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Parts, Packaging, & Assembly Technologies Branch (Code 562)

Hali Jakeman and Cameron Parvini show off the optical fiber vacuum feedthrough’s and cryogenic assemblies while fabricating them in the Photonics Group manufacturing cleanroom, one of several cleanroom labs in the 562 Branch.

Figure 1: Hali Jakeman and Cameron Parvini show off the optical fiber vacuum feedthrough’s and cryogenic assemblies while fabricating them in the Photonics Group manufacturing cleanroom, one of several cleanroom labs in the 562 Branch.

Mission

The Parts, Packaging, and Assembly Technologies Branch maintains critical technical skills for Electrical/Electronics/Electromechanical (EEE) parts and provides parts engineering services to meet the performance, reliability, and programmatic needs of flight instruments and spacecrafts for internal and external customers and partners. The EEE parts engineering service encompasses: parts selection and acquisition; parts characterization, qualification, inspection and screening; parts application and reliability assessments; parts anomaly investigation and failure analysis; maintenance and operation of parts databases; and development and dissemination of parts alerts and advisories.

The Branch provides unique and essential services in the packaging, fabrication, assembly, and rework of electronics for space flight projects to meet mission requirements and for technology partners to meet the advanced development goals.

The Branch provides design, manufacturing, qualification, and screening of fiber optic cables, laser optics, and opto-electronic components, spearheads the building and integration of custom flight fiber optics assemblies for interconnecting unique fiber optics interfaces, and advances the development of new fiber optics components and assembly techniques in partnership with industry and other government organizations.

The Branch establishes and operates extensive test facilities, laboratories, and computer-based analysis capabilities maintains an active leadership presence in the space community through collaborations and dissemination of technical information related to EEE parts, packaging, and assembly, and fiber optics technology.

Melanie Ott, Code 562 Photonics Group Lead, puts the finishing touches on the flight fiber optic system assemblies during integration to the ICESat-2 ATLAS instrument. Eleanya Onuma, installs the fiber optic feedthrough’s built by 562’s Photonics Group, into GSFC’s largest thermal vacuum chamber in preparation for ATLAS instrument level qualification.

Figure 2: Melanie Ott, Code 562 Photonics Group Lead, puts the finishing touches on the flight fiber optic system assemblies during integration to the ICESat-2 ATLAS instrument.

Figure 3: Eleanya Onuma, installs the fiber optic feedthrough's built by 562's Photonics Group, into GSFC's largest thermal vacuum chamber in preparation for ATLAS instrument level qualification.

 

 

 

Branch Management Team

Kusum Sahu Chris Green

Kusum Sahu
Head

Chris Green
Associate Head

 

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