Azimuth, Inc.
Supporting the defense of our nation

Electronics Engineering

Specializations


  • Custom electronic circuit design and production
  • Ruggedized electronics for mobile (marine & ground) applications
  • Real time embedded systems
  • Data acquisition, instrumentation distributed IO and control
  • Military communication suites
  • Controller Area Network (CAN)
  • Digital Video Recording

Circuit Design


Azimuth currently has design and development capabilities for custom circuit boards containing integrated circuits and passive devices in both through-hole and surface-mount packages. This includes, but is not limited to, TSSOP (25 mil pitch), 0603 packages as well as surface-mount connectors and other miniature components.

Current engineering design experience includes layout of multi-layer boards containing ultra-fine pitch (20 mil spacing) components with inner power and ground planes that decrease electrical noise in digital circuits while providing clean power rails throughout the board.

Previous designs include:
  • redundant power supplies
  • analog and digital design
  • embedded devices and systems
  • portable systems with built-in portable (battery) power packs with integral charging circuitry including lithium-ion designs
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Major Projects and Programs


Azimuth PRT for WVU integration
WVU PRT VCSS development

WVU Personal Rapid Transit (PRT)

Azimuth was the prime contractor for the design, manufacture and delivery of the Vehicle Control and Communications Subsystem (VCCS).  The VCCS is a component of the Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit System (PRT) for West Virginia University’s (WVU) autonomous transportation system.  The PRT system is a fully automated transit system with five passenger stations, approximately 8.7 lane miles of guide way, and 71 passenger vehicles.

Azimuth worked with Boeing to redesign Boeing’s Phase II VCCS, which consisted of 21 circuit boards and reduced the board count to four highly sophisticated circuit boards.

The VCCS provides control command to the vehicle, identifies and transmits vehicle status to the Station Control and Communications Subsystem (SCCS), and receives commands from the SCCS. The system is designed for fail safe operation and incorporates series and parallel redundancy for all safety critical functions. The VCCS controls all vehicle functions while en route and at station berths including stopping, starting, acceleration, deceleration, steering, door functions, and fault monitoring/reporting.