Weight, thermal management, hermetic seals, and other key performance characteristics are constant issues. SOURIAU PA&E is advancing technology for defense applications in the following areas.
Weight Reduction — Fusing lightweight aluminum and titanium with an explosive-bonding transition allows SOURIAU PA&E to integrate more robust and reliable feedthrus and connectors into a lighter-weight package.
Maximizing Thermal Conductivity — SOURIAU PA&E uses high-efficiency thermal transfer technology in its integrated electronic packaging. SOURIAU PA&E's titanium composite housings are an example of an application that uses this technique.
Hermetic Seals — Kryoflex,® SOURIAU PA&E's proprietary polycrystalline ceramic sealing technology, is used to produce extremely rugged and reliable hermetically-sealed feedthrus, connectors, and integrated electronic packages.
Precision Laser Welding — SOURIAU PA&E laser welds feedthrus and connectors into integrated packages. This process helps deliver higher integrity, reliability, and rework-ability, when compared to conventionally-soldered packages.