|Abstract: ||A shock-resistant memory device comprises a housing and a memory module.
The memory module is disposed within the housing and surrounded by
potting material to protect the memory module from damage during a shock
event. The housing can include a port that accommodates a data connection
between the memory module and a sensor from which data is desirably
received by the memory module. During a shock event the connection
between the memory module and the sensor may be severed, but data stored
in the memory module can be retained in the memory module which is
protected by the housing. To facilitate retrieval of the memory device
subsequent to a shock event, a balloon can be affixed to the housing. The
balloon can be configured to inflate subsequent to the shock event so
that the shock-resistant memory device does not sink in water and to make
the memory device more visible for recovery.