Progress in radiation immune thermionic integrated circuits

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This report describes the results of a program directed at evaluating the thermionic integrated circuit (TIC) technology for applicability to military systems. Previous programs under the sponsorship of the Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, have developed an initial TIC technology base and demonstrated operation in high-temperature and high-radiation environments. The program described in this report has two parts: (1) a technical portion in which experiments and analyses were conducted to refine perceptions of near-term as well as ultimate performance levels of the TIC technology and (2) an applications portion in which the technical conclusions were to be ... continued below

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Lynn, D.K. & McCormick, J.B. (comps.) August 1, 1985.

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This report describes the results of a program directed at evaluating the thermionic integrated circuit (TIC) technology for applicability to military systems. Previous programs under the sponsorship of the Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, have developed an initial TIC technology base and demonstrated operation in high-temperature and high-radiation environments. The program described in this report has two parts: (1) a technical portion in which experiments and analyses were conducted to refine perceptions of near-term as well as ultimate performance levels of the TIC technology and (2) an applications portion in which the technical conclusions were to be evaluated against potential military applications. This report draws several conclusions that strongly suggest that (1) useful radiation-hard/high-temperature operable integrated circuits can be developed using the TIC technology; (2) because of their ability to survive and operate in hostile environments, a variety of potential military applications have been projected for this technology; and (3) based on the above two conclusions, an aggressive TIC development program should be initiated to provide the designers of future systems with integrated circuits and devices with the unique features of the TICs.

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NTIS, PC A07/MF A01; 1.

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  • Other: DE86003286
  • Report No.: LA-10466-MS
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/6345437 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6345437
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1207792

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Lynn, D.K. & McCormick, J.B. (comps.). Progress in radiation immune thermionic integrated circuits, report, August 1, 1985; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1207792/: accessed November 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.