US Patent No. 10,194,551

MOUNTING SYSTEM FOR MECHANICAL-SHOCK RESISTANT PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB)


Patent No. 10,194,551
Issue Date January 29, 2019
Title Mounting System For Mechanical-shock Resistant Printed Circuit Board (pcb)
Inventorship William John Nicoloff, Camarillo, CA (US)
Assignee AEROVIRONMENT, INC., Simi Valley, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,194,551

1. A shock resistant fuselage system, comprising:first and second fuselage side walls, each of the first and second fuselage side walls having a plurality of guide posts and at least one fixed post;
a printed circuit board (PCB) rigidly attached to at least one of the first and second fuselage side walls, the PCB having a plurality of guide slots and at least one mounting hole, wherein each of the plurality of guide posts is slideably seated in a respective one of the plurality of guide slots, and wherein each fixed post of the least one fixed post is fixedly seated in a respective one of the at least one mounting hole; and
a plurality of electrical components mounted to the PCB such that a larger proportion of larger electrical components of the plurality of electrical components are mounted at a PCB front end than a PCB rear end;
wherein elastic deformation of the PCB is guided by the guide slots between the first and second fuselage side walls.