Radiation hardened electronics, also known as rad-hard electronics, refers to sensors, single-board CPUs, and other electronic components such as diodes, circuits, resistors, capacitors, and transistors. The use of radiation-hardened electronics is increasing among companies as they are manufactured and designed to withstand any damages caused due to exposure to extreme temperature conditions and radiation. Leading companies are using advanced technology solutions to develop a wide variety of radiation-hardened electronics that align with the requirements across industries.
Key market players are developing various radiation-tolerant electronic devices integrated with sensors that would help manufacturers to monitor the performance of devices and generate accurate results. Leading companies are also developing a range of highly reliable circuits that help manufacturers develop radiation-hardened electronics that can withstand various temperature conditions and radiation exposure when used in outer space projects and research activities.
While there are various factors driving demand for radiation-hardened electronics, manufacturers are opting for alternative options. The use of high-energy radiation processes can cause damage to the components and materials of the electronic products, adversely impacting their atomic structures. High energy radiation processes can result in corrosions and weak structures of electronic products, due to which manufacturers prefer investing in alternative options. These factors are expected to influence demand for radiation-hardened electronics in various industries and hamper the market growth to a certain extent.
Prominent companies are focusing on undertaking several strategies to gain a competitive edge in the market. Leading market players are adopting various strategies such as product launch, technology innovation, partnership, expansion, and product development. On 7 April 2022, Antaris, a California-based space start-up that offers software-based satellite platforms and solutions, announced its partnership with Zero-Error Systems (ZES), a Singapore-based startup offering products and solutions for outer space. Through this partnership, the companies would focus on developing flights equipped with the proprietary technology of ZES, as a part of Ontario’s mission of Tech Demonstrator for low Earth orbit.