Baskets for Environmental Module Testing
Original Publication Date: 1986-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Accelerated thermal cycle tests are used to temperature-stress modules to determine their failure potential. The modules are placed in transport racks and moved to a thermal cycle chamber for stress testing. The nature of the testing is such that the modules are handled several times which poses a risk to the modules. A transport vehicle that is designed to protect the parts from damage and also has the flexibility to accomodate several styles of modules works as follows. A transport basket is approximately one inch in depth and of a length and width to be determined by the size of the thermal chamber to be used. A frame 1 is covered by an aluminum sheet 2 that is perforated with hexagonal holes 3.