Life on Venus, and How to Explore Venus with High-Temperature Electronics
IEEE ED Seminar 2020-10-01, Carl-Mikael Zetterling. Slides from presentation (16 MB)
Recent PhD theses from KTH in the project:
May 3 Shuoben Huo – Silicon Carbide High Temperature Photodetectors and Image Sensor
May 24 Mattias Ekström – SiC CMOS and memory devices for high-temperature integrated circuits
May 29 Muhammad Waqar Hussain – High-Temperature Radio Circuits in Silicon Carbide Bipolar Technology
June 14 Muhammad Shakir – Process Design Kit and High-Temperature Digital ASICs in Silicon Carbide
The entire thesis and included articles can be downloaded from these links.
FIVE reasons for SiC on Venus
- There are still things to be discovered about our nearest planet, even after 44 spacecraft sent to Venus since 1961.
- The USSR Venera landers could only work for about two hours due to the surface temperature of 460 °C.
- The NASA Magellan and ESA Venus Express collected data from orbit.
- To determine if there is volcanic activity, which is needed for better climate modeling both for Venus and Earth, an in-situ mission is needed to last for more than 2 hours.
For more details see the presentation below.