Varadis, the leading provider of high-energy radiation detection sensors and dosimeter modules and systems, provides RADFETs (Radiation Sensing Field Effect Transistors) to some of the globe’s most important innovators.
The company’s RADFETs circle Earth at 17,000 mph in the International Space Station as well as measure radiation levels created by particles travelling at 300,000 kilometres per second 220 miles below on Earth around CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.
Based in Cork, Ireland, Varadis leverages over 30 years of technology development in the radiation monitoring and dosimetry space to bring the Varadis RADFET range to global markets.
Varadis is a spin-out company from Tyndall National Institute, a leading European research centre in integrated ICT (Information and Communications Technology) hardware and systems.
At Varadis, our core values drive the work we do, as well as all interactions within our team and with our customers:
Our Journey So Far
First RADFET measures radiation on International Space Station
In their debut in space, RADFETs created at Tyndall National Institute are sent for monitoring radiation absorbed by the International Space Station astronauts.
CERN implements RADFET technology within its Large Hadron Collider (LHC)
CERN uses RADFETs to measure radiation levels around the LHC, the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator.
RADFET to be used in wearable device
Large government organization chooses RADFETs to be used in personnel safety wearable device.
Varadis RADFETs aboard Rosetta space mission
Varadis RADFETs provide critical data on Rosetta space mission, which studied Comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko for 17 months and was designed to complete the most detailed study of a comet ever attempted.
RADFETS join the Internet Of Things (IOT) revolution
Researchers from University of Exeter in England demonstrated that Varadis RADFET together with a low power sensing circuit can operate successfully with a wireless sensor node powered by a piezoelectric harvester.
Varadis licenses RADFET Technology from Tyndall National Institute
Recognizing the technical and commercial opportunities to make RADFET technology more widely available, Varadis secures the exclusive license for the IP.
Varadis enters space satellite market, onboard satellites from Airbus, Boeing and NASA
With the launch of the VT range of RADFETs, Varadis is selected by global-leading space exploration organizations to measure radiation onboard their satellites.
Large government supplier chooses Varadis RADFETs for public safety radiation detection system
Varadis approached to design a Smart City public safety mesh network solution using our existing RADFET Readout Module technology.
Varadis secures €600K contract with European Space Agency (ESA)
Varadis secures €600K with ESA to design and manufacture next generation “plug and play” radiation detection modules for ESA satellites.
NASA launches Artemis 1 mission with Varadis RADFETs
NASA chooses Varadis RADFET technology for its Artemis program, which aims to take humans back to the moon by 2025.
For the Artemis 1 mission, Multiple RADFET sensors are fitted on the spacecraft, designed to monitor radiation levels as it conducts an uncrewed orbit around the moon.
Varadis RADFETS designed into Deep Space Radiation Probe
The Center for Astronautical Physics and Engineering, National Central University in Taiwan chooses Varadis radiation detection sensors (RADFETs) to measure ionized radiation via its Deep Space Radiation Probe (DSRP). The DSRP probe is planned for launch to the moon aboard a lunar lander in 2024.
Varadis enters radiotherapy market
Varadis teams up with next-generation radiation dose monitoring partner focused on improving cancer patient treatment.
Varadis RADFETS become NASA Level 3 Qualified
Varadis VT06 RADFET is now a NASA EEE-INST-002 S1 Level 3 screened part. Level 3 is a product assurance class that contains many advanced electronic functions (from a space flight applications standpoint) and has been created to provide a technology insertion path into NASA flight projects.