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Payload 04 Information

Payload Flight Number:

2013 - 04

Montana State University
Payload Title:

Single Event Effect Detector (SEED)

Student Leader:
  • Raymond Weber
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • 540 Cobleigh Hall
  • Bozeman,MT 59718
  • Email:raymond.weber@msu.montana.edu
  • Fax:406-994-5958
Faculty Advisor:
  • Dr. Brock LaMeres
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • 533 Cobleigh Hall
  • Bozeman, MT 59718
  • Email:lameres@ece.montana.edu
  • Office:406-994-5987
  • Fax:406-994-5958
Payload class:
Payload ID Number:
1.72 kg
220 mA
Serial Commands:
Discrete Commands:
Payload Specification & Integration Plan
Due: 06/21/2013
Payload Integration Certification
Scheduled: 08/02/2013
Flight Operation Plan
Due: 07/26/2013
Final Flight / Science Report
Due: 12/13/2013
As part of MSU’s research effort into building radiation tolerant computing systems for aerospace applications, a radiation sensor has been developed to provide environmental awareness to a custom radiation-tolerant flight computer. This sensor is designed to detect the spatial location of radiation strikes with energy levels sufficient to cause single event effects in modern CMOS electronics. These effects are typically due to neutrons, protons, heavy ions, or other high-energy particles. The proposed payload consists of two radiation sensors and an FPGA-based flight computer. The payload will record radiation strikes throughout the duration of the flight as well as monitor the computer system for radiation-induced upsets. This effort follows the Montana State University payload from HASP 2012 and will re-use the electronic hardware developed for that system.
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