WOV – Working on Venus

WOV

Working on Venus brief project description (March 2016)


Recent PhD theses from KTH in the project:

May 3 Shuoben Huo – Silicon Carbide High Temperature Photodetectors and Image Sensor
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-248426

May 24 Mattias Ekström – SiC CMOS and memory devices for high-temperature integrated circuits​
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-250276

May 29 Muhammad Waqar Hussain – High-Temperature Radio Circuits in Silicon Carbide Bipolar Technology
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-249972

June 14 Muhammad Shakir – Process Design Kit and High-Temperature Digital ASICs in Silicon Carbide
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-251766

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.

FIVE

FIVE reasons slide presentation