Why Radiation-Hardened Electronics?
The space radiation environment can lead to extremely harsh operating conditions for on-board electronics. Radiation accelerates the aging of the electronic parts and materials, leading to a degradation of electrical performance or permanent failures. In addition to radiation, electronics operating in spacecraft applications are subject to extreme temperatures ranging from -55°C to 125°C for mission lifetimes that can exceed 15 years. To combat these challenges, BAE Systems has developed a large portfolio of trusted, high-reliability, radiation-hardened products designed to operate successfully in these harsh environments.