RHEME

The Radiation Hardened Electronic Memory Experiment (RHEME) is UNM’s first flight on the International Space Station. In conjunction with NASA Johnson and AFRL, the system is designed to measure memory upsets due to exposure to protons and galactic cosmic rays in space. A secondary experiment using a sensor from RMD Corporation will permit total ionizing dose to be measured with a distinction between electron dose and proton dose. The memory units used in the primary experiment were designed by the Silicon Space Technologies Corporation. The memory space includes four 16Mbit SRAMs, available from Texas Instruments as qualified parts, and one 72Mbit SRAM stack composed of four 18Mbit SRAMs. They will be used for testing SEU mitigation schemes at the architecture and system levels. The STP-H5 RHEME experiment was delivered to NASA Johnson in July 2015 and is scheduled to launch in August 2016.