Supplier snapshot: Zero-G Radiation Assurance in 2024


Zero-G Radiation Assurance is a US-based radiation analysis and testing company.

The company operates a radiation database that contains radiation test data from microelectronics parts. It comprises primarily COTS data.

In this article we discuss their growth over the last 12 months, look ahead to the company’s plans and ambitions in 2024, and share further information about their portfolio.


Zero-G Radiation Assurance in 2023

We asked Zero-G Radiation Assurance what the company’s biggest wins in 2023 were. They replied with the following information:

We’re excited to have launched our first family of radiation-tolerant COTS and automotive-grade products, currently featuring discrete bipolar junction transistors (BJT) that have been TID qualified at lot level.

The product line represents a new market entry tailored to the new space principals of fully utilizing commercial-grade electronics. These products offer the performance, size, and weight advantages of commercial parts with the added qualification for the space radiation environment.

Our customers say that these products are a great alternative to traditional Radhard devices, and they’re also more budget and schedule friendly than performing their own testing and up-screening.

So we are committed to the industry and plan to expand the product lines with an array of device and circuit types.

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Zero-G Radiation Assurance in 2024

Zero-G Radiation Assurance also shared the company’s strategic aims and ambitions for this year:

We plan to expand our product line of radiation-tolerant COTS and automotive-grade electronics. Additionally, we’re planning some major upgrades to our radiation database tool, which has already shown to be a valuable resource for the industry.

Our radiation database has helped programs ranging from new space startups to the largest aerospace companies. We’ll be offering more accessibility, and features that simplifies and cultivates community collaboration with the goal of getting parts data for our customers.

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Insights from the supply chain

Some further thoughts and insights from Dakai Chen, President of Zero-G Radiation Assurance:

I’ve viewed the industry from very different lenses, having experience across various sectors in the industry – I’ve spent time at a government space agency, radhard chips manufacturer, and private space rocket company.

One of the challenges that I continue to face today is understanding the unique perspectives of the industry, and knowing what solutions are worth solving. I believe that one thing that’s truly valuable is having an open dialogue between engineers, managers, founders, or any role, and share your thoughts and viewpoints.

I’m always listening to what my customers are looking for and thinking about how to make it happen.

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Zero-G Radiation Assurance’s portfolio

This section includes a variety of Zero-G Radiation Assurance’s products available on the global market today. Click on the links to open pages with more detail on each system.

You can then make requests for quotes, documents, or further information, and we’ll handle these for you (find out more about how this simple process works on this page). You can also submit an open tender here and our expert procurement team will get back to you ASAP.

The Zero-G Radiation Assurance component evaluation is designed to ensure quality across the space mission components. It consists of a Bill of Materials (BOM) review, investigation of radiation data, screening requirements, etc. The company has decades of experience with various mission types & EEE parts requirements, from NASA Class A to Class D and CubeSat missions.

The Zero-G Radiation Assurance Environment Derivation is designed to simulate the space mission's radiation environment. The company can simulate the environment for space missions and determine the adequate radiation requirements based on customer mission needs, leveraging on its experience of creating radiation requirement documents for NASA missions and commercial space launch vehicle programs.

The Zero-G Radiation Assurance Radiation Analysis is designed for space applications. Customers can run their analysis efficiently with Zero-G's in-house developed SEE analysis app. It can instantly calculate Figure-of-Merit SEU rates from heavy ion and proton test data. For proton data, the tool calculates rates from a set of mission parameters including orbit inputs, solar condition, and shielding level. Its SEE analysis app is free to use for the community.

The Zero-G Radiation Assurance Radiation Database comprises radiation test data from mostly COTS devices and is hosted through a cloud software web interface. It contains data from over 20 years of papers and reports. Each record has been reviewed by subject matter experts. The modern web interface eliminates the need to sieve through reports and papers.

The Zero-G Radiation Assurance Radiation Testing is designed for space and other industrial applications. The company offers turnkey solutions - planning, design, execution, and analysis. Under this service, it also offers customized support to provide the setup and perform the irradiation or function as an onsite consultant for the customers.

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