Pablo Caron received the ISAE-SUPAERO Foundation’s thesis prize for his thesis work on singular events induced by electrons in integrated technologies. He earned a Master’s in Space Techniques and Instrumentation from Université III Paul Sabatier in Toulouse and prepared his doctoral thesis under the supervision of Christophe Inguimbert (ONERA), Laurent Artola (ONERA) and Robert Ecoffet (CNES) at the DPHY department (Department of Physics, Instrumentation, Environment and Space) at ONERA in Toulouse.
His work, financed by ONERA and CNES, dealt with the study of singular events induced by electrons in integrated technologies. Embedded electronics, and notably embedded memories, are sensitive to the radiative environments around them. This sensitivity can take on several forms ranging from the loss of one piece of data to the destruction of a component.
In 2014, the first error measurements (SEU - Single-Event Upsets) of a SRAM memory were made. Pablo Caron’s work enters into this context of trying to understand the physical mechanisms responsible for the errors observed. Pablo Caron is a Research Engineer at ONERA Toulouse at the DPHY/ERS (Spatial Radiative Environment) unit whose main missions are to measure the particles that populate the radiation belts and the development of models dedicated to the specification of environments in relation to future space missions. He sums up his thesis for you in 3 minutes flat!
This thesis prize was presented by the ISAE-SUPAERO Foundation for the excellence of the research carried out and the outlook for the thesis’ applications.