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AS9100 Rev C, ISO 9001:2008,
ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007

Millitech is now Smiths Interconnect

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Manufacturing Services Division (MSD) Facilities

Millitech's Manufacturing Services Division (MSD) operates out of two adjacent facilities in South Deerfield, Massachusetts. Millitech operates them as secure facilities that cannot be accessed without a cardkey. All facilities are alarmed and monitored as well.

5 North St. Facility

The building located at 5 North Street in South Deerfield is a 24,000 square foot manufacturing facility with office space, manufacturing cells, and high bay production space. The production areas are equipped with benches, tools, work stations, fixturing, and acceptance test stations. The remainder of the facility is laid out for antenna and pedestal fabrication and system-level testing of units up to 10 feet in diameter. The integration area is a 14' high bay outfitted with a modular crane system to assemble any large weldments used in typical pedestal configurations.

  5 North St. Facility

6 North St. Facility

The MSD building located at 6 North Street is a 16,000 square foot manufacturing facility including the office space required to support manufacturing personnel. This building supports manufacturing and depot repair for all submarine satcom programs including HDR and NESP. This facility contains the RF lab, a Class 100,000 clean room, assembly labs, high bay production space, thermal chambers, and a state-of-the-art Indoor Compact Test Range.

  6 North St Facility

RF Lab

The RF lab is equipped for mechanical and RF subassembly work. All RF subassemblies, such as feeds, waveguides, and polarizers are assembled, tuned, and tested within this lab. The lab has a large inventory of test equipment and RF components required for the wide range of satcom frequencies used on the various Millitech programs.

  RF Lab

Thermal Chambers

MSD has two Thermotron thermal chambers capable of performing temperature cycling and environmental screening as required for certain programs. These chambers are also utilized for design qualification testing.

  Thermal Chambers

Vibration Table

Millitech has recently installed and put into operation a new Dynamic Solutions DS-9000 series vibration table. This system is capable of conducting both vertical and horizontal vibration profiles and can handle up to 1000 lb capacity. The addition of this system compliments Millitech’s ability to provide on site environmental stress screening from thermal screening to shock, random or sine vibration.

  Thermal Chambers

Indoor Compact Antenna Test Range

One of the core assets of MSD is the Indoor Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR). This range operates in an absorber lined room optimized for performance at higher microwave and millimeter wave frequencies. It features a test zone (quiet zone), which can test in the frequency range of 2 to 110 GHz and has an aperture size of 4 feet in the 2 to 6 GHz range and 6 feet in the 6 to 110 GHz range. This facility enables technicians to test antennas in a climate-controlled environment safely, eliminating weather induced variability. The range is equipped with an 50 GHz Agilent Phased Network Analyzer and an Orbit positioner. The state of the art equipment provides excellent test and characterization capability for these demanding frequency ranges and is one of the few compact antenna ranges in the world capable of testing at higher frequencies.

Indoor Compact Antenna Test Range Specifications
Test Zone (quiet zone): Up to 120 inches (304.8 cm)
Frequency Range: 2 to 110 GHz
Aperture Size: 2 to 120 inches (5.1 to 304.8 cm)
Weight Limits: 1000 lbs. approx. (220 kg)
VSWR: 2.0:1 (typical)
Polarization Isolation: 35 dB (typical)
Extraneous Signal: -80 dB (typical)
  Indoor Compact Test Range

Quality Assurance

To ensure product integrity, Millitech has a Quality System registered to AS9100:2004 Rev B., ISO 9000:2001, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007.  All measuring and test equipment is controlled by an ANSI/NCSL Z540-1 Calibration System.  All electrostatic sensitive devices are handled, packaged and marked in accordance with MIL-STD-1686. Millitech also has the capability of soldering in accordance with ANSI/J-STD-001B and NASA Handbook 5300.4 (3A-2).
  Clean Room