Abstract

Silicon avalanche photodiodes (APDs) are sensitive to operating temperature fluctuations and are also susceptible to radiation flux expected in satellite-based quantum experiments. We introduce a low power voltage adjusting mechanism to overcome the effects of in-orbit temperature fluctuations. We also present data on the performance of Si APDs after irradiation (γ-ray and proton beam). Combined with an analysis of expected orbital irradiation, we propose that a Si APD in a 400 km equatorial orbit may operate beyond the lifetime of the satellite.

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2010 (3)

I. Prochazka and Y. Fumin, “Photon counting module for laser time transfer via earth orbiting satellite,” J. Mod. Opt.56, 253–260 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Kataoka, T. Toizumi, T. Nakamori, Y. Yatsu, Y. Tsubuku, Y. Kuramoto, T. Enomoto, R. Usui, N. Kawai, H. Ashida, K. Omagari, K. Fujihashi, S. Inagawa, Y. Miura, Y. Konda, N. Miyashita, S. Matsunaga, Y. Ishikawa, Y. Matsunaga, and N. Kawabata, “In-orbit performance of avalanche photodiode as radiation detector on board the picosatellite cute-1.7+apd ii,” J. Geophys. Res.115, A05204 (2010).
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M. Stipčević, H. Skenderović, and D. Gracin, “Characterization of a novel avalanche photodiode for single photon detection in vis-nir range,” Opt. Express18, 17448–17459 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009 (2)

M. P. Peloso, I. Gerhardt, C. Ho, A. Lamas-Linares, and C. Kurtsiefer, “Daylight operation of a free space, entanglement-based quantum key distribution system,” New J. Phys.11, 045007 (2009).
[CrossRef]

R. Ursin and , “Space-quest, experiments with quantum entanglement in space,” EuroPhys. News40, 26–29 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2007 (1)

R. Ursin, F. Tiefenbacher, T. Schmitt-Manderbach, H. Weier, T. Scheidl, M. Lindenthal, B. Blauensteiner, T. Jennewein, J. Perdigues, P. Trojek, B. mer, M. Frst, M. Meyenburg, J. Rarity, Z. Sodnik, C. Barbieri, H. Weinfurter, and A. Zeilinger, “Entanglement-based quantum communication over 144 km,” Nat. Phys.3, 481–486 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

X. Sun, M. A. Krainak, J. B. Abshire, D. Spinhirne, James, C. Trottier, M. Davies, H. Dautet, G. R. Allan, A. T. Lukemire, and J. C. Vandiver, “Space-qualified silicon avalance-photodiode single-photon-counting modules,” J. Mod. Opt.51, 1333–1350 (2004).

2003 (1)

I. Jun, M. A. Xapsos, S. R. Messenger, E. A. Burke, R. J. Walters, G. P. Summers, and T. Jordan, “Proton nonionizing energy loss (NIEL) for device applications,” IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci.50, 1924–1928 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

A. Akkerman, J. Barak, M. Chadwick, J. Levinson, M. Murat, and Y. Lifshitz, “Updated NIEL calculations for estimating the damage induced by particles and gamma-rays in Si and GaAs,” Radiat. Phys. Chem.62, 301–310 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

X. Sun, D. Reusser, H. Dautet, and J. Abshire, “Measurement of proton radiation damage to Si avalanche photodiodes,” IEEE Trans. Electron Devices44, 2160–2166 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

1993 (1)

G. P. Summers, E. A. Burke, P. Shapiro, and S. R. Messenger, “Damage correlations in semiconductors exposed to gamma, electron and proton radiations,” IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci.40, 1372–1379 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1992 (1)

C. J. Dale, R. A. Howard, P. W. Marshall, B. Cummings, L. Shamey, and A. W. Delamere, “Spacecraft displacement damage dose calculations for shielded CCDs,” Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng.1656, 476–487 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1988 (2)

R. L. Pease, A. H. Johnston, and J. L. Azarewicz, “Radiation testing of semiconductor devices for space electronics,” Proc. IEEE76, 1510–1526 (1988).
[CrossRef]

J. R. Srour and J. M. McGarrity, “Radiation effects on microelectronics in space,” Proc. IEEE76, 1443–1469 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

J. Raymond and E. Petersen, “Comparison of neutron, proton and gamma ray effects in semiconductor devices,”IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci.34, 1622–1628 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Abshire, J.

X. Sun, D. Reusser, H. Dautet, and J. Abshire, “Measurement of proton radiation damage to Si avalanche photodiodes,” IEEE Trans. Electron Devices44, 2160–2166 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Abshire, J. B.

X. Sun, M. A. Krainak, J. B. Abshire, D. Spinhirne, James, C. Trottier, M. Davies, H. Dautet, G. R. Allan, A. T. Lukemire, and J. C. Vandiver, “Space-qualified silicon avalance-photodiode single-photon-counting modules,” J. Mod. Opt.51, 1333–1350 (2004).

Akkerman, A.

A. Akkerman, J. Barak, M. Chadwick, J. Levinson, M. Murat, and Y. Lifshitz, “Updated NIEL calculations for estimating the damage induced by particles and gamma-rays in Si and GaAs,” Radiat. Phys. Chem.62, 301–310 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Allan, G. R.

X. Sun, M. A. Krainak, J. B. Abshire, D. Spinhirne, James, C. Trottier, M. Davies, H. Dautet, G. R. Allan, A. T. Lukemire, and J. C. Vandiver, “Space-qualified silicon avalance-photodiode single-photon-counting modules,” J. Mod. Opt.51, 1333–1350 (2004).

Ashida, H.

J. Kataoka, T. Toizumi, T. Nakamori, Y. Yatsu, Y. Tsubuku, Y. Kuramoto, T. Enomoto, R. Usui, N. Kawai, H. Ashida, K. Omagari, K. Fujihashi, S. Inagawa, Y. Miura, Y. Konda, N. Miyashita, S. Matsunaga, Y. Ishikawa, Y. Matsunaga, and N. Kawabata, “In-orbit performance of avalanche photodiode as radiation detector on board the picosatellite cute-1.7+apd ii,” J. Geophys. Res.115, A05204 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Azarewicz, J. L.

R. L. Pease, A. H. Johnston, and J. L. Azarewicz, “Radiation testing of semiconductor devices for space electronics,” Proc. IEEE76, 1510–1526 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Barak, J.

A. Akkerman, J. Barak, M. Chadwick, J. Levinson, M. Murat, and Y. Lifshitz, “Updated NIEL calculations for estimating the damage induced by particles and gamma-rays in Si and GaAs,” Radiat. Phys. Chem.62, 301–310 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Barbieri, C.

R. Ursin, F. Tiefenbacher, T. Schmitt-Manderbach, H. Weier, T. Scheidl, M. Lindenthal, B. Blauensteiner, T. Jennewein, J. Perdigues, P. Trojek, B. mer, M. Frst, M. Meyenburg, J. Rarity, Z. Sodnik, C. Barbieri, H. Weinfurter, and A. Zeilinger, “Entanglement-based quantum communication over 144 km,” Nat. Phys.3, 481–486 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Blauensteiner, B.

R. Ursin, F. Tiefenbacher, T. Schmitt-Manderbach, H. Weier, T. Scheidl, M. Lindenthal, B. Blauensteiner, T. Jennewein, J. Perdigues, P. Trojek, B. mer, M. Frst, M. Meyenburg, J. Rarity, Z. Sodnik, C. Barbieri, H. Weinfurter, and A. Zeilinger, “Entanglement-based quantum communication over 144 km,” Nat. Phys.3, 481–486 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Bourgoin, J.-P.

E. Meyer-Scott, Z. Yan, A. MacDonald, J.-P. Bourgoin, H. Hübel, and T. Jennewein, “How to implement decoy-state quantum key distribution for a satellite uplink with 50-db channel loss,” Phys. Rev. A84, 062326 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Burke, E. A.

I. Jun, M. A. Xapsos, S. R. Messenger, E. A. Burke, R. J. Walters, G. P. Summers, and T. Jordan, “Proton nonionizing energy loss (NIEL) for device applications,” IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci.50, 1924–1928 (2003).
[CrossRef]

G. P. Summers, E. A. Burke, P. Shapiro, and S. R. Messenger, “Damage correlations in semiconductors exposed to gamma, electron and proton radiations,” IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci.40, 1372–1379 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Chadwick, M.

A. Akkerman, J. Barak, M. Chadwick, J. Levinson, M. Murat, and Y. Lifshitz, “Updated NIEL calculations for estimating the damage induced by particles and gamma-rays in Si and GaAs,” Radiat. Phys. Chem.62, 301–310 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Cova, S.

Cummings, B.

C. J. Dale, R. A. Howard, P. W. Marshall, B. Cummings, L. Shamey, and A. W. Delamere, “Spacecraft displacement damage dose calculations for shielded CCDs,” Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng.1656, 476–487 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Dale, C. J.

C. J. Dale, R. A. Howard, P. W. Marshall, B. Cummings, L. Shamey, and A. W. Delamere, “Spacecraft displacement damage dose calculations for shielded CCDs,” Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng.1656, 476–487 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Dautet, H.

X. Sun, M. A. Krainak, J. B. Abshire, D. Spinhirne, James, C. Trottier, M. Davies, H. Dautet, G. R. Allan, A. T. Lukemire, and J. C. Vandiver, “Space-qualified silicon avalance-photodiode single-photon-counting modules,” J. Mod. Opt.51, 1333–1350 (2004).

X. Sun, D. Reusser, H. Dautet, and J. Abshire, “Measurement of proton radiation damage to Si avalanche photodiodes,” IEEE Trans. Electron Devices44, 2160–2166 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Davies, M.

X. Sun, M. A. Krainak, J. B. Abshire, D. Spinhirne, James, C. Trottier, M. Davies, H. Dautet, G. R. Allan, A. T. Lukemire, and J. C. Vandiver, “Space-qualified silicon avalance-photodiode single-photon-counting modules,” J. Mod. Opt.51, 1333–1350 (2004).

Delamere, A. W.

C. J. Dale, R. A. Howard, P. W. Marshall, B. Cummings, L. Shamey, and A. W. Delamere, “Spacecraft displacement damage dose calculations for shielded CCDs,” Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng.1656, 476–487 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Ehrenfreund, P.

K. Woellert, P. Ehrenfreund, A. J. Ricco, and H. Hertzfeld, “Cubesats: Cost-effective science and technology platforms for emerging and developing nations,” Adv. Space Res.47, 663–684 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Enomoto, T.

J. Kataoka, T. Toizumi, T. Nakamori, Y. Yatsu, Y. Tsubuku, Y. Kuramoto, T. Enomoto, R. Usui, N. Kawai, H. Ashida, K. Omagari, K. Fujihashi, S. Inagawa, Y. Miura, Y. Konda, N. Miyashita, S. Matsunaga, Y. Ishikawa, Y. Matsunaga, and N. Kawabata, “In-orbit performance of avalanche photodiode as radiation detector on board the picosatellite cute-1.7+apd ii,” J. Geophys. Res.115, A05204 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Frst, M.

R. Ursin, F. Tiefenbacher, T. Schmitt-Manderbach, H. Weier, T. Scheidl, M. Lindenthal, B. Blauensteiner, T. Jennewein, J. Perdigues, P. Trojek, B. mer, M. Frst, M. Meyenburg, J. Rarity, Z. Sodnik, C. Barbieri, H. Weinfurter, and A. Zeilinger, “Entanglement-based quantum communication over 144 km,” Nat. Phys.3, 481–486 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Fujihashi, K.

J. Kataoka, T. Toizumi, T. Nakamori, Y. Yatsu, Y. Tsubuku, Y. Kuramoto, T. Enomoto, R. Usui, N. Kawai, H. Ashida, K. Omagari, K. Fujihashi, S. Inagawa, Y. Miura, Y. Konda, N. Miyashita, S. Matsunaga, Y. Ishikawa, Y. Matsunaga, and N. Kawabata, “In-orbit performance of avalanche photodiode as radiation detector on board the picosatellite cute-1.7+apd ii,” J. Geophys. Res.115, A05204 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Fumin, Y.

I. Prochazka and Y. Fumin, “Photon counting module for laser time transfer via earth orbiting satellite,” J. Mod. Opt.56, 253–260 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Gerhardt, I.

M. P. Peloso, I. Gerhardt, C. Ho, A. Lamas-Linares, and C. Kurtsiefer, “Daylight operation of a free space, entanglement-based quantum key distribution system,” New J. Phys.11, 045007 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ghioni, M.

Gracin, D.

Guangning, Y.

M. A. Krainak, A. W. Yu, Y. Guangning, S. X. Li, and X. Sun, “Photon-counting detectors for space-based laser receivers,” Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng.7608, 760827 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Hertzfeld, H.

K. Woellert, P. Ehrenfreund, A. J. Ricco, and H. Hertzfeld, “Cubesats: Cost-effective science and technology platforms for emerging and developing nations,” Adv. Space Res.47, 663–684 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Ho, C.

M. P. Peloso, I. Gerhardt, C. Ho, A. Lamas-Linares, and C. Kurtsiefer, “Daylight operation of a free space, entanglement-based quantum key distribution system,” New J. Phys.11, 045007 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Howard, R. A.

C. J. Dale, R. A. Howard, P. W. Marshall, B. Cummings, L. Shamey, and A. W. Delamere, “Spacecraft displacement damage dose calculations for shielded CCDs,” Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng.1656, 476–487 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Hübel, H.

E. Meyer-Scott, Z. Yan, A. MacDonald, J.-P. Bourgoin, H. Hübel, and T. Jennewein, “How to implement decoy-state quantum key distribution for a satellite uplink with 50-db channel loss,” Phys. Rev. A84, 062326 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Inagawa, S.

J. Kataoka, T. Toizumi, T. Nakamori, Y. Yatsu, Y. Tsubuku, Y. Kuramoto, T. Enomoto, R. Usui, N. Kawai, H. Ashida, K. Omagari, K. Fujihashi, S. Inagawa, Y. Miura, Y. Konda, N. Miyashita, S. Matsunaga, Y. Ishikawa, Y. Matsunaga, and N. Kawabata, “In-orbit performance of avalanche photodiode as radiation detector on board the picosatellite cute-1.7+apd ii,” J. Geophys. Res.115, A05204 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Ishikawa, Y.

J. Kataoka, T. Toizumi, T. Nakamori, Y. Yatsu, Y. Tsubuku, Y. Kuramoto, T. Enomoto, R. Usui, N. Kawai, H. Ashida, K. Omagari, K. Fujihashi, S. Inagawa, Y. Miura, Y. Konda, N. Miyashita, S. Matsunaga, Y. Ishikawa, Y. Matsunaga, and N. Kawabata, “In-orbit performance of avalanche photodiode as radiation detector on board the picosatellite cute-1.7+apd ii,” J. Geophys. Res.115, A05204 (2010).
[CrossRef]

James,

X. Sun, M. A. Krainak, J. B. Abshire, D. Spinhirne, James, C. Trottier, M. Davies, H. Dautet, G. R. Allan, A. T. Lukemire, and J. C. Vandiver, “Space-qualified silicon avalance-photodiode single-photon-counting modules,” J. Mod. Opt.51, 1333–1350 (2004).

Jennewein, T.

E. Meyer-Scott, Z. Yan, A. MacDonald, J.-P. Bourgoin, H. Hübel, and T. Jennewein, “How to implement decoy-state quantum key distribution for a satellite uplink with 50-db channel loss,” Phys. Rev. A84, 062326 (2011).
[CrossRef]

R. Ursin, F. Tiefenbacher, T. Schmitt-Manderbach, H. Weier, T. Scheidl, M. Lindenthal, B. Blauensteiner, T. Jennewein, J. Perdigues, P. Trojek, B. mer, M. Frst, M. Meyenburg, J. Rarity, Z. Sodnik, C. Barbieri, H. Weinfurter, and A. Zeilinger, “Entanglement-based quantum communication over 144 km,” Nat. Phys.3, 481–486 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Johnston, A. H.

R. L. Pease, A. H. Johnston, and J. L. Azarewicz, “Radiation testing of semiconductor devices for space electronics,” Proc. IEEE76, 1510–1526 (1988).
[CrossRef]

A. H. Johnston, “Radiation damage of electronic and optoelectronic devices in space presented,” in “The 4th International Workshop on Radiation Effects on Semiconductor Devices for Space Application, Tsukuba, Japan,” (11–13, October, 2000).

Jordan, T.

I. Jun, M. A. Xapsos, S. R. Messenger, E. A. Burke, R. J. Walters, G. P. Summers, and T. Jordan, “Proton nonionizing energy loss (NIEL) for device applications,” IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci.50, 1924–1928 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Jun, I.

I. Jun, M. A. Xapsos, S. R. Messenger, E. A. Burke, R. J. Walters, G. P. Summers, and T. Jordan, “Proton nonionizing energy loss (NIEL) for device applications,” IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci.50, 1924–1928 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Kataoka, J.

J. Kataoka, T. Toizumi, T. Nakamori, Y. Yatsu, Y. Tsubuku, Y. Kuramoto, T. Enomoto, R. Usui, N. Kawai, H. Ashida, K. Omagari, K. Fujihashi, S. Inagawa, Y. Miura, Y. Konda, N. Miyashita, S. Matsunaga, Y. Ishikawa, Y. Matsunaga, and N. Kawabata, “In-orbit performance of avalanche photodiode as radiation detector on board the picosatellite cute-1.7+apd ii,” J. Geophys. Res.115, A05204 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kawabata, N.

J. Kataoka, T. Toizumi, T. Nakamori, Y. Yatsu, Y. Tsubuku, Y. Kuramoto, T. Enomoto, R. Usui, N. Kawai, H. Ashida, K. Omagari, K. Fujihashi, S. Inagawa, Y. Miura, Y. Konda, N. Miyashita, S. Matsunaga, Y. Ishikawa, Y. Matsunaga, and N. Kawabata, “In-orbit performance of avalanche photodiode as radiation detector on board the picosatellite cute-1.7+apd ii,” J. Geophys. Res.115, A05204 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kawai, N.

J. Kataoka, T. Toizumi, T. Nakamori, Y. Yatsu, Y. Tsubuku, Y. Kuramoto, T. Enomoto, R. Usui, N. Kawai, H. Ashida, K. Omagari, K. Fujihashi, S. Inagawa, Y. Miura, Y. Konda, N. Miyashita, S. Matsunaga, Y. Ishikawa, Y. Matsunaga, and N. Kawabata, “In-orbit performance of avalanche photodiode as radiation detector on board the picosatellite cute-1.7+apd ii,” J. Geophys. Res.115, A05204 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Konda, Y.

J. Kataoka, T. Toizumi, T. Nakamori, Y. Yatsu, Y. Tsubuku, Y. Kuramoto, T. Enomoto, R. Usui, N. Kawai, H. Ashida, K. Omagari, K. Fujihashi, S. Inagawa, Y. Miura, Y. Konda, N. Miyashita, S. Matsunaga, Y. Ishikawa, Y. Matsunaga, and N. Kawabata, “In-orbit performance of avalanche photodiode as radiation detector on board the picosatellite cute-1.7+apd ii,” J. Geophys. Res.115, A05204 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Krainak, M. A.

M. A. Krainak, A. W. Yu, Y. Guangning, S. X. Li, and X. Sun, “Photon-counting detectors for space-based laser receivers,” Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng.7608, 760827 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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J. Kataoka, T. Toizumi, T. Nakamori, Y. Yatsu, Y. Tsubuku, Y. Kuramoto, T. Enomoto, R. Usui, N. Kawai, H. Ashida, K. Omagari, K. Fujihashi, S. Inagawa, Y. Miura, Y. Konda, N. Miyashita, S. Matsunaga, Y. Ishikawa, Y. Matsunaga, and N. Kawabata, “In-orbit performance of avalanche photodiode as radiation detector on board the picosatellite cute-1.7+apd ii,” J. Geophys. Res.115, A05204 (2010).
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R. Ursin, F. Tiefenbacher, T. Schmitt-Manderbach, H. Weier, T. Scheidl, M. Lindenthal, B. Blauensteiner, T. Jennewein, J. Perdigues, P. Trojek, B. mer, M. Frst, M. Meyenburg, J. Rarity, Z. Sodnik, C. Barbieri, H. Weinfurter, and A. Zeilinger, “Entanglement-based quantum communication over 144 km,” Nat. Phys.3, 481–486 (2007).
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K. Woellert, P. Ehrenfreund, A. J. Ricco, and H. Hertzfeld, “Cubesats: Cost-effective science and technology platforms for emerging and developing nations,” Adv. Space Res.47, 663–684 (2011).
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Appl. Opt. (1)

EuroPhys. News (1)

R. Ursin and , “Space-quest, experiments with quantum entanglement in space,” EuroPhys. News40, 26–29 (2009).
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IEEE Trans. Electron Devices (1)

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IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci. (3)

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I. Jun, M. A. Xapsos, S. R. Messenger, E. A. Burke, R. J. Walters, G. P. Summers, and T. Jordan, “Proton nonionizing energy loss (NIEL) for device applications,” IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci.50, 1924–1928 (2003).
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J. Geophys. Res. (1)

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Breakdown voltage against operating temperature for two devices. (b) SAP500 pulse amplitude at different temperature using the window comparator mechanism. The error bars are the Full Width at Half-Maximum of the amplitude distribution.

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Setup of window comparator mechanism. Bias voltage (Vb) to the APD is provided by a step-up converter. An avalanche pulse is divided into two (top and bottom) by 110 Ω sense resistors (R1,R2) and quenched by a 560 kΩ resistor (Rq). The pulse heights V1(V2) are compared to Vref1(Vref2) at the constant level discriminators (CLD). Pulse stretchers (PS) convert CLD output to 150 ns duration for accumulation at two counters. The micro-controller adjusts the value of Vb via a Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) keeping the ratio of bottom-to-top counts within a pre-defined window resulting in a fixed excess voltage (VE).

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Fig. 3

Radiation flux at 800 km altitude and 98 degree inclination. The South Atlantic Anomaly (SAA) is the region of increased radiation in the southern hemisphere. (a) Proton flux via the AP-8 Max model. (b) Electron flux via the AE-8 Max model.

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Device dark count rate after increasing ionizing dose. The number of days-in-orbit necessary to acquire the radiation dose is indicated. Three devices from the same batch were used in this test.

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(a) Annual proton fluence spectra for various orbits with 1.85 mm of Al shielding from SPENVIS (100 keV resolution). The maximum fluence for the 400 km equatorial orbit is on the order of 104. (b) Proton Non-Ionizing Energy Loss (NIEL) for silicon averaged from [21, 22].

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Fig. 6

Post-irradiation dark count rate against displacement damage dose (See Table 1). Devices were operated between 22–25°C unless cooled (−20°C). Above 4 × 106 MeV/g uncooled devices registered dark counts over 1 × 106 cps, saturating the passive quenched window comparator.

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Displacement damage dose for 4 different orbits. A low altitude equatorial orbit has a reduced radiation environment.

Tables (1)

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Table 1 Proton fluence experienced by test devices. A total of 12 devices were tested in 3 groups (a,b,c). Each group was exposed to protons of a particular energy. Within each group, individual devices (1–4) were exposed to different fluences. Devices are then tracked by group and number (a1 to c4).

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