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EQUIPMENT RUGGEDISATION

EQUIPMENT RUGGEDISATION

Exsel Design & Integration has a wide experience of ruggedising customer ballistic protection equipment to allow it to be used in hostile environments.

 

From a deep understanding of how to integrate equipment such as radios and Electronic Warfare systems onto mobile platforms, Exsel Design & Integration can provides a ruggedised Installation Kit to clients, that addresses power, data, ventilation and vibration.

Equipment ruggedisation can be provided packaged in off the shelf rapidly deployable transit/flight cases or bespoke to role fabricated case solutions.

EQUIPMENT RUGGEDISATION CONSIDERATIONS

Typical areas to be considered include the selection of anti-vibration mounts for the intended platform, which vary depending upon whether it is a land or maritime environment.

Other considerations are whether the platform may need to operate in a multi-role capacity, in which case the client equipment may need to be packaged in a way that allows it to be rapidly removed, rather than a permanent fixture. This design constraint must also be addressed with respect to cooling, where the way the system is used can impact the design of the air conditioning and airflow.

EQUIPMENT RUGGEDISATION KEY ATTRIBUTES

  • Composite ( “Peli” type) or fabricated metal cases

  • Prototyping prior to production run

  • Modification and configuration of cases to specific roles

  • Design for EMC/EMP protection

  • Ruggedised commercial off the shelf (COTS) equipment and components

  • In-house wiring and metal fabrication

  • Module / system functionality test support

  • Full component specification and population

  • Vehicle mounted or man portable systems

  • Conformance to defence and industrial Standards

  • Management of environmental test programmes