This five-day school SERESSA combines academic, government, and industrial communities working in the area of radiation effects on embedded systems.

Radiation effects are a significant concern for space and avionic systems, as well as for critical applications operating at ground level (automotive, medical, banking). Lecturers with significant experience in key selected subjects will provide complete state-of-the-art instruction in this strategic field.

The school is based on lectures, exercises, and demonstrations involving real case studies using the common tools of the domain. The topics cover the full spectrum of radiation effects in space embedded systems: space environment, error mechanisms, testing, hardening by design, error rate prediction.

The intended audience includes both beginning and experienced researchers, engineers, and graduate students wishing to enhance their knowledge base in this rapidly evolving field.

Topics of Interest, include, but are not limited to:

  • Environment
  • Spacecraft anomalies
  • Single-event effects
  • Total dose effects
  • Architecture hardening
  • Software hardening
  • SEE in FPGAs
  • Hardness assurance methodology
  • Error rate prediction
  • Radiation facilities

The event will be held at the Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE), in Tonantzintla, Puebla, México ( It is a national, public research center specializing in Astrophysics, Optics, Electronics and Computer Science. The INAOE was founded in 1971, replacing the National Astrophysics Observatory, which in turn was established in 1942.

The Institute is very close to the city of Puebla, the state capital, and Cholula, a millenary city with many attractions. It is well connected by air, either by Puebla's International Airport or by México City's, two hours away.

On Friday, December 4th, we have scheduled a visit to the Alfonso Serrano Large Millimeter Telescope and HAWC observatories.  Since we have to hire special vehicles to get there, the number of people who can make the visit is limited.  If you are interested in this visit, please reserve your place sending an email to Roberto Murphy ( no later than Friday November 20.