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Space Shuttle Program Tin Whisker MitigationThe discovery of tin whiskers (TW) on space shuttle hardware led to a program to investigate and removal and mitigation of the source of the tin whiskers. A Flight Control System (FCS) avionics box failed during vehicle testing, and was routed to the NASA Shuttle Logistics Depot for testing and disassembly. The internal inspection of the box revealed TW growth visible without magnification. The results of the Tiger Team that was assembled to investigate and develop recommendations are reviewed in this viewgraph presentation.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Nishimi, Keith (United Space Alliance Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
April 24, 2007
Subject Category
Metals and Metallic Materials
Meeting Information
International Symposium on Tin Whiskers(College Park, MD)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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