Date(s) - 07/25/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Intermittent electrical faults are more than just a nuisance to DoD maintainers. They cost the DoD about $2B a year in inspection and re-inspection, repair, replacement, and spares. Unlike a failed electrical component, or an open or a short in a circuit, which you can usually find and isolated by a systematic process of elimination, locating intermittent or steady state electronic faults is like chasing ghosts. One moment the fault appears, the next it disappears. Intermittence occurs randomly in time, place, amplitude and duration. Electromechanical devices go into a long and frustrating period of low-level intermittency as their mechanical tolerances change. It only takes one undetected and hence unrepaired intermittent circuit in an electronic box to cause it to randomly malfunction. The replacement of these assemblies is a major contributor to an annual intermittence faults cost of $2 Billion within the DoD. It is therefore very important that all intermittent circuits that are present in these boxes be detected, isolated and repaired. With the proper test equipment it is now possible to detect and repair these intermittent circuits and steady state electronics. This virtual technology forum will provide examples of intermittence testing currently in use within the military Services, discuss the benefits and challenges of each, and talk about new technology being developed and demonstrated.
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We will be using a separate line for audio: Call: 888-537-7715, Conference ID: 16161715#