Accession Number:

ADA158262

Title:

Environmental Stress Screening (ESS).

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 83-Oct 84,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

315.0

Abstract:

ESS is a technique of testing used for minimizingeliminating hardware production-line workmanship errors. The application of vibration and temperature environments to items requiring screening can minimizeeliminate such errors as loose wires or parts, cold solder joints, loose screws or nuts, plus other assembly or fabrication type deficiencies. ESS is applied at all stages of fabrication or assembly. The Naval Sea Systems requested that the commercial equipment used on the Precise Integrated Navigation System PINS be surveyed for compliance with NAVSEANOTE 3900 and NAVMAT P-9492. This investigation sought to determine the extent to which the PINS commercial equipment manufacturers apply ESS to their equipment during the manufacturing process and to compare commercial practices with Navy requirements in order to discover and document the differences. This report concludes that the limited investigation conducted does not provide a definitive basis for decision. Several alternatives for screening programs are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE