Rugged NAS for flight-test ops gets U.S. Navy nodNews
June 18, 2020
HAYWARD, Calif. Ampex Data Systems -- a Delta Information Systems company -- has won a firm-fixed-price contract from the Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division (NAWCWD) at China Lake to produce the Ampex TuffCORD ruggedized network attached storage (NAS) device.
Under the terms of the contract, the TuffCORD will be used to store test data generated onboard aircraft during flight-test operations. According to company information, Ampex uses its Common Compute Environment (ACCE) software to enable users to use an Ampex NAS to execute software-defined recording -- in other words, software that replicates what hardware used to do -- index stored data for easier access and post-mission analysis, and integrate third-party software on the device.
Ampex will perform the work at its Silicon Valley headquarters in Hayward, California.