radiation hardening


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radiation hardening

[‚rād·ē′ā·shən ′härd·ən·iŋ]
(engineering)
Improving the ability of a device or piece of equipment to withstand nuclear or other radiation; applies chiefly to dielectric and semiconductor materials.
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If required, ADI can perform additional levels of screening such as radiation hardening to ensure complete compliance for space-related applications.
Radiation hardening, combined with Renishaw's extremely robust optical detection principle achieved qualification for 15 years service in space.
Radiation hardening is the act of making electronic components and systems resistant to damage or malfunctions caused by ionizing radiation such as those encountered in outer space, high-altitude flights, around nuclear reactors, particle accelerators, during nuclear accidents or nuclear warfare.
Radiation Hardening of Microelectronics (Unclassified)
of Piraeus, Greece; TIMA laboratory, France; and Intel) present the articles under the following themes: online error detection and correction, self-checking circuits and error detecting codes, radiation hardening techniques, soft error detection and correction methodologies, control-flow checking and fault-tolerance in special applications, fault injection, benchmarking and standardization in software-based SER characterization, mitigation techniques for transient errors, memory self-test and self-repair, posters, reliability and circuit stimulation, networks-on-chip and labs-on-chip, parametric testing techniques, radiation-induced SER, self-test generation techniques, and laser-based fault injection in memories.
MRAM's durability and low power needs combined with a dose of radiation hardening make it perfect for defense and aerospace technologies and is set to be the primary data storage technology for satellites.
The contractor will utilize the research findings of the previous years' Technology Sustainment Support Services (TSSS) efforts and develop a radiation hardening systems design software program and provide continued research and development investigations of missile structure dynamic response to rocket motor ignition events, as well as investigations of alternative missile drag reduction devices.
Among those devices addressed in the appendices are those that must comply with MIL-STD-883 as well as those intended for space applications and those that require radiation hardening assurance (RHA).
To withstand the extremely harsh operating conditions of space, the RapidIO technology underwent the process of radiation hardening, in which electronic components and systems are rendered resistant to damage or malfunctions caused by radiation encountered in outer space.
BAE Systems is leveraging this technology in combination with its radiation hardening skills to produce processing sub systems and ASICs that will meet the growing performance requirements of national satellite assets and sensor payloads for space.
Triggs was with Raytheon Corporation where he helped create a Radiation Hardening Section to support all space programs.
As a supplier of single-chip FPGAs, Actel addresses a wide variety of applications, including those requiring low power, security, reliability, live at power up and even radiation hardening.