The President and CEO of Frontier Electronic Systems Corp. launched our New Technologies Initiative in April of 2009. This program is focused on developing new technologies with high market potential to fuel both customer and company growth. Since this initiative was launched, Frontier has focused on four technology areas. These encompass composite materials; nano-battery technology commercialization; innovative, low cost avionics displays; and small, high-performing unmanned aerospace vehicles.
We have developed a shock-isolated, composite electronic equipment rack to reduce the weight of current shipboard electronics cabinets and their cost by more than 50%.
We have also begun the commercialization the University of Tulsa’s Lithium Ion Nano-battery technology under the umbrella of Oklahoma cost-sharing grants. When completed, the resulting battery will offer significantly more power, faster charge/discharge rates, and longer life than today’s commercially available lithium ion batteries.
We also employ innovative avionics display architecture technologies to produce high performing, low cost Multi Platform Displays (MPD) for both government and commercial applications.
Our other current intitive is focused on the emerging Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle (UAV) market. Frontier’s first prototype UAV integrates commercial off the shelf technologies into a custom unit focused on customers in the public service marketplace.
Composite Electrical Equipment Enclosure
Part of our Resaerch and Development is finding new and lighter materials to redefine the playing field. FES has recently developed a unique, strong, and lightweight equipment cabinet for critical, tactical applications using carbon fiber.
The Navy’s emphasis on Open Architecture Computer Equipment (OACE) relies heavily on Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) equipment. The appropriate environment must be maintained for this COTS equipment, regardless of the extreme conditions experienced in a naval sheltered environment. Isolating COTS equipment from these extreme conditions required enclosures that were at least as heavy as the payload of the equipment they carried. Until now!
Designed to Meet:
- Shock per MIL-S-901D, Grade A, Class I,
- Vibration per MIL-STD-167-1A, Type I
- Electromagnetic Interference per MIL-STD-461F
- Thermal per MIL-STD-810G, Method 501.5, -25 °C to 65 °C
- Humidity per MIL-STD-810G, Method 507.5
- Drip Proof per MIL-STD-810G, Method 506.5, Procedure II
- Grounding per MIL-STD-1310G
- Internal mounting standard 19 in. EIA-310-E
- Customized enclosures available
- D-03-003-007/SF-000, Specification for Design and Test Criteria for Shock Resistant Equipment in Naval Ships, Grade 1
(essential for safety and combat)
- 80 G Input <15 G Max Internal Ride
- 100 G Input <20 G Max Internal Ride