(RADiation and Reliability Challenges for Electronics used in Space, Aviation, Ground and Accelerators)

 June 2nd, 2017 (morning) – CNES Toulouse, France – Leonard De Vinci


Contact: Julien Mekki,

 As you may know, RADSAGA is an Innovative Training Network under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions in the EU Horizon2020 framework. RADSAGA stands for RADiation and Reliability Challenges for Electronics used in Space, Aviation, Ground and Accelerators. You can find more information about the project, the PhD positions and contacts here:

 An half-day seminar will be held at CNES (Toulouse, France) on June 2nd to learn more about the RADSAGA project.

Three presentations will be given:

  • 9:30-10:15 "RADSAGA Training Network: overview and challenges", Rubén García (CERN)

The RADSAGA Marie Curie training network is a consortium of companies, institutes and universities aiming at developing the radiation qualification guidelines to match the challenges posed by increasingly complex electronic components and systems and evermore demanding reliability targets. An overview of the network partners, structure and main objectives will be provided.

  • 10:15-11:00 "Radiation tolerant system design and qualification for high-energy accelerator applications", Slawosz Uznanski (CERN)

The radiation environment inside the particle accelerator varies significantly depending on the location: in certain places it can be comparable to avionic or LEO orbit applications while in others it can differ significantly. In addition, the criticality levels and reliability constraints are also highly application-specific. Thus, the qualification standards used for space are not directly applicable. This talk will describe a practical approach to component qualification, system tests and the radiation hardness assurance used to design electronics at CERN.

  • 11:00-11:45 "Radiation effects on high speed Phase-Locked Loops", Jeffrey Prinzie (KU Leuven)

Clock generation has been essential in all digital and mixed signal integrated circuits. Today, high speed circuits operate in multi-GHz frequency ranges that require an on chip PLL. Furthermore, particle detectors require high time-resolution which require low noise reference clocks. This work presents techniques to improve radiation hardness for low noise clock generators based on LC-oscillators and ring oscillators. A comparison between various circuits in terms of noise, TID tolerance and SEU sensitivity will be discussed.

The talks will be given in English.

A live webconference service will be also available (slides & audio) during the seminar at this web address:

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Friday, 2 June, 2017 - 09:00 - 13:00
CNES Toulouse - Amphithéâtre Léonard de Vinci
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