Medical and Commercial Use of IUCF

Radiation Effects Research Program (RERP)

NASA Johnson Space Center sponsored two radiation effects research stations (RERS1 and RERS2) to study the damaging effects of ionizing radiation on electronic components and systems. The proton beam was used to simulate radiation environments as they exist naturally in space and man-made radiation environments. Use of the beam was available to researchers from government and industry for a fee. Among the fifty or so companies using the proton beam were NASA, SpaceX, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Intel, BAE systems.