ICI & GET Engineering

Increased UAVLink® Capability with GET Engineering

GET Engineering Corporation announced today that together with its affiliate Integrated Consultants Inc. (ICI) GET will continue the development of advanced features for their UAVLink®, a fully ruggedized Avionics Maintenance Laptop.

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Integrated Consultants, Inc.

Awarded Patent No.: US 8,587,424 B2

David Aberizk, President of Integrated Consultants, a Design and Rapid Prototype firm, in San Diego, California has been awarded Patent US 8,587,424 B2.

View the summary of the patent here.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has Acknowledged our petition requesting the agency to develop standards for operator initiated slowing (OIS). View here.

Patent

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Integrated Consultants, Inc.

Press Release – Patent of Microprocessor Pulse Shaving Aid Utilizes Pilomotor Effect, Advancing the Technology of Shaving.

David Aberizk, President of Integrated Consultants, a Design and Rapid Prototype R&D Firm, submits a Utility Patent that offers a new electronic-pulse device Shaving Aid that enhances optimal positioning of the hair relative to skin for a close-to-skin blade cut, reducing skin irritation due to shaving. The hand held, battery operated device produces an adjustable harmless electrical discharge to the skin surface that stimulates microscopic skin muscles attached to skin hair follicles which offers a desirable positioning for blade cutting…
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View the full patent here or view the summary here

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Integrated Consultants, Inc.

Press Release – Federal Standards Could Leverage Significant Increases In Vehicle Efficiency With Existing Technology.

David Aberizk, President of Integrated Consultants, a Design and Rapid Prototype firm, in San Diego, California has submitted a Utility Patent. If adopted the patent’s approach will offer vehicle operators a new driving instrument. This new slowing feature directly engages drivers operational prospective to attain increased vehicle efficiency.

Empirical test data indicates that providing motivated drivers the option to initiate convenient-to-use energy recovery slowing options, independent of vehicle braking, will significantly increase motor or electric vehicle efficiency. A vehicle equipped with a driver anticipated slowing scheme better leverages a vehicle’s momentum to store electric energy. Passive regenerative systems do not take advantage of the driver’s anticipatory logic. Drivers that are empowered with the suggested instrumentation garner efficiency increases of a significant 3% to 6% for motor vehicles, and 6% to 9% for Electric Vehicles. Operator-Initiated-Slowing is being achieved with off-the-shelf technology regenerative hardware.… View the rest of the Press Release here

View the full patent here or view the summary here

Update: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has Acknowledged our petition requesting the agency to develop standards for operator initiated slowing (OIS). View here

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Integrated Consultants, Inc.

8(a) STARS II - GSA
ICI has won an 8(a) STARS II Contract. Visit our STARS II page for more information.
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Lockheed Martin

HIM 1553 Avionics Bus Demo

Combining HIM (Hardware Interface Modules) by ICI with DDC’s 1553 MicroAce and the power of Distrix Software, this Demo unit for Lockheed shows the flexibility of the HIM to provide Ethernet / 1553 / RS-232 connectivity in an cost effective and easily software configurable system.

HIM 1553 Avionics Bus Demo

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Integrated Consultants, Inc.

Solar Charging Station.
ICI is developing solar power equipment for use in the transportation sector. Our test system has successfully fed solar power sufficient for a couple miles of driving to our electric vehicle. Find out more by clicking here.
Chevy Volt and Solar testing rig.

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Integrated Consultants, Inc.

Hardware Interface Module (HIM) now available for purchase.
Integrated Consultants has a new product the Hardware Interface Module now for sale go to our products page for more information. HIM Product Page.
Hardware Interface Module

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SPAWAR System Center Pacific

MEMS Accelerometer Control Board

SSC-Pacific’s MEMS accelerometer uses a novel electro-optical method of measuring acceleration, resulting in higher sensitivity and lower noise.

