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1. (WO2015113139) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROTECTION OF SPACECRAFT ELECTRONICS

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/113139    International Application No.:    PCT/CA2015/000045
Publication Date: Fri Aug 07 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Wed Jan 28 00:59:59 CET 2015
IPC: B64G 1/54
B64G 1/66
H02H 5/00
G01T 1/17
Applicants: GEDEX SYSTEMS INC.
Inventors: CARROLL, Kieran A.
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROTECTION OF SPACECRAFT ELECTRONICS
Abstract:
A system and method for protecting an electronics module on a spacecraft in space are described. The system includes a non-radiation hardened electronics module electrically connected to a power supply, with a switch connected between the power supply and the electronics module. The switch can disconnect the electronics module from the power supply in response to an event signal. A sensor which is capable of detecting a solar proton event is connected to the switch. The sensor emits the event signal upon detection of the solar proton event.