Power devices manufacturers know that electronic devices are susceptible to radiation events. Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCR) coming from space can interact with the earth atmosphere, generating secondary particles (electrons, neutrons, protons) that can further generate other particles in a cascaded way. When this happen at high altitude, the electronics on-board an aircraft is at risk, because the blocking capability of the semiconductor devices can be momentarily impaired, leading to a single event failure. During solar events The likeliness of such a failure increases and it is related exponentially to the actual voltage across the junction. This paper advocates for a an electrical power distribution system that can adapt its voltage depending on the space weather forecast.
|Title of host publication
|Proceedings - 2018 IEEE 27th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2018
|Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
|Number of pages
|Published - 10 Aug 2018
|27th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2018 - Cairns, Australia
Duration: 13 Jun 2018 → 15 Jun 2018
|IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics
|27th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2018
|13/06/18 → 15/06/18
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Control and Systems Engineering