Webinar - Space Radiation Effects—Modeling the Environment for Systems Analysis


Sponsor:   IEEE Boston/Providence/New Hampshire Reliability Chapter

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Host:        IEEE Boston/Providence/New Hampshire Reliability Chapter

FREE Webinar

The space environment presents many natural hazards, one of which is a harsh radiation environment. Energetic ions from the sun and far-off galaxies affect sensitive microelectronics, causing a multitude of adverse effects. With modern manufacturing techniques that increase performance by decreasing feature sizes, commercially available digital parts such as FPGAs are only becoming softer to particle radiation, reducing reliability. This talk discusses how analysis of this environmental risk can be done in the system engineering process and introduces in-house modeling efforts at Lincoln Laboratory that will better enable future space program assessments of reliability.


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  • Zoom Webinar
  • Michael W. Bannan, Chair

    IEEE Boston/Providence/New Hampshire Reliability Chapter

  • Starts 24 February 2021 09:00 PM
  • Ends 13 April 2021 06:00 PM
  • All times are US/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge


Dr. J. Brent Parham

Dr. J. Brent Parham of MIT Lincoln Laboratory


Dr. J. Brent Parham is a member of the Technical Staff in the Space Systems Analysis and Test Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he has studied the space environment and its effects on national infrastructure for the past ten years. Before joining the group, Dr. Parham received a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from MIT. During his time employed at Lincoln Laboratory he earned a master’s in Mechanical Engineering, and a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Boston University as part of its Center for Space Physics. He has been involved with several cubesat build efforts over the years, while currently supporting several missions to develop next generation space weather instruments.



11:00 AM   Technical Presentation

11:45 AM   Questions and Answers

12:00 PM   Adjournment

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