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Title: Systems and methods for shock-resistant memory devices

Abstract

A shock-resistant memory device comprises a housing and a memory module. The memory module is disposed within the housing and surrounded by potting material to protect the memory module from damage during a shock event. The housing can include a port that accommodates a data connection between the memory module and a sensor from which data is desirably received by the memory module. During a shock event the connection between the memory module and the sensor may be severed, but data stored in the memory module can be retained in the memory module which is protected by the housing. To facilitate retrieval of the memory device subsequent to a shock event, a balloon can be affixed to the housing. The balloon can be configured to inflate subsequent to the shock event so that the shock-resistant memory device does not sink in water and to make the memory device more visible for recovery.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1735284
Patent Number(s):
10780997
Application Number:
16/460,388
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05K - PRINTED CIRCUITS
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B64 - AIRCRAFT B64D - EQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0003525
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 07/02/2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Bigelow, Josiah, and Toepper, Brandon. Systems and methods for shock-resistant memory devices. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Bigelow, Josiah, & Toepper, Brandon. Systems and methods for shock-resistant memory devices. United States.
Bigelow, Josiah, and Toepper, Brandon. Tue . "Systems and methods for shock-resistant memory devices". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1735284.
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abstractNote = {A shock-resistant memory device comprises a housing and a memory module. The memory module is disposed within the housing and surrounded by potting material to protect the memory module from damage during a shock event. The housing can include a port that accommodates a data connection between the memory module and a sensor from which data is desirably received by the memory module. During a shock event the connection between the memory module and the sensor may be severed, but data stored in the memory module can be retained in the memory module which is protected by the housing. To facilitate retrieval of the memory device subsequent to a shock event, a balloon can be affixed to the housing. The balloon can be configured to inflate subsequent to the shock event so that the shock-resistant memory device does not sink in water and to make the memory device more visible for recovery.},
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journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {9}
}

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