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EXPERTISE

BOM review, investigate radiation data, screening requirements

Simulate radiation environment

Radiation testing to fit your mission needs

Determine on-orbit event rate & mitigation strategy

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COMPONENT EVALUATION

Microelectronics chip, Component radiation tolerance, EEE parts radation.

A quality BOM review process is key for any mission in a space or nuclear environment. We have decades of experience with various mission types & EEE parts requirements, from NASA Class A to Class D and CubeSat missions. We leverage our internally developed radiation database to provide up-to-date information and assessment from experienced subject matter experts. We will also have discussions with your designers to understand application-specific performance, provide mitigation techniques, and recommend potential alternative components to meet your specific requirements. We also support parts engineering activities:

  • Evaluate EEE parts against program requirements (e.g. Screening, Qualification, and DPA)

  • Create detailed part drawings to meet program requirements

  • Review Non-Standard Part Approval Requests (NSPAR’s)

  • Review GIDEP Advisories and Alerts to determine program impact

  • Manage Program Approved Parts Lists (PAPL’s)

Standards that we often work with:

 

Note - The standards are periodically revised and updated. Be sure to check with the appropriate government agency for the latest document revision.

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ENVIRONMENT DERIVATION

space radiation environment, protons, electrons, solar flare, galactic cosmic rays, van allen belt.
total dose profile, dose-depth curve

Simulate mission's radiation environment, including:

  • Total-ionizing dose profile

  • Displacement damage dose

  • Trapped proton & electron flux

  • Galactic cosmic ray heavy ion LET spectra

  • Worst-case solar particle spectra

Bottom left figure shows an example of the dose profile for a LEO mission derived using a spherical shielding model. The plot shows the dose contributions from various particle sources in the orbit. We can simulate the environment for your mission and determine the adequate radiation requirements based on your mission needs, leveraging on our experience creating radiation requirement documents for NASA missions and commercial space launch vehicle programs.

Ray Tracing and Monte Carlo simulation​

  • Industry standard tools - NOVICE, FASTRAD
  • Ray tracing can reduce the TID level at the board /  component level by over 10x from a generic spherical model, which increases the TID radiation design margin

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RADIATION TESTING

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Radiation sources and tests we support:

  • SEE testing (heavy ion, proton, laser, etc.)

  • TID testing (Co-60 gamma rays)

    • MIL-STD-883 TM 1019 Condition A, B, C, D

    • Low dose rate testing for ELDRS

  • Displacement damage dose testing (proton, neutron)

Types of test solutions we offer:

  • Turnkey solutions - planning, design, execution, analysis

  • Customized support - you provide the setup, we'll perform the irradiation or function as onsite consultant

Types of application:

  • COTS circuits / evaluation boards

  • Space-grade product development

  • Custom chips, devices, modules, instrument boxes

  • Materials: photonic devices, lense, battery cells, fiber optic cables, shielding fabrics, etc.

  • Medical sterilization (small volume)

Read more about our testing capabilities and get a test quote

RADIATION ANALYSIS

Types of analysis we commonly perform:

  • SEE rate calculation using industry standard CREME96, OMERE

  • SEU / SET data analysis and characterization

  • TID delta-parameter characterization, KTL limits

 

Run your analysis efficiently with our in-house developed SEE analysis app. Instantly calculate Figure-of-Merit SEU rates from heavy ion and proton test data. For proton data, the tool calculates rates from a set of mission parameters including orbit inputs, solar condition, and shielding level. Our SEE analysis app is free to use for the community.

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