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ruggedization

[‚rəg·ə·də′zā·shən]
(electronics)
Making electronic equipment and components resistant to severe shock, temperature changes, high humidity, or other detrimental environmental influences.
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This emphasises the need for the highest levels of ruggedisation, reduced size and weight, coupled with reliability and power efficiency to support long duration missions with limited possibilities for resupply.
Its Croc (Compact Rugged Operational Computer), now being supplied to Socom, is a sub-laptop, built using aluminium alloys to enhance ruggedisation and provide additional heat dissipation qualities.
A further issue will be co-site performance and heat dissipation in a compact unit that is sealed for ruggedisation. Technically possible, but difficult, these factors will serve to drive up the unit cost of the radios despite the economies of scale created by US Department of Defense demand.
There are two basic levels of ruggedisation: that where Cots products face an extended temperature range (for example, -20[degrees]C to 65[degrees]C), and where they are subject to significant levels of vibration.
The boards, the PMCQ1F and the EPMCQ2F, feature front I/O connectors for easy accessibility and are offered across a range of three convection cooled ruggedisation levels.
* 4 -- "We touched on this earlier: the rapid miniaturisation, ruggedisation and increase in computing power [...] and the availability of commercial off-the-shelf processors is really at the heart of this.