Technological advancement will protect electronic systems in space from cosmic radiation

03/19/2016 - 17:49

Researchers from France and Spain have developed a range of new technologies to make electronic systems tolerant to cosmic rays. These advances will allow electronic systems in aeronautical and space applications to become increasingly sensitive without compromising safety or reliability.

Cosmic rays strike the Earth all the time. They are powerful waves of high-energy radiation, and when they hit the planet's atmosphere, they create cascades of secondary particles that reach sea level at the rate of about 20 per cm2 per hour.