Mainstream Engineering Awarded Contract from the Marine Corps for Development of an On-board Weight and Center of Gravity Sensor System for the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement

FLORIDA – March 19, 2014 – Mainstream Engineering Corporation, a 28-year-old Brevard County manufacturer with a history of leading-edge research and development has been awarded a contract from the United States Marine Corps to develop a novel onboard sensor system that provides real-time monitoring of the weight and three-dimensional center of gravity (CG) of the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) which is manufactured by Oshkosh Defense.

The demand for increased vehicle safety, awareness, and payload efficiency has generated the need for the tactical vehicle weight and CG to be continuously monitored during operation and integrated into the vehicle’s safety and display systems. Benefits of real-time vehicle weight and CG awareness include increased vehicle stability and improved handling under all conditions, as well as improved vehicle safety, in terms of minimizing the chance of vehicle rollover and/or overloading. This demonstration effort leverages Mainstream’s extensive experience in remote monitoring systems and the development of robust military systems.

About Mainstream Engineering
Mainstream Engineering Corporation is a solutions-oriented research, development, and manufacturing small business with a history of leading-edge research and development that has resulted in advanced, lean-manufacturing, cost-competitive products, which are all made in the USA. Founded in 1986, Mainstream’s mission is to transition advanced thermal control, energy storage, and energy conversion technology into high-quality, cost-effective, environmentally-safe, commercial products. Products include lightweight diesel/JP8-fueled engines, advanced thermal control units, remote monitoring systems for tractor-trailers and air conditioners, refrigerators/freezers for shipping containers, and the QwikProduct™ line of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) products. Areas of advanced research include power electronics, thermal control, energy conversion, engine and emissions research, turbomachinery, chemical technology, and materials science.