In this paper, the results of reliability measurements and tests are presented. The systems taken into account concern two different architectures of a receiver chain for implementation in the Northern Cross Radiotelescope. A reliability analysis of the circuit and reliability tests implemented on critical parts of a fiber receiver chain were performed. The target was to chose the receiver chain with the highest value ofmean time between failures andminimize faults in the structure. Moreover, since the reliability prediction indicated the front end, which was installed on the focal line of the antenna, as the more stressed block of the entire radioreceiver chain by environmental and climatic factors, we proposed specific development tests. The whole test plan has been characterized, and some results after a combination of temperature and humidity cycles, as well as random vibrations tests, are reported in this paper. The measurement and tests implemented in this paper for the solution of the receiver chain in the Northern Cross Radiotelescope can represent a useful aid for the new design of the international SKA project.

Northern Cross Radiotelescope: test and measurements of reliability performance on radioreceiver chains / M.Catelani; V.L.Scarano; R.Singuaroli; S.Montebugnoli; G.Bianchi; F.Perini; I.Trotta. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT. - ISSN 0018-9456. - ELETTRONICO. - Volume 58 Issue 10:(2009), pp. 3769-3777.

Northern Cross Radiotelescope: test and measurements of reliability performance on radioreceiver chains

CATELANI, MARCANTONIO;R. Singuaroli;
2009

Abstract

In this paper, the results of reliability measurements and tests are presented. The systems taken into account concern two different architectures of a receiver chain for implementation in the Northern Cross Radiotelescope. A reliability analysis of the circuit and reliability tests implemented on critical parts of a fiber receiver chain were performed. The target was to chose the receiver chain with the highest value ofmean time between failures andminimize faults in the structure. Moreover, since the reliability prediction indicated the front end, which was installed on the focal line of the antenna, as the more stressed block of the entire radioreceiver chain by environmental and climatic factors, we proposed specific development tests. The whole test plan has been characterized, and some results after a combination of temperature and humidity cycles, as well as random vibrations tests, are reported in this paper. The measurement and tests implemented in this paper for the solution of the receiver chain in the Northern Cross Radiotelescope can represent a useful aid for the new design of the international SKA project.
Volume 58 Issue 10
3769
3777
M.Catelani; V.L.Scarano; R.Singuaroli; S.Montebugnoli; G.Bianchi; F.Perini; I.Trotta
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