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Radiation Effects Testing

An Overview of Space Radiation Environments

For companies that produce anything from simple devices to complex systems that are used in Earth’s orbit and beyond, it is critical to have an understanding of the radiation in space. The Earth is protected from much of that radiation thanks to its atmosphere and magnetic field. Unfortunately, spacecraft don’t enjoy those same protections once they leave the planet.

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Radiation Effects Testing

How Radiation Interacts with Integrated Circuits

For companies and organizations in the space industry, being able to protect integrated circuits from radiation damage is a major focus. The ionizing radiation effects that integrated circuits experience cover the spectrum from minor to destructive. Key to protecting equipment on spacecraft is understanding how radiation interacts with integrated circuits.

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