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VPT Rad receives commercial Laboratory Suitability from DLA - News

December 20, 2016
CHELMSFORD, MA. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) officials granted commercial Laboratory Suitability to VPT Rad's MIL-STD-750 Test Method 1080 for Single Event Effects (SEE), therefore expanding their current portfolio with DLA suitability status . DLA also completed an audit on the company's Quality Assurance program, covering VPT Rad?s suite of DLA-approved irradiation test services.

Radiation-tolerance screening for missions of all sizes - Story

June 13, 2016
Decreasing costs for satellite launches have created new opportunities for nontraditional small satellites in alternative orbits. The application of expensive radiation-hardened (rad-hard) certified components is often not warranted for these applications. Rather, radiation-tolerant technology can provide these smaller projects with both substantial savings and an enhanced safety margin. Reliable methods to determine if commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components are radiation tolerant can allow designers to screen components for the target radiation criteria that meet the mission requirements.