NASA officials at the Johnson Space center in Houston have certified the NASA Threaded Coupling (NATC) connectors from G&H Technology in Camarillo, Calif., for use on the International Space Station.
The G&H sensors qualified for the NASA SSQ21635 specification by meeting NASA`s standards for resistance to extreme heat and cold - -200 to 115 degrees Celsius - as well as shock, vibration and electro-magnetic interference.
The approval applies to all shell sizes of G&H`s Model SG3 series of environmentally resistant circular NATC connectors. The company`s dummy receptacles, bused contact arrangements, and protective covers are also covered by the NASA certification.
Typical applications on board the Space Station include internal and external wire harness installations, intra-vehicular activity, and fiber optics and hybrid applications such as combined fiber optic/power/data.
G&H also qualified to provide connectors for the orbital replacement units and the umbilical interface connector for the Space Station mobile transporter, which contains electrical as well as fiber optic contacts. - J.M.
For more information on G&H connectors contact Joe Sparacio by phone at 805-484-0543, by fax at 805-987-5062, by mail at G&H Technology, 750 W. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, Calif. 93010, or on the World Wide Web at http://www.ghtech.com.