Military Embedded Systems

VICTORY-compliant rugged switch enables vetronics networks

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February 10, 2013

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

Sharon Hess

Military Embedded Systems

VICTORY-compliant rugged switch enables vetronics networks

Combining a 16-port GbE network switch with a high-performance vehicle management computer, the rugged Digital Beachhead vehicle networking system from Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions enables users to quickly introduce VICTORY-compliant network hardware into military ground vehic...

Combining a 16-port GbE network switch with a high-performance vehicle management computer, the rugged Digital Beachhead vehicle networking system from Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions enables users to quickly introduce VICTORY-compliant network hardware into military ground vehicles – and all for less than $5,000 and burning less than 20 W of power. It is designed specifically to meet the guidelines of the U.S. Army’s new Vehicular Integration for C4ISR/EW Interoperability (VICTORY) initiative for interoperable digital network services. Driven by a tight budget environment, Digital Beachhead leverages commercially available technology from other industries – network switches for cell towers and ARM processors – in an open systems approach. Its ARM processor-based system computer manages the health management (HUMS/CBM+) software on the vehicle and monitors the vehicle’s primary systems.

Housed in a compact, rugged, lightweight enclosure, Digital Beachhead comes pre-installed with Curtiss-Wright’s Vehicle Management Framework (VMF) software and has 16 ports of tri-speed 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet and network switching features. Curtiss-Wright also uses the Selective Availability/Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM)-based MPE-S GPS receiver module from Rockwell Collins in Digital Beachhead.

 

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