~Eddie Rickenbacker, Rickenbacker: An Autobiography, 1967
Avionics and ground support equipment for military aircraft are a major focus of our core competencies. Our aerospace personnel specialize in the design, qualification, production, and long-term support of highly reliable, yet affordable, displays and black boxes. Proven AS9100-certified engineering, manufacturing, and management processes ensure consistent quality and delivery performance. Our capabilities and experience range from displays for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet to black boxes for the B-52H Superfortress to weapon systems test equipment for ground support of the B-52H. We also provide full life-cycle support services, such as depot repair/spares, obsolescence management and mitigation, reverse engineering, re-qualification, and delta-qualification.
Engineering services include full design-to-specification, including electrical, electronic, power, software, firmware, mechanical, and packaging to meet the rigorous requirements of military environments.
We are also adept at build-to-print scenarios, where our strong engineering background and wide array of engineering disciplines provide outstanding customer support and contract performance.
The Multi-Purpose Display Platform (MDP) was designed under internal funding to provide an affordable, yet highly adaptable display platform that is capable of fulfilling a wide variety of display applications. Its low power consumption and minimal cooling requirements allow it to be mounted in cockpit locations that would not be suitable for most display hardware packages. Its powerful processor and efficient power supply provide the display and video performance required in modern cockpits while maintaining compliance with EMI/EMC and power quality requirements. Built-in “hooks,” both software and hardware, allow easy and affordable customization to add functionality or change the display size.
The Engine Fuel Display (EFD), in production and flying in the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and its variants for more than fifteen years, is a prime example of our commitment to excellence in avionics design and manufacturing. We led the successful engineering/manufacturing development effort, and have delivered well over 1000 units since the start of LRIP production. Through the rigorous application of Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement principles, we have reduced our sell price for the EFD by over 65% with no impact to quality or reliability performance.