Radiation Effects in the Space Telecommunications Environment

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Trapped protons and electrons in the Earth's radiation belts and cosmic rays present significant challenges for electronics that must operate reliably in the natural space environment. Single event effects (SEE) can lead to sudden device or system failure, and total dose effects can reduce the lifetime of a telecommmiications system with significant space assets. One of the greatest sources of uncertainty in developing radiation requirements for a space system is accounting for the small but finite probability that the system will be exposed to a massive solar particle event. Once specifications are decided, standard laboratory tests are available to predict ... continued below

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Fleetwood, Daniel M. & Winokur, Peter S. May 17, 1999.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Trapped protons and electrons in the Earth's radiation belts and cosmic rays present significant challenges for electronics that must operate reliably in the natural space environment. Single event effects (SEE) can lead to sudden device or system failure, and total dose effects can reduce the lifetime of a telecommmiications system with significant space assets. One of the greatest sources of uncertainty in developing radiation requirements for a space system is accounting for the small but finite probability that the system will be exposed to a massive solar particle event. Once specifications are decided, standard laboratory tests are available to predict the total dose response of MOS and bipolar components in space, but SEE testing of components can be more challenging. Prospects are discussed for device modeling and for the use of standard commercial electronics in space.

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  • Journal Name: Microelectronics Reliability

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  • Other: DE00007051
  • Report No.: SAND99-1233J
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 7051
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc709262

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Fleetwood, Daniel M. & Winokur, Peter S. Radiation Effects in the Space Telecommunications Environment, article, May 17, 1999; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc709262/: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.