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Radiation Protection

DCAL Software and Resources

DCAL is designed for use on a personal computer or scientific work station by users with experience in scientific computing and computational radiation dosimetry. The system consists of a series of computational modules driven by a user interface. DCAL may be used either in an interactive mode designed for evaluation of a specified exposure case or in a batch mode that allows non-interactive, multiple-case calculations. DCAL is intended for experienced users with knowledge of computational dosimetry.

Hardware Requirements

  • PC with Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/7/10 operating systems
  • 30 MB hard drive storage space (additional space needed for files generated during DCAL use)

Note: Validation & Verification for DCAL Code used in Federal Guidance Report No. 13 can be viewed in the document, "FGR-13 Quality Assurance Efforts" below. This release of the DCAL system includes the nuclear decay data from ICRP Publication 107. As a result, risk coefficients generated by this version of DCAL may not be identical with those listed in FGR 13, though differences should be negligible in most cases.

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