A built-in CMOS Total Ionization Dose smart sensor

Agustín Saenz, Javier and Gil Soriano, Carlos and López Vallejo, Marisa and Ituero Herrero, Pablo (2014). A built-in CMOS Total Ionization Dose smart sensor. In: "IEEE Sensors 2014", 02/11/2014 - 05/11/2014, Valencia, Spain. pp. 70-73.


Title: A built-in CMOS Total Ionization Dose smart sensor
  • Agustín Saenz, Javier
  • Gil Soriano, Carlos
  • López Vallejo, Marisa
  • Ituero Herrero, Pablo
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: IEEE Sensors 2014
Event Dates: 02/11/2014 - 05/11/2014
Event Location: Valencia, Spain
Title of Book: IEEE Sensors 2014
Date: 2014
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Electrónica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICSENS.2014.6984935


Total Ionization Dose (TID) is traditionally measured by radiation sensitive FETs (RADFETs) that require a radiation hardened Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) stage. This work introduces a TID sensor based on a delay path whose propagation time is sensitive to the absorbed radiation. It presents the following advantages: it is a digital sensor able to be integrated in CMOS circuits and programmable systems such as FPGAs; it has a configurable sensitivity that allows to use this device for radiation doses ranging from very low to relatively high levels; its interface helps to integrate this sensor in a multidisciplinary sensor network; it is self-timed, hence it does not need a clock signal that can degrade its accuracy. The sensor has been prototyped in a 0.35μm technology, has an area of 0.047mm2, of which 22% is dedicated to measuring radiation, and an energy per conversion of 463pJ. Experimental irradiation tests have validated the correct response of the proposed TID sensor.

Funding Projects

Government of SpainTEC2012-31292TOLERAUnspecifiedUnspecified
Government of SpainIPT-2012-0422-370000UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 36609
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/36609/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:36609
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 22 Jul 2015 16:32
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 11:49
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