The Use of COTS Components in Space

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The Use of COTS Components in Space

Post by KirtB » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:40 pm

The Use of COTS Components in Space

"The use of selected Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components in space applications is slowly expanding - too slowly - and not free of myths. It is imperative to be aware of the pitfalls posed by these myths to reach a decision whether to use COTS parts in a specific space mission. Myth 1: The main drive to use COTS in space is cost savings. The use of COTS in space is not a paved road to cost savings. In order not to misinterpret the term 'cost savings,' it should be emphasized that for an EEE component the following applies ..." http://www.intelligent-aerospace.com/articles/2017/07/the-use-of-cots-components-in-space-debunking-10-myths.html
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