Product Development

Engineering development

All equipment marketed by CRL is designed and manufactured by the company. CRL has the personnel and facilities to develop products from original engineering concepts through prototype construction to final production. CRL offers a full design and integration capability to all customers purchasing its products and we specialise in short production runs which are often the norm in Australia. CRL has CAD-based PCB, schematic drawing and mechanical design capability. Because of this intimate product knowledge, customer-driven modifications or in-service upgrades are easily incorporated. This includes full installation documentation and, if necessary, on-site technical support. Normal business communications, including a web site support page, e-mail and a toll free support line are available to all users.

Vibration Testing

Using a Vibration Research® VR5600 Vibration system CRL is able to fully test both developmental and production equipment and individual circuit cards to Method 514.5 as detailed in MIL-STD-810F

Environmental Testing

Using a TENNY® environmental test chamber CRL is able to test the performance of both development and production equipment as detailed in MIL-STD-810F Method 501/502 (hot/cold), 507 (humidity) and 500 (low pressure/altitude).

Machine Shop

CRL uses Semiens Solid Edge® part modeling and design software. This state-of-the-art software allows the design and assembly of 'virtual' products that, once perfected, can be delivered to fabricators for CNC based manufacture.

CRL also operates a fully equipped machine shop capable of producing machined metal products for both low rate production and R&D applications.

Software development

CRL develops all low level (assembler) software used in CYCOM® equipment. All high level software which is designed to operate our equipment, including GPS and moving map display systems, is also developed in-house. CRL maintains a full time, non-contractor based software department whose task it is to conduct research into data transmission, including error correction schemes and cryptographic systems, support existing clients and to develop upgrades, modifications and bug fixes.