Doug Patterson, Aitech
For office workers, staring at a screen for hours a day can seem mundane, creating a feeling of tiredness or boredom. They escape by taking a break, walking away, and coming back in a few minutes after resting their eyes. Think that would fly in a military surveillance environment, where personnel must continually scan images to identify potential threats or persons of interest? Definitely not.
Managing the long-term effects of radiation in space environments is essential for designers of components headed for space. Mission length, more than any other factor, contributes most heavily to the sustainability of electronic components in radiation-laden applications.