Chassis Plans is providing rugged custom portable computer systems in support of the US Marine Corps VIPER/T program. The Virtual Instrument Portable Equipment Repair/Tester (VIPER/T) is a rugged, man-portable automated test system. This is the USMC’s primary functional test gear used to test and diagnose electronic, electro-mechanical and electro-optical systems… Read More
Chassis Plans has provided a quantity of fully integrated transit case systems for Operation Peace Dragon. These are rugged field deployed systems initially for deployment in harsh military environments. Operation Peace Dragon is a US Air Force program in support of the IqAF for Iraqi border patrol utilizing King Air… Read More
SPAWAR liked our M2U20 computer system for its feature set and rugged construction. However, they wanted additional drive capacity. The M2U20 provided 4 shock mounted 3-1/2″ drive positions. Started with that design, we redid the front end of the system to incorporate 6 2-1/2″ SAS drives mounted in removable sleds.… Read More
Persistent surveillance is a relatively new technology blending multiple sensor paths together to give a highly detailed overview of an area or battlefield. Persistent surveillance has been used extensively in Afghanistan to monitor cities and areas around military bases to enable commanders to determine if insurgents have possibly planted IEDs… Read More
Chassis Plans completed a quantity of custom 2U enclosures for a Navy project. Using our M2U20 system as a starting point, we modified the front panel to make the filter door more narrow to accommodate expanded front panel controls. Internal modifications were made to fit the customer’s boards and a… Read More
A company manufacturing industrial robot systems, both fixed and mobile, required a new controller. The company realizes logistical productivity and intelligence currently unrealized through conventional conveyance, transport and AGV systems. The robots are environmentally aware and can avoid people and objects in their path.
Chassis Plans created a completely custom… Read More
The Department of Defense has deployed persistent surveillance systems on aerostats in Afghanistan. These systems scan a city-wide area constantly, day and night. When the system detects a threat in its field of view, a high resolution camera system including FLIR is employed to characterize the target.
The system developer… Read More
A defense contractor required a portable computer system which was very robust yet light in weight. They required it “to survive the trauma of repeated shipping to the four corners of the earth”. Systems they had previously tried were not rugged enough and were constantly failing.
Chassis Plans responded with… Read More
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… Read More
This design challenge was for a rugged mobile military application which required an LCD with features such as very high resolution, daylight visibility and protection from sudden shock – in a compact form factor. Chassis Plans started with two solid aluminum billets and milled a high precision enclosure with the… Read More
A Fortune 500 aerospace and defense contractor required a controller system for an airborne ultra high resolution panning camera system mounted in a Lear business jet. As this is flight qualified hardware, there are strict requirements for human factors, flight crew safety, structural integrity and crash worthiness. Chassis Plans designed… Read More
The customer provides a system to allow surgeons to visualize and plan in 3D orthopedic procedures. They can then transfer that plan to a robotic assistant to actually perform the bone milling.
Chassis Plans is providing compact systems with two separate computers inside. Two passive backplanes with two single board… Read More
The customer provides a network appliance which sits on and monitors the internet backbone in a Central Office environment. The project required a two step approach to satisfy their program requirements.
The first milestone required Chassis Plans to quickly develop and provide multiple development systems to manage their custom hardware.… Read More
The customer liked the Chassis Plans’ W05 wall mount chassis but needed to mount several industrial Ethernet hubs inside. They also wanted to prevent falling debris in the environment from getting inside the unit via the air exhaust vents and cable passages.
Starting with the standard W05 Solidworks model, we… Read More
Imagine Innovations has a compelling system to remotely monitor and control coin operated car washes. Chassis Plans provided extensive modifications to the standard W5 WallMount Enclosure
to provide mounting for the various digital control modules and required to interface with the car wash equipment.
The modifications included adding a small… Read More
This renowned manufacturer of advanced digital signal processing systems providing telemetry capture and analysis to aircraft and missile flight test ranges required a chassis for their new PCI based system. Chassis Plans designed and built a passive backplane system providing mounting for their status display as well as a rear… Read More
This customer required a custom enclosure to control IC mask pattern generation. This 6U rack mount system includes a 19-slot PCI Express backplane, dual Xeon System Host Board and redundant power supply. In addition, provision was made in the chassis for a 24VDC supply, PLC and Safety Relay. Particular attention… Read More
Northrop Grumman required a rugged computer system to build a Digital Voice Recorder for use aboard Navy ships. The system records virtually all audio traffic on the ship including radio traffic, PA, and bridge conversations. The rack system is designed to meet Mil Spec 901D
, Grade A.
Included is… Read More
The customer had seen a custom chassis on our Did You Know Paint and Logo Brochure
and wanted a similar look. The result is our standard E1Chassis
2U rack mount enclosure with a new 3-dimensional door, custom paint on the lid and ears, and customer logo silk screened on the… Read More
Raytheon required a quantity of small enclosure and cables to house an F18 radio controller in a ground application. Chassis Plans leveraged an existing design to engineer the enclosure. Utilizing previous art allowed for a low engineering cost and quick turn on the project.… Read More