Design of suspension and swing arm for improved shock resistance in the micro optical disk drives

E. J. Hong, W. S. Oh, N. C. Park, H. S. Yang, Y. P. Park

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One of the trends on information storage device is focused on the development of micro optical disk with optical flying head (OFH). The OFH in the small form factor ODD consists of optical slider, suspension, swing arm, and so on. In order for a slider with OFH to be successfully implemented in the system, the shock performance of the head-gimbal assembly should be guaranteed for mobile applications. We design development model of suspension and swing arm for improved shock resistance using topology optimization and shape optimization. The objective of the suspension design is to decrease the equivalent mass with increasing first torsional frequency. The objective of the swing arm design is mass reduction for reducing power consumption and fast access time. In this paper, we suggest a design method for the improvement of the dynamic performance of suspension and swing arm for the OFH considering shock characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)506-514
Number of pages9
JournalMicrosystem Technologies
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Aug 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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