ICI developed an electronic control board to operate the accelerometer. The board first characterizes the unit, then, during operation, it runs the device and interprets the output. An on board FPGA allows dynamic configuration changes to the MEMS output interpretation. Custom mechanical mounting of the MEMS device assures signal integrity. A precision mounting plate assures rigidity and accurate axis references.

MEMS Accelerometer Control Board

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SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

MEMS Test and Evaluation Products

Integrated Consultants, Inc. developed several tools for the evaluation of MEMS devices. A set of circuit boards and with specialty mechanical interfaces allows dependable communications with MEMS devices under test.

Other test devices include test fixtures for data gathering relating to MEMS navigational devices and a configurable circuit simulator for MEMS characterization.

MEMS Test and Evaluation Products

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SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

Retrotraverse
TBD
Retrotraverse

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ICI Autonomous Interoperability demonstration with Distrix software

ICI and Spark Integration Technologies

We at ICI - Integrated Consultants, Inc. are pleased to release this interoperability demonstration video. Click on the image to the right to watch the video.

ICI developed the electronic hardware and test infrastructure. Interoperability is made possible using the Distrix software suite from Spark Integration Technologies to allow disparate robotic hardware devices, sensors and other components to communicate seamlessly.

The video displays the result of a collaboration of technical disciplines across the gambit of high technology and demonstrates true autonomous interoperability.

ICI Autonomous Interoperability demonstration with Distrix software.

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Northrop Grumman

Maintenance Portable Electronic Delivery Device (MPEDD)

Northrop Grumman's Firescout unmanned helicopter is programmed on the ground via a laptop computer.

ICI designed a chassis system to hold and protect the laptop while it is tethered to the UAV.

The cradle contains an electronics tray that processes the helicopter's signal before feeding it into the laptop.

Maintenance Portable Electronic Delivery Device

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Fleet Industrial Supply Center (FISC)

F-18 Bulkhead

Integrated Consultants, Inc. reverse engineered a damaged airplane bulkhead and delivered several replacement units.

ICI started with a damaged bulkhead and a number of conflicting and unorganized paper drawings. The bulkhead was reverse engineered into a 3D parametric model, and then this shape was compared to the supplied 2D prints. Inconsistencies were checked and resolved to create a final model of the desired part. This 3D file was used to create tool paths to run a CNC milling machine and produce the final parts.

F-18 Bulkhead

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Aereon Marine

M/Y REVERIE

The Reverie mega yacht, the 52nd largest private yacht in the world, underwent an extensive retrofit under Aereon Marine's care.

ICI took care of many different tasks for the retrofit.

A new, improved communications mast was designed and built. Deck cranes were analyzed to determine their weight ratings.

A new bridge with updated navigation instruments was designed and built. The entire yacht was modeled in 3D to aid in future work.

M/Y REVERIE

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Aereon Marine

M/Y REVERIE Hinge

Aereon Marine's hinge supports watertight doors on the mega yacht Reverie.

ICI was given a broken hinge that had not been up to the task and has made significant improvements to the design.

Material choice has been improved and the link design has been changed for increased weight bearing capacity and slower wear.

M/Y REVERIE Hinge

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Pelatron, Inc.

Mobile Modular Command and Control (M2C2) Advanced Prototype

Pelatron's M2C2 Advanced Prototype is a military command center's worth of electronics and communications equipment shoehorned into a HMMWV.

ICI documented the desired system configuration and designed the electronics packaging components and interface panels.

Mobile Modular Command and Control (M2C2) Advanced Prototype

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Geodetics, Inc.

Epoch-by-Epoch Network-Centric Positioning Unit (ENPU)

Geodetics ENPU is a high precision GPS receiver.

ICI worked on both the electrical and mechanical designs in parallel in order to achieve the compact form factor.

A special heat sink was designed around the CPU to keep the unit operating in hot climates.

Epoch-by-Epoch Network-Centric Positioning Unit

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Cubic Applications Engineering

Gates Lock

Cubic's GATES lock is an electronically controlled padlock for intermodal shipping containers.

The armored case discourages brute force attacks.

