DentCorp Ltd Consultants...Can we help you?
We at DentCorp Ltd offer consultancy as Consulting Electronics Applications Support Managers, Consulting Transport Managers, Environmental Consultants, Agriculture Consultants and Military Equipment Recycling Consultants. The activities are carried out with the usual high standards you would expect from Professional Consulting Engineers. All the consultancy work is undertaken at an agreed daily rate plus expenses therefore you know what the cost is up front. Longer term consultacy will be considered on a project by project basis. Contact DentCorp Ltd by clicking on the Contact button and return the email to us once the form is completed or alternatively by using the telephone and fax numbers supplied. Needless to say that we give practical and realistic advice that will advantage your company in the market place. In addition, we can advise clients, especially SME's on how to take advantage of a presence on the Internet to improve sales and streamline in house operations to be paper free. We advise on domain names, where to obtain economic web hosting, website design and implementation, all of which are very important to the expanding company in these difficult times. Transport Industry related consultancy work is normally undertaken by our sister company Load 'n' Go Ltd which will have actual transport capability in the near future.Follow this link: www.loadngoltd.co.uk
Weather Data and Environmental Consultancy
DentCorp Ltd operates a Weather Station at Eaton Bray, Dunstable, Bedfordshire because this has become a hot topic in the East Anglia, South East and Southern regions of England due to the recent extreme weather and the prolonged drought conditions followed by a deluge of rain with their potentially serious consequences. You can find all the data, free of charge, from the Eaton Bray Weather Station by clicking on the buttons marked Eaton Bray Data and real time data can be seen by clicking on Eaton Bray Live.
DentCorp Consultants can advise customers how to protect their business assets from an EWE (Extreme Weather Event) using UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supples), MCS (Mirror Computer Systems) and their location,FFIS (Flash Flood Interception Systems), GWRS (Grey Water Recycling Systems), BWRS (Black Water Recyling Systems- under development). These are all EWEPS (Exteme Weather Event Protection Systems) that are infinitetly scaleable and their cost of implementation can be roughly equated to the damage caused to your operation by one EWE. Installation of an EWEPS will make your premesis/assets re-insurable after a EWE has occurred once the EWEPS has been approved by your insurance company. Any EWEPS needs to be operational instantly and automatically when a EWE occurs therefore there is reasonable and ongoing maintenace and testing schedule comittment.
The entry level GWRS and BWRS are suitable for application in the Third World to provide clean drinking water and to re-cycle Black Water so that it does not re-contaminate the drinking water supply. The BWIS (Black Water Irrigation System), which is simply an irrigation system (Static or Mobile) added to the BWRS, can apply nutrients to depleted land and could be utilised within a crop rotation scheme which includes plants that restore the nutrient levels in the soil. The BWIS combined with crop rotation will restore depleted land that has turned into a dustbowl condition back to productive land. The secret with any BWIS is to ensure that all the microbiology is eleminated by clever use of technology. Even in some of the regions of the Third World most affected by drought there is water is still available in deep artesian wells which can quite easily be recovered using existing, low-cost pumping technology. Once the water is at the surface then the GWRS, BWRS, and BWIS can be used to provide clean drinking water and to restore the land to productivity thus eliminating famine in the local community. These sytems are a low one-off cost relative to their benefits which charities could easily supply but they do need expert maintenance that local labour after training. The advantage of this sort of charitable investment is that communities in the Third World quickly become self-sufficient again and regain their self-respect which is exactly what both sides of a charitable donation would deem to be an ideal outcome.
DentCorp Ltd is particulary interested in renewable sources of energy such as wind and solar as a prime source of energy or as a back-up source or simply reducing bought in energy costs. We have a total system solution in the pipeline combining wind and solar sources that just needs implementing and testing. This is called CWSESS(Combined Wind and Solar Energy Source)which produces an excellent output in all environments by tracking the sun and wind to maximise efficiency. The CWSERGS was designed with COTS (Commercial Off the Shelf Components) from various industries.
