Kemet has introduced a series of space grade capacitors designed for use by military/aerospace customers in high-reliability space applications. The new series meets the requirements of MIL-PRF-55365 as well as MIL-STD-1580. The capacitors in this series incorporate a testing and screening protocol that can be customized to meet the customers specific needs.
Part numbering is designed to allow for designation of Weibull grading, surge current level, performance testing level and termination finish. Fused versions are available for built-in circuit protection, and multiple anode designs are available for very low ESR values.
Kemets chief technology officer and chief scientist, Dr. Philip Lessner, said: Kemets military and aerospace customers have expressed the need for capacitors that can withstand the rigours of space applications. This series is Kemets response to that need. Our new Space Grade Series offers features that are optimised for military/aerospace applications and provide an opportunity for the customer to specify the desired testing level.