Browsing International Telemetering Conference Proceedings, Volume 29 (1993) by Authors
Space Qualified Magnetic DiskTreff, Arthur J.; Forella, John F.; Raymond Engineering, Inc. (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1993-10)Highly reliable data storage for satellites and spacecraft is a challenging technology. The space environment is a unique combination of many environmental factors which impact the reliability and even the very survival of electronic systems. The need for space qualified memory is becoming even more important with the advent of on-board data processing which requires rapid access to large data bases. This paper describes the unique environmental and design considerations that must be taken into account for a magnetic disk that is designed to operate for years in the space environment.