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Evaluation of Advanced COTS Passive Devices for Extreme Temperature OperationElectronic sensors and circuits are often exposed to extreme temperatures in many of NASA deep space and planetary surface exploration missions. Electronics capable of operation in harsh environments would be beneficial as they simplify overall system design, relax thermal management constraints, and meet operational requirements. For example, cryogenic operation of electronic parts will improve reliability, increase energy density, and extend the operational lifetimes of space-based electronic systems. Similarly, electronic parts that are able to withstand and operate efficiently in high temperature environments will negate the need for thermal control elements and their associated structures, thereby reducing system size and weight, enhancing its reliability, improving its efficiency, and reducing cost. Passive devices play a critical role in the design of almost all electronic circuitry. To address the needs of systems for extreme temperature operation, some of the advanced and most recently introduced commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) passive devices, which included resistors and capacitors, were examined for operation under a wide temperature regime. The types of resistors investigated included high temperature precision film, general purpose metal oxide, and wirewound.
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Document Type
Patterson, Richard
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Hammoud, Ahmad
(ASRC Aerospace Corp. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Dones, Keishla R.
(Puerto Rico Univ. Mayaguez, Puerto Rico)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 2009
Subject Category
Electronics And Electrical Engineering
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Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 724297.
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.

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