Officials in the U.S. Navy needed an electronics enclosure to meet the exacting needs of an airborne application. They found their solution at Symetrics Industries LLC in Melbourne, Fla.
Symetrics won from the Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division in China Lake, Calif., a five-year contract to provide the U.S. Navy with its Technique Control Modulator (TCM) chassis assemblies. The TCM is a 7-slot VME-3U chassis developed for the Electronic Countermeasures (ECM)/Electronic Attack (EA) Technique Generator for Navy Aircraft. It includes power and signal conditioning, and enables the installation of a variety of configurations of commercial and custom VME-3U circuit cards. In fact, the housing accommodates seven circuit card assemblies.
TCMs are employed in the AN/ULQ-21 ECM Set, to simulate present and projected ECM threats, to evaluate ECM capabilities of weapon systems, and to train weapon systems operators. The VME-3U Technique Control Modulator contributes to improving aircraft ECM systems and the efficiency of those systems’ operators. TCMs are also able to perform several RF Electronic Warfare simulations.
Under this contract, Symetrics could potentially manufacture, test, and deliver up to 500 chassis and 950 kits of spare parts and provide repair services, engineering support, and technical tasks, says an official. Symetrics engineers will perform all work on the contract at its facility in Melbourne, Fla. For more, visit www.symetrics.com.