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COTS (kots), n. 1. Commercial off-the-shelf. Terminology popularized in 1994 within U.S. DoD by SECDEF Wm. Perry’s “Perry Memo” that changed military industry purchasing and design guidelines, making Mil-Specs acceptable only by waiver. COTS is generally defined for technology, goods and services as: a) using commercial business practices and specifications, b) not developed under government funding, c) offered for sale to the general market, d) still must meet the program ORD. 2. Commercial business practices include the accepted practice of customer-paid minor modification to standard COTS products to meet the customer’s unique requirements. —Ant. When applied to the procurement of electronics for he U.S. Military, COTS is a procurement philosophy and does not imply commercial, office environment or any other durability grade. E.g., rad-hard components designed and offered for sale to the general market are COTS if they were developed by the company and not under government funding.

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FEATURED p.10 Power Supplies and Converters Take a Systems’ Focus SPECIAL FEATURE Power Converters and Power Supplies Meet System Needs 10

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Biased Toward Technology

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SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT Rackmount Blade Servers in Naval Systems 22 MicroTCA Chosen for Navy Towed Sonar Array Justin Moll, Vadatech

On The Cover: The Navy plans to replace its workhorse Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) with the Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) craft. The SSC will use embedded technology from North Atlantic Industries to provide distributed interfaces over Ethernet and other functions. An LCAC is shown here providing support to Haiti in the wake of the 2010 earthquake. (U.S. Navy photo).

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EDITORIAL Jeff Child, Editor-in-Chief

Biased Toward Technology

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he AFCEA West show this month in San Diego had its share of biases—the show had a mix of east and west coast companies, with bias toward west coast. And it had a mix of vendors in the IT side of defense technology and those in our embedded computing side. And finally, there was a natural bias toward Navy/ Shipboard technologies. None of these were surprising for a southern California show co-run by the U.S. Naval Institute. And as a New Englander I will confess my bias that week in favor of being in sunny San Diego away from my cold and snow-covered home. During his lunch keynote at the show Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work likewise showed a bias—one that’s positive for the future of our industry. His bias was toward investing in technology. In fact as soon as he reached the technology part of this speech it was clear that Work clearly gets it in terms of COTS without even using the word. Work contrasted how in the 1950s though 1970s a lot of money was spent on missiles, on nuclear weapons, space and the beginnings of the early computer age. And it was all generally government driven. “But today, “ said Work, “commercial adaptation and commercial innovation is really the thing that is causing all of us to scratch our heads and say ‘where are we headed? Robotics, autonomous operating guidance and control systems, new ways of visualization, biotechnology, miniaturization, advanced computing, big data, additive manufacturing like 3D printing, all of those advances are being pushed primarily in the commercial sector.” With that in mind Work said the DoD has to work closely with the commercial sector and to make sure the department is exploiting all of the advances happening there. That’s a motivation between the updated 3.0 version Better Buying Power initiative announced by Frank Kendall last fall. Kendall is the DoD’s undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology, and logistics. Because technology is changing at such a rapid pace in the commercial technology sector, the DoD now has to think in terms of five year defense plans (FYDP). ”Five years out, what can we do with the stuff that we have differently, to have a new advantage, or what capabilities can we pull in very, very quickly?,” said Work. Referencing the

