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G-Hardening Of Commercial Off The Shelf Components For Small Guided Projectiles, Jake John Decoto Jan 2011

G-Hardening Of Commercial Off The Shelf Components For Small Guided Projectiles, Jake John Decoto

Aerospace Engineering Sciences Graduate Theses & Dissertations

There is an increasing need for g-hardened electronic and electro-mechanical components to satisfy the needs of a growing array of guided projectile programs. Techniques such as encapsulation, underfilling and load path management have been used by the Army Research Labs to develop survivable components for artillery rounds that are subjected to up to 30,000 g’s (1). However, g-hardening of the components necessary to enable the next generation of small caliber guided projectiles that could experience loads in the vicinity of 65,000 g’s is a problem that is only starting to be addressed. This research aims to ...