Accession Number : ADD017882

Title :   Manual Soldering Process Monitoring System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 12 Sep 94, patented 16 Jan 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Frederickson, Michel D ; Kertis, Stephen T ; Mearig, Joel A ; Cragoe, Alex E ; Carpenter, Frank

Report Date : 16 Jan 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A system for monitoring the soldering process which comprises a soldering means including a means for monitoring analog heat flow, a means, connected to said soldering means, for converting analog heat flow readings into a digital temperature data points, a computing means, connected to said means for converting analog heat flow readings into digital data points, which smoothes the temperature data points; locates the beginning of the temperature data point decay; locates the beginning of the temperature data point recovery; calibrates the system for monitoring the soldering process; and classifies the current temperature data point input as an iron cleaning operation or a soldering operation.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *SOLDERING, HEAT TRANSFER, MONITORING, IRON, TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS, ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTERS, THERMOCOUPLES

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE