ASI Workshop - EEE Space Component
IMT took part in the workshop "EEE Space component, State of the art and perspectives" organized by the Italian Space Agency. IMT presented its experiences and capabilities, in particular about the Electron Beam Radiation Tests, with a focus on the eRAD Project experience and the coordinated parts procurement for New Space programs.
The quality of the EEE components used on a spacecraft is a determining factor for their reliable operation and performance throughout the mission life. All technical systems are only as strong as their weakest link. Most space hardware is inaccessible for repair. It is therefore essential to ensure that all space components are sufficiently robust to endure the environmental and application stress they encounter.
The demand for E.E.E. (Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical) components suitable for space applications is a growing industry within Europe.
IMT is offering CA, FA, and DPA testing for space components. IMT is also listed in the ESA Components Laboratory. Technological Laboratory activities were started by IMT in April 2008 in Valenzano (Bari province) plant c/o Tecnopolis Technological Park. IMT is equipped with a large number of Thermal chambers to perform various temperature tests, Thermal Cycles, Thermal Shocks and Humidity tests according to applicable MIL, NASA and ESA standards. Furthermore, several automatic test equipments or PC controlled are available to perform electrical tests on analogue, digital and radiofrequency components (up to 40 GHz).