Heloborne - Carbon Fiber Technology
Today for a modern armed force, operational effectiveness in the digital battlefield, is largely dependent of personnel training and performances of the resources available.
The Elesia's M3S represents a real breakthrough in the development of electronic systems dedicated to processing functions and human machine interface. Elesia came to the realization of the M3S after a great experience, gained in tough environments, in which has developed several equipment and applications for avionic, naval and land systems.
The system M3S in fact, responds to the current needs of delivering value for money to modernize and maintain the armed forces.
In the definition of the system, Elesia has been used a holistic design approach that provide to the user the right answer to the desired operational requirements.
The use of highly innovative composite materials and construction techniques, have allowed the M3S obtaining special features that are not found in similar systems.
The M3S system integrates all the processing functions and human machine interface, necessary to manage different type of missions or sensors.
The M3S is fully modular and scalable, both sections of human machine interface and computing are configurable, the system can host different COTS components and electronic buses.
The perfect ergonomics of the human machine interface and the roll-on/roll-off capability of the M3S, allow the use of any platform type, this should match the possibility of making multi-role and multi-mission the platform itself.
After a long experience in infrastructure design for electronics, Elesia presents the ECR a family of Electronics Enclosures Cabinets and Racks, designed according to the MIL standards and built using the last generation of composite materials. Are denominated in this way the materials obtained by the union of at least two components which have chemical-physical characteristics that make them different, insoluble and separated between them.
The Elesia's ECR represents a real breakthrough in the development of military enclosures and rack made with innovative technologies and modern fabrication processes. Such an equipments are tailored to your specific application to ensure all system requirements are met with the most optimized packaging. Elesia enclosure offerings are based on proven, cost effective designs and are deployed across several surface ships and aircraft spanning multiple programs.
These materials are defined as fiber and matrix (epoxy resin). The union of these elements give a continuous solid material which is capable of propagate and redistribute the internal forces caused by external stresses.
Elesia can build its composite equipments combining features to create a custom configuration, or make special modifications as required for a specific application.
The addition of 50% of continuous carbon fibers in an epoxy resin matrix produce a structure which, stressed in tension, also has a stiffness of 2 times higher than an equivalent steel structure of the same size. The elastic modulus of the composite can reach 400 GPa, double of the steel, with a breaking strength 4-5 times more high.
- Multi-platform (airborne, ground vehicle and dismounted platforms);
- Multi-role (operator, supervisor, commander);
- Roll-on /Roll-off capability;
- Ultra-light hw (made of composite materials);
- Full symmetric hw setup (left-handed operator);
- High Reliability;
- Multi-mission (C3I, surveillance, SIGINT, sensor control);
- Voice operated controls;
- Rugged modular electronic cabinets;
- 463L (HC-6/U) pallet family and aircraft seat rail base;
- Custom mission seat, high g resilient;
- Low cost.
|Physical||Dimensions (base x height x depth)||600 x 1500 x 400|
|Weight||50 Kg (tbc)|
|Payload||60 kg||Equipment||CPU||Intel Quad Core|
|O.S.||Linux, Windows, VxWorks|
|Display||2, HD (1600x1200)|
|I/O||Keyboard, trackball and/or joystick|
|Rack||std 19" 6U height|
|Power||std 28 VDC, 115 VAC 400 Hz|
|Temperature||-25 to +55°C|
The M3S system is composed of two main units interconnected electrically and mechanically
- The HCI (Human Computer Interface) unit;
- The P&IO (Processing and Input Output) unit.
The system is equipped with a very sophisticated mechanical and electrical structure made of composite materials, one of the most modern application software for finite element method (FEM) has been used by Elesia to design the M3S. State of the art flex and rigid-flex pcb technology are used on the entire system. This approach ensures a high resistance of the supporting structure to the shock and vibrations.
The M3S is normally installed on a 463L family pallet (88"x108" or its subsize) or by using the seat rails. This method is widely used for transport planes like the C-130, C-27 or the CH-47 and EH-101 helicopters. The basement, made in fiber carbon, is an integral part of the system.
The HCI unit comprises two high resolution displays (the dimensions are variable, depending on the type of application). A keyboard and a trackball (or a joystick) for cursor control are available. On the sides of the unit is available an Intercomm control panel for internal voice comms, as well as for remote control of on-board radios.
Depending on the M3S configuration, the two displays can be configured either as stand-alone components driven by the CPU contained in the P&IO unit or as two displays, each one with a powerful embedded PC connected via LAN to the P&IO itself. This solution allows the optimization of the space available for other processing units or I/O.
Many configurations are possible on the P&IO. Elesia is able to provide boards, modules and sw for applications like:
- SENSORS CONTROL;
- WEAPONS CONTROL;
- COMMUNICATION RELAYS.