific evidence on radiation risks and operational experience. By now, this directive shall be implemented in most of EU member states.

    The original EPCARD.Net version 5.4.3 application with most recent parametrization according to  ICRP 103 Recommendation  [ICRP, 2007]  has been approved for official dose calculation for flying personel by the German Federal Aviation Authority (LBA) on December 17, 2020