We are pleased to invite you to the Conference on Radiation Effects on Components and Systems (RADECS) in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2018.

The aim of RADECS conferences is to provide an annual European forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest advances in the field of radiation effects on electronic and photonic materials, devices, circuits, sensors, and systems. The scope of the conference encompasses technological processes and design techniques for producing radiation tolerant systems for space, aeronautical or terrestrial applications, as well as relevant methodologies for their characterization and qualification.

RADECS 2018 is hosted by Cobham Gaisler together with Cobham RAD Europe and Cobham Semiconductor Solutions with the support of the RADECS Association.

Gothenburg is located in the heart of Scandinavia, easily accessible from around Europe. It is a city that has always been open to the world. Throughout our history we have embraced people and influences from outside, and through the ages the city has been developed with ideas and knowledge from around the world. International contacts, new influences and new people are, and always have been, our strengths. With a stunning archipelago on the doorstep of Gothenburg we assure you’ll get a whole new conference experience.

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Important Dates

Draft paper submission deadline:2018-04-27

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The 2018 RADiation and its Effects on Components and Systems (RADECS) conference will be held September, 16-21, in Svenska Massan Congress Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden. The conference features a technical program consisting of eleven technical sessions of contributed papers describing the latest observations in radiation effects, a topical day, a Radiation Effects Data Workshop, and an Industrial Exhibit. The technical program includes oral and poster sessions.

The RADECS conference is held once a year in Europe providing scientists and engineers a venue to learn about the latest developments in the field of radiation effects on electronics, optoelectronics devices and systems and design techniques for producing radiation-tolerant electronic devices and systems for space, aviation, accelerators, and ground applications.

The 2018 RADECS conference will be organized by Cobham Gaisler, Gothenburg, Sweden.

On Monday (September 17, 2018), a topical day about “Crossover Space: Emerging Concepts for Space Systems,” will be offered. The technical program, Radiation Effects Data Workshop, and the Industrial Exhibit will be held from September 18 to September 20.

We are soliciting papers describing new findings in the areas listed below. This year, there will be a dedicated session related to small satellites (including Cubesats) and constellations.

Topics of submission

Basic Mechanisms of Radiation Effects in Electronic Materials and Devices

  • Single-Event Charge Collection Phenomena and Mechanisms
  • Radiation Transport, Energy Deposition and Dosimetry
  • Ionizing Radiation Effects
  • Materials and Device Effects
  • Displacement Damage
  • Processing-Induced Radiation Effects

Radiation Effects on Electronic and Photonic Devices and Circuits

  • Single-Event Effects
  • MOS, Bipolar and Advanced Technologies
  • Isolation Technologies, such as SOI and SOS
  • Optoelectronic and Optical Devices and Systems
  • Methods for Hardened Design and Manufacturing
  • Modeling of Devices, Circuits and Systems
  • Particle Detectors and Associated Electronics for High-Energy Accelerators
  • Cryogenic or High Temperature Effects
  • Novel Device Structures, such as MEMS and Nanotechnologies

Space, Atmospheric, and Terrestrial Radiation Effects

  • Characterization and Modeling of Radiation
  • Environments
  • Space Weather Events and Effects
  • Spacecraft Charging
  • Predicting and Verifying Soft Error Rates (SER)

Hardness Assurance Technology and Testing

  • Testing Techniques, Guidelines and Hardness Assurance Methodology
  • Hardness Assurance - Commercial Of The Shelf
  • Hardness Assurance at System Level
  • Unique Radiation Exposure Facilities or Novel Instrumentation Methods
  • Dosimetry

Emerging Concepts for Space Systems

  • Emerging technologies
  • Cubesat
  • Constellations
  • Alternative concepts for Radiation Hardness Assurance


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