11 December 2019
If you design motion control systems, chances are you’ve worked with pulse width modulated (PWM) drives. Thanks to their stability, availability and familiarity, PWM drives are the default choice in most day-to-day motion control jobs. But PWM drives tend to be noisy—making them less than ideal in some high-fidelity motion applications. And that’s where linear drives come into play.
10 July 2019
15 December 2018
We’re excited to announce our recent partnership with Cynash on a next-generation cybersecurity platform that can detect and mitigate cyberattacks on the industrial control systems that run energy, water, transportation and industrial infrastructure. The platform builds on Cynash’s SerialTap™ sensor that passively monitors the serial communications used by many of the world’s industrial control systems. SerialTap™ can now pass the monitored traffic to our AICS machine learning system—enabling us to solve more extensive security challenges using advanced techniques in anomaly detection and behavioral analysis. Both technologies separately won prestigious R&D 100 Awards—SerialTap™ in 2017 and AICS for 2018. They also started as applied research and development efforts by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Laboratories. Their commercialization is the direct result of the Transition-to-Practice (TTP) Program—an initiative run by Dr. Nadia Carlsten at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that identifies emerging technologies that have national security applications. To learn more about, read our latest press release.
27 June 2018
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.