Our 10,600 sq. ft. Electrical Shop is housed
in a high bay area capable of supporting multiple, simultaneous
cockpit development efforts.
Each electrical technician has
a dedicated lighted workbench equipped with a tool chest
and standard hand tools. Each bench also includes
a soldering station for wire fabrication use. Technicians
have direct access to the engineering team throughout the
fabrication and installation process, reducing risk and
The Electrical Shop includes four 20-foot
wiring tables for wire bundle fabrication. Wiring
tables support end-to-end connection for fabrication of longer
Wire trees are also available in the Electrical
Shop to support wire harness fabrication. Automated wire
label printers are used to label each wire within production
wire harnesses. Additional tools available to the electrical
technician team include hand and pneumatic pin crimpers with
die sets to support a ll common military and commercial connectors,
heat guns, digital multi-meters, and cable testers.
The Electrical Shop also includes a dedicated
ESD-safe work area and workstations with grounded benches with
ESD-safe work surfaces and floor mats. Grounded soldering equipment,
personal wrist straps, and wrist strap testers are also included.
In addition, we have a dedicated Integration Laboratory to support
hardware/software integration tasks.
power system and I/O requirements of electrical designs are completely
analyzed in AutoCAD prior to schematic generation. Orcad/Altera
is used for complex board and gate array designs. Electrical
fabrication details and requirements are provided to the mechanical
team for inclusion within the 3D models. Reviews are held at
different design stages to ensure accuracy of the design, quality
of the work, and dissemination of information across the team.