Translator Disclaimer
30 May 1995 Equipment and process improvements in a second-generation technology test facility
Author Affiliations +
Second-generation technology production and development testing must be performed by equipment and processes that are capable of handling the tasks in an economically efficient manner. As such, data acquisition and reduction times, configuration change complexity, and test set recurring costs must be kept at a minimum to meet the needs of the second-generation IR factory. The maximum test throughput must be achieved, while meeting all technical requirements, using a minimum of program or capital assets. SBRC's method to accomplish this includes the design of the next generation of infrared test station, with a defined interface architecture, that allows great flexibility in the use of optical tables, warm and cryoprobers, and other test equipment. The paper will present a comparison of relative cost and capability between this most recent generation of test stations and the past generations. Benchmarks of key data acquisition and reduction speeds will be discussed. Also, benchmarks of configuration change time and performance may be included. The design of the interface architecture that allows flexible use of all supplemental test equipment (such as optical tables) is addressed. A general comparison of pre- and post-test equipment changes, as they relate to test throughput on a macro level, is included. There will also be a discussion of the increased capabilities of IR development and production test at this facility.
© (1995) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Duane A. Estrada, Mary J. Hewitt, and Bruce Krashefski "Equipment and process improvements in a second-generation technology test facility", Proc. SPIE 2474, Smart Focal Plane Arrays and Focal Plane Array Testing, (30 May 1995);


Innovations in infrared scene simulator design
Proceedings of SPIE (July 13 1998)
Computerized Rapid-Scan Spectroscopy At Navwpnsuppcen, Crane
Proceedings of SPIE (September 14 1977)
The data handling unit of the Euclid imaging channels ...
Proceedings of SPIE (August 10 2010)
Cryogenic Production Testing
Proceedings of SPIE (October 28 1985)
Spacelab Ground Processing
Proceedings of SPIE (February 01 1982)

Back to Top