Once the pre-procurement and procurement activities have been considered, the project manager and the different team members will ensure that the whole process to validate commercial components is performed accordingly in a timely manner.
The pre-procurement phase combines the EEE parts state-of-the-art analysis, risk analysis and component ownership cost optimization with regards to the mission requirements, design criticality and budget.
In order to achieve this, the project manager leading a multidisciplinary team must find the optimal balance between component information availability (traceability, materials, testing, previous use…) and minimum tests to perform, reaching an acceptable level of reliability covering the technical, schedule and costing constraints.
Space qualified silicon carbide power diodes developed by CNM-CSIC in collaboration with ALTER TECHNOLOGY will be handled as ALTER TECHNOLOGY specific product for high reliability and harsh environment-related markets.
Alter Technology as reference test house
Screening of a high number of devices under very harsh conditions: Custom testing setup
High Temperature: 270ºC
Low temp: -170ºC
High Voltage tests: 250V
High Power tests: 2.5A
Long lasting tests with constant monitoring of electrical parameters and temperature of each single diode.
Analog Devices has established three commercial space product screening and qualification flows to address New Space needs, designed to offer the best price/reliability ratio for applications targetting different requirements