Automated Break-Out Box for use with Low Cost Spacecraft Integration and Test

Period of Performance: 01/01/2008 - 12/31/2008

$95.7K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Tiger Innovations, LLC
5207 32nd St North
Arlington, VA 22207
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Electrical checkout and testing is a critical part of the overall spacecraft integration and test flow. Verifying proper harness and connector signal interfaces is key to ensuring component health and overall system functionality. Break-Out Boxes (BOB) are used to give test personnel access to electrical signals for probing, voltage injection, isolation checks, safe-to-mate checks, and voltage/current measurements. Currently this involves manually attaching multimeters and oscilloscopes to banana jacks on the BOB, taking measurements and comparing to expected results.