U.S. House Calls for HALT Testing of Missile Defense Systems

Last month, a U.S. House of Representatives committee asked the Missile Defense Agency to consider the use of Highly Accelerated Life Testing and Highly Accelerated Stress Screening (HALT/HASS) for identifying possible reliability issues in critical ballistic missile defense (BMD) systems and components. The committee also believes HALT testing can help ferret out unreliable counterfeit parts... Read More

Is HALT Testing Still Relevant?

Highly Accelerated Life Test (HALT) chamber manufacturer Qualmark recently completed an interesting study, where it compared test data from 47 HALT tests in 1995-96 to data from 47 tests in 2007-08.  The purpose of the study was to gauge the effect of the transition from the use of through hole printed circuit boards (PCBs) that... Read More