Military Embedded Systems


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Multicore processor-based 3U architectures reduce SWaP for UAS ISR platforms - Story

April 16, 2015
There is a never-ending pursuit of reduced size, weight, and power (SWaP) in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) processing. Traditionally, what's been seen in the ISR application space: Complex, specialty-built systems which tended to be very large, very high-powered, and difficult to cool.

From 6U to 3U: Expand into new markets by leveraging existing hardware/software IP - Story

August 15, 2014
An industry perspective from Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions

UAV payload designs turn to COTS - Story

April 22, 2014
With SWaP so critical for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), the goal is optimal design. Traditionally, system integrators provide a Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) vendor with a set specification. A better approach is to involve the hardware supplier early in the system design process.

Embedded Vanguard Blog: Optimizing deployed system design begins with dialogue - Blog

March 27, 2014
Today, defense and aerospace system integrators are under increasing schedule and budget pressure. While funding for new programs is harder to come by, the technical requirements for deployed systems continues to increase as platforms become more digitally connected and sensor rich. One frequently overlooked strategy that can significantly aid a system integrator’s efforts to develop an optimal system solution, especially when confronted with space, weight and power (SWaP) constraints, is to engage COTS hardware vendors early in their design process.

AFT cools high-power COTS modules for military applications - Story

September 04, 2012
Open-standard Air Flow Through (AFT) cooling technology is a welcome addition to the options available to designers of rugged COTS systems for defense and aerospace applications. Northrop Grumman's AFT technology, incorporated in the ANSI/VITA 48.5-2010 standard, provides a cost-effective way to cool high-performance VPX boards used in C4ISR applications.
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