Radiation Hardness Assurance

Characterisation and Accrediation of Testing Laboratories According to EN ISO/IEC 17025

Peter Beck, Marcin Latocha, Christoph Tscherne, Michael Wind
Seibersdorf Laboratories, Austria


Seibersdorf Laboratories is operating the TEC-Laboratory, an accredited test house for total ionizing dose (TID) testing of electronic components and systems. The abbreviation TEC means test of electronic components. The testing procedures of the TEC-Laboratory are compliant with the EN ISO/IEC 17025 standard of test labs [1]. Further, the TEC-Laboratory is fully compliant with IEC 61340-5-1:2016, the standard on protection of electronic devices from electrostatic phenomena [2]. For maintaining the accreditation the TEC-Laboratory has been fully characterized and has been audited by an in depended governmental body certified for accreditation of test labs – the Accreditation Austria. The Accreditation Austria is a full member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation ILAC and a signatory of the MRA for “Testing, Calibration and Inspection”. The TEC-Laboratory is also required to participate in relevant intercomparison testing programs between reassessments, as a further demonstration of technical competence. The TEC-Laboratory issue test reports showing the accreditation body’s symbol as an indication of their accreditation.

The accredited testing at the TEC-Laboratory is compliant with ESCC Basic Specification No.22900 [3] and Steady-State Total Dose Irradiation Procedure of MIL-STD-750-F [4]. The radiation characterization of the TEC laboratory’s Co-60 photon field is presented in detail. The back scattering of the walls have been investigated by measurements and Monte Carlo methods [5], [6].


[1] Seibersdorf Laboratories is operating the TEC-Laboratory, an accredited test house for total ionizing dose (TID)testing of ele[1] EN ISO/IEC 17025, General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories, 2006

[2] IEC 61340-5-1:2016, 2016, Electrostatics - Part 5-1: Protection of electronic devices from electrostatic phenomena - General requirements, 2016

[3] European Space Component Coordination, Total Dose Steady-State Irradiation Test Method, ESCC Basic Specification No.22900, escies.org

[4] MIL-STD-750-F Test Method Standard, Method 1019.5, Steady-State Total Dose Irradiation Procedure, Department of Defense, 2016

[5] T.T. Bohlen, et. Al., The FLUKA Code: Developments and Challenges for High Energy and Medical Applications, Nuclear Data Sheets 120, 211-214, 2014

[6] A. Ferrari, et. Al., FLUKA: a multi-particle transport code, CERN-2005-10 (2005), INFN/TC_05/11, SLAC-R-773