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Why Radiation-Hardened Electronics?

About Rad-Hard Electronics

BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems is a premier merchant provider of advanced high-reliability radiation-hardened electronics at the component, card, and unit levels. Our products have enabled a wide variety of civil, commercial, and national security space missions for over 25 years.

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.