Silicon Carbide Microsystems for Harsh Environments
Silicon Carbide Microsystems for Harsh Environments reviews state-of-the-art Silicon Carbide (SiC) technologies that, when combined, create microsystems capable of surviving in harsh environments, technological readiness of the system components, key issues when integrating these components into systems, and other hurdles in harsh environment operation.
The authors use the SiC technology platform suite the model platform for developing harsh environment microsystems and then detail the current status of the specific individual technologies (electronics, MEMS, packaging). Additionally, methods towards system level integration of components and key challenges are evaluated and discussed based on the current state of SiC materials processing and device technology. Issues such as temperature mismatch, process compatibility and temperature stability of individual components and how these issues manifest when building the system receive thorough investigation. The material covered not only reviews the state-of-the-art MEMS devices, provides a framework for the joining of electronics and MEMS along with packaging into usable harsh-environment-ready sensor modules.
Addresses the SiC platform for complete microsystems and goes beyond the individual device level. -Covers state-of-the-art SiC electronicsProvides a comprehensive collection of SiC technologies information relevant to harsh environment microsystemsCovers the challenges in combining SiC process and components to a microsystemDiscusses power source and signal transmission issues in the context of the harsh environment application space