Quality Assurance and Safety at a TID Radiation test laboratory

Quality Assurance and Safety at a TID Radiation test laboratory

Talk summary: The Total Ionizing Dose (TID) radiation test on EEE parts involves a number of variables and processes which must be kept under control to ensure correct test execution and compliance with the used test method. From the test plan definition to the test report issue, proper methodology needs to be put in place.

Aspects such as document control (approval, issue, control changes), environmental and test conditions (dosimetry, temperature, biasing), electrical test performance, equipment management (resolution, calibration), test samples identification and handling, ESD control,…, are critical.

The inter-laboratory comparisons, as well as, external audits are essential requirement to achieve an international accreditation as a radiation testing laboratory.

Considering all the risks associated to a radiation facility, and the need to comply with the ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonable Achievable) related to exposure to ionizing radiation, safety procedures and radiation protection equipment are designed and implemented as part of this activity.

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Pedro Martín obtained his Bachelor Degree in Physics at the Universidad de Sevilla. He has been one of the responsible at Alter Technology of getting the UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for the performance of Total Ionizing Dose radiation tests in accordance with ESCC 22900, MIL-STD 750 TM 1019, and MIL-STD-883 TM 1019; and also the laboratory suitability from Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) of USA to perform testing of QML-19500, QML-38534, and QML-38535 compliant devices for the MIL-STD-750 steady-state total dose irradiation and MIL-STD 883 Ionizing radiation (total dose).

Pedro regularly perform radiation test for different projects and he currently is supervisor of the RadLab, license granted by the Spanish Nuclear Safety Council.

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