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recently released FY ‘16 defense budget proposal, Work talked about how technology developments have to be linked to strategic and tactical advantages. The proposal includes more investment in unmanned underwater vehicles, high speed strike weapons, railguns, and high energy lasers and so on. Citing an example of technology advancement linked to gamechanging capabilities, Work described a recent test where the Block IV Tomahawk missile was in an anti-ship role. A few weeks ago the USS Kidd, a guided missile destroyer, launched a Tomahawk missile that changed course mid-flight and struck a moving ship after being queued by an aircraft. This said Work is a game-changing capability for not a lot of cost—a 1,000 mile anti-ship cruise missile and it can be used from practically our entire surface and submarine fleet. What happens, said Work, if we take another step and just make an advanced seeker on the Tomahawk rather than building a new missile? Decisions like that, said Work, are what will be able to outturn potential adversaries and maintain our technological superiority. Although Work is bullish on technology, he expressed that he doesn’t believe just in technology for technology sake. “Ultimately, if it’s not about winning on the future battlefield, I, as deputy secretary of defense, don’t want to waste a moment’s time on it.” The focus on technology—as always—ultimately filters down to good opportunities for our embedded computing industry. And it’s positive to hear that at the high levels of the DoD that viewpoint continues to be reinforced. Along those same lines Kendall said himself when he announced the Better Buying Power 3.0 initiative last fall. “We cannot afford to start things that we cannot afford,” Kendall said. “We’ve canceled programs over the years we started with great ambitions and aspirations that we should have realized earlier on were not affordable in the long term.” That’s why engineering expertise has to be part of the decision making. “If you’re going to run the development program, you really have to be an engineer,” Kendall said. “You wouldn’t supervise surgeons if you weren’t a surgeon.”


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INSIDE TRACK North Atlantic Industries Tapped for Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) Data Acq Unit North Atlantic Industries has received the initial contract for to provide the Data Acquisition Unit for the Ship to Shore Connector (SSC). The SSC is the successor to the Navy’s extremely versatile Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) vehicle, which is nearing its expected service life (Figure 1). NAI’s Sensor Interface Unit (SIU35) offers modularity and adds distributed interfaces over Ethernet for custom solutions using COTS products. As part of the Data Acquisition Unit (DAU) system, the SIU35 enables population of each board with function-specific modules. As part of NAI’s unique, modular COSA architecture, a selection of up to 15 different functions can be selected from a broad assortment of low-power, high-density modules.

Functions include programmable discrete analog I/O (A/D, D/A & RTD), communications (RS232/422/485 & ARINC-429), LVDT measurement, RVDT simulation and LVDT/RVDT AC excitation. The Space, Weight and PowerCost (SWaP-C) optimized design increases packaging density, saves enclosure slots, and reduces power consumption, resulting in easy integration, cost savings and no NRE. In addition, the SIU35 incorporates automatic background Built-in-Test (BIT) testing that is always enabled and continually checks the health of each channel..

Mountain Secure Systems Ships SSDs for MQ-9 Reaper Drone Pod System

environmentally sealed for protection against rapid decompression, EMI, humidity, dust, salt fog, immersion and condensation. The hot swappable device includes mini mil-circular connectors (rated for 100,000 insertion cycles), +28VDC power, EMI filters, and captive thumb screws for docking. MSS also offers in-flight entertainment (IFE) solutions for the commercial aircraft market, as well as legacy interface conversion solutions for customers in the aerospace and defense industries. In addition, MSS provides outdoor wireless network solutions for video, voice and data applications.

Mountain Secure Systems (MSS), a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) announced it has recently shipped an order of removable, ruggedized solid state drives (SSDs) to a leading defense contractor, which will be integrated into a pod system for the MQ-9 Reaper Drone (Figure 2). The MQ-9 drone is used by the U.S. military to monitor U.S. borders and gather video surveillance intelligence. The removable 2.5-inch SATA memory devices mate with a customized docking bay and are FIND the products featured in this section and more at

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Figure 1 The SSC is the successor to the Navy’s extremely versatile Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) vehicle, which is nearing its expected service life.

Figure 2 Mountain Secure Systems’ removable, ruggedized solid state drives (SSDs) will be integrated into a pod system for the MQ-9 Reaper Drone.

Custom MMIC Awarded U.S. Navy Contract for Amplifier Design Custom MMIC has been awarded of a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)

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INSIDE TRACK OceanServer Awarded AUV Contract to Monitor Munitions in Baltic Sea

Figure 3 The Iver AUV will help locate munitions and allow for environmental impacts originating from corroded munitions to be continuously assessed.

