Reverse Engineering

Reverse Engineering Specialists for Military Grade or Commercial Systems

PHT Aerospace is a preferred DOD supplier for obsoleted or single source electromechanical subsystems. When parts on an aircraft, military vehicle, radar system, or other aging equipment become unprocurable, PHT engineering provides solutions that are form-fit-function replacements. Our meticulously engineered solutions, extend your ability to procure these parts and subsystems well into the future, even in small production runs. And often for far less cost than the original equipment.

When OEM data, and technical specifications are no longer available for your system, PHT has been trusted to provide the complete reverse engineered Technical Data Package (TDP) and all field trial and engineering quality reports.  PHT will subject these form-fit-function replacement systems to all required testing conditions including altitude, temperature, vibration sensitivity and humidity conditions to insure that the replacement unit under test will operate compliant to all applicable mil-spec’s and other requirements.

Parts that we’ve successfully retrofitted include:

Motors & Actuators –  On aircraft no less than the B52 and C130, and F15, PHT has provided reverse engineering of ac and dc motors,  used to control a door actuator used in a number of different systems. When price and delivery of these motors from the OEM became an issue, PHT redeveloped the original motor without any OEM drawings, and qualified the motor for multiple Air Force aircraft. PHT assumed all manufacturing for the motor as well providing a fully USA based supply and support chain to the government.

Radar Systems – When the Radar System circuit card assemblies (CCA’s) on the F16 became hard to procure because the OEM refused to bid on such low production quantities, PHT assumed the reengineering of the signal processing components, providing a cost reduced, timely solution to the air force, allowing the system to remain in operation.

Specialized Power Supplies – A particular area of expertise for PHT is our ability to reverse engineer, redesign, and manufacture custom power supplies. PHT provides many custom power supplies to airframe subsystem manufacturers as well as others for naval vessels, ground vehicles and support equipment.

Aircraft Navigation Lights – PHT provides custom navigation lighting for both military and commercial aircraft. Experience includes the development and qualification of the wing tip lighting on the B1 Bomber, as well as exterior lighting on the F15 and F16. For more information, visit our page on Aircraft Navigation Lighting.

Reverse Engineering Equipment and Processes

PHT engineering maintains a deep competency in the areas of metallurgical analysis, 3d modeling, cad systems, and PCB design. Coupled with our extensive experience in all things avionics related, and our manufacturing capacity, gives us unique capabilities in this space.

Some of the equipment we use includes:

  • Laser touch 3d modeling (OGP)
  • Thermoscientific X-Ray Analysis
  • PCB multi-layer board reverse engineering.
  • 3d Printing for rapid prototyping.
  • Solidworks Modeling
  • OTHER???

Manufacturing

PHT also manufactures the systems it designs in both small quantities and large. We are able and willing to undertake small runs where larger manufacturers may require large minimum order quantities. This makes us an excellent partner for development of both new and existing systems with limited production demand.

Custom Military Reverse Engineering by PHT

PHT is a certified AS9100 company, meeting government requirements under the Small Business Subcontracting Program.

Our Military Reverse Engineering capabilities provide high levels of support for obsolete, legacy, discontinued, and hard to find electronic components, and for components with misplaced or destroyed documentation. Our engineers are experts in extending component life cycles, while reducing procurement costs of obsolete or single source parts. We have a demonstrated competency in the design and manufacturing of all kinds of electromechanical systems. All our work is done in the USA.

Please Contact PHT Aerospace today to discuss your project.