Tanker Drop Controller

/Tanker Drop Controller
Tanker Drop Controller2018-08-08T14:59:23-07:00

Project Description

Swope Designs, Inc. designed, prototyped, tested, and deployed this high-reliability aircraft fire-retardant drop controller to the client’s specifications.  The controller includes full closed-loop control of the hydraulics for precision control, integration with aircraft systems, and includes enhanced diagnostics and a user-friendly LCD control panel.  The custom firmware simulates the physics of the drop in real-time to provide superior drop accuracy and control.  The custom designed hardware includes ruggedized I/O, additional protection circuitry, and a high reliability fault-tolerant embedded system.