Shock and Vibration

Shock and Vibration / 2001 / Article

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Volume 8 |Article ID 501572 |

A.M. Veprik, V.I. Babitsky, N. Pundak, S.V. Riabzev, "Vibration Protection of Sensitive Components of Infrared Equipment in Harsh Environments", Shock and Vibration, vol. 8, Article ID 501572, 15 pages, 2001.

Vibration Protection of Sensitive Components of Infrared Equipment in Harsh Environments

Received19 May 2001
Revised19 May 2001


This article addresses the principles of optimal vibration protection of the internal sensitive components of infrared equipment from harsh environmental vibration. The authors have developed an approach to the design of external vibration isolators with properties to minimise the vibration-induced line-of-sight jitter which is caused by the relative deflection of the infrared sensor and the optic system, subject to strict constraints on the allowable sway space of the entire electro-optic package. In this approach, the package itself is used as the first-level vibration isolation stage relative to the internal highly responsive components.It was predicted analytically, and confirmed experimentally, that the proposed vibration isolation system would be capable of a sixfold reduction of the dynamic response of the infrared sensor as compared to the case of rigid mounting of the entire package.

Copyright © 2001 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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