Engineering Support

In house Engineering build, design and test support:

  • Spacetronics provides Engineering support to aid in the manufacturing, test and integration of all assemblies using high-level configuration management and manufacturing practices. When required we can supply in dept assembly work instructions and end item data packages per our internal build operations, processes, and procedures to support build, test, and integration per program needs. Overall capabilities listed below.

Engineering ground support equipment:

1:1 form board and assembly mock-up assemblies
Custom test fixtures and break-out box assemblies
Build and validation shop aids / tooling to aid in build and quality verification operations.
Comprehensive test solutions:

Manual and automated test equipment available with expandable test points up to 100,000 points to support your turnkey and full system integration need. From individual sub assembly cables to complete system wire harness validation.

Low Voltage

2 Wire

Current: 1 μA – 100 mA
Resistance: 0.1 Ω to 60M Ω

4 Wire

Current: 2 μA – 200 mA, 2 A
Resistance: 0.001 Ω to 200 Ω
Components Test
Diodes: 0 to 2.5 V
Resistors(2-wire) 0.1 Ω to 1 MΩ
(4-wire) 0.001 Ω to 1 MΩ
Capacitors: 10 pF to 5000 μF
Twisted Pairs: Verify proper pairing in twisted pair cables.
High Voltage
Insulation Resistance (IR) Test
Voltage: 100 to 1500 VDC 10 to 100 VDC
Resistance: 5 MΩ to 1000 MΩ

Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (DWV) Test
.DC Voltage: 100 – 2000 VDC
.AC Voltage: 100 – 1500 VAC
.Current Limit: (DC) 10 μA to 2.5 mA, (AC) 10 μA to 2.5 mA (RMS)
.Max Capacitance Per Net: 30 nF @ 1500 VDC, 9.5 nF @ 1000 VAC
.HV Energy Limit: 35 mJ
.HV Charge Limit: 45μC

Voltage Standing Wave Ratio Testing, (VSWR) is a low-less line’s max to min voltage ratio. This test helps measure radio frequency loss in RF cable assemblies and coaxial cables. The perfect ratio is 1:1, and a completely mismatched ratio, i.e., for an open or short circuit, is ∞:1.

Spacetronics utilizes VSWR testing to verify the sound performance of RF/coaxial cable assemblies, as defects are difficult to isolate once a product is assembled.