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Economy-class ion-defying ICs in orbit

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1 Author(s)
Benedetto, J.M. ; UTMC Microelectron. Syst., Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Space can be hostile in the extreme to the electronics in the hundreds of satellites now being readied for launch into low orbit. This paper describes how, now more than ever, satellite designers need an economical method of protecting their circuits from permanent damage and transient failure caused by the radiation belts that surround the Earth.

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Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:35 ,  Issue: 3 )