A big milestone in the RADSAGA project has been achieved with the public release of the RADSAGA System-Level Radiation Testing Guideline. The document contains recommendations about when and how to use system-level radiation testing as verification scheme for space systems and sub-systems.
The 15 RADSAGA ESRs have been selected and since September 2017 have been progressively hired by the network beneficiaries, starting their participation in interdisciplinary and intersectoral secondments in other network parterns.
RADSAGA will significantly advance the qualification methodology required for complex electronic systems used in space, aviation, car, accelerator and other high-reliability application areas in Europe.
This will be done in four strongly interconnected and coherent scientific intersectoral Work-Packages (one of which is transversal) and a total of 15 Early Stage Researchers trained through a well-defined programme and structure.
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Despite the hard times we live in, RADSAGA did not stop its radiation testing activity and exploited the possibility of performing remote testing. This was achieved at RADEF, at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, thanks to the on-site cooperation from the two RADSAGA ESRs: Sascha Lüdeke (ESR1) and Daniel Söderström (ESR2) as well as the kind facility operators.
The 2-year (120 ECTS) Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/emjmd-catalogue_en ) RADMEP has been accepted for funding by the European Commission in July 2020.
The RADTEST workshop will be held in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, in May 2021. Find out more here.
The Single Event Effect Symposium and Military and Aerospace Programmable Devices Combined Workshop will be held in San Diego, CA during May 2021. Find out more here.
In the Press
On July 11th, CERN and ESA signed a bilateral agreement to address the challenge of operating electronics in harsh radiation environments such as in high energy physics experiments as well as space. Find the link to the news here.
Cosmic rays monitors found out that radiation levels in the Earth's atmosphere both at ballon altitude and on ground have been increasing by 13% over the last four years. This is mainly caused by the lowest solar minimum of the Space Age.
For the first time ever an irradiation test was performed on a complete satellite. This was made possible by the use of the CERN CHARM facility which allows testing full systems thanks to the widespread radiation field in the irradiation room.