This deliverable provides a review on hardening by design techniques, tools and modelling for radiation effects on electronics provided by ESR9 and ESR10, in the scope of the RADSAGA WP2. Further, aging mechanisms modelling and the test structure design developed by ESR8 are also reported. Radiation effects on electronics can be classified into two groups: the cumulative effects, caused by atomic displacement damage or ionizing dose due to radiation exposure of the component; and, the single-event effects (SEE) caused by a single particle event that can induce destructive or non-destructive effects. This report will focus mainly on the single-event effects such as Single-Event Upset (SEU), Single-Event Transient (SET) and Single-Event Latchup (SEL).
This report summarizes different system level radiation tests performed within RADSAGA project in order to compare system level approach used with standard component level approach. Performed tests include Total Ionizing Dose (TID) and Single Event Effect (SEE) tests in “standard test facilities” (Co-60, heavy ions), as well as tests in not standard test facilities (mixed field, highly penetrating ultrahigh energy heavy ions). Those tests are not meant to be qualification of the system under test, but rather first attempts of irradiating and verifying the response of whole systems with possibility to capture as much interesting data as possible to learn what to expect during such tests and to be able to compare with other system level and component level tests.
This deliverable contains information over the radiation hardening assurance (RHA) approaches applied in various European radiation test facilities and irradiation institutes. In the scope of this document, the primary focus will be the applicability of the ESCC Basic Specification No. 25100 for Single Event Effects (SEE) and ESCC Basic Specification No. 22900 for Total Ionizing Dose (TID) testing at these selected radiation facilities. These are the only European standards for radiation testing available. This will inhibit the ability of customers to give a guarantee of the validity of the RHA performed. Where applicable, references to the military standards MIL-STD-750F are given.