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WOV – Working on Venus


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

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.


FIVE reasons slide presentation