Creation of a Chair on «radiations impact on space systems design»

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Creation of a Chair on «radiations impact on space systems design»

Nucletudes, the “Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace” (ISAE) and the ISAE-SUPAERO Foundation have just signed a sponsorship agreement dedicated to the creation of a Chair focused on the “radiations impact on space systems design”.

 

The behaviour of an on-board equipment with respect to the effects of space radiations is a major constraint and a constant concern for the development or the implementation of aerospace systems.

As this topic remains a key issue, Nucletudes, the “Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace” (ISAE) and the ISAE-SUPAERO Foundation have just signed a sponsorship agreement dedicated to the creation of a Chair focused on the “radiations impact on space systems design”.

The aim of this Chair is to promote the idea among space system designers that the behaviour in radiative environment of the on-board electronic systems must be addressed on the one hand within the framework of the overall program which integrates them and on the other hand as early as in the design phase of these programs. Indeed, radiations must not be considered as a constraint to be taken into account only once the system has to face its qualification step.

For a three year period, this Chair will have a budget of 195,000 € (VAT included) in order to put in place for the SUPAERO engineering students a 80 h specific training program and a research project entitled “nanosatellites and probes for space exploration”. An additional funding will be devoted to the implementation of a research partnership which will consist in a doctoral thesis exploring innovative technologies for the design of CMOS electronic components coping with specific radiative environments.

This Chair will enable the ISAE to develop its high-level training courses and its research in the space systems design area. For Nucletudes, this partnership will contribute to develop strong strategic relationships with the ISAE and to promote its expertise in the problems of vulnerability and space systems hardening (satellites and launchers) with respect to radiative environments among the ISAE students.

 

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