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Title: Guideline for ground radiation testing of microprocessors in the space radiation environment
Authors: Irom, Farokh
Keywords: guidelines
radiation testing
Issue Date: Apr-2008
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2008.
Series/Report no.: JPL Publication
Abstract: The goal of this work is to develop a guideline that is applicable to processors that are potentially useful in space. Thus, the guideline does not consider very high performance processors that are intended for server or high-performance applications where very large amounts of power are tolerated to gain performance because it would be impractical to use such high-power devices in typical space applications. This guide is intended to support insertion of these microprocessors into spaceflight applications and to recommend ground test protocols. The first guideline principle that should be followed is a serious concurrent engineering approach for down selecting space-qualified microprocessors. This requires that the design engineer seek the support of a radiation effects expert who understands total ionizing dose (TID) and single-event effects (SEEs) issues for microprocessors as applied to the system in question.
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