design, manufacture, and test a series of high performance, packaged GaN power amplifiers (PAs) and low noise amplifiers (LNAs) covering the 5 to 6 GHz bandwidth. These amplifiers will use Custom MMIC’s design techniques to drastically reduce size, and therefore cost, by more than 50 percent as compared to currently available MMIC solutions. The PAs will deliver greater than 20 W of saturated output power, whereas the LNA will have a noise figure of less than 1 dB across the operating band. Custom MMIC engineers are experienced in GaAs, GaN, SiC, InP, and InGaP HBT and have established relationships with the leading foundries in these technologies. They specialize in RF through millimeter-wave circuits for satellite communications, radar systems, cellular infrastructure, consumer electronics, VSAT, and point-to-point radio systems. Custom MMIC Westford, MA (978) 467-4290 www.custommmic.com

OceanServer Technology has recently delivered an Iver AUV for the MODUM project supported under the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme. The purpose of the MODUM is to move “Towards the Monitoring of Dumped Munitions Threats in the Baltic Sea.” The goal of the project is to establish a cost-effective, research-based monitoring network using underwater vehicles to enhance understanding about dumped munitions in the Baltic Sea which pose both environmental and human security threats. The Iver AUV is equipped with high resolution side scan sonar, a magnetometer and a full suite of environmental sensors utilizing the YSI Sonde 6600. This combination of sensors enables the AUV to identify likely munitions and take geo-registered environmental readings in close proximity to the targets. The Iver AUV should help determine the location of munitions (many of which are unknown), and allow for environmental impacts originating from corroded munitions to be continuously assessed (Figure 3). OceanServer Technology Fall River, MA (508) 678-0550 www.ocean-server.com

Concurrent Technologies Ensures VMEbus Lifetime Extension In response it IDT’s announcement that the Tsi148, the critical VMEbus bridge chip is going End of Life, Concurrent Technologies has reacted quickly with plan. Like almost all the other VME board vendors, Concurrent Technologies have been using the device from IDT. Military customers need

to continue to support existing VMEbus deployments, in some cases for many years. In order to provide as much flexibility as possible Concurrent are already offering: (1) A last time buy option for delivery of existing VME boards until around the end of 2015; (2) An option to extend the manufacturing of VME boards beyond 2016; and (3) The option to supply boards without the VME bridge device fitted. As a result of discussions with existing customers, this option satisfies opportunities that have the capability to use alternative control methods without the need to swap out the chassis and backplane. Datasheets are already available on Concurrent Technologies’ VP 91x/x1x and VP 717/08x products and these solutions are now available to order. In addition, early in 2015, the company expects to announce two new VME boards using a different bridge device. These solutions will enable customers to buy VMEbus cards based on new processor technology for the foreseeable future and are expected to be a popular choice

forms to be easily upgraded during their lifetime as new requirements and technologies emerge. These subsystems provide the backbone of the vehicle electronics architecture. The Ethernet switch connects all the networked elements of the vehicle together; the gateway processor provides all the processing capability for the General Dynamics UK software to run the platform; and the data and video servers allow the vehicle to store and distribute vehicle and scenario data and video around the platform and on into the wider connected battlefield. The SCOUT SV platforms replace the British Army’s CVR(T) vehicles and are all-new, heavily protected, high mobility, fully digital platforms featuring state of the art ISTAR (intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance) capabilities. GE Intelligent Platforms Charlottesville, VA. (800) 368-2738. defense.ge-ip.com

Concurrent Technologies Woburn, MA (781) 933 5900 www.gocct.com

GE Intelligent Platforms Secures $100 Million Order British Army SCOUT SV Program GE’s Intelligent Platforms has announced that it has secured orders from General Dynamics UK valued at around $100 million to provide a range of embedded computing subsystems that will be deployed onboard the British Army’s SCOUT Specialist Vehicle (SV) platforms. The scalable, open architecture subsystems—which include Ethernet switches, gateway processors, data servers and video servers—will allow SCOUT SV plat-

Figure 4 Scalable, open architecture subsystems will allow SCOUT SV vehicles to be easily upgraded during their lifetime as new requirements and technologies emerge.

