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Designing avionics for terrestrial neutron environments
Author(s): Peter G. Coakley; Dennis Breuner; Randall Milanowski; Marion A. Rose; Amy L. Magnus
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents issues related to effects generated in avionic electronics by terrestrial neutron environments and methods for mitigating the effects through part selection, circuit design and system architecture design. The paper includes an explanation of the System Hardening Upset Recovery (SHUR) technology macro cell library and demonstrates how the available functions can be applied to implement robust system operation in the presence of neutron-induced component upsets and package latchup. Recent data on electronic parts and reactor tests performed on components is presented to demonstrate the susceptibility of electronics and components to terrestrial neutrons.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5417, Unattended/Unmanned Ground, Ocean, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications VI, (1 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.543232
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Peter G. Coakley, Titan Corp. (United States)
Dennis Breuner, Titan Corp. (United States)
Randall Milanowski, Titan Corp. (United States)
Marion A. Rose, Titan Corp. (United States)
Amy L. Magnus, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5417:
Unattended/Unmanned Ground, Ocean, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications VI
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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