At Avalex, our greatest strength is our ability to provide operators with specialized tools for a wide variety of mission types. Special missions present unique challenges that call for customized solutions, and customization is what we do best.
That’s because our innovative engineering team, armed with modern development tools like 3D printers and multi-axis machining facilities, produces equipment that meets exacting standards at incredible speed.
Here are just a few of the customization projects we have completed:
Avalex had the opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities of our ACM9454K cockpit management unit (CMU) for HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter. We implemented advanced-waveform support in the CMU while enhancing the avionics radio model for this aircraft-specific integration. Along the way, we performed qualification testing and delivered reports for review and approval.
Avalex engineered the AVP4109BNHT as part of a four-display system upgrade supporting the CV-22 Osprey. This 10.4″ XGA portrait display was customized with a bezel-button interface designed to control applications being run on the SAMS/ESA computer host. In addition to qualifying for flight in rotorary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft per MIL-STD-810 and 461 requirements, this customization also passed CV-22-specific shock and vibration testing profiles.
We upgraded one of our 10.1″ tablets to create a 12.1″ PCAP touchscreen tablet able to be hard-mounted in the C-17A platform. An Intel Core i7 processor supports an unclassified “low side” data feed carried over DisplayPort, while a classified “high side” data feed is carried over ethernet and authenticated via an integrated SIPRNET card reader.
The AVM4170PG display had to meet strict specifications for a program supporting the CP-140 Aurora. This modification of the original AVM4170 was designed to accommodate the near-continual cold-climate operation and night-flight requirements of the CP-140’s maritime patrol/search-and-rescue/intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance (ISR) functions. LCD and button backlighting, heated cover glass, and a 10-button keypad with finger guards were all added to the off-the-shelf unit, and its 10.1″ high-definition display was configured for VGA, SDI, and S-Video inputs.
Developed for flight on foreign military variants of the P-3, the AVM4107PEP is a 10.1″ widescreen display modified to include an LCD touchscreen and Avalex’s 5th gen video module (AVM5x).
Its video circuit board features input capacity for all common forms of analog and digital video signals, including Composite, RGB Component, S-Video, VGA, and DVI/HDMI. Further, it’s compatible with SDI supporting SMPTE-292M, SMPTE-259M, and SMPTE-424M. The 28VDC power supply and all other components in the board design are qualified to MIL-STD-704 and 461 for fixed-wing and rotorary-wing craft.
For the AC-130U gunship, Avalex engineered a heated, flight-glove-compatible, 17″ flat-panel LCD touchscreen with DVI/VGA inputs, bezel keys, and split-screen functionality.
We developed the AVM4158L as a central primary flight-and-multifunction display for the A/MH-6M Little Bird. This project required augmenting a sunlight-readable, 15″ Large Area Display (LAD) with state-of-the-art connectivity, allowing users to input optical video data as well as single-channel video. The rugged, milled-aluminum housing, which surrounds the screen with night vision-compatible bezel keys, provides the pilot with linked tactical and navigational systems. Side-by-side windowing, switchable input display, and dual-zone viewing angles further optimize the AVM4158L for center console performance.
For another project we partnered with a U.S. military research laboratory to design, develop, and manufacture a Smart Multi-Function Display (SMFD). The result was the ASD3106N, which was then further modified into a Wireless Integrated Cockpit Information Display (WICID). The WICID remotely controls applications and carry-on software, including the Joint Precision Air Drop System (JPADS) and Falcon View — both used by C-130 and C-17 aircrews. In sum, this modification enhances the situational awareness that pilots and co-pilots depend on.
We produced a smart tablet used as a controller for the Norwegian Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) canister launcher. This tablet uses the Cortex-A9 Quad-core 1.2 gigahertz processor module found in our cockpit management unit as the foundation for a Linux-based resistive touchscreen controller. The result is a tablet capable of providing high-definition video and dynamic graphic overlay rendering in a compact, 10.75″ x 8.5″ x 2″ profile. Detachable carry handles, an optional vehicle mounting bracket, and a removable, rechargeable battery pack all contribute to the AST4095K’s rugged portability.
Designed for all-climate use in challenging battlefield conditions, this tablet was optimized for use with Personal Protective Equipment up to MOPP level 4. It was further engineered to be submersible (to a depth of 1 meter), to be functionally robust to extreme temperatures, and to be readable in bright-light situations.
If you have a challenging project that calls for customization by a world-class team, contact our sales team.