ARTI, the Defense Industry’s Notable Partner in Military Electronic Design and Production

Issue 81

ARTI Endüstriyel Elektronik was founded in 1995 in Ankara and is known for its custom designs developed for defense and industrial electronic systems. It makes electronic and mechanic designs, performs prototype and mass production and provides maintenance and support services in various fields such as power electronics converter design, power distribution, land and railway electronic signaling, embedded software, IoT, process control and sensor conditioning. It is also a customer oriented company performing its activities from the product idea stage to the production and assembly stage. ARTI, with its staff having domain expertise, is a leading company with a wide range of customers throughout Turkey and has been providing quality design, production, technical support, repair and maintenance solutions for electronic systems.

Producing devices designed for military land, air and marine applications in accordance with customer needs, ARTI presents prototype and mass production of such devices to customers together with all of their production and design documentation. All devices produced or designed by ARTI, from military-type ethernet switches to high-power-density converters, are verified via tests that are adapted to the military standards required by the integrated unit and are used in challenging conditions required by military applications.

Since its foundation, ARTI has established working principles for identifying and meeting customer needs and requirements and has taken many steps toward developing them. As a consequence it has documented its business philosophy with the international standard TS EN ISO 9001 Quality Management System, and it is amongst ASELSAN’s approved subcontractors for Hardware Design.

ARTI designs are concentrated in the field of power electronics and ARTI can provide analog and digital design and simulation support in a wide range including power electronics converters, power distribution, software, IoT, process control, signalization and sensor conditioning. It also conducts the mechanical design and analysis of all devices it has produced.

ARTI demonstrates its electronic design capability with designs made on the basis of card and component.

Below are some of ARTI’s electronic design capabilities:

Hierarchical schematic design,

Complex and high-density wiring harness design,

Multi-layer and high density, impedance 3D printed circuit board design

ARTI develops the software of its smart devices designed for a variety of military and industrial applications by using the embedded Linux operating system for ARM core processors or for DSPs and MCUs of Texas Instruments and Microchip companies.

For use in military applications, ARTI designs user interface software and its graphics to either run on a computer or an embedded processor.

ARTI creates project-specific mechanical designs in Catia V5 PML and Solidworks Professional environments. The mechanic designs of which are shaped according to customer requirements and MIL-STD-810 standard tests, are developed in a way that also provide EMC shielding for electronic devices within.

Mass production and R&D oriented production are carried out by certified technicians trained in IPC in a production environment that conforms to ESD standards. 

Complex and high-density wiring production, which is compatible with the tests in MIL-STD-810 standards and meets EMC requirements, is performed by experienced ARTI personnel at ARTI production facilities.

Critical printed circuit board components and printed circuit boards produced for R&D purposes are assembled in ARTI production facilities whereas for mass production, ARTI partners with PCB assembly companies and supervises them for the assembly of its printed circuit boards.

ARTI has designed and produced many Power Distribution and Control Units that succeeded in various EMC tests defined in the MIL-STD-461 standard and environmental tests defined in the MIL-STD-810 standard.

The Power Distribution and Control Units of which ARTI has the design and production capability can be categorized under two types in accordance to their user requirements.  The possible features of the units according to its type are summarized in the table below.

ARTI has full competence in the design and production of rectifiers, DC / DC converters, inverters and motor drives used in military and industrial applications in the discipline of power electronics. Most of ARTI products are used in the defense industry and designed and manufactured in accordance with MIL STD 810G, MIL-STD-704, MIL-STD-1275 and other related electrical and environmental standards.

Capabilities of ARTI regarding power electronics application are summarized below:

AC / DC Power Supplies (100W-20kW)

AC / DC Battery Chargers

DC / DC Converters 

DC / AC Inverters (50W-100kW 50-400Hz)

Component Based SMPS Design

High Frequency Planar Transformer and Inductor Design (Planar Magnetics)

MHz Band Switching Frequency Possessing Converters Enabled by the use of SiC-GaN/FET 

Converter Design with Maximum Efficiency > 99% 

Analog and Digital Closed-Loop Control Ability

BLDC-PMSM-Asynchronous Motor Drive Design (Torque-Speed-Position control)

The functional verification activities verifying that the produced devices fully meet customer requirements are performed at ARTI facilities through custom test software, test cards and other test equipment all of which are designed and produced by ARTI.

The products designed and produced for functioning under challenging conditions are tested functionally by ARTI and verified through EMC tests in the MIL-STD-461 standard and environmental tests in the MIL-STD-810 standard that ARTI is now highly experienced with due to the verification process of many of its products.

The design, production and analysis of the test wiring and fixtures required for the tests are provided by the experienced staff of ARTI.

ARTI has taken part in various projects of major companies such as Aselsan, Roketsan and TÜBITAK Space in the defense industry up to date and also has carried out joint studies with various companies such as TCDD, TÜLOMSAŞ, Demir Export and Park Termik.