accelerated testing


ECSS-E-ST-20-08C Rev. 1


test in which the life time requirement is verified in an accelerated way by intensifying one parameter of the environment or load.


  • NOTE The following are examples of accelerated tests: - UV test done with increased sun intensity in the UV part of the spectrum, - Electron and proton radiation tests with life time fluences in a limited period of time, - humidity tests done at higher temperature and humidity, - bake-out done at higher temperature, - performance parameter degradation at higher temperature, - thermal cycling with higher/lower cool-down and heat-up rates and without nominal operating dwell time in between.
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