Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Control

NASA STD 8739.7, ANSI/ESD S20.20

This course is offered two or three times each month. For instructor training there is an initial one-day, one-on-one training with the ESD Instructor before becoming a student instructor of an actual class. This one-on-one training will be done before instructing a class.

This ESD Control class trains the student with methods to safely protect electronic devices and assemblies from the devastating effects of ESD. Included is a discussion of the ESD phenomenon including how ESD is generated and controlled. It includes specific ESD control requirements mandated by NASA, JPL, and industry, and addresses methods to safely protect electronic devices and systems during all phases of spacecraft development. Workstation audit techniques to verify ESD control policy compliance are also included. In-class demonstrations are performed. This class is a JPL requirement for all personnel who work with ESD-sensitive devices, assemblies and systems.