You can get more information by clicking on the Environmental button.
DentCorp Limited is reviewing intensive agricultural techniques first pioneered in the 1960's and trying to adapt them to today's envioronmentatal needs. Initial results indicate that a significant reduction in the application of artificial fertilisers could be acheived by using the BWIS described above. Work is now progressiog on preventing the fertiliser applied, either artificial or natural, leaching into the waterways by studying the optimum timing and ideal weather conditions to ensure maximum fertiliser take-up by the target crop.
We, at DentCorp Ltd, are also re-visiting the lost art of crop rotation with a view to offering advise to reverse the trend of declining production in arable crops which leads to dustball conditions and soil erosion. We believe that depleted soil can be restored to it former maximum production levels by the careful selection of crops appropriate to a particular area. Even grassland can be improved by crop rotation and the selection of grass mixtures that actually enhance grass production instead of reducing it.
DentCorp Ltd is also interested in preventative medicine schedules that will improve the growth rate and well-being of livestock in order to offer a better product to the customer. We have tried this technique in cattle in the past very successfully therefore we want to test the same ideas on sheep and pigs. DentCorp Ltd is committed to natural farming methods such as grass fed cattle/sheep and open range methods for pigs/poultry which we firmly believe gives a better end-product than the discredited factory-farming methods. We also have a long standing interest in cattle breeding for conformation and improving growth rate and/or milk production from grass. We believe that certain crosses on milk producing cattle can produce quality beef cattle that exhibit high growth rate on grass and produce top quality meat thereby giving a much needed additional income to milk farmers. Using an appropriate beef bull on heifers intended for milk production will also significantly lower calving problems.
We are particularly enthusiastic about the ability to trace agricultural products back to the farm which ultimately guarantees the end-customer the highest quality product. To this end we are investigating how groups of farmers in a given area can take over the supply chain and sell their products directly to the big supermarkets thus weaning them off foreign farm products whose contaminant/infection status and quality cannot always be assured.
DentCorp Ltd is keen to encourage farmers in the development of the 2/3 metre field boundary to be environmentally friendly and to encourage wildlife. To this end we believe that the field boundary can be deveoped as a conservervation area by judicous planting of meadow grass, hedges, and trees thus restoring the natural balance in the countryside. This type of field boundary conservation will promote wildlife such as birds and insects that can reduce the necesity to use insecticides/ herbicies on arable crops. We are also keen on improving land drainage by cleaning out and enlarging ditches to cope with the flash floods that we are now experiencing.
DentCorp Ltd will complete its review of the farming technigues by the end of this year and will be in a position to offer Consultancy on the agricultural topics describe above in early 2013.