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SPECIAL FEATURE Power Convertors and Power Supplies Meet System Needs

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SPECIAL FEATURE

Power Supplies and Converters Focus on System Requirements As military platforms continue to pack in more embedded computing, the need for power systems to run them grows more critical. Vendors of power supplies and power converters keep pace by rolling out new innovative board- and brick-level solution. Jeff Child, Editor-in-Chief

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he most sophisticated military electronic system is just a pile of metal and silicon until it has something to supply it power. That’s where power supplies and power converters come in, but too often military system designers c threat choosing power supplies and power conversion electronics as an afterthought. Today as more and more computing get crammed into smaller spaces, power has direct implications on the size, cooling and mobility of a board or box-level system. Consider also the challenges of multi-voltage electronics and the complexity of distributed system architectures, and it’s clear that military system designers need solutions that address those needs. Vendors are smoothing the way with flexible options and robust solutions. The good news is that military power conversion vendors are easing the burden with more efficient products, new partitioning strategies and increased ruggedization. New solutions continue to roll out, not just at the component or brick level, but also at the module and board level. Looking first at the component side of power supplies, technology suppliers continue to push the limits in power, high voltage, wide temperature range and advanced filtering schemes. It’s become quite challenging in today’s military power system designs to en-

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Figure 1 Created for military aircraft requirements, MIL-STD-704 establishes characteristics of electric power provided at the input terminals of electronic equipment.

sure the latest and greatest power supply and conversion technologies compliant to military standards. Defense applications must meet a number of noise and power related standards such as MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-704 (Figure 1) and MIL-STD-1275. Those standards have a number of revisions, any of which may be enforced by an application’s requirements.

Standards Support at Regulator Level Along those lines, Vicor’s PRM regulator (MPRM48NF480M500A00) is based on Vicor’s VI Chip platform. It provides power density of 106W/cm3 and efficiency of 97.7 percent. The new regulator delivers 500W output power in the same package size as Vicor’s earlier generation 120W MIL-COTS PRMs. When using Vicor’s VI Chip power components, power density gains of 4X can be achieved compared to conventional power modules—this can be a game changing advantage for UAV designs. The new PRM regulator is optimized for operation with Vicor’s MIL-COTS Bus Converter Module (BCM) in 270 VDC applications, making it suitable for a wide range of applications including HVDC aircraft systems. The VI Chip product platform, now in its second generation and the new PRM is conformant with MIL-STD-704E/F. The free online Vicor 12

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PowerBench tool suite enables designers to easily configure, simulate and architect PRM-based power systems. In keeping with the theme of systemfocus, VPT’s latest offering is the VPT250 Series of isolated COTS DC-DC converters is a cost effective, high-reliable solution for demanding military applications (Figure 2). A wide input voltage range accommodates nominal 28V inputs for avionics, mobile, ground systems, and other applications. A high efficiency design using synchronous rectification reduces input power requirements and eases thermal management. Low input and output ripple, fixed operating frequency, and current sharing capability simplify system design and compliance. A proven design heritage, no optoisolators and a rugged epoxy encapsulated package ensure long term reliability. The VPT250 offers up to 250 W maximum output power. Its wide input voltage range is 16 to 40 V MILSTD-704 and MIL-STD-1275. The device is intended for harsh environments including severe vibration, shock and temperature cycling. Testing is to JESD22, MIL-STD-810 and MIL-STD-883

Meeting High-Reliability Needs High-reliability is a key feature for military applications that demand the harshest of environmental endurance. Feeding such

