ALAN AEROSPACE LLC specializes in designing reliable radiation hardened systems for space. Our custom services include space systems engineering, radiation effects engineering, and training.

Radiation Testing

  • SEE Testing
    • Heavy ion, proton, neutron, and laser
    • SEE failure modes assessment
    • SEE rate calculations
  • TID Testing
    • Co-60
    • Statistically calculations of parameter adjusted means for TID and TNID/DDD
  • TNID/DDD Testing
    • Proton or neutron
    • Non-ionizing energy loss (NIEL) calculations
    • Statistically calculations of parameter adjusted means for TID and TNID/DDD
  • PDR Testing
    • Transient Radiation Effect on Electronics (TREE)
    • Flash x-ray and LINACs

Turn Key Testing Services

  • Turn Key Testing Services
  • Test facility booking and contracting
  • Complete test tracking, data analysis, and test reports
  • Test plan writing and test readiness reviews
  • Radiation Lot Acceptance Testing (RLAT)/Radiation Verification Test (RVT) evaluations
  • Ad hoc team test support

Part Types

  • ASIC
  • Microprocessor
  • FPGA
  • SoC
  • DDR3/DDR4 memory
  • NAND Flash
  • SRAM

Radiation Hardness Assurance (RHA) Programs

  • Tailored RHA process including definition and scope planning
  • Define and create RHA programs and process
  • Training and mentorship in radiation effects
  • Risk mitigation and reduction strategies

Radiation Effects Systems Engineering

  • Availability budgets
  • Reliability analysis
  • Worst Case Analysis
  • Failure Detection Intervention and Recovery (FDIR) system definition and implementation

Environment Definition

  • Environment Definition
  • Radiation environment calculation from mission concept of operations
  • Nominal and worst case SEE from solar particle events (SPE)
  • Dose depth curves for TID and TNID/DDD
  • Calculate the trapped proton and electron environments, galactic cosmic rays (GCRs), and worst case SPE

Radiation Requirements

  • Requirement definition from mission systems to individual components
  • Tailored semiconductor component requirements to meet your mission reliability and cost
  • Derating guidelines for safe operation and reliability
  • Emphasis on defining requirement commensurate with your program’s risk posture

Part Evaluation

  • Part recommendations for power, RF, and digital processing
  • Radiation data discovery and test needs assessments
  • Technology assessments for new state-of-the-art technologies like systems-on-chip (SoCs), multi-core microprocessors, and FPGAs

Single Event Effects (SEE) Assessment

  • SEE assessments for parts, circuits, units, and systems
  • Availability and outage rates calculations for specific environments
  • SEE mitigation strategies