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RAD-HARD Microelectronics for Space Applications

  • Magazine Article
  • 20AERP02_01
Published 2020-02-01 by SAE International in United States
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For orbiting satellites, design requirements are extensive as a result of the extreme environment in space, including wide-ranging and rapidly changing temperatures, satellite body charging effects and high-energy particle bombardment and radiation. These dynamics drive the need for high-reliability engineering concepts for all system components. In the case of microelectronics, this takes a unique form and drives innovation for techniques to overcome these damaging effects.