Connector mate/demate tracking is often used on high reliability programs to record the number of mates and demate operations a connector experiences during the life of the system. Connector contacts have a recommended life, and typically, if a derated limit is exceeded, the connector contacts are replaced with new contacts to insure reliability.
SEI has developed a database system that automates this process......
The SpaceWire standard defines a bi-directional data link specifically designed for communication between sub-systems on spacecrafts. Each forward and return paths of a SpaceWire link consists of a DATA and STROBE signal. Each signal uses 100 Ohm Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) for electrically communicating the potentially high data rates of the link.
During flight hardware integration, priority and precedence must be given to completion of the electrical power interface Safe-To-Mate procedures. Priority and precedence for testing flight hardware implies that Safe-To-Mate is the first test procedure during integration. No other electrical integration procedures should commence until Safe-To-Mate procedure is completed. Incorrect power interfaces have caused more flight hardware damage than any other electronic hardware failure mode.
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