Core Temperature Controls
SDS was contacted by CTC (Core Temperature Contrls) to help design and develop a "core temperature control" unit for a motorcycle rider. No original design, schematic, or physical component selection existed. They hired me as the design EE to assist in the developmnt of a thermal device to regulate the core body temperature of a motorcycle rider. Other than the need to warm the rider in the winter conditions, there are those with MS (multiple sclerosis) that need to stay cool in the summer. First the design was breadboarded. The circuit board had a PIC microprocessor that was programmed at SDS. Finally, testing was done to ensure the PIC microprocessor was functioning properly. Within a short time we arrived at a final prototype.
Final Stage(acheived a remote control via handle bar):
Mounted on bike (chose Membrane Switch Panel on handlebar)...last pic is a dive unit we built to withstand a depth of 100ft underwater:
The final version of the system has of course been been changed very little from SDS's original concept. The project used the following skills at SDS: Electrical Engineering, Schematic Design and Capture, PCB Layout, Microprocessor Programming, Electronics Assembly/Test/Debug, Mechanical Specification and Fabrication. All development was done at SDS's WV facility.