Pretest Setup Installation of the METU-DBL Project to Perform Space Radiation Tests

DEMİRKÖZ M. B., Efthymiopoulos I., Gencer A., Milanese A., Yigitoglu M., ŞAHİN İ., ...More

8th International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies (RAST), İstanbul, Turkey, 19 - 22 June 2017, pp.311-316 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.311-316
  • Keywords: Radiation effects, SEE tests, Space Radiation, Irradiation Facility
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Satellites and spacecrafts are exposed to space radiation environment during their mission. This environment consists of cosmic rays, solar particles and trapped particles. Cosmic rays are coming fromthe outside of our solar system. Solar particles are produced by the Sun. These particles can be trapped around the Earth's magnetic field lines when they approach the Earth's atmosphere. These particles can affect performance and robustness of electronic components or materials used in space and such effects can be classified as Total Ionising Dose (TID), Single Event Effect (SEE) and Displacement Damage (DD). To ensure the performance of innovative components or materials that will be used in space, they must be tested before they are launched to space. Currently, only TID tests can be realized in Turkey but others cannot be performed yet.