Office of Safety and Mission Success Component Engineering & Assurance Office 514

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Non-JPL: Our services are also available to non-JPL activities by contacting the CEAO Manager Mohammad Mojarradi at (818) 354-0997.

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Welcome to JPL Section 514 - Component Engineering & Assurance Office

The Component Engineering & Assurance Office (Section 514) provides selection, evaluation, and acquisition of reliable electronic parts for JPL Missions.  The Section develops, implements, and manages Electronic Parts Program Requirements and Plans for JPL Projects and Instruments. Section 514 supports designers in part selection and conducts review of part lists for compatibility with the intended space environment and mission life, provides acquisition of electronic parts, communicates with vendors to resolve issues and obtain parts on schedule, conducts radiation tests and provide characterization and analysis services, performs part performance and environmental evaluations and test, conducts and coordinates reliability tests and failure analysis, implements JPL’s Government-Industry Data Exchange (GIDEP) and NASA Alert programs, and provides inventory and records control of flight electronic parts.  Section 514 also operates and maintains the Radiation Effects Laboratory, the Reliability & Failure Analysis Laboratory, and the Electronic Parts Flight Stores.

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Recent News

Dr. Farokh Irom Has Been Selected as The Chairperson for “Single Event Effects in Devices and ICs”

January 11th, 2016

Dr. Farokh Irom has been selected as the chairperson for “Single Event Effects in Devices and ICs” session at the RADECS 2016 conference. The Radiation Effects on Components & Systems (RADECS) 2016 conference will be held from September 19 to 23, 2016 in Bremen, Germany.

The Radiation Effects Group was awarded the 2015 Nuclear & Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC) Outstanding Data Workshop Presentation Award

December 1st, 2015

Eight members of the Radiation Effects Group (5144) in the Component Engineering and Assurance Office were awarded the 2015 Nuclear & Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC) Outstanding Data Workshop Presentation Award for their compendium of recent Single Event Effects test results conducted by JPL. Congratulations to Greg Allen, Leif Scheick, Farokh Irom, Steve Guertin, Philippe […]

Ryan Ross Attended the 41st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis (ISTFA)

December 1st, 2015

Ryan Ross (5145) attended the 41st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis (ISTFA) as an invited panelist.  The panel discussion focused on “1st Silicon debug: Rapid Identification and Correction of Product Systematic Failures” with Ryan’s presentation focusing on FA lab capability and preparedness.  The symposium was held in Portland Oregon and had more than […]

Shri Agarwal gave an Invited Talk at the 28th Microelectronics Workshop Organized by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

November 9th, 2015

Shri Agarwal (5140) gave an invited talk at the 28th Microelectronics Workshop organized by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The topic of Shri’s presentation was, “Infusion of new parts and manufacturing technologies into NASA applications.” The Workshop held in Tsukuba, Japan, had 258 attendees, with all major international space agencies represented. JAXA is a partner […]

52nd Nuclear and Space Radiation Effect Conference in Boston, MA

July 27th, 2015

Philippe Adell, Greg Allen, Mehran Armbar, Rob Davies, Steve Guertin, Steve McClure, Farokh Irom, and Leif Scheick attended the 52nd Nuclear and Space Radiation Effect Conference in Boston MA on the July 13th to July 17th. Philippe Adell gave a talk entitled:  Hydrogen Limits for Total Dose and Dose Rate Response. Greg Allen presented a […]

Philippe Adell Attended the 6th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences in Krakow, Poland

July 13th, 2015

Philippe Adell attended the 6th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences in Krakow, Poland. During the plenary session, he represented JPL and presented the US CubeSat/MicroSat Initiatives (from Earth to Beyond LEO) with five other speakers from Airbus Space and Defense, the French Space Agency, the Von Karman Institute, Surrey Satellite Technology ltd and Innovative Solutions […]

Juno Radiation Monitoring Investigation Lead, Heidi Becker, and Juno Project Scientist, Steve Levin, were Interviewed for Xploration Outer Space

June 1st, 2015

On May 12, 2015 Juno Radiation Monitoring Investigation Lead, Heidi Becker (514), and Juno Project Scientist, Steve Levin, were interviewed for Xploration Outer Space, a STEM-based television program aimed at middle and high school students that airs nationally, Saturday mornings on Fox (http://www.rotfeldproductions.com/srp-shows/xploration-outer-space). The episode will focus on NASA’s exploration of extreme environments in the solar […]

John Puckett and Shri Agarwal Participated in Solid State Devices Meetings Held in Savannah, GA

June 1st, 2015

John Puckett and Shri Agarwal (Electronic Parts Engineering) participated in Solid State Devices meetings held in Savannah, GA. There was discussion on counterfeit parts mitigation, use of new materials (Copper and Silver) as substitute for gold bond wires in plastic microcircuits, adaption of silicon carbide discrete devices, certification of Class Y products, insertion of submicron […]

Nancy Chiang Successfully Led a 356/512/514 Cross-Sectional Collaboration to Define and Establish the EEE Passive Components’ “Cut-Tape” Procurement and Kitting Process

May 13th, 2015

Nancy Chiang (Electronic Parts Engineering), successfully led a 356/512/514 cross-sectional collaboration to define and to establish the EEE passive components’ “cut-tape” procurement and kitting process.   When “cut-tape” process is used, components are ordered in “tape and reel” form and kitted in “cut-tape” form which feeds directly into the SMT machine.   The “cut-tape” process greatly reduces the cost and time of handling […]

Dr. Steve Guertin Participated in “Shake-out” Testing of Electronics at Scripps Proton Therapy Center (PTC) in San Diego

May 13th, 2015

Due to the closure of the proton radiation effects facility at Indiana University, a search for alternate sources is in progress.  This search is largely based on medical radiation treatment centers located throughout the country.  As part of this search, Dr. Steve Guertin participated in “shake-out” testing of electronics using the proton source at Scripps […]