U.S. Army officials needed systems-integration technology to enable rapid insertion of new electronics capabilities into land vehicles. The Electronic Systems Integration (ESI) technology from American Systems Technologies Inc. (ASTI) in Troy, Mich., met their needs.
ESI has been installed on several military vehicles for oil condition management, including humvees and tactical trucks. By integrating speed and stability sensors into the vehicle, ESI can add rollover detection and reduce the likelihood of rollover incidents, ASTI officials say.
The ESI can set up a wireless network between vehicles so that all vehicles in a convoy are aware of each other’s operating status.
ESI also can monitor vehicle power systems and can track the status of vehicle cargo. ESI has also helped upgrade components for the Army’s Movement Tracking System (MTS), where it transmits vehicle diagnostics information by satellite to command centers, and includes advanced mapping and messaging features.
The 2005 edition of the Army Phase III Commercialization Brochure features ESI. ASTI was one of 17 companies profiled in this annual publication by the Army Research Office, company officials say.
“ESI technology has the long-term potential to be a truly ‘disruptive’ technology for military vehicles, serving as a bridge to retrofit advanced electronics technology into today’s military fleets,” says Joe Huang, ASTI’s chief executive officer. For more information on ASTI or the ESI, contact the company online at www.amsystech.com.