The modern battlefield demands that soldiers endure rough terrain and weather while carrying all necessary items for their mission. These necessities include their food, water, ammunition and mission essentials, typically electronics. In order to give the troops the most capability while in the field, the efficiency and dependability of electronics is paramount. Key to the requirements definition for mission electronics is Size, Weight and Power - Cost, commonly known as the acronym SWAP-C. In addition to satisfying the SWAP-C requirements, all mission electronics need proven reliability since lives are at stake.
Major defense systems in the past have lasted 30+ years. With this in mind, systems for tomorrow are being designed to support the defense industry's need for reliability, longevity and upgrade compatibility. This talk will focus on SWAP-C and high reliability in electronics and packaging to support the defense industry for years to come.