SEU (Single Event Upset)

COTS in Space: The Radiation Barrier


COTS in space: the radiation barrier May 16, 2018 By¬†Dan Friedlander Retired following 44 years in component engineering The road from the use of space/military electrical, electronic, and electromechanical¬†(EEE) components in space applications to the use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components in space applications is not smooth. Several barriers must be overcome, including: fear of risk, resistance to change, storage, obsolescence, counterfeits, and lead-free barriers. These manmade barriers were challenges also encountered by military users during the successful transition to the use of COTS components in military applications. The main natural space environmental barrier to be overcome is the radiation […]

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