Radiation Hardness Assurance

New Radiation Testing Aspects at Fraunhofer INT


Jochen Kuhnhenn1
1Fraunhofer INT, Appelsgarten 2, 53879 Euskirchen, Germany


The presentation will give an overview about recent radiation test method advancements and their use in selected projects. This will include the presentation of radiation testing at extreme low temperatures and some connected practical operation details. It will also discuss an implementation of a fully digital radiation monitor concept to be used on-board the Heinrich-Hertz-Satellite within the Fraunhofer payload.
Finally some remarks will address potential pitfalls in radiation testing, exemplary shown in results obtained with optical fibers emphasizing the importance of experience and standardization.