Military Equipment Recycling(MER) Consultancy
DentCorp Ltd is investigating the recycling of high value military equipment by the insertion of COTS (Commercial-off-the-Shelf) components/systems to extend the life of this equipment whilst simultaneously upgrading it's performance to at least the equivalent of the lastest replacement equipment whose costs are astronomical. The guiding principle of COTS TI(Technology Insertion) is Faster, Better, Cheaper (FBC) The outcome of this investigation is that we believe that older, well designed, high value military assets can be recycled using COTS TI at a cost of about 10% of a new replacement system. The only requirement is that the basic structure/hull of the target equipment is in good condition so that when refurbished the life of the COTS TI enhanced system/craft is extended by at least 10 years to be economical. The use of the same COTS prime movers and propulsion systems for both air, land and sea applications can be acheived by using HBT(Hot-Box Technology), CC(Conformal Coatings) and ACSS(Anti-Corrosion Spray Systems) Similarly, COTS TI can be used to replace the avionics/electronics in air, land and sea applications using the same techniques. COTS TI will provide 100% commonality between refurbished equipement destined for the Army, Air Force or Navy. Software is the only part of the COTS TI process that needs to be customised but we believe there can be a great deal of C(Commonality) in CCS (Command and Control Systems),TADS(Target Acquisition and Destruction Systems) and ADS(Asset Defence Systems) software between air, land and sea application so that at least 90% of code written for one application is re-useable on other applications. One leading AV manufacturer claims that C(Commonality) means buying all your AVs from one manufacture which is the biggest load of rubbish I have ever heard and displays a serious lack of intellect amongst the senior management at that company. Another guiding principle of a DentCorp Lts COTS TI project is to always choose the low power solution where possible and always have back-up resources. In addition we try to minimise pollution by all assets and operations. As an example we can offer a Mil Spec HTB version of our WSERGS(Combined Wind and Solar Energy Source)as a back-up in the field when everthing else has failed to give some capability
DentCorp Ltd is also assessing/evaluating TSRS (Tactical, Strike and Reconnaissance Systems) based on rugged MRAVs(Multi Role Aerial Vehicles), light, medium and heavy, with proven STOL (Short Take-off and Landing) capabilities and possessing a very high P/W or T/W(Power to Weight or Thrust to Weight ratio) for seamless deployment to land based airfields or to carriers and vice versa after COTS TI. By adopting STOL for all AVs plus using a BRP(Blast Reaction Plate) to maximise thrust/acceleration combined with a TOR(Take-Off Ramp) and using an arrestor cable for landing on recycled carriers, 100% commonality in AVs can be acheived on all possible deployments. Sufficiently high T/W may also enable a carrier take-off without having to resort to a TVN (Thrust Vectoring Nozzle) aircraft engines and a slower aircraft landing speed can be acheived through increased wing/flap area. However, TVN engines are highly desirable because they increase payload and improve the safety margin on take-off and landing. The TOR is a hydraulically adjustable ramp the angle of which can be optimised for the type/weight of AVs being launched and offers vastly more flexibility in terms of elevation and length than a fixed ski jump. The TOR is stowed in the down and fully retracted position when not in use. The TOR can be used also be used as part of a instantly deployable land based runway for use by STOVL(Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing) AVs which are ideal for CIGA(Close-In Ground Attack) in support of amphibious operations where their reduced CR(Combat Radius) is not such a limiting factor and their dependence on a single engine is not so mission critical as in long distance operations over the open ocean. In fact STOVL AVs with a single LE(Lift Engine) have a second critical point of failure in the gearbox making them less safe than a conventional helicopter where the unpowered rotor would usually give enough lift to land on ground or ditch into the sea safely. All I can say about STOVL AV pilots using a single LE is that you are very brave. The attrition rate of the current single engined STOVL AVs is running at about 40% which I beieve is unacceptable. In fact some manufacturers of STOVL AVs are claiming to have TVN already therefore I am looking forward to a demonstration of a TVN engine as soon as possible.
Our research so far has concluded that single engined AVs are unlikley to have the necessary T/W or CR required for manned naval applications and we have substantial concerns about safety margins on take-off and landing, in addition, engine and/or gearbox failure of any kind will be catastrophic. I am looking forward to seeing an AC(Airworthines Certificate) for the latest STOVL LE AVs and for their so-called "Glass Cockpit". Additionally, I like FBW(Fly-by-Wire) but I have often wondered what is the back-up system when the electrical power fails; which it will one day?
