New Approach to Space Electronics

A five-year project led by Georgia Tech has resulted in a novel approach to space electronics that could change how space vehicles and instruments are designed. The new capabilities are based on silicon-germanium (SiGe) technology, which can produce electronics that are highly resistant to wide temperature variations and space radiation. In addition to Georgia Tech, the 11-member team included the University of Arkansas, Auburn University, University of Maryland, University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt University, BAE Systems, Boeing Co., IBM Corp., Lynguent Inc., and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The research was funded by NASA.