There are 36 names in this directory beginning with the letter A.
The ability of a material to resist abrading and wear as from sand and dust or one item sliding against another; surface wear. (Erosion)
A test in which certain parameters, such as voltage and temperature, are increased above normal operating values to obtain observable deterioration in a relatively short period of time. The plotted results give expected service life under normal conditions. Also called accelerated life test.
Those tests deemed necessary to determine acceptability of product and as agreed by purchaser and vendor.
Accessible Insulation Displacement Connection
An insulation displacement connection in which it is possible to access test points for carrying out mechanical tests (e.g. transverse extraction force) and electrical measurements (e.g. contact resistance) without deactivation of any design features intended to establish and/or maintain the insulation displacement connection. This accessibility mainly occurs when the insulation displacement connection is enclosed in a component.
Mechanical devices, such as jackscrews, cable clamps, added to connector shells and other such hardware that is attached to connectors to make up the total connector configuration.
A type of connector contact where a flat spring is given a Z shape to permit high deflection without over stress.
A "square" thread which allows for rapid coupling of connectors versus finer pitched threads. A larger cross section of thread body makes this an extremely strong design versus the usual "v" thread. (Ref: MIL-C-38999 series III & Bendix QWLD)
An intermediate device to provide for connector attachments such as special accessories, special mounting means, or special inter-connection means to an electrical termination.
A fixed or free component to permit electrical connection(s) between two or more connectors where direct connection is mechanically impossible.
The chemical process of preparing a surface to enhance its ability to be bonded to another surface or to accept an over plate.
Pertaining to applications peculiar to aircraft and missiles or other Systems designed for operation primarily within the earth's atmosphere.
A tube into which fiber ends are introduced, providing alignment prior to sealing the fiber ends in place to form a splice.
A substance having metallic properties and being composed of two or more chemical elements of which at least one is an elemental metal.
An electrical current (sinusoidal in nature), which reverses at regular intervals. The repetition rate is expressed as hertz (cycles per second).
Angular departure of one fiber from the axis defined by the other when two fibers are connected or spliced.
To heat a metal and cool slowly to relieve hardness or brittleness that may have occurred naturally or have been induced by pressure or bending.
To form a protective insulating oxide layer on a metal (e.g. aluminum) by electrolytic action. Anodized finishes can be natural or any bright decorative color.
A connector designed to provide keying or locking provisions to maintain positive orientation for accessory hardware.
That part of a crimping die, normally stationary, that positions and supports the terminal during crimping. Sometimes called Nest.
Apparent Diameter (of a stranded conductor)
The diameter of the circumscribing circle of the bundle of strands.
A discharge of electricity caused by a breakdown in dielectric; either an increase in voltage or a loss of dielectric, or a combination of both.
The resistance of a material to the effects of a high voltage, low current arc (under prescribed conditions) passing across the surface of the material. The arc resistance is stated as a measure of total elapsed time at that voltage required to form a conductive path on the surface (material carbonized by the arc).
A conducting material microscopic-level surface roughness. These surface imperfections affect the effective contact area when two contact surfaces are mated with one another.
The reduction of average power during the transmission of a signal from the input to the output of the device under test, usually measured in decibels (dB).
Avalanche Photodiode (APD)
A photo detector used in high speed, broad bandwidth fiber optic systems. The avalanche feature results from the rush of electrons across a junction under a very high bias. The APD requires a much higher reverse bias and has a higher cutoff frequency than a PIN-photodiode, and therefore, at higher frequencies is a more sensitive device.