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Issue 4  Part 1 • Aug. 2013

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Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): C1
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• IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science publication information

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• List of reviewers

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• Proton Flux Anisotropy in the Atmosphere: Experiment and Modeling

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2386 - 2391
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We investigated the direction distribution of protons around 20 km of altitude by mean of stratospheric balloons. Our detection instrument was based on two large silicon diodes, which were differently tilted. Our measurements show that the proton flux is not isotropic and that protons have a higher probability to have a direction near the vertical axis than near the horizontal axis which proved th... View full abstract»

• Neutrons-Induced IGBT Failure: Effects of the Number of Tested Devices on the Cross Section Calculation

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2392 - 2396
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Despite the long-term experience of space in testing and qualifying devices, an adaptation of existing guidelines is needed for atmospheric mass applications, especially to take into account the variability of power-devices failure cross-section. View full abstract»

• Jovian Radiation Belt Models, Uncertainties and Margins

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2397 - 2403
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Several models of the high energy electron radiation environment in the Jovian system have been constructed, based on a limited set of data, principally from Voyager 1 and 2 and Galileo. The design of future missions to this harsh radiation environment requires characterisation of the environment and its uncertainties. From the uncertainties a margin policy can be established to ensure robustness ... View full abstract»

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2404 - 2410
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A consistent tool that completely characterizes the Earth's magnetic shielding at any location in space has been developed. The formalism of transmissivity helps the user to rapidly compute and estimate the transmitted SEP flux along any orbit. The model and first results (comparison to SAC-C/ICARE measurements) are presented. In particular, the geomagnetic shielding at GPS-like altitude is focuse... View full abstract»

• Characterization of the Neutron Environment and SEE Investigations at the CERN-EU High Energy Reference Field and at the Pic du Midi

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2411 - 2417
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A new platform dedicated to the long-term characterization of the Atmospheric Natural Radiative Environment at mountain altitude (Pic du Midi, +2885 m) is presented. The performance of a high energy neutron spectrometer is established with measurements performed in a realistic neutron field and by comparison with the neutron monitors. A SEE-rate prediction approach is also used on a 90 nm SRAM mem... View full abstract»

• Continuous High-Altitude Measurements of Cosmic Ray Neutrons and SEU/MCU at Various Locations: Correlation and Analyses Based-On MUSCA SEP$^{3}$

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2418 - 2426
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In this paper are described measurements at high-altitude of both radiation environment and effects. These measurements comprise cosmic ray neutrons and SBU/MCU on nanoscales devices. Results obtained at Pic-du-Midi, France, and in the city of Puno, Peru, are presented and analyzed. Analyses and cross comparisons based-on MUSCA SEP3 calculations show a good agreement between experimenta... View full abstract»

• High-Accuracy Simulations of the ISS Radiation Environment and Applications to Interplanetary Manned Missions

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2427 - 2434
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Radiation shielding is of primary importance in the planning of new interplanetary manned missions, and the ISS represents the largest laboratory for radiation shielding in space ever built. The ISS radiation environment has been thoroughly characterised by the Monte Carlo-based high-energy physics toolkit Geant4. It has been found that the ISS structure is quite effective at shielding from most f... View full abstract»

• Mixed Particle Field Influence on RadFET Responses Using Co-60 Calibration

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2435 - 2443
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RadFET sensors are used for Total Ionizing Dose (TID) monitoring inside CERN accelerators. While RadFET sensors are typically well characterized with a Co-60 gamma source, their radiation response can be affected when they are used in high-energy mixed particle fields. This paper presents experimental results and corresponding discussions on the effect of CERN accelerator-like environments on the ... View full abstract»

• Radiation Effects on the Photoluminescence of Rare-Earth Doped Pyrochlore Powders

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2444 - 2449
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This work examined the sensitivity of the luminescence spectra of europium-doped lanthanum zirconate to different types and amounts of radiation exposure. For the samples and radiation sources used in this work (X-rays and protons), changes in the photoluminescence of europium-doped lanthanum zirconate were minimal. However, when the phosphor was paired with an alternate luminescent material, whic... View full abstract»

• Development of a CMOS Oscillator Concept for Particle Detection and Tracking

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2450 - 2455
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An oscillator concept developed for particle detection and tracking is presented. The methodology used to characterize the currents generated by the particle is detailed. A Design Of Experiment (DOE) analysis is used to correlate the circuit oscillations with the current characteristics after particle detection. To validate the concept, an application example is developed to validate the detector ... View full abstract»

