The New Space industry resorts to this way of saving. Such a shortcut obviously is cost-efficient, but it still invokes knowledgeable, educated technical decisions. It is not enough to accept some usually undefined risks. The cost of cost-saving has to be known.
There is a trend to push toward the use of Automotive Grade 0, 1 EEE Components as preferred vs. Industrial Grade EEE Components.
The presentation walks through the AEC-Q100 (ICs) document, highlighting points to be scrutinized before making an educated decision.
This presentation aims to provide the view of the different EUROSPACE members about the use of COTS in Space.
It is not intended to provide a unified view but to collect the different approaches and show divergencies and commonalities.
In this presentation,, Alter Technology will present the novel integral COTS procurement approach, gathering all the characteristics we are currently developing and its applicability to different Small Satellites applications.
It is obvious that many barriers must be overcome in order to reach fundamental confidence in COTS.
The following aspects are presented:
Resistance to Change Barrier.
The Risk Barrier.
The Obsolescence Barrier.
The Counterfeit Barrier.
The Lead-Free/ Tin Whiskers Barrier.
The Ideal Filter would have a unit gain (0dB) in its passband and a gain of zero (-infinity dB) in its stop band. Between the pass band and stop band, there would be no indecision and would transition from 0dB to -infinity dB asymptotically.
DC leakage current is one of the key characteristics to consider when selecting a capacitor for your design. Other important parameters include working voltage, nominal capacitance, polarization, tolerance, and working temperature.