DentCorp Ltd has addressed the safety issues of landing on a carrier day/night in all weather conditions and concluded that a conventional landing using arrestor cables is inherently dangerous. To mitigate this safety issue DentCorp Ltd proposes to reduce landing speed by FLAUAVS (Flared Landing Approach Using Advanced Video Systems) projected on to the HUD (Head-Up Display) where the current glide path is compared with the ideal glide path to give the pilot perfect vision of the carrier deck using technology developed for flight simulators by the computer games industry. A virtual 3-D version of FLAUAVS is being considered by the clever location of the SHDCs(Super High Definition Video Camera). The old 3 D(Degree) glide path landing approach using a deck-sight would then only be used in an emergency, as a back-up, in the case of failure of the FLAUAVS. Additionally, a re-design of the AV undercarriage would be required to incorporate DIMS (Deck Impact Mitigation Systems). DIMS is a conceptual, retro-fitted, AV undercarriage system which uses HTM(High Tensile Materials), AS(Active Suspension), EABS(Enhanced Anti-lock Braking Systems) and HSTT(High Speed Tyre Technology) developed by the F1 motor racing industry. DIMS has a response time of less than 0.3 second and can compensate for Heading, Elevation and Bank (Yaw, Pitch Roll - in AV terminology) and Heaving (Vertical Motion) of the carrier deck, in addition to the massive advantage of a soft-landing, thus minimising shock, stress and strain on the airframe. AS also incorporates RC(Ride Control) with settings of Low for loading/servicing, Normal for TFTOFL (Terra Firma Take-Off and Landing) and High for a CTOFL(Carrier Take-off and/or Landing). DentCorp Ltd has also addressed the other carrier landing safety issues of, firstly, overshooting the arrestor cable and, secondly, arrestor cable failure. In the first case, with excellent P/W and highly responsive twin engines the aircraft can simply touch down and take-off again (Bolter). In the second case, where the arrestor cable fails a take-off may be possible if a TOR is provided at the end of the angled carrier deck, which is normally used as the landing runway. Where a take-off is not possible and the AV skids off the end of the angled carrier deck runway and even over the end of the TOR, under heavy braking, then we propose a DCS (Deployable Catchment System) to recover the aircraft. DCS is in operation only while aircraft are landing on the carrier and is stowed at all other times. DCS can only be used in conjunction with the angled carrier deck runway but is compatible with the TOR. DCS requires that all AVs are fitted with a lifting eye at the point of balance so that the aircraft can be recovered quickly and relatively undamaged from the DCS to the carrier deck by a mobile crane. A further concept is being investigated by DentCorp Ltd to give the pilot and any other crew the option of ejecting in the case of a catostrophic failure or staying with the AV while ditching in the sea, in the case of a minor failure, by making the AV watertight and bouyant using simple technology from the boat building industry. The ditched AV plus crew would simply wait to be towed back to the carrier by its SBs(Stealth Boats or ALC(Amphibious Landing Craft) and recovered to the carrier deck by the mobile crane in the normal way. It is expected that the AV would suffer only minor damage during the ditching process therefore could probably be repaired and de-salinated on the carrier and would be operational in a relatively short timescale. The final issue of air turbulence (Burbling) on the approach to the carrier deck has to be resolved by re-design of any obstructions, such as the control tower, on the carrier deck by either moving them outside the line of the runway and/or by streamlining their design. Luckily streamlining can be combined with improved stealth characteristics so that a double advantage is gained. DentCorp Ltd has calculated that a suitable recycled target AV, after COTS technology insertion, could make an emergency landing, with a full payload and one engine out, on a carrier at night in a Force 8 storm using FLAUAVS and DIMS. The supreme advantage of FLAUAVS and DIMS is that they do not require the invention of any new technology; it is simply a matter of adaption and implementation. Even STOVL AVs can benefit from DIMS on land-based operations in CIGA support of amphibious troops as the runway requirement is quite relaxed because DIMS uses AS in conjunction with LGPT(Low Ground Pressure Tyres). An instant runway can be operational for STOVL aerial vehicles on land in less than 2 hours by deploying a mobile TOR on a reasonbly flat area measuring about 400 metres by 100 metres maximum. A flat, sandy beach used for an amphibious landing would be perfect. The use of Motor Grader would also create an adequate runway on uneven ground adding a further 2 hour delay to the operational airfield but this is still a very acceptable timescale.