needs, SynQor last month announced the release of the MQSA-28-05S, the first to come in a new series of low-power, Hi-Rel converters. This 5W DC-DC converter is housed in a new compact package that is only 1.075- x 1.075- x 0.27-inches. Developed specifically for the military/aerospace industry to ensure survivability in the most hostile environments, the MQSA-28-05S uses SynQor’s innovative QorSeal packaging technology, which includes tin whisker mitigation. The MQSA-28-05S accepts a continuous input voltage of 16-40V, and it is capable of handling a transient input voltage of 50V for 1 second. This over-voltage transient complies with MIL-STD-704F, RTCA/DO-160G Cat A/R, MIL-STD-1275D (Gen+Bat), and DEF-STAN 61-5 (Part 6)/5 (Gen+Bat) limitations. The MQSA-28-05S converter operates from -55°C to 125°C baseplate temperature and provides up to 5W of power at a typical 80% efficiency throughout the temperature profile. It has an input-side referenced enable, an output over-voltage protection, a continuous short circuit and overload protection, as well as input under-voltage shutdown. There are no opto-isolators in the converter. The combination of high power density and wide input voltage is another much sought after mix for military system designers. With that in mind, Calex offers its wide input range MTW series (Figure 3). The MTW offers 360 W of output power in a standard ½ brick case. Available output voltages are 12, 15, 24 and 28 VDC. The input range for all models is 9 to 36VDC with no derating at 9Vin. The ultra wide 9 to 36V input range makes the MTW ideal for 12 and 24V battery powered applications as well as 28V COTS military applications. The MTW is isolated input to output and provides a precisely regulated output. The converters high efficiency and high power density are accomplished through use of high-efficiency synchronous rectification technology, advanced electronic circuit, packaging and thermal design thus resulting in a high reliability product. Converter operates at a fixed frequency and follows conservative component de-rating guidelines. The efficiency of the MTW is 95.7 percent, easing the job of thermal management of the converter. The case measures 2.4- x 2.5- x 0.50-inches with a metal surface


SPECIAL FEATURE be paired with another XPm2220 for load sharing. The XPm2220 also features an Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) controller which monitors board input and output voltages and temperatures. In addition, the IPMI controller can turn off output power and monitor nuclear event detection circuitry.

Figure 2 The VPT250 offers up to 250 W maximum output power. Its wide input voltage range is 16 to 40 V MIL-STD-704 and MIL-STD-1275.

for heat transfer in extended temperature applications. The operating temperature range of the MTW is -40º to +100º C. The storage range is -55º to +125º C. The thermal impedance of the case is 7ºC/W. The switching frequency of the MTW is 200kHz.

Power Supplies for VPX A couple years ago VITA released the VITA 62 specification. The VITA 62 power supply standard defines connector configuration, power generation requirements, utility, functionality and form factor requirements for power modules mating to a VPX backplane VITA 62 power supply slot. Since then a number of vendors have rolled out VITA 62-compliance products to help grow VPX ecosystem. An example along those lines is the XPm2220 from Extreme Engineering Solutions (Figure 4). A VITA 62-compliant 3U VPX power supply, the XPm2220 takes in a MIL-STD-704 or MIL-STD-1275 28 VDC input voltage and provides up to 300W on 3.3 V, 5 V, and ±12 V at up to 90% efficiency. The XPm2220 also provides on-card MIL-STD461E EMI filtering and MIL-STD-1275 transient suppression. The XPm2220 fits in a VITA 62-compliant 3U VPX 0.8 in. or 1.0 in. slot. Up to 25 A on 12 V, 2 A on -12 V, 40 A on 5 V, 20 A on 3.3 V, and 4 A on 3.3 V auxiliary can be supported on each rail, separately. The XPm2220 can provide a combined total output power of up to 300W at maximum operating temperature. The XPm2220 also can optionally

6U VITA 62 Power Supply PCI-System’s most recent VITA 62 offering is a 6U power supply works with 115VAC 3phase input and can be used for input frequencies from 380Hz to 440Hz and isolates the input voltage ground from the output voltage ground. The power supply is conduction cooled, uses poly-phase technology on all voltage rails and can provide up to 990 W. It is suitable for use in mission critical rugged applications. The module features a 150 msec hold time at 660 W and 1500 V isolation between input /output. The device also provides active input EMI filtering and transient look ahead/cut-off technology. Its typical efficiency is 92 percent and it operates over 55°C to 95°C temperatures. Behlman Electronics is not on its fourth VPX power supply: the VPXtra 500M 3U COTS DC to DC power unit. This is a rugged, highly reliable, conduction cooled, switch mode unit. It is VITA 62, Open VPX compliant, and delivers up to 550 W of DC power via six outputs. The 12V, 3.3V, and 5V main outputs can be paralleled for higher power.

