Dr. Scott D. Johnson
Associate Professor of Engineering
The effects of radiation on electronics can be anywhere from problematic to
devastating. Understanding the possible effects of radiation can be used
to ameliorate any problems. Of course this will only work to a point...
Since I'm still in the early stages of writing this web page up, I suggest
you look at the links below for through information.
I was introduced to the importance of this work and its implications
for many space-based projects by the following experts in the field:
-- Vanderbilt University
Working for the DCL I was privileged to test and analyze a number of
imaging devices that were irradiated with protons to simulate the
effects of space radiation. In the future, I hope to offer some form of course
or seminar that would detail these effects and possibly extend them.
This is an exciting engineering research field that I hope to encourage
students to pursue.
Radiation Effects and Analysis - NASA/GSFC
Space Radiation Effects
Radiation Effects and Reliablity