Plug-in Electric Vehicle – Vehicle to Grid (PEV V2G)
Our systems process was applied to successfully research, develop, and engineer
a PEV V2G system at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Fort Hood, and Joint Base Andrews.
As a result, the Air Force unveiled the DoD’s first non-tactical fleet composed
entirely of PEVs. Energy providers pay for V2G services, allowing installations
to offset energy costs. Bi-directional PEVs and charging systems with software controls
to manage vehicle fleets enable bidding into the energy ancillary services market.
Hybrid Vehicles – Halvorsen 25K Loader
In an example of our systems integration requiring the design of hardware and software
and integrating with the existing HMI and control system, CTC developed a diesel-battery
hybrid powertrain for the U.S. Air Force’s Halvorsen 25K Loader. The Halvorsen is
used to load and unload cargo from Air Force transport aircraft. CTC’s solution
improves agility, energy efficiency, and airman safety, while reducing greenhouse
Water Recycling Technologies
CTC leveraged our systems engineering process to develop innovative water recycling
technologies that use cost-effective stages of processing to purify and treat wastewater.
Since one size doesn’t fit all in this industry, solutions are tailored to the requirements
and then optimized. We offer the ability to fully design, develop, prototype, test,
build, and maintain industrial water treatment systems that will reduce costs and
Vehicle Event Data Recorder
Development of the VEDR system is another example of our systems engineering and
integration. Designed for recording sensor data enabling post analysis of data to
be used for rapid deployment of sound engineering solutions in the field to address
battle, safety, or operational issues encountered by soldiers. The data enabled
engineers to reconstruct vehicle crash, roll-over, and blast/Improvised Explosive
Device (IED) events to better understand the causes of crew injury and facilitate
the design of safer vehicles for the warfighter.
Control Systems Engineering
CTC develops industrial and vehicle control systems, including a master controller
responsible for managing the following subsystems: engine, motor/ generator, transmission,
battery, on-board charger, thermal control, safety features, and operator station
controls. The master controller also interfaces with the OEM’s control systems.
CTC installed all the requisite equipment and wired and programmed all the communication
to enable testing and validation for the entire hybrid Halvorsen 25K loader system
operation (see above). CTC integrated the STW Technic ESX-3XL controller for the
hybrid Halvorsen application. The STW Technic controller is a commercially available,
rugged, off-highway vehicle controller that is weather rated for the intended operational
environment. It is also an IP67 and IP69K rated sealed enclosure for worldwide environmental
conditions. CTC used programmable logic controllers (PLC) for industrial control
systems and PC based HMIs and control systems.