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Figure 3 The MTW offers 360 W of output power in a standard ½ brick case. The 9 to 36V input range makes the MTW ideal for 12 and 24V battery powered applications as well as 28V military applications.

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A VITA 62-compliant 3U VPX power supply, the XPm2220 takes in a MIL-STD-704 or MIL-STD-1275 28 VDC input voltage and provides up to 300W on 3.3 V, 5 V, and ±12 V at up to 90% efficiency.

Power Supply for CompactPCI North Atlantic Industries has VITA 62 line of products as well. But its most recent offering fills a need in the CompactPCI arena with its latest 3U, rugged cPCI power product. The 75PS4 is ideally suited for harsh air, land and sea applications. This PICMG-compliant power supply provides up to 150 W of power at up to 90 percent efficiency, has four outputs (+5V, +12V, -12V and +3.3V). +12V and -12V outputs are customer programmable from +8V to +15V and -8V to -15V, respectively. It meets MIL-STD-704AF and MIL-STD-1275, including operation during (+6Vdc) initial engagement surge. Other features include single slot 0.8 inch pitch, 3U package and reverse polarity protection. The device has built-in hold-up time up to 50 msec and 150W and integrated MIL-STD-461 EMI filtering.

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TECH RECON Video Capture Payload System Strategies

Many Technology Choices Available for Military Video Capture In this era of HD video the pressure is on system developers to make sure the video capture phase isn’t a bottleneck. Smoothing the way, a variety of embedded systems solutions provide video capture and related functions Jeff Child, Editor-in-Chief

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here’s no doubt that video has now become a key tactical and strategic tool for warfighters. And in this era of high-resolution cameras on one end of the signal chain, and high-resolution displays on the other, the pressure in on the video capture phase to not be a bottleneck. Fortunately the military embedded computing industry offers a range of solutions using different form factors and processing to meet the needs these applications. Even for SWaP (size, weight and power)-constrained systems like UAVs and ground vehicles, modular solutions provide the building blocks to meet tough requirements (Figure 1). Often video capture is part of sophisticated systems for battlefield analysis and situation awareness—sometimes in real time and sometimes for post-processing analysis. Such systems can require real-time image stabilization, 360° images built from many fixed cameras, fusion of multiple day light or infrared images into a single image, image resolution adaptation and filtering and so on. Everything from consumer graphics chips to FPGAs to GPUs are used to meet the various needs of video capture and to implement numerous video interface adaptations and video protocols. And modules in a variety of form factors put those electronics into rugged, deployable solutions. 16

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Figure 1 As high-res video becomes the norm, sophisticated video capture technologies need to reside in form factors suited to SWaP constrained platforms such as UAVs.

Video Capture on XMC The XMC form factor ranks among the more popular form factors for rugged video capture products. It blends the right compact size with high performance switch fabric I/O to stream video through the board. Exemplifying this trend, Creative Electronic Systems offers its VPP-8112 video I/O and

processor XMC. The VPP-8112 is specifically designed as a powerful video acquisition and processing solution for harsh environmental conditions (Figure 2). The VPP-8112 features the DaVinci digital media processor from Texas Instruments. It incorporates an ARM Cortex-A8 processor, running an embedded Linux system, a floating-point VLIW DSP, a video


TECH RECON by an AMD Radeon E4690 GPU. It is the first Curtiss-Wright graphics module to support full stream video capture and 1.485 Gbps HD-SDI (SMPTE-292M) output to support the transfer of uncompressed high-definition video. It eases and speeds the integration of dual independent channels of 2D/3D graphics display into deployed airborne systems that require optimal performance in harsh environments.

Figure 2 The VPP-8112 based on TI’s DaVinci digital media processor blends an ARM Cortex-A8 processor, floating-point VLIW DSP, a video image coprocessor for H.264 and MPEG-4 video compression, decompression and a 3D graphics processing unit.

