Radiation and temperature effects on electronic components investigated under the CSTI high capacity power project
- Frasca, Albert J.
- Jan 1, 1993.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
- Additional Creators:
- Schwarze, Gene E., Niedra, Janis M., and Wieserman, William R.
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- Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available.
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- The effects of nuclear radiation and high temperature environments must be fully known and understood for the electronic components and materials used in both the Power Conditioning and Control subsystem and the reactor Instrumentation and Control subsystem of future high capacity nuclear space power systems. This knowledge is required by the designer of these subsystems in order to develop highly reliable, long-life power systems for future NASA missions. A review and summary of the experimental results obtained for the electronic components and materials investigated under the power management element of the Civilian Space Technology Initiative (CSTI) high capacity power project are presented: (1) neutron, gamma ray, and temperature effects on power semiconductor switches, (2) temperature and frequency effects on soft magnetic materials; and (3) temperature effects on rare earth permanent magnets.
- Other Subject(s):
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19930015557.
Accession ID: 93N24746.
Symposium on Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion; 10-14 Jan. 1993; Albuquerque, NM; United States.
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