Even older equipment/vehicles and hand-held weapons can be recycled to make them lighter, more accurate and effective by the judicious use of modern materials/components and COTS TI. The requirement in this case is that many thousands of these smaller items need recycling so that mass production can be used to reduce costs. Often older equipment designs are excellent but do not meet todays requirements/standards, however, with some lateral thinking and clever use of COTS TI they can be brought up to a least today's level of performance and in the case of a particularly good older design may exceed the performance of the new equipment that has replaced it for about 10% of the cost.
If you have a stockpile of redundant, classic, high value military equipment then DentCorp Ltd would be happy to do a feasibility study to find out if it was worth recylcing into a refurbished and upgraded product or that it needs to go to scrap to recover the basic materials. Even using COTS technology insertion techniques a considerable amount of the redundant systems go to scrap for material recycling. The great advantage of recycling redundant military equipment using COTS TI is that the cost is so low that even if it is damaged or lost in service the financial impact on the defence budget is minimal. COTS technology insertion can often give performance improvements over new military equipement because in many areas the commercial sector is far in advance of the Mil-Spec (Military Specification) equiivalent. The secret of COTS TI is to provide the same standard of ruggedness, reliability, EMC(Electro-Magnetic Compatibility) and Rad-Hard (Radiation Hardness) as the Mil-Spec equivalent with RAD(Radar Absorbing and Dispersing) ST (Stealth Technologies) at COTS prices. Many experts in military circles worry that COTS technology would not be rugged or reliable enough for worlwide deployment but if you can keep COTS hardware warm and dry then the problem goes away hence the use of HBT at system and sub-system level; only external sensors need to be Mil-Spec. Another perceived problem is jamming, interference and evesdropping which we have addressed by the extensive use of EMC techniques, that are in fact very simple and inexpensive, at system and sub-system level. DentCorp Ltd recommends that all local data communications are via optical fibres and are not normally connected to the Internet to ensure system integrity. Long range data comunications should use RBM(Random Burst Mode) via any convenient secure medium. RBM virtually guarantees immunity from CyberWarfare and Hackers because of its short duration and random nature. The COTS Computer OS(Operating System)is seen as a security weakness and we are investigating the possibility of creating a robust, fast, reliable and secure OS, provisionally called LMS (Linux Mil-Spec), which is a fundamental re-write and re-test of the Linux Open Source OS up to and beyond Mil-Spec standards by applying algorithms and techniques normally used in HDLs(Hardware Description Languages).
The unfortunately named "Glass Cockpit" also horrifies some military experts but we prefer the term VCRA(Virtual Cockpit with Reversionary Analogue)to distinguish our solution for military AVs from the commercial sector solution. We believe that VCRA can also be used on naval assets without much modification. DentCorp Ltd has cost-effective solutions in all these high technology areas. We believe that typical target systems for recycling by COTS TI are AVs/aircraft carriers, missile systems, all-terrain vehicles, armoured vehicles, amphibious vehicles, tanks and high-preformance hand-held weapons etc. Only certain target systems lend themselves to COTS technology insertion therefore careful identification is required.
The deal clincher argument for MER is that new military assets are outrageously expensive and are completely unaffordable in these desperate economic times. They are incredibly complicated with a MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) of no more than 100 hours, if you are lucky, and use extotic composite stealth materials that need to be stored in an air conditioned environment to prevent them becoming un-glued. There is no ST(Stealth Technology) that is completely invisible to sensor systams and the latest FF(Fire and Forget) intelligent missiles home in on the emissions of the target, which are not easily disguised, and they only require the approximate coordinates for the interception point. What you need in the battle situation are mission capable weapons systems with considerable asset redundacy because they will be attrition. Battles/Wars are won by strategy, tactics, deployment, overwhelmiong force plus a great deal of good luck and are not simply a computer game. For example, hi-tech weapons are, to this day, are virtually useless in a jungle guerilla war.