Characterization and test methods, applied in order to assure the quality and reliability of spaceborne electronic components, are described. Laboratory procedure is reviewed with reference to the Ariane and SPOT projects. The choice of type and manufacturer of components is explained. The setting of quality standards is dealt with and procurement policy is stated. Design application rules are summarized and fault analysis is outlined. A list of preferred components is given. Space qualification and evaluation procedures are set forth. Semiconductor technology is reviewed and performance of the different families of devices is given.
The Technology of Spaceborne Sci. Expt.
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- Quality Control;
- Reliability Engineering;
- Spacecraft Electronic Equipment;
- Component Reliability;
- Failure Modes;
- Procurement Policy;
- Semiconductor Devices;
- Spaceborne Experiments;
- Electronics and Electrical Engineering