FURI | Spring 2020

Open-Source Radiation Hardening Test Structure

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With the increase in commercial space travel and companies attempting to explore further into space, engineers are looking for ways to make electronics more resistant to ionizing radiation through radiation (radhard) hardening. Current radhard methods are mostly used by government contractors or niche design groups. This research seeks to develop open-source design procedures for creating robust electronics that support the growing space and electronic instrumentation markets. The researcher will develop a test for prototype structures, test subsystem circuits under normal and irradiated conditions, and characterize test data to determine robustness of circuits under test.

Student researcher

Shanika Davis

Electrical engineering

Hometown: Seattle, Washington, United States

Graduation date: Fall 2021

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