On the Suitability of Non-Hardened High Density SRAMs for Space Applications
AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY GROUP
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Several non-radiation-hardened high density static RAMs SRAMs were tested for susceptibility to single-event upset SEU and latchup. Test results indicated that at present only a few such device types are suitable for use in space applications. Several additional factors such as susceptibility to multiple-bit upsets and to radiation-induced permanent damage need to be taken into consideration before these device types can be recommended. One non-hardened SRAM device type has recently been used on a low-Earth orbit satellite, enabling the upset rate measured in space to be compared to that predicted from ground-based testing.
- Computer Hardware
- Unmanned Spacecraft