Templeman Automation (TA) and Tufts University propose the utilization of TA's current ePanel technology for STEM education. “STEM-Table” is the application-specific classroom technology based on TA's ePanel hardware, a large-format (32”), collaborative, multi-touch interactive display table with object recognition and tracking capabilities.
The AGT 1500 engine developed by Honeywell for the M1 Ground Combat Vehicle is believed to suffer premature performance degradation due to ingestion of dust, sand, and FOD (Foreign Object Debris). TA was contracted to determine the feasibility of using OEM and original engineering to provide an Embedded Dust Detector (EDD) suitable for near-term deployment aboard the M1 and other military vehicles. This has resulted in extensive testing of TA's inductive technology for monitoring dust concentrations in fast-moving air flows.
TA's e-Panel multi-touch technology allows multiple users to interact intuitively with the graphics and action on a computer screen without using a mouse, menu, or keypad. Navy planners on shore use a highly collaborative working group system involving large-scale paper plans of carrier spaces and foam cut-outs to represent aircraft, support equipment, and cargo. This system lacks the capability of accurate archiving and internet collaboration, both of which will be enabled with ePanel.
TA has developed MaxSpot: an asset tracking physics-based carrier layout tool for Navy aircraft carrier logistics personnel. Physical interaction between the ship and equipment are created using a physics engine that prevents overlapping components and invalid placements. Assets are tracked through various positions as the mission plan is recorded. A fully functional stand-alone spot factor software tool which is current under evaluation by the Carrier Analysis Laboratory.
To reduce costs associated with flying subject matter experts (SMEs) to remote fleet positions, TA has developed “Telemachus” for shipboard telemaintenance. The system consists of a portable UDP/IP-based video and document sharing module as well as a projective optical diagramming system. Telemachus is ideal for shipboard use because the entire system is fully contained in a single compact carrying case, requires no modification to shipboard equipment, and establishes intuitive, latency-tolerant communications between the SME and the ships force.
The chain tie-downs used to secure aircraft to the deck of an aircraft carrier are heavy – nearly 12 lbs each. To support Navy tempo and quality of life goals, Templeman Automation, in partnership with Peerless Chain Corporation of Winona, MN, has developed the LiteLinx tie-down design, which reduces weight by 52% while maintaining all performance specifications.
TA's Wireless Tank Track Monitoring (WTTM) system uses embedded, battery-free RFID sensor chips. WTTM combines industry-proven miniature RFID sensor chip technology with wireless, mesh-network telemetry capabilities and ultra-rugged monolithic packaging. The system is anticipated to have industrial applications to thick rubber casting processes.
Solar water disinfection (SODIS) is a low-cost clean water strategy that uses solar UV-A and heat to disinfect water. To aid in the deployment of SODIS, Templeman Automation has developed SOLution, a compact, rugged, reusable solar dosimeter that determines when sufficient solar exposure has been reached for full water disinfection. SOLution is solar-powered and fully reusable projected to last over five years with daily usage and no maintenance. To enable widespread usage in both developing nations and disaster areas SOLution is low-cost with a projected large scale fabrication price under five dollars. To learn more, download our PDF brochure describing the SOLution technology. Templeman Automation is committed to using our product development experience to develop technology that is beneficial to society. Templeman Automation is actively seeking partners to collaborate on real-world testing and community distribution of SOLution.
Based on its successful Phase I effort for the Air Force, TA has been awarded a Phase II program to develop a wireless telemetry system for remote determination of tire temperature and pressure and brake temperature for aircraft during flight testing.
After successful completion of Phase I assessment, TA has been awarded Phase II funding to further develop and deliver automated aircraft spot factor determination and placement optimization software to the Navy.
After a successful Phase I technical assessment of littoral environment visualization told, TA has been awarded phase II funding to further develop Simulated Wave Animation Visualization (SWAV) software for the DOD.
TA has been awarded Phase I funding from the DOD to develop an automated solution for Navy deck bosses to set and evaluate spot factor requirements for ship-capable aircraft.
TA receives Phase I award to develop a novel device, entitled TeleGasket, to monitor critical pressure seals using integrated inductive sensors.