Radiation Characterisation of EEE components for ESA space applications (RCEEE)


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42 800,00


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Project timetable

Project start date: 01/11/2019

Project end date: 31/10/2021


Summary

The objective of this activity is to radiation screen Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) and novel semiconductor technologies of interest to ESA, the European space industry and Small Sat applications and to define associated Radiation Hardness Assurance (RHA) processes related to irradiation characterisation of COTS components.
The increased interest in flying Small Sat missions and initiation of ESA projects to improve reliability of CubeSats has resulted in an increased utilisation of COTS EEE Components. Although, COTS components performance capabilities may outperform traditional space qualified components, there are limitations strongly complicating their use for space applications. Limitations concern lack of traceability, packaging constraints, radiation sensitivity and questions regarding board level and component level testing.
Irradiation characterisation shall be performed for Total Ionising Dose and Single Event Effects.


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