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A technique for improving active network performance in a radiation environment without the use of hardened devices.

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Authors
Lohr, David Michael
Subjects
radiation hardening
composite operational amplifiers
circuit hardening
Advisors
Michael, Sherif
Date of Issue
1987-03
Date
March 1987
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Language
en_US
Abstract
This thesis examines and discusses the use of Composite Operational Amplifiers to reduce the sensitivity of active circuits to the degraded performance of individual devices after exposure to radiation damage. Composite operational amplifiers, known to provide enhanced stability, decreased sensitivity to circuit element variations and an extended operation frequency range, can be used to reduce circuit performance dependence on individual device parameter degradation under radiation without the use of radiation hardened devices. If radiation hardened devices are used in the composite operational amplifiers, it should be possible to achieve even higher levels of insensitivity to radiation. The composite operational amplifier is the only generalized method known to provide radiation damage protection in this manner for active linear networks.
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Thesis
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Department
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
152 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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