December 2, 2010
Silicon-germanium: Developing New Devices for Space Travel
A five-year project led by the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a novel approach to space electronics that could change how space vehicles and instruments are designed. The new capabilities are based on silicon-germanium (SiGe) technology, which can produce electronics that are highly resistant to both wide temperature variations and space radiation.
Credit: Georgia Tech/Inertia Films with NASA video/still images