0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Use of Plastic Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Microcircuits for Space Applications

[+] Author Affiliations
R. David Gerke, Andrew A. Shapiro, Shri Agawal, David M. Peters, Michael A. Sandor

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Paper No. IPACK2003-35351, pp. 801-808; 8 pages
doi:10.1115/IPACK2003-35351
From:
  • ASME 2003 International Electronic Packaging Technical Conference and Exhibition
  • 2003 International Electronic Packaging Technical Conference and Exhibition, Volume 2
  • Maui, Hawaii, USA, July 6–11, 2003
  • Conference Sponsors: Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3690-8 | eISBN: 0-7918-3674-6
  • Copyright © 2003 by ASME

abstract

Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) plastic encapsulated microcircuits (PEM) are candidate-packaging technologies for spacecraft due to their enhanced performance, lower weight and lower cost. Much of the electronics used in space applications would be considered obsolete by everyday standards. This is primarily due the cost and time required for full space qualification. In order to gain the performance available in today’s electronics, COTS PEMs offer a viable path. PEMs can weigh half as much as their counter part ceramic packages. A lighter package results in a smaller overall payload for the same board functionality, a concern of critical importance for space missions because the payload mass dictates the launch vehicle requirements. Costs can be potentially reduced by using screening, accelerated testing or partial qualification techniques to complement the existing commercial qualification as well as by the reduced package materials costs. Assessing the risk associated with potentially lower reliability devices, engineers within the commercial and aerospace industries are using trade-off and risk analysis to aid in reducing spacecraft system cost while increasing performance and maintaining high reliability. In this paper we will outline the issues facing the use of COTS PEMs for spaceflight hardware from the aspect of both the electronic active devices as well as their packages. Finally, we will provide some guidelines for their use.

Copyright © 2003 by ASME

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In