Accession Number : ADA531955


Title :   Leak Testing of Pressurized-Bulkhead Mil Connectors


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov-Dec 2009


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD SENSORS AND ELECTRON DEVICES DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Probst, Mark R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a531955.pdf


Report Date : Nov 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 22


Abstract : An objective of a program cost-reduction effort was to replace a high-priced pair of custom Mil-style hermetically sealed connectors with a suitable pair of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS), Mil-style connectors that would satisfy a 66 ft water submersion requirement and fit within the system's size limits. An extensive search led to the Mil-C-26482, Series 1, Service Class C, Pressurized Receptacle connector as the most promising choice. A series of pressurized leak tests proved that this type of connector meets the submersion requirement with a large margin of safety.


Descriptors :   *CONNECTORS , HIGH COSTS , OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT , PRESSURIZATION , COST REDUCTION , SEALED SYSTEMS , MARGIN OF SAFETY , UNDERWATER EQUIPMENT , REQUIREMENTS


Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE