For applications requiring ultra-fast and safe monitoring of the complexity of critical components or infrastructures, Ontonix offers a specific Complexity Chip. The chip constitutes the heart of an Intelligent Black Box - a device that can be mounted on cars, aircraft, submarines or on any mission-critical piece of equipment and deliver early warning signals of imminent systemic malfunctions. The system can be interfaced via connection to a CAN bus or any source of data.

The chip is based on FPGA technology and has been developed jointly by Ontonix and SAIC in the framework of a project funded by the US Department of Defense Executive Agent for Printed Circuit Board and Interconnect Technology and the NSWC (Naval Surface Warfare Center).

Each chip is delivered with a specific board - Digilent ZedBoard - which includes a microprocessor that manages all data Input/Output as well the chip itself. Dimensions: 16 x 16 cm.

With our complexity technology now available on a chip, QCM enters into a new era. In fact, it now becomes possible to monitor complexity in real time and to identify and anticipate problems in all those systems which depend on or are governed by intricate software systems:

  • automobiles

  • aircraft

  • trains

  • turbines, compressors

  • military equipment

  • etc.

Our complexity chip can also be integrated into mobile and hand-held devices for civilian as well as military applications.

A smaller version of the board is also available: dimensions 16 x 8 cm.

When integrated with a software/electronics system of an automobile or an aircraft, the QCM Chip can detect systemic problems, i.e. those 'nasty' problems which occur in large and complex systems or networks and which conventional technology can acknowledge only after the fact. In addition, the system is able to deliver information that is useful in the context of Preventive Maintenance.

The salient characteristic of the device is that it is able to monitor systems from a holistic, multi-discipline perspective, analyzing and combining information from heterogeneous data channels.

A multidisciplinary complexity map of an aircraft

A multidisciplinary complexity map of an aircraft

The system can be interfaced via connection to a CAN bus.


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