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Environmental Survivability

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Department of Defense hardware has to endure harsh environments. Our designs begin with performance requirements and a life cycle environmental profile (LCEP).  We collaborate to build a tailored profile using our military standard qualification expertise.  The Harkind Dynamics team has developed hardware which has deployed all over the world - land, sea, air, and space.

Each environment brings unique challenges.  We incorporate key engineering expertise in our designs to keep development costs low and minimize the number of design cycles before a product is ready for theater.

  • Engineering of Seals and Interfaces

  • Temperature Effects and CTE Analysis

  • Shock and Vibration Isolation

  • Salt Fog and Corrosive Environments

  • Submersion

  • Solar Radiation and Coatings

  • Low Cycle Electronic Solder Fatigue

  • Pyroshock and Blast Environments

  • Transportation Vibration

  • Shipboard Shock

  • Vehicle and Projectile Launch Environments

  • Explosive Atmospheres

Bringing Real World Conditions into the Lab

Military standard test profiles, like MIL-STD-810 and MIL-STD-901, are representations of intended environments. We bring 12 years of experience in tailoring these profiles to improve robustness and mitigate risk. For a system of systems, the profiles in the standards may not accurately capture the environment because of intermediate interfaces between the environmental input and the hardware. By understanding the transfer function between the standardized environment and our customers hardware, we create a more accurate representation of what the hardware will face and how to minimize performance impacts.

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