Our Projects


RADiation-hard Electron Monitor (RADEM)

JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE) is a part of ESA’s Cosmic Vision programme. It’s a large-class spacecraft dedicated for observations of Jupiter and it’s three largest moons: Ganymede, Callisto and Europa. JUICE will explore the conditions of the planet formation, life emergence and mechanisms of the Solar System. Launch of JUICE is planned for 2022. With 7 years of transfer, it will spend 3 years studying Jovian system. RADiation-hard Electron Monitor (RADEM) is an instrument onboard JUICE spacecraft conducting measurements of the Jupiter radiation environments. It will provide information on electrons, protons and heavy-ion fluxes, spectra, and incoming directions.

Our tasks

  • Concept and design
  • Design validation / modelling
  • Design, manufacturing and tests of Si-detectors
  • Tests and qualification of detector subsystems
  • Concept and inputs for RADEM ASIC design
  • ASIC design and performance validation support
  • radiation qualification of detectors
  • Monte Carlo simulations
  • Development of unfolding algorithms
  • On-ground calibration
  • Instrument in-flight operations
Monte Carlo simulations Calibration Calculation of response matrices

Radiation analysis for JUICE Mission Cameras

The suite of cameras on the JUICE mission has been meticulously designed to provide detailed insights into the surfaces, atmospheres, and environments of Jupiter and its moons. These cameras are equipped with cutting-edge technology and capabilities that enable scientists and researchers to unravel the mysteries of this complex system. The sensors of the cameras need to be protected from hazardous radiation levels caused by extremely high fluxes of very energetic electrons on-ground.

Our tasks

  • Radiation environment modelling
  • Full mass model and radiation damage modelling
  • Radiation analysis and shielding optimization
  • MC simulation for DD and TID and SEE in electronics
  • Radiation damage estimation and predictions
Monte Carlo simulations Calibration