Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

Prerequisites

  • None

Course Outcome

After completing this course, the student should be familiar with the basic concepts of Electrostatic discharge (ESD) and with some of the means of controlling it. The student should also understand the importance of having an ESD Control program for space projects involving ESD sensitive components.

Why Learn about ESD?

Practically all small payload space projects require working with electrical components that can be damaged by ESD. This type of damage can be prevented by following certain practices and procedures for handling and working with ESD sensitive components. 

Syllabus

  1. Introduction to Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
  2. ESD Damage and Prevention
  3. ESD Control Program