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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Since 1998, Boeing has maintained the guidance systems in Heath, Ohio, ensuring spares are available for flight tests and nuclear hardness testing.
The improved GDAS will be specifically designed for nuclear hardness and survivability testing at Little Mountain Test Facility in Ogden, Utah, where Boeing tests radiation, shock and vibration, environmental and electromagnetic effects on weapon systems.

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