• Metrics for the Measurement of the Quality of Stimuli in Radiation Testing Using Fast Hardware Emulation

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2456 - 2460
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Radiation Testing of unstructured digital circuits presents an extended set of difficulties related with detection and propagation of the faults to the primary outputs. Stimuli have to be chosen thinking on the possibility of propagating the faults through the logic to the primary outputs. Moreover, the set of stimuli should be selected to enhance the observability of both the time and location of... View full abstract»

• Dosimeter for The Two Towers in SEOSAT-INGENIO Based on the TMP36 Temperature Sensor

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2461 - 2468
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A dosimeter for space applications is presented. It is based on the ionization damage affecting the TMP36 sensors when they are exposed to external radiation, which produces an increase of their output voltages. This work explains the configuration, sensing mechanism and working modes of this device and reports the results obtained in a gamma radiation test carried out in March 2012. The test resu... View full abstract»

• SEU Measurements and Simulations in a Mixed Field Environment

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2469 - 2476
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Single Event Upset (SEU) measurements were performed using the European Space Agency's (ESA) Standard SEU Monitor in the H4 Irradiation mixed-field test area at CERN. The results, tightly correlated with the radiation environment, are compared with those obtained with the CERN Radiation Monitors (RadMons) as well as with the Monte Carlo simulation of the experimental setup using the FLUKA Monte Ca... View full abstract»

• Simulating the Radiation Response of GaAs Solar Cells Using a Defect-Based TCAD Model

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2477 - 2485
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Three-dimensional TCAD simulations are used for physics-based prediction of space radiation effects in III-V solar cells, and compared with experimentally measured characteristics of a p+ n GaAs solar cell with AlGaAs window. Dark and illuminated I-V curves as well as corresponding performance parameters are computed and compared with experimental data for 2 MeV proton irradiation at va... View full abstract»

• Experimental Dose Enhancement in Multi-Layer Shielding Structures Exposed to High-Energy Electron Environments

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2486 - 2493
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The impact of high energy electrons in multi-layered shielding structures has been measured in terms of dose enhancement effects. New dosimetric data from a series of extensive experimental tests have been obtained and compared to the latest electromagnetic physics models included in the Geant4 Monte Carlo toolkit. View full abstract»

• Single-Event Effects in CMOS Image Sensors

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2494 - 2502
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In this paper, 3T active pixel sensors (APS) are exposed to heavy ions (N, Ar, Kr, Xe), and single-event effects (SEE) are studied. Devices were fully functional during exposure, no single-event latch-up (SEL) or single-event functional interrupt (SEFI) happened. However, single-event transient (SET) effects happened on frames: line disturbances, and half or full circular clusters of white pixels.... View full abstract»

• Proton and $gamma$ -Rays Irradiation-Induced Dark Current Random Telegraph Signal in a 0.18-$mu{hbox{m}}$ CMOS Image Sensor

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2503 - 2510
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The dark current random telegraph signal (RTS) behavior has been studied in a five-transistor-per-pixel (5T) pinned photodiode 0.18-μm COTS active pixel sensor (APS). Several devices, irradiated using protons and gamma rays, have been studied in order to assess the ionizing and displacement damage effects. The influence of the proton energy, fluence, ionizing dose and applied bias during ir... View full abstract»

• Comparison of Gamma-Radiation Induced Attenuation in Al-Doped, P-Doped and Ge-Doped Fibres for Dosimetry

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2511 - 2517
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We have investigated radiation induced absorption in Al-doped, P-doped and Ge-doped optical fibres under 60Co source gamma-radiation up to a total dose of 71 kGy at two temperatures 30 and 80 °C. The Al-doped and P-doped fibres demonstrated high radiation sensitivity required for the optical fibre dosimetry. The RIA response to temperature increase from 30 to 80 ... View full abstract»

• High Dose Gamma Irradiation of Lasers and p-i-n Photodiodes for HL-LHC Data Transmission Applications

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2518 - 2524
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Lasers and photodiodes for high luminosity large Hadron collider (HL-LHC) data transmission applications were irradiated with a 1-Gy dose of 60Co gammas. No change was observed in the performance of the lasers tested, and an order of magnitude increase in the leakage current of the InGaAs photodiodes was measured. View full abstract»

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