The creative application of scientific principles to design or develop structures, machines, apparatus, or manufacturing processes, or works utilizing them singly or in combination; or to construct or operate the same with full cognizance of their design; or to forecast their behavior under specific operating conditions; all as respects an intended function, economics of operation and safety to life and property. - ECPD
How can you solve complex management and technical problems using a structured, proven method that delivers fast results? Integrated Consultants' systems engineering services apply advanced methodologies to solve an array of complex management and technical challenges for military and industrial organizations.
From our inception, Integrated Consultants, Inc. has developed a business execution strategy for client engineering services that is founded on system integration principals. This execution strategy uses a series of checks and balances performed by technically proficient management; this develops a familiarity with our technical client and insures their expectations are being met or exceeded by the program specialist. Our resources have been developed over twenty-five years, with experience in commercial, municipal, and Department of Defense tasks. We have a close association with The National Society of Professional Engineers and the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. Integrated Consultants' core staff is comprised of technical specialists who are capable of producing efficient development services and prototypes.
Integrated Consultants, Inc. has analyzed the potential of the laboratory Cryocooler.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.