What effects do ultra-short gamma ray pulses have on legacy and modern microelectronics?

U.S. Navy photo by John Kowalski
U.S. Navy photo by John Kowalski

Posted: November 29, 2022

Deadline: December 10, 2022

The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) is seeking information on ultra-short gamma ray pulses and the effects these pulses have on legacy and modern microelectronics.

Additional information:
The detonation of a nuclear device creates a pulse of high-energy x-rays and gamma rays that propagate through the environment. The pulse widths of the prompt gamma burst can vary from single-digit nanosecond pulses to tens of nanoseconds, potentially inducing undesirable transient and permanent changes in microelectronic device operations. The U.S. Department of Defense’s nuclear modernization community wishes to assess any test and evaluation needs for ultra-short gamma pulses less than 20 ns.

If you have any information on these topics or know of key contacts in the respective fields, please e-mail John Clements (john.r.clements14.ctr@mail.mil), the lead IAC analyst, or click on  the “Join the Discussion” button below for the DoDTechipedia forum.

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