Virginia Panel Corporation 80 Series

Cass Interface Systems

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VPC, 80 series, Cass Interface Systems

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Receivers    Connector Modules    Contacts & Patchcords 
Product Description:
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space The Consolidated Automated Support System (CASS) is the Navy’s ATE standard for testing requirements. Designed to solve problems of unreliability, rapid obsolescence and difficult logistic support, CASS incorporates modularity and flexibility to allow expansion for testing both current and future technologies.Virginia Panel Corporation provides all of the Interface Connector Assemblies and connector components for the CASS program. Our proven design for the CASS Receiver features a single tier engaging mechanism with 19 modular positions, and accepts a single tier Interchangeable Test Adapter (ITA). Hangers on the Receiver allow the ITA to be placed on the ATE while the engaging handle is lowered 90 degrees to the open position. The ITA then moves slightly forward, positioning it for connector engagement.The Receivers and ITAs are designed to accept four types of Connector Modules: signal, power, coaxial and blank. The blank modules contain no electrical connectors and are for unused areas or areas designated for future expansion. For ease of wiring, VPC offers a variety of Patchcords and pre-wired Terminals. ITA Housings are also available with removable cover assemblies.
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Receivers:
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The CASS Receiver is a single engaging mechanism with 19 modular positions that accepts a single tier Interface Device (ID) and features:
  • A telescoping handle designed to ensure a physical engagement force of 35 lbs. (max)
  • RFI Gasketing
  • Integrated Microswitch
Hangers on the Receiver allow the ID to be placed on the ATE while the engaging handle is in the enclosed position. After the handle is lowered 90 degrees to the open position, the ID Moves slightly forward, positioning it for connector engagement. The Receiver weighs 21 pounds and has an integrated Microswitch that is activated by engaging the ITA.
Light Weight Receivers: Single Tier, accepts 19 modules (310115101)
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The 80 Series light-weight receiver is designed for use on portable test stations where weight is a major consideration. Weighing only 10 lbs, the receiver features a single tier engaging mechanism with 19 modular positions, and accepts a single tier Interface Device (ID). A microswitch is integrated into the receiver and activated by engaging the ID. The light-weight receiver includes RFI gasketing but does not have a telescoping handle as specified by the Navy’s CASS guidelines.
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CASS Connector Module Configuration: (310115101)
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The following depicts the standard configuration for the CASS Receiver System typically used on a CASS station. Blank modules are placed in unused slots on the Receiver.

Cass Drawing
P/N
Description
Position
510113120

Power Module, 76 positions

J1, J5
510113121
Coaxial Module, 64 Positions for Discrete Wiring or side PCB Mount
J2, J6-J8
510113122
Coaxial Module, 64 Positions for Center PCB Mount
J11-J17
510113124
Signal Module, with 210 Signal Contacts for Right Angle PCB Mount
J3
510113125
Signal Module, 210 Positions for Discrete Wiring
J9, J10
510113106
Blank Module (RCVR or ID)
J4, J18, J19
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80 Series Receivers:Single Tier, accepts 19 modules (310115116)
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The following depicts the standard configuration for the CASS Receiver System typically used on a CASS station. Blank modules are placed in unused slots on the ID.
CASS Connector Module Configuration: (310115116 )
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Cass receiver
P/N Qty Description Position
510114106 3 Signal Module (ID), 210 Positions for Discrete Wiring P3, P9, P10
510114107 2 Power Module (ID), 76 Positions for Discrete Wiring P1, P5
510114108 4 Coaxial Module (ID), 64 Positions For Discrete Wiring P2, P6, P7, P8
510114109 7 Coaxial Module (ID), 64 Positions for Center PCB Mount P11 thru P17
510113106 3 Blank Module P4, P18, P19
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Connector Modules:
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Modules are available in various configurations to meet specific testing needs.  All Modules are molded from an engineered resin that will withstand temperatures up to 220°C.  The front of the modules are silkscreened with white nomenclature.  Mounting hardware is included with all connector modules.  Contacts, however, are only included with specific modules.

Virginia Panel Corporation’s new QuadraPaddle technology offers unmatched high-density performance for 80 Series platform digital I/O requirements. VPC was instrumental in development of the CASS interface standard, and continues to provide innovative CASS compatible solutions as requirements evolve.

Adhering to the philosophy of open-architecture, standards-based interconnectivity, modules and contacts are designed for ease of integration with COTS products for “plug & play” capability.

QuadraPaddle technology offers:

  • High-density interconnectivity with 800 signal contacts
  • Twin-female contacts on .100” (2.54 mm) centers to promote rapid integration with COTS products
  • “Plug & play” configuration options with COTS cable assemblies or a range of VPC solutions
  • Accommodation for DIN, SCSI, VHDCI, and other connectors
  • Multiple contact-types for added versatility and applications
Signal Modules
P/N Description
510113138 Receiver, 80 Series, QuadraPaddle 800 Signal Positions.
510114131 ID, 80 Series, 800 QuadraPaddle Signal Positions.
510113124 Receiver Module with 210 Signal Contacts for Right Angle PCB Mounting.
510113125 Receiver Module, 210 Signal Positions for Discrete Wiring.
510114106 D Module, 210 Signal Positions for Discrete Wiring.
Power Modules
P/N Description
510113120 Receiver Module, 76 Power Positions for Discrete Wiring, 40, 50 AMP and 36, 10 AMP Hi-Density for 14 AWG, with alignment cap.
510114107 ID Module, 76 Powes Positions for Discrete Wiring, 40, 50 AMP and 36, 10 AMP Hi-Density for 14 AWG.
Coaxial & Blank Modules
P/N Description
510113121 Receiver Module, 64 Coaxial Positions for Discrete Wiring or for Side PCB Mount with alignment cap.
510114108 ID Module, 64 Coaxial Positions for Discrete Wiring
510113122 Receiver Module, 64 Coaxial Positions for Center PCB Mounting, with alignment cap.
510114109 ID Module, 64 Coaxial Positions for Center PCB Mounting
510113106 ID and Receiver Blank Module*(*Blank Modules are made of aluminum and clear anodized)
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Contacts and Patchcords
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Contacts
  • High-Density SignalSignal contacts carry up to 5 amperes continuous and can carry pulsed current up to 15 amperes at a maximum duration of 800 milliseconds.  Resistance ranges from .002 – .005 OHMS.Superior performance is achieved by VPC’s patented Tri-Paddle design.  A variety of patchcords are offered using white, stranded wire unless otherwise noted
  • High-Density PowerHigh-Density Power Contacts can carry up to 10 amperes maximum continuous current. A variety of patchcords are offered using white, stranded wire unless otherwise noted
  • Mini PowerMini Power Contacts (solder terminations) can carry up to 60 amperes continuous current. A variety of patchcords are offered, using white, stranded wire unless otherwise noted.
  • Mini CoaxialMini Coaxial contacts have a maximum VSWR of 1.100 at 500 MHz. Transmission loss is -0.14 to -0.15 db at 500 MHz and -0.82 to -0.92 db at 2 GHz. Initial average resistance is .0035 OHMS; after 20,000 engagement cycles average resistance is less than .0085 OHMS. Dielectric breakdown voltage is greater than 1500 VDC. Center contacts are finished with 60µ” gold; outer shields are finished with 30µ” gold except where noted
  • Solder Sleeve® Mini CoaxialSolder Sleeve™ termination is available for coaxial contacts. A durable, reliable and economical alternative to traditional crimping methods, Solder Sleeve is constructed of heat-shrinkable thermoplastic. The sleeve contains a fluxed solder pre-form, which provides the exact amount of solder and flux required to connect coaxial wire to the contact. The Solder Sleeve’s one-piece, pre-assembled design makes application as easy as stripping the wire, inserting it and heating the contact. After shrinking, the sleeve acts as an insulator and provides strain relief for the solder joint. If contact replacement is needed, simply heat, pull the contact off the cable, clean the cable, insert a new contact, heat and plug contact back into module. To ensure proper connection, VPC offers a tool kit containing the holding fixture with the appropriate adapter and a separate heating gun.
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ID Covers & Enclosures

Deep Drawn | Rectangular | L-Shaped | Test Specs | Protective Cover | Housing Assembly

Virginia Panel offers various housing and cover plates as well as enclosures that protect the different Interface Devices. Housing and cover plates are made of aluminum and all surfaces are gold chromated. Hardware for mounting the Enclosures and Housing to the ID is included.

  Enclosure

Deep Drawn ID Enclosure

The Deep Drawn ID Enclosure is a one piece, non-welded, enclosure (with cover plates) that mounts directly to the ID frame, providing a secure environment for cable and connections between instruments and the UUT. The Floating receptacle of the quarter turn fastener is installed by VPC; however, the stud and retainers must be installed to the cover plates after customer modifications and painting. The Deep Drawn Enclosure has been tested and passed MIL-STD-810C,MIL-STD-810D and MIL-STD-167-1 (see Test Specifications table below).

Rectangular Enclosure

The Rectangular Enclosure features five access panels with quarter-turn fasteners, RFI gasketing on all openings, and an 11.75″ depth. The floating receptacle of the quarter turn fastner is installed by VPC; however, the stud and retainers must be installed to the cover plates after customer modifications and painting. The cover plates are pre-drilled for quarter turn studs. The Rectangular Enclosure is designed to meet the general requirements for WRA and SRA testing and has been tested and passed MIL-STD-810C, MIL-STD-810D and MIL-STD-167-1 (see Test Specifications table below).

L-Shaped Enclosure

Developed for applications that call for internal PCBs or external edge card adapters, the L-Shaped Enclosure features four access panels with quarter-turn fasteners, RFI gasketing on all openings, an 18.54″ depth and 13.14″ height, and a removable hinged cover. The floating receptacle of the quarter turn fastener is installed by VPC; however, the stud and retainers must be installed to the cover plates after customer modifications and painting. The cover plates are pre-drilled for the quarter turn studs. The L-Shaped Enclosure has been tested and passed MIL-STD-810C, MIL-STD-810D and MIL-STD-167-1 (see Test Specifications Table below).

ID Protective Cover

When storing IDs, the Protective Cover snaps onto the roller bearings of the ID to protect contact pins.

ID Housing Assembly

The ID Housing Assembly mounts directly to the ID Frame, providing a secure enclosure for cable and connections between instruments and the UUT.

 

Crimp & Extraction Tools

Crimp & Assembly | Extraction | Inspection/Quality Control

Tools

Virginia Panel provides a complete selection of crimp and extraction tools, as well as an assortment of inspection and quality control tools. Forming tools, weights, and gages are used to ensure and maintain proper contact engaging pressure of the male and female Mini Coaxial Contacts. Mini Coax users who already own a Daniel’s (or equivalent) crimp handle may now purchase the Hex Die with Locator separately.

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