Electronics monitor the lock's current state to detect and log physical attacks.

ICI's innovative hydraulic locking mechanism allows the lock to cinch up tight against the container bars and resist attempts to force the lock open yet uses little electrical power to operate and is cost effective to manufacture.

Gates Lock

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L3-Communication

Impulse Tube

L3's Impulse Tube is used for testing the effects of a pressure wave on sample materials.

It is used to research more effective armor to protect personnel against the effects of a bomb blast.

The pressure wave is created by first charging the breach end of the tube with high pressure gas. As more gas is added the pressure increases until a plastic diaphragm retaining the gas in the breach ruptures.

The pressure wave travels down the tube and impacts the test article placed at the far end.

Impulse Tube

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Spark Integration

Create Demonstration Robot

ICI's Create Robot is a flexible demonstration vehicle designed to showcase Spark Integration's DIOS communications software.

The robot's strong central skeleton allows quick access to all components for fast setup and configuration.

The robot integrates many existing off the shelf components into one mobile platform.

Create Demonstration Robot

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Spark Integration

Hardware Interface Module (HIM) and Universal Connector Panel (UCP)

ICI's HIM and UCP connects any electronic device to the DIOS (Distributed Integration Operating Schema) network.

The DIOS network, developed by Spark Integration, is a small footprint, low overhead, distributed software platform for data communication.

Each HIM contains a configurable I/O board set to adapt to the communications needs of the specific electronics device to be put on the network.

HIM and UCP

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SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

VHF Portable Amplified Communications System (VPACS)

Integrated Consultants, Inc. supported SSC-Pacific advancing a prototype design requiring debug and fabrication detail. ICI developed the necessary drawings and schematics to produce a first article device, then produced 12 units on a quick turn basis.

VHF Portable Amplified Communications System

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U.S. ARMY

Portable Ballistic Protection

Integrated Consultants, Inc. developed a modular portable ballistic protection wall that can be safely moved and assembled in desert sand by two people with no material handling equipment. The identical building block sections require minimal tools or instruction to assemble.

Portable Ballistic Protection

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Forensic Analysis

Food Distributor Facility Warehouse Freezer Failure

Integrated Consultants, Inc. analyzed a subfloor heating system repair that failed, and offered forensic data to substantiate a probable chain of events. A repair solution was offered and installed successfully.

Food Distributor Facility Warehouse Freezer Failure

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ONR

Cryo Cooler

Integrated Consultants, Inc. developed a Cryopacking primer for desirable features from a 4.2 Kelvin superconducting circuit to 77 Kelvin. This connection scenario offers the ability to open superconducting circuit connection capability to multiple Cryocooler manufacturers and offers path to precertification superconducting circuit to 77 Kelvin environment.

Cryo Cooler

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Pelatron, Inc.

M2C2 Truck

Pelatron's M2C2 Advanced Prototype is a military command center's worth of electronics and communications equipment shoehorned into a HMMWV.

ICI tested and designed the case mounting hardware, operator stations and antenna mounts to meet customer requirements of quick assembly and good accessibility.

M2C2 Truck

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MKI Products

Under Dispenser Containment

Integrated Consultants, Inc. supports design review and wet stamping of engineered mechanisms as a Registered Professional Engineer in New York, and California.

Under Dispenser Containment

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Epsilon

Monitors

Integrated Consultants, Inc. supported Epsilon Systems Solution, Inc. in the evolution of a light weight rugged flat panel computer from their flat panel product line. Basic scalable building block components were developed.

Monitors

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Applied Research Associates, Inc.

Bunker Buster

Integrated Consultants, Inc. is partnered with expert penetrating ballistic contractor Applied Research Associates in a development effort to refine penetration parameters bunker buster munitions.

Bunker Buster

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Inscope

Sub

Integrated Consultants, Inc. developed a concept low power consumption unmanned underwater vessel that can be parked for surveillance at varying depths. The submarine is sized for launch from a torpedo tube.

Sub

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