Accession Number : ADA311553

Title :   Design of a Satellite-Based Microelectronic Radiation Testing Experiment.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Mooney, Christopher S.

PDF Url : ADA311553

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 255

Abstract : In this research, an electronic daughterboard to be used on the Microelectronics and Photonics Test Bed satellite was designed. A printed circuit board with radiation-hardened components was laid out to test various families of static RAM chips and an experimental Gallium Arsenide integrated circuit. Computer aided design tools produced by Cadence Design Systems were used to logically and physically design the experiment. Output from the Cadence software provides the information necessary to fabricate, assemble, and test the board.

Descriptors :   *TEST BEDS, *PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS, *RADIATION HARDENING, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, GALLIUM ARSENIDES, THESES, CHIPS(ELECTRONICS), RANDOM ACCESS COMPUTER STORAGE, MICROELECTRONICS, SPACECRAFT COMPONENTS.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Nuclear Radiation Shield, Protection & Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE