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Providing Dedicated Radiation Expertise & Facilities

VPT Radiation Laboratory and Test Services (VPT Rad®) provides specialized environments and test solutions for evaluating electronics used in aerospace and nuclear applications where ionizing radiation can degrade the service life of the electronic devices.

Located just 20 miles north of Boston in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, our state-of-the-art testing facility has in-house Cobalt-60 irradiators optimized for TID and a suite of test equipment for device screening and evaluation.

To complement our High Dose Rate ≥50 rad(Si)/s (HDR) and Low Dose Rate 10 to 100 mrad (Si)/s (LDR) TID sources, our in-house test capabilities include a TESEC 881 Spektra, an LTX-Credence D-10 test system capable of supporting both memory and mixed-signal analysis, a Bruker Biospin Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Dosimetry system, as well as customized rack solutions.

Our Low Dose Rate (LDR) TID facility complies with TM 1019 Condition D. This capability, in combination with our High Dose Rate (HDR) TID capability (TM 1019 Condition A), puts us in the unique position to be able to provide a complete Enhanced Low Dose Rate Sensitivity (ELDRS) analysis for our customers.

The VPT Rad facility meets the requirements of MIL-STD-750 and MIL-STD-883 with DLA Lab Suitability status. The facility also services radiation test needs for customers and programs outside the U.S. using European Space Components Coordination (ESCC) 22900 compliant test methods.

In addition to our in-house irradiation and test resources, our DLA lab suitability covers support for off-site neutron irradiation testing facility for Displacement Damage Dose (DDD) under Test Method 1017, as well as test support for heavy ion Single Events Effects (SEE) testing at TAMU, Berkeley and Brookhaven National Laboratories.

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