Steven Allo, Diego Hernandez, Jett Su, Abdel Cabrera, Andrew Montiegel, Aidan Vega, Cole Freeman, Christopher Reynolds
With the Spring Enacted Camouflage System, Hyper Light Tactical Solutions (HLTS) aims to deliver a product that effectively meets the Army’s need to reduce the time and effort to set up their vehicle camouflage netting. HLTS began designing this product with the objectives of being a semi-automated, robust, compact, and reliable system that effectively disrupts the shape of the vehicle in less time than the manual procedure. After numerous design iterations and thorough consideration of academic and military feedback, we developed our current solution. The main features of HLTS’ final solution are based around a spring-assisted functionality. A central column concentrically holds a spring welded to the bottom of a bracket that holds four telescoping disruption poles in pole sleeves. As the pole sleeve bracket rises with the spring, the disruption poles angle down over the frame, sliding tangentially along the frame as the bracket slides up and down the shaft. Once in the intended position, spring locking keys hold the system in retracted and deployed states. While fully deployed, the adjustable disruption pole allows for non-uniform net shaping and full vehicle coverage from a single point of deployment. Non-skid rubber feet and D-ring tie-down points provide stability, and a truss-reinforced aluminum frame offers sufficient structural strength.
3D Interactive Product Model
The following is an interactive 3D model of the product design. You can view and rotate the product assembly in different orientations and views, including an exploded view to see the various parts that make up the assembly.