Electronics mass, volume, and power consumption are important drivers for overall spacecraft design. Deep Space 1 included tests of two microelectronics technologies and a mechanical/electronic experiment intended to contribute to the achievement of NASA's vision of spacecraft in the future. To reduce the power consumption of electronics, one experiment used devices with very low voltage and low capacitance. Devices that continue to be tested include a ring oscillator and transistors. Provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory, this experiment validated the performance of these devices throughout the life of the mission.

Low power electronics connectors Circuit board

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