Satellite Anomalies from Galactic Cosmic Rays

@article{Binder1975SatelliteAF,
  title={Satellite Anomalies from Galactic Cosmic Rays},
  author={Daniel Binder and E. C. Smith and A. B. Holman},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science},
  year={1975},
  volume={22},
  pages={2675-2680}
}
Anomalies in communication satellite operation have been caused by the unexpected triggering of digital circuits. Interactions with galactic cosmic rays were investigated as a mechanism for a number of these events. The mechanism assumed was the charging of the base-emitter capacitance of sensitive transistors to the turn-on voltage. The calculation of the cosmic ray event rate required the determination of transistor parameters, charge collection efficiencies, and the number of sensitive… 

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