Authored by: Gene S. Monroe, iNCE, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA Bob Vermillion, CPP, Fellow, iNCE, RMV Technology Group, LLC, NASA Ames Research Center, CA INTRODUCTION Proper verification of an Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Protected Area (EPA) relies heavily on the use of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 5lb weights. These 5lb weights … [Read more...]
About the Author
Mr. Gene Monroe received his BSEE from Old Dominion University (ODU), and his MSE from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Mr. Monroe has been a NASA Civil Servant for 34 years. Gene is an iNARTE certified Electrostatics Engineer, an iNARTE certified Aerospace & Defense Engineer, and an RMV Technologies certified Aerospace & Defense Engineer. Gene is the NASA Agency Point of Contact (POC) for Electrostatics Discharge (ESD) and is the committee chairperson for the Interagency Working Group on ESD (IAWG-ESD). Mr. Monroe has been instrumental in aligning the NASA facilities to a like-minded ESD control program, which culminated with Agency ESD requirements being published in the NASA-STD-8739.6 document. The NASA Standard is a requirements document on all NASA contracts that build mission hardware.