Nuclear Radiation Hardening for Electronic Components
LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC SUNNYVALE CA SPACE SYSTEMS DIV
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This document comprises a survey of the causes and effects of a radiation environment on various electronic components, and the techniques that must be employed to harden these devices against radiation. In applying radiation hardening techniques to electronic equipment and components, the requirement for such hardening often conflicts with both the equipments electrical performance and physical requirements. Among these requirements are frequency response, device current ratings, switching speed efficiency, weight and volume size. Thus tradeoffs must be made. Some guidelines are included here for establishing tradeoffs for specific designs.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment