Impact of Ground-Level Enhancement (GLE) Solar Events on Soft Error Rate for Avionics



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Hubert, Guillaume and Aubry, Sébastien and Clemente Barreira, Juan Antonio (2020) Impact of Ground-Level Enhancement (GLE) Solar Events on Soft Error Rate for Avionics. IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 56 (5). pp. 3674-3684. ISSN 0018-9251

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This article proposes to study the impact of ground-level enhancement (GLE) induced by extreme solar flares on the soft error rate (SER) for flight representatives to the world-air traffic. A GLE physical model was confronted to cosmic ray variations measured with neutron monitors during the GLEs 5 and 69. Based on said GLE physical model and single-event upset occurrence models, investigations were performed to assess the SER during these GLEs for a bulk 90-nm commercial off-the-shelf SRAM. The main conclusion is that the GLE impact must be considered in the risk assessment, which requires a physical description of the additional solar cosmic rays and a realistic consideration of the air traffic.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Sciences > Computer science > Integrated circuits
Sciences > Computer science > Hardware
Sciences > Computer science > Electronics
ID Code:64129
Deposited On:01 Mar 2021 09:28
Last Modified:01 Mar 2021 09:28

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