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Radiation Hardness Drivers for Mission Success – What We Have Learned

January 20 @ 10:00 - 11:00

Radiation Hardness Drivers for Mission Success – What We Have Learned

Speaker: Michael Campola, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
10:00AM-11:00AM Pacific Daylight Time

The MS Teams link to this webinar will be posted shortly.

Please contact Julianna.L.Fishman@nasa.gov if you experience issues with the audiovisual connection to this webinar.

The impacts created by radiation cause vulnerabilities in small satellites and their larger, traditional counterparts. While moving to COTS components and systems may reduce direct costs and procurement lead times, it undermines many cost-reduction strategies used for conventional radiation hardness assurance (RHA). Limited resources are accompanied by a lack of radiation testing and analysis, which can pose significant risks—or worse, be neglected altogether. As mission objectives grow, and become reliant on advanced technologies operating for longer and in harsher environments, requirements need to reflect the changing scope without hindering developers that provide new capabilities. This webinar will describe lessons learned that address these issues and lead to mission success.

Speaker Biosketch:
Michael Campola is employed at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Radiation Effects and Analysis Group (REAG) Leader. Michael received a B.S. degree in Engineering Physics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University. Michael joined the Flight Data Systems and Radiation Effects Branch at NASA GSFC in 2007, working on flight projects and research to capture system level radiation response. He has worked on programs and projects such as Magnetospheric MultiScale (MMS) Mission, Landsat 8, ICESat-2, and Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which are currently operational on orbit. He is a member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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