Why semiconductors must be hardened when used in space

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The natural space radiation environment presents a great challenge to present and future satellite systems with significant assets in space. Defining requirements for such systems demands knowledge about the space radiation environment and its effects on electronics and optoelectronics technologies, as well as suitable risk assessment of the uncertainties involved. For mission of high radiation levels, radiation-hardened integrated circuits will be required to preform critical mission functions. The most successful systems in space will be those that are best able to blend standard commercial electronics with custom radiation-hardened electronics in a mix that is suitable for the system of interest.

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Winokur, P.S. January 4, 2000.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The natural space radiation environment presents a great challenge to present and future satellite systems with significant assets in space. Defining requirements for such systems demands knowledge about the space radiation environment and its effects on electronics and optoelectronics technologies, as well as suitable risk assessment of the uncertainties involved. For mission of high radiation levels, radiation-hardened integrated circuits will be required to preform critical mission functions. The most successful systems in space will be those that are best able to blend standard commercial electronics with custom radiation-hardened electronics in a mix that is suitable for the system of interest.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00750190

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  • Other Information: Supercedes report DE00750190; Submitted to COTS Journal; PBD: 4 Jan 2000

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  • Report No.: SAND2000-0061J
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 750190
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc711658

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Winokur, P.S. Why semiconductors must be hardened when used in space, article, January 4, 2000; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc711658/: accessed July 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.