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Single Event Effects

Single Event Effects in Aerospace Applications

One of the many considerations for companies that manufacture electronics components and electronics devices—as well as the organizations that use these products for aerospace applications—is how they will be affected by interactions with high-energy particles. What are called single event effects (SEEs) occur when a single, energetic particle collides with an electronic component or device and causes a change to it.

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Single Event Effects

Instantaneous vs Cumulative Radiation Damage to Technology in Space

High radiation doses have the potential to adversely affect electrical devices used in satellites, space probes, rockets, landers and other equipment. The effects of ionizing radiation on integrated circuits and other components can range from temporary malfunctions to permanent damage. In some cases, radiation damage is caused by a high-energy burst. In others, equipment suffers from cumulative radiation damage and the gradual degradation of micro-electronics.

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