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Use COTS or Not Use COTS in Space Applications?
Regardless of the capabilities of a specific component, all on-board electronics must operate in the intended environment of space. Modern COTS technology does mass-produce parts with high reliability and can meet the demands of space – as long as appropriate design attention is paid to mitigate the space environmental effects such Total Ionizing Dose (TID), Single Event Effects (SEEs), and error recovery.
Learn how to evaluate the critical factors when looking to use COTS in space programs, such as needed reliability, mission type and quality in manufacturing.