Chassis Plans' design philosophy is to provide exceptionally engineered, cost effective custom industrial and military grade computers at a competitive price. Chassis Plans provides turnkey solutions of custom industrial rackmount systems, allowing clients to have high quality computing systems with minimal investment in time or money. We have been providing custom solutions to a wide variety of military and industrial customers since 1985 and have an extensive database of base line designs to draw upon to create your system that exactly fits your application and environmental requirements.
Our engineering staff is the best in the business. We can provide conceptual studies and drawings in as little as one day and complex from-scratch hardware in as little as four weeks. Chassis Plans - Systems Engineered to Perform® .
Follows are a few case studies of our more interesting projects. These case studies demonstrate the broad range of capabilities Chassis Plans can bring to solving your application problems.
Our telecommunications customer needed a custom 1U form factor rackmount system to accommodate a high-end Virtex-6 processor for a network processing application. The design needed to meet stringent and diverse performance specifications. The layout required an air channel to isolate the processor and a redundant power supply with AC and DC options. The system also needed to be able to go through NEBS testing which meant including the features of low-smoke wiring, a PyroCide vent panel for fire suppression, grounding studs, and a recessed reset switch.
The FBI challenged Chassis Plans to create a radically compact, yet extremely powerful server for forensic computing. Included in the specification was:
* XEON processor in a MATX motherboard
* 32GB 1333MHz RAM
* Four 900GB 10,000RPM removable hard drives
* Internal non-removable system drive
* Blue Ray DVD drive
* 10-Port Ethernet switch
* Built in internal UPS with battery
* Robust light weight aluminum go-anywhere construction
The system was designed to meet or exceed MIL-STD-810G for dust, blowing sand, temp, humidity, shock, and vibration.
|Current generation military aircraft, and especially 4th– and
5th-Generation front line fighters such as the F22 are highly
dependent on multiple onboard computer systems for flight
dynamics and engine control as well as communications,
radar and weapons systems. These aircraft are essentially
complex computer systems with wings. Interfacing with the multiple on-board processors and systems and managing data flow requires state-of-the-art rugged ground-based maintenance systems.
|The US Navy requested a custom LCD display and keyboard for use in officer’s staterooms aboard submarines. The staterooms provide a built-in desk with a fold-down writing surface and a secure network connection. The Navy wanted a unit that fit in the desk when open, was of minimal weight, had the ergonomics of a laptop, and contained no electronics that could be used to capture data from the secure network. Video input is provided as analog VGA but the keyboard and mouse interface via an Icron extender board.|
|Long Island Railroad wanted to upgrade over 100 computer based Audio/Visual Paging systems. These systems provide rider information in the stations for train arrival times and other information of a critical nature. The upgrade was required in part by the TSA for rider safety in the event of a terrorist attack or other disaster.|
Situational awareness, the ability to see and to know
where the enemy is and what they are doing, is critical
to war fighter safety and survival. All well and
good for static surveillance but providing the same
information to mobile units significantly improves
their effectiveness and survivability.
The Force Protection Display was designed as a tethered ultra-rugged portable LCD display to be used in Humvees, Bradleys, and similar vehicles to provide situational information either inside the vehicle or to be carried outside as the mission requires.
Joint-Range Extension is a hardware and software system that receives information transmitted on a tactical data link in a particular area of operations and forwards that information to another tactical data link terminal beyond the line of sight.
Well logging is the practice of making a detailed record of the geologic formations penetrated by a well borehole, typically oil or gas. This is typically accomplished using an instrumented Wireline truck which travels to a well site on an occasional basis. The roads are typically rough unimproved dirt tracks or, in arctic areas, very rough ice roads. Ambient temperatures range from very high (Middle East) to very low (Arctic).
Chassis Plans provided Schlumberger a system that exactly met their application and environmental requirements.