Whether for military, research (space, accelerator physics) and/or civilian use, risk avoidance against radiation-induced damage is not possible with COTS parts. Thus the sensible approach is risk management. We recommend a sensible risk management approach as follows: 1) know the radiation environment of the intended application to the extent possible; 2) know the effects of ionizing radiation on the component(s) of interest; 3) know the requirements of the application; 4) identify the candidate or chosen components; 5) test the components; 6) design-in safety factor margins to the extent possible.
A. Tokuhiro and M. F. Bertino, "Radiation Resistance Testing of MOSFET and CMOS as a Means of Risk Management," IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 2002.
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Mining and Nuclear Engineering
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CMOS; CMOS Integrated Circuits; MOSFET; Integrated Circuit Testing; Ionizing Radiation; Radiation Environment; Radiation Hardening (Electronics); Radiation Resistance Testing; Radiation-Induced Damage; Risk Management; Safety Factor Margins; Semiconductor Device Testing; Test
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