30 April 2001 MEMS and mil/aero: technology push and market pull
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Proceedings Volume 4407, MEMS Design, Fabrication, Characterization, and Packaging; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.425286
Event: Microelectronic and MEMS Technologies, 2001, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
MEMS offers attractive solutions to high-density fluidics, inertial, optical, switching and other demanding military/aerospace (mil/aero) challenges. However, full acceptance must confront the realities of production-scale producibility, verifiability, testability, survivability, as well as long-term reliability. Data on these `..ilities' are crucial, and are central in funding and deployment decisions. Similarly, mil/aero users must highlight specific missions, environmental exposures, and procurement issues, as well as the quirks of its designers. These issues are particularly challenging in MEMS, because of the laws of physics and business economics, as well as the risks of deploying leading-edge technology into no-fail applications. This paper highlights mil/aero requirements, and suggests reliability/qualification protocols, to guide development effort and to reassure mil/aero users that MEMS labs are mindful of the necessary realities.
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Thomas H. Clifford, Thomas H. Clifford, } "MEMS and mil/aero: technology push and market pull", Proc. SPIE 4407, MEMS Design, Fabrication, Characterization, and Packaging, (30 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.425286; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.425286

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