Vehicle Electronic Power Management System

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Modern military vehicle functions are becoming ever more complex and power-hungry, and legacy systems with conventional circuit breakers and bulky wiring are ineffective in addressing the new demands.

Effective power management to support mission-critical command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) domains as well as sophisticated mechanical subsystems requires platform-specific electrical systems architecture.

Shrike Marine’s vehicle electrical power management system (VEPMS) is specifically designed to address the particular needs of a modern war-fighting vehicle.   It has the flexibility to optimize the level of integration, monitoring inputs and controlling the vehicle's electrical power in the most cost- and energy-efficient manner.  Shrike’s system also provides an essential rear echelon communication component to keep brigade headquarters continuously apprised of each vehicle’s fighting state of readiness.

Designed to mil specs, the VEPMS is modular, fully scalable, highly cost effective and space and weight efficient. It allows fingertip control over all vehicle and fighting platform/ancillary functions.  Mechanical push buttons are completely configurable to satisfy vehicle crew requirements, and information/data can be formatted and displayed as needed anywhere in the vehicle, or transmitted back to command headquarters.

User-defined states/modes of operation are fully customizable and can be triggered automatically or manually operated.

Available outputs ensure upgradability and permit a single vehicle to be configured for multiple roles in one interactive, seamless system.

System Description

The system comprises a number of intelligent building blocks linked via a CANbus communications network.  These building blocks instantly respond to events on the CANbus.  Events are trigged by system states, commands from the HMI operator interface unit, mechanical switches and vehicle sensors.