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Evaluation and qualification of commercial opto-electronic components for the MOHA subsystem in ESA’s SMOS mission
Author(s): Francisco Gutierrez; Enrique Cordero; Carolina Sánchez; Juan Barbero; Martin Mosberger; Peter Boehle; Manuel Tornell; Karin Lundmark

Paper Abstract

A dedicated evaluation and qualification campaign has been performed on several optical COTS components in order to use them on ESA’s SMOS mission. The evaluation phase consisted of a set of critical tests and analyses and led to the selection of the flight lot component. After selection of the components, one lot of each component has been qualified for the SMOS mission.

The overall approach is presented together with a summary of all activities performed. The whole task has been handled in a joint effort between ESA, EADS CASA Espacio (prime contractor), Contraves Space AG (MOHA subsystem), TECNOLOGICA SA (component qualification experts) and the respective manufacturers, each party providing their specific know-how. Test results are presented and the issues discovered and lessons learned are addressed. Special emphasis is given to particular tests for which dedicated setups had to be designed due to the unavailability of standard equipment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10567, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2006, 1056729 (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2308131
Show Author Affiliations
Francisco Gutierrez, Tecnologica, Componentes Electronicos, S.A. (Spain)
Enrique Cordero, Tecnologica, Componentes Electronicos, S.A. (Spain)
Carolina Sánchez, Tecnologica, Componentes Electronicos, S.A. (Spain)
Juan Barbero, Tecnologica, Componentes Electronicos, S.A. (Spain)
Martin Mosberger, Contraves Space AG (Switzerland)
Peter Boehle, Contraves Space AG (Switzerland)
Manuel Tornell, EADS-CASA (Spain)
Karin Lundmark, ESA-ESTEC (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10567:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2006
Errico Armandillo; Josiane Costeraste; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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