27 June 2018
Trust Automation Inc., a leading supplier of automation technology for defense and industrial applications, has announced it will offer a novel new cybersecurity solution for industrial control systems (ICS). Working through the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, Trust has obtained an exclusive license to the Autonomic Intelligent Cyber Sensor (AICS) technology developed by Idaho National Laboratories. AICS brings autonomous, real-time cybersecurity measures to the legacy ICS networks that still control much of the United States’ critical energy, water and transportation infrastructure. “AICS is a key enabling technology in the protection of aging, yet still critical, infrastructure that wasn’t designed to withstand cyberattacks,” says Trust Automation CEO and CTO, Ty Safreno. At its core, AICS technology employs autonomic computing techniques and a service-oriented architecture to discover ICS network entity information, deploy deceptive virtual hosts and identify anomalous network traffic with high accuracy. AICS is compatible with SerialTap™, a patented sensor that passively monitors the serial communications employed by most legacy ICS networks. The exclusive license enables Trust Automation to use AICS to upgrade the cyber defenses of vulnerable legacy critical infrastructure systems—including natural gas distribution, water distribution and management, electrical grid systems and transportation. The move builds on Trust Automation’s extensive experience with control and power-management systems for semiconductor, defense and green technology applications. For more information, visit www.trustautomation.com/cybersecurity.
26 July 2017
21 July 2017
Trust Automation Receives Full-Rate Production Contract from Lockheed Martin to Provide Motion Control System for Q-53 Radar Production
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., July 21, 2017 — Trust Automation, Inc. has been awarded the full-rate production contract from Lockheed Martin for the motion control systems on the AN/TPQ-53 (Q-53) Counterfire Target Acquisition Radar (CTAR). Trust Automation developed the Q-53’s entire motion control system, which levels the vehicle, elevates the radar platform and positions the radar. Based on a solid-state phased array, the Q-53 detects, classifies, tracks and determines the location of enemy indirect fire in either 360 or 90 degree modes. Compared to earlier generation CTAR systems, the Q-53 provides enhanced performance—including greater mobility, increased reliability, lower life-cycle cost and reduced crew size. The Q-53’s active electronically scanned array (AESA) provides the foundation for multi-mission capabilities. The Q-53 has demonstrated the ability to identify and track (UAS), showing the capacity to incorporate air surveillance simultaneously with counter target acquisition in a single sensor. “We’re proud of the field-proven performance and our contribution to this groundbreaking radar system and pleased to join Lockheed Martin in its efforts to continually improve the protection of our soldiers,” said Craig Vonilten, Vice President of Business Development for Trust Automation. Trust Automation offers fully engineered system solutions and United States-based manufacturing for custom motor and motion control requirements to meet the specialized needs of our armed forces and allies. Recent contracts include systems for the TPS-77 Multi Role Radars and the Multi-Mission Launcher (MML) for the U.S. Army. About Trust Automation Trust Automation designs, develops and manufactures custom and standard automation systems for the defense, semiconductor, industrial automation, green tech and medical industries. Trust’s product line includes linear and digital drives, high performance servo motors, standalone motion controllers, custom assemblies, engineering services and custom battery management systems. Trust Automation is an ISO 9001:2008-certified, Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB).
16 June 2016
24 May 2016
Trust Automation Contributes to the Development of Life Saving Drones Delivering Vital Medical Supplies to Rwanda
Trust Automation, Inc., known for standard and custom high efficiency motors and controls as well as support system solutions, today announced that it has designed and manufactured a custom system that contributes to the successful flights of drones that deliver lifesaving medical supplies to people who live in isolated territories of Rwanda. The drones have been developed by Zipline an autonomous robotics company based in San Francisco.
06 May 2015
In today’s rapidly evolving security landscape of unconventional battlefields and irregular warfare, our soldiers need to quickly locate and neutralize mortar and rocket threats. The U.S. Army’s objectives call for custom engineered systems to take the lead in providing solutions that can be rapidly developed and deployed. These systems need to be both accurate and reliable to keep our troops safe and give them a technological advantage that is both flexible and field proven.
13 September 2014
First Published in U.S. Tech The Global Electronics Publication 9/13/2014 By Robin Mitchell Hee, Jason Walsh, and Matthew Barsotti, Trust Automation, Inc., San Luis Obispo, CA Battery power is essential for a wide range of portable and mobile electronic devices, and advances in battery technology can serve many different applications. To assist a variety of different applications, Trust Automation has introduced a new modular approach to battery power in the Agile Energy Management System™ (AEMS™) equipped with the firm’s proprietary Energy Management Network Technology™. While many battery designs are limited to single package styles or custom enclosures, AEMS employs a design based on modules that can be assembled to meet different applications while still maintaining standardized protection and monitoring requirements. Much thought has been invested in the design and development of these power systems, from the selection and screening of individual cells to the final development and qualification of complete systems. The end result is a “green” solution that meets the needs of customers in defense, medical, industrial, and semiconductor industries.
14 November 2013
Trust Automation, Inc., the world’s leading developer of linear servo drives and creator of custom and standard high precision motion control and system design devices for the defense and other industries, announced today that they have contributed successfully to the test of the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) FT-2 Missile test. Trust Automation designed and developed critical motion control elements to the radar platform.
04 August 2008
Challenge ReVera is a leading provider of next-generation metrology used to monitor and control films and critical layers deployed in the semiconductor manufacturing process. ReVera has developed a unique process for measuring semiconductor-device thin films and layers. As semiconductor features become smaller and smaller, optical measurement and inspection techniques become less reliable. To address that problem, ReVera created VeraFlex II, a High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) Production Metrology system.