Single Event Effects in Aerospace

Single Event Effects in Aerospace

Author(s): Edward Petersen

Published Online: 12 MAR 2012

Print ISBN: 9780470767498

Online ISBN: 9781118084328

DOI: 10.1002/9781118084328

About this Book

This book introduces the basic concepts necessary to understand Single Event phenomena which could cause random performance errors and catastrophic failures to electronics devices. As miniaturization of electronics components advances, electronics components are more susceptible in the radiation environment. The book includes a discussion of the radiation environments in space and in the atmosphere, radiation rate prediction depending on the orbit to allow electronics engineers to design and select radiation tolerant components and systems, and single event prediction.

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