At NAI, our engineering and manufacturing capabilities work in tandem to deliver comprehensive solutions for our customers. Our in-house engineering team includes electrical, hardware digital design, mechanical, software, test and quality engineers who work collaboratively to streamline our design process and ensure coordination across our team. Complemented by our investment in physical and work process integration, we design and build ruggedization into our products from the ground up at our facilities in Bohemia, New York. Enabled by best-in-class systems and tools, our end-to-end integration provides real-time visibility and rapid response across the value chain.
At NAI, we prioritize the use of state-of-the-art simulation and modeling tools throughout our design process to validate our designs before initial prototyping. These tools include MATLAB and Mathcab for function modules, PSpice for circuit analysis, and AutoDesk Simulation for mechanical and thermal analysis. By utilizing these tools, we are able to ensure the most appropriate and cost-effective solutions are provided to our customers. Our project engineers work closely with customers, acting as an extension of their engineering team, to ensure that their needs are met throughout the design process. Our integrated design, manufacturing, assembly, and verification teams, all from one trusted source, enable us to accelerate time-to-mission for our customers. Leveraging cutting-edge design tools and expertise, we are able to deliver reliable and high-performance embedded computing systems that meet and exceed industry standards, ensuring customer satisfaction.
At NAI, our multidisciplinary engineering approach brings together experts from a range of engineering disciplines, including electrical, mechanical, and software engineering. By collaborating effectively, we can design products that are technologically advanced, durable, and reliable, meeting and exceeding our customers' expectations. Our team of customer requirements and systems engineering experts ensures a deep understanding of our customers' needs. This approach reduces time to market and ensures timely delivery of products within budget.
NAI integrates a range of systems, including engineering control, ERP, MRP, shop-floor control, and supporting supply chain systems, all under the control of a single management team. This level of coordination delivers improved problem-solving, speed, and single-source accountability to our customers. Our documentation management system ensures configuration management, product lifecycle extension, and supply chain management. Together, these systems provide real-time visibility and rapid response, both internally and across the value chain, ensuring that we provide high-quality products to our customers.
Our ruggedization qualification capabilities cover environmental and EMI testing, including temperature, vibration (sine and random), shock, humidity, and conducted emissions, ensuring that our systems can operate in harsh environments. Additionally, we perform tests such as altitude, temperature-altitude, contaminate protection, explosive atmosphere, MIL-STD-461 EMI testing, and lightning testing to ensure the highest level of performance and reliability. Click here to learn more about our qualification and ruggedization capabilities.
Our cutting-edge manufacturing capabilities include SMT assembly, reflow, 2D and 5D X-Ray inspection, and 3D Automated Optical Inspection equipment. Computerized data management ensures efficient coordination between engineering and production, with trained operators certified to IPC-610 /J-STD-001 standards. Our manufacturing processes adhere to ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100, Rev C certifications.
NAI uses Oracle's AGILE software and AEGIS Software's Factory Logix to implement a complete product lifecycle management system (PLM). The PLM system maintains traceability for components, process-flows, and test results. Upon request, component-level traceability by reel and date code is available.
NAI conducts Environmental Stress Screening (ESS) on a wide range of products, from small footprinted NIUs to large ruggedized Embedded Systems and power supplies. All products undergo temperature stress tests from -40°C to +85°C during Design Verification Testing, ensuring full specification performance. Full-rate ruggedized production products are tested according to NAI's standard ESS profiles or customer-specified profiles.
We are committed to a technology insertion strategy for our COTS products, which guarantees standard product support for 15 years or more. Our suite of lifecycle extension services provides additional options for customers to have greater control over hardware configuration and product longevity. Additionally, we offer nitrogen storage for critical components. Click here to learn more about our product lifecycle services.
NAI provides a 1-year warranty on all products and offers repair and calibration services to ANSI/NCSL Z-540-3 standard in a controlled environment. All calibration standards used have NIST-traceable accuracy. Click here to learn more about our calibration and repairs services.
NAI offers VPX, OpenVPX, and VITA standards to meet the rugged computing needs of critical applications by considering the size, weight, and power (SWaP) restrictions. VPX standards build on the compact 3U and 6U formats of the traditional VME system while expanding the bandwidth with high-speed, reliable serial buses. The VITA standards ensure rigorous environmental, design, construction, and quality requirements for COTS hardware that can withstand harsh aerospace and defense environments. OpenVPX creates system-level implementation to promote interoperability and reduce development time and risk for system integrators. With NAI's VPX products, including power supplies, and their compliance with various VITA standards, you can choose reliable and rugged computing solutions.Learn More