Reverse Engineering and Upgrade - AC-130U Selector Valve


Challenge: 

Existing 6-port hydraulic selector valve caused system failures due to pressure transients during switching

Minimal envelope expansion and very short schedule available for redesign effort

 Our Solution: 

Design 9-port selector valve that resolved pressure transient issues and retained existing interface locations

Minimal impact to envelope dimensions

$550K reverse engineering/modification contract resulted in deliverable prototypes in 3 months