About Cobham RAD Solutions (formerly Aeroflex RAD)
Cobham RAD's 36,000 square foot facility is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Cobham RAD was formerly Aeroflex RAD and was founded in 2003 as Radiation Assured Devices, Inc., initially to serve a select, captive requirement. They acquired the Longmire Laboratory radiation test and qualification facility from ATK (Alliant Techsystems, Inc.) Mission Systems Group in Colorado Springs in January 2007 and was purchased by Aeroflex on June 30, 2010.
Cobham RAD's current capabilities include: Co-60 for TID High and Low Dose Rate exposures, Cs-137, Neutron, Flash X-Ray/Prompt Dose Capabilities; Irradiation and Device Testing and qualification per MIL-STD-750 and MIL-STD-883, Method 1019; Enhanced Low Dose Rate Sensitivity (ELDRS) Testing; Radiation Lot Acceptance Testing (RLAT); Focal Plane Array Radiation, Characterization and Cryogenic Testing; Radiation Engineering and Component Qualification Planning; Wafer Lot Radiation Screening, Characterization, and Qualification; MIL-STD-750 and MIL-STD-883 Screening and Qualification of Advanced COTS Devices, and Design Engineering for Radiation Hardened Devices.
Cobham RAD also offers the following support services: Quick-Turn (24-hour) Prototype IC Assembly for test devices and Chip Removal and Re-packaging; Backside Chip Thinning and Re-assembly for Heavy Ion Radiation testing.
Cobham RAD is ITAR registered and ISO 9001:2008 certified. Cobham RAD has obtained Laboratory Suitability from DSCC for MIL-STD-750 and MIL-STD-883, method 1019 and is pursuing QML certification for select discrete and integrated circuit components. It is our vision to be the supplier of choice for radiation assured device testing, engineering services and select radiation hardened devices.
Cobham RAD Europe
Cobham RAD Europe offers test facilities for total dose, electrons, protons and single event effects as follows:
- Total integrated dose: gamma radiation from cobalt-60 sources; dose rates from background to several kGy/hr; in-situ monitoring, temperature control.
- Electron irradiation: from 1 to 20 MeV; doses from tens of Gy to MGy; in-situ monitoring; temperature control; sample handling by conveyor or static positioning under the beam.
- Proton irradiation: displacement damage testing from 0.5 to 10 MeV and SEE testing to 200 MeV; irradiation in vacuum or air; in-situ monitoring; temperature control.
- Helium ion (alpha) irradiation: from 0.5 to 15 MeV; irradiation in vacuum or air; in-situ monitoring, temperature control.
- Heavy ions: SEE testing via third party cyclotrons and accelerators.
- ISO Class 7 (class 10,000) cleanroom available.