Leading aerospace manufacturers count on PA&E to provide interconnect systems and hermetic sealing solutions that perform flawlessly in the most extreme environments. Hermetic packaging and connectors from PA&E ensure the utmost reliability for satellites, self-guided missiles with infrared seeker systems, state-of-the-art combat aircraft and sophisticated laser-guided systems.
Weight, thermal management, hermetic seals, and other key performance characteristics are constant issues. PA&E is advancing technology for mil-aero applications in the following areas.
Weight Reduction — Fusing lightweight aluminum and titanium with an explosive-bonding transition allows PA&E to integrate more robust and reliable feedthrus and connectors into a lighter-weight package.
Maximizing Thermal Conductivity — PA&E uses high-efficiency thermal transfer technology in its integrated electronic packaging. PA&E’s titanium composite housings are an example of an application that uses this technique.
Hermetic Seals — Kryoflex,® 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 — 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.