Tech Briefs

Metal Vapor Arcing Risk Assessment Tool

The Tin Whisker Metal Vapor Arcing Risk Assessment Tool has been designed to evaluate the risk of metal vapor arcing and to help facilitate a decision toward a researched risk disposition. Users can evaluate a system without having to open up the hardware. This process allows for investigating components at risk rather than spending time and money analyzing every component. The tool points to a risk level and provides direction for appropriate action and documentation.

This process was written by Monika C. Hill of The Boeing Company and Henning W. Leidecker of Goddard Space Flight Center for Johnson Space Center.

Title to this invention has been waived under the provisions of the National Aeronautics and Space Act {42 U.S.C. 2457(f)}, to The Boeing Company. Inquiries concerning licenses for its commercial developent should be addressed to:

Boeing Licensing Professional,
Terrance Mason
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Phone No.: (562) 797-9034.
Reference Boeing Docket No. 06-0756.

Refer to MSC-24300, volume and number of this NASA Tech Briefs issue, and the page number.