Processes for Application-Specific Qualification of Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Parts and Sub-Assemblies for Use in Aerospace, Defense, and High Performance Systems
This document describes a process for use by ADHP integrators of EEE parts and sub-assemblies (items) that have been targeted for other applications2.
This document does not describe specific tests to be conducted, sample sizes to be used, nor results to be obtained; instead, it describes a process to define and accomplish application-specific qualification; that provides confidence to both the ADHP integrators, and the integrators’ customers, that the item will performs its function(s) reliably in the ADHP application.
The Aerospace, Defense, and High Performance (ADHP) industries are increasingly dependent on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) parts and sub-assemblies (hereinafter referred to as items). The qualification tests and methods typically used by the COTS item manufacturers are based on the needs of target markets other than ADHP markets, and therefore may not be adequate for ADHP applications. It is therefore critical for those who integrate COTS items into ADHP systems to assure that those items are qualified for the specific ADHP application.