Industrial and Rugged Designs

Industrial and rugged designs for consumer, industrial, defense and aerospace applications that meet key product considerations like styling and appearance, ruggedization and meet environmental and safety standards.


Mistral’s offers custom designed enclosures and mechanical keeping in mind aesthetics, durability, ruggedization, EMI/EMC protection, safety compliance and product cost. For the consumer market, these industrial and rugged designs are FCC/CE compliant and meet key product considerations like styling and appearance, EMI/EMC protection, thermal cooling for internal components, ruggedness for drop shock and environmental stress, safety compliance and ease of assembly.

For our defense and aerospace customers, our industrial and rugged system design services cater to standard hardware architectures which include VPX, OpenVPX, VXS, VME and other VITA and PICMG standards and custom, non-standard hardware. Thermal management is one of the key requirements to ruggedization, specifically defense and aerospace applications that require high processing power. Our rugged defense designs incorporate the latest air, conduction and AFT techniques to help optimize performance, conform to ATR standards like ½ ATR, ¾ ATR, 1 ATR and support a variety of thermal management methods.

Mistral also has state-of-the-art 3D CAD systems for industrial and rugged designs, as well as a variety of equipment and tools for mechanical analysis and testing. Our team of experienced engineers and design tools ensures delivery of designs optimized for functionality and manufacturability.


  • Enclosure design requirement
  • Design feasibility study w.r.t. conforming to industrial/defense/aerospace standards
  • Material science management
  • Alloys for specific application
  • Fasteners
  • EMI/EMC shielding and Gaskets


An expanded isometric view of a Rugged System Design


  • Case Study

    Custom Hybrid System for aerostat supporting VME and VPX

  • Case Study

    GPS based Handheld Marine Navigation Device

  • Case Study

    Small-footprint Hands-free Headset with 15 inch Virtual Display

  • Technical Article

    System Build & Custom Engg to meet MIL standards

  • Product Brief

    GaN based Transmit-Receive Multi Module (TRMM)