Military Embedded Systems is a magazine that focuses on the providing timely and educational content for the total military program life cycle. With a digital issue published monthly, the content focuses on technical coverage that applies to all military program stages.
In the June 2021 issue, the theme is “Leveraging Small Sats for Defense.” In keeping with that theme, the editors reached out to our very own experts at RTS. Starting on page 40, Richard Sharp and Malcolm Thomson lend their expertise on the topic of radiation single event effects.
In their article, they detail how cosmic radiation in space can cause electronic failure in satellites. In the context here of military applications, this is of particular interest as the requirements for military missions are significantly more stringent than that of commercial use.