Space radiation testing
The National Space Test Facility includes the space radiation testing capability of the Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility (HIAF). It hosts Australia’s highest energy ion accelerator which can be used to simulate the radiation environment found in space.
- Beams of ions of nearly any element can be accelerated, with maximum energies dependent on the species (e.g., protons up 28 MeV, iron up to 200 MeV).
- Suitable for testing device robustness, single event effects in electronics, energy loss in shielding materials, and space radiobiology.
- Access to cutting-edge mechanical workshops and outstanding technical design capabilities for tailoring testing and experiments.
For more information, please contact the National Space Test Facility at NSTF@anu.edu.au.