Possible Reasons of Degradation of Elements of Space Vehicle Control-Systems
It was shown experimentally that super-deep penetration (SDP) effect occurs due to collision of a microparticles clot with a metallic thick-walled shell. It has been established that this process is accompanied by plasma microjets ejection from an internal surface of a protective shell. Plasma microjets are highly injurious in relation to elements (microcircuits) of electronic control systems.
Alan K.T. Lau, J. Lu, Vijay K. Varadan, F.K. Chang, J.P. Tu and P.M. Lam
J. Owsik and V. V. Sobolev, "Possible Reasons of Degradation of Elements of Space Vehicle Control-Systems", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 47-50, pp. 1270-1273, 2008