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Space Environments and Effects

June 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Advances in integrated-circuit design and technology offer capabilities for space systems that could not be imagined when humans first began exploring outer space. However, the use of advanced technologies in space requires careful assessment of the space environment and mitigation of space environment effects. The space radiation environment and its solar induced changes interact with spacecraft and instrument components and cause observable effects that can be temporary or permanent. Often spacecraft anomalies are caused by these radiation-induced effects, causing loss of data, degradation of capability, service outages, and, in extreme cases, the loss of spacecraft. The effects are usually classified into three categories: total ionizing dose damage that accumulates over a period of time, accumulated damage from atoms being displaced from the material lattice structure, and single event effects that occur as a result of charge being generated along the path of a primary or secondary ionizing particle, collected on circuit nodes, and disrupting (at least temporarily) normal circuit response. Speaker(s): Dr. Janet Barth, Agenda: 6:30-6:35 : Introduction 6:35-7:25 : Technical Talk 7:35- : Q&A Virtual:


June 23
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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