March 15, 2023
McCormick Stevenson is pleased to announce that it has developed a new technology that promises to improve the speed and efficiency of Technology Insertion Upgrades for the US Navy. The Universal Blind Mating Connection for 19-inch Electronic Industries Alliance Racks applies to AEGIS Computing Infrastructure for the Navy and is adaptable to any Commercial Off the Shelf computing components. It will enable maintainers to perform replacements more rapidly and effectively to improve availability and readiness. It was first developed by MCCST under the US Navy Small Business Innovative Research Program and is currently undergoing performance testing and analysis before its final prototype build and transition to the services.
Two of the MCCST leads on the Universal Blind Mate Solution project, Matt Montgomery and Andrew Entwistle, were honored to present the new technology to the services at the Navy Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Transition Program (Navy STP) event WEST 2023 in San Diego, CA in February 2023. This presentation allowed us to discuss the advantages of the technology directly with users, and to facilitate the transition path into use.
Entwistle says that the Universal Blind Mate solution is the first of its kind in the industry and is looking forward to seeing it used by the services for multiple applications.
Key highlights of this Universal Blind Mate Solution are that it is highly adaptable due to an innovative modular design, and it is customizable to a range of current and emerging connectors, including next generation high-speed connectors. To learn more details, listen to Andrew’s ten-minute overview on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5Jyh6gEb5o.