Session 1 - Space environment and corresponding facilities
- Christian Chatry (TRAD)
This session contains talks related to the Space business.
A first half is dedicated to users and companies expressing their needs in radiation testing. The second half is focussed on technical presentation of facilities capable of addressing those needs. The session ends with a Q&A session on the limitations of current offer and possible evolutions to address the needs of industry.
“Standard Radiation test methods recommend specific sources and beams in order to emulate space radiation environment for testing electronic components. Such facilities are quite rare and generally dedicated to other activities as research in medical or physics. The following points will be presented:
- Main characteristics of standard facilities
- Introduction to irradiation facilities...
- ESCC Test Guidelines, single event effects, Total Ionising Dose, Displacement Damage
- Facilities (type, species, energies) for assessment or qualification, commonly used facilities, identified facility needs
- Evolution in space industry wrt EEE components, increasing utilisation of COTS
- Classification of space missions, results of the COTS initiative working group at ESA
According to Moore's law, technologies sizes decreases rapidly and allows the integration of multiple functions of integrated circuits into a single component. State-of-the-art radio frequency integrated circuits (RFIC), for instance the AD9361, integrates analog-to-digital converters , digital-to-analog converters , synthesizers, filters, amplifiers, mixers as well as several logics and...
GANIL/SPIRAL2 is one of the major nuclear physics facilities in the world with SPIRAL2 selected in the ESFRI list. The accelerator complex can deliver high-intensity light- and heavy-ion beams, ranging from protons up to 238U in the energy range between a few keV to 95 MeV/u, and a wide range of high intensity exotic beams produced either in flight with the LISE fragment separators or with the...
The Cyclotron Resources Centre of UCLouvain has 3 beam lines dedicated to radiation hardness tests (heavy ions, protons and neutrons). The heavy ion and proton facilities are recognized and supported by ESA. The presentation will focus mainly on these two facilities. The beam parameters and equipment will be described. Some new projects for the future will be presented
The AGOR cyclotron (K=600) is capable of producing proton and heavy ion beams for radiation hardness testing. The experimental setup for proton irradiations (10-190 MeV) and the in-air experimental setup for heavy ion irradiations with O, Ne, Ar, Kr and Xe beams at 30 MeV/u will be presented.
The National Centre for Accelerators (CNA - US/CSIC/JA) is one of the Unique Scientific and Technical Infrastructures, declared in Spain. Nowadays, the irradiation testing is one of the strategic lines of this research center and the facility is open to other institutions and private companies.
The progress of different national research projects has contributed significantly to consolidate...
TID testing is fundamental for nearly all components or systems that operate in radiation environments. Successful TID testing is based on the combination of suitability of the test approach, selection of facility, understanding of radiation effects and test procedure and sophisticated analysis of the results. While much of that seems well established for typical scenarios, new approaches,...