Figure 3 The Condor VC102x XMC is a H.264 compression and raw video capture card. It specifically addresses the video relay bandwidth hurdles and latency issues experienced by developers of video streaming applications.

image coprocessor for H.264 and MPEG-4 video compression, decompression and a 3D graphics processing unit. Its multiple integrated I/O peripherals provide native support for a PCIe x1 Gen2 link, two Gigabit Ethernet links, one SATA-II interface for external storage and two USB 2.0 ports. The VPP-8112 has two stereo audio inputs and outputs to complement the video capability of the module. The VPP-8112 module has options for air-cooled and conduction-cooled operating environments. As system designers now rely more and more on technology suppliers for standards compliance, board-level products are

offering certifiable board including video capture solutions. Along such lines, CurtissWright Defense Solutions division last fall introduced the VPX3-718, a graphics display and video capture engine that supports DO254 DAL C and DO-178C DAL C safety certifiability. The VPX3-718 graphics module significantly speeds and reduces the cost of developing critical aviation applications on any platform that requires high performance graphics and video processing. These modules feature the standard DO-254/DO178 design artifact packages required to support successful certification of the customer’s system. The VPX3-718 is powered

Addressing Video Relay Hurdles The sheer amount of data bandwidth needed to transmit video means can cause the relying of that data to bottleneck a system. Easing that challenge at the video capture stage helps smooth those issues. With that in mind, Tech Source provides its ultralow power, rugged Condor VC102x XMC H.264 compression and raw video capture card (Figure 3). The card provides a novel solution to the video relay bandwidth hurdles and latency issues experienced by developers of manned and unmanned avionics solutions and other military and industrial video streaming applications. The Condor VC102x features two H.264 encoders on board and two dedicated Ethernet outputs, acting as a frame grabber as well as an H.264 encoder. As a result, the card can be configured to provide raw video (1080p at 30 frames per second) to a local host for real time viewing and image analysis while simultaneously sending an encoded stream to the on board Ethernet ports for transmission to a remote location using real-time transport protocol (RTP). The Condor VC102x is a high definition (HD) or standard definition (SD) card that features an H.264 video encoder with baseline, main, and high profile support up to Level 4.1. H.264 encoding is performed in hardware to minimize CPU usage. There are two main variants of the card-one that supports two SD/ HD-SDI video inputs and one that supports two composite video (TV) inputs.

Emphasis on Image Stabilization In highly space-constrained platforms, it helps to integrate as many functions on one card as possible. Doing just that with video tracking and image stabilization, GE’s Intelligent Platforms last fall released the rugged ADEPT4000 compact high definition COTS Journal | February 2015

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Figure 4 The credit-card sized ADEPT4000 is an HD digital video tracker with the capability to perform tracking, image stabilization and video compression simultaneously. It incorporates on­board serial links and Ethernet, allowing it to interface to most platforms.

digital video tracker with electronic image processing (Figure 4). The company claims it as the first HD digital video tracker with the capability to perform tracking, image stabilization and video compression simultaneously. Measuring just 64mm x 54mm - 75 mm x 75 mm including connectors— weighing only 28 grams and consuming (depending on settings) only 4W of power, the ADEPT4000 meets the needs of SWaPconstrained systems. The ADEPT4000 combines high performance with low latency simultaneous target tracking with any SD/HD-­SDI or parallel digital video signal, electronic video stabilization, moving target detection and video compression. It incorporates on­board serial links and Ethernet, allowing it to interface to most platforms, and is designed for easy configuration and device control with an intuitive web-based interface. An optional carrier card and carrier reference design is available to speed evaluation, design and integration.

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help tackle the complexities involved in such designs, Mercury Systems offers its Imaging Toolkit to help developers of electro-optical, infrared (EO/IR), hyperspectral and radar imaging applications leverage the performance power of general purpose graphics processing units (GPGPUs). The Imaging Toolkit contains highly advanced image-processing algorithms optimized to run on the latest-generation GPUs and designed specifically to integrate and sync with the multiple complex sensors typically required in UAV applications. The kit provides a layer of abstraction between the application and the GPGPU code, insulating developers from the GPGPU implementation details. The algorithms used in the Imaging Toolkit include imaging functions specifically designed to support high-bandwidth data streams from multiple sensors. These are optimized to take full advantage of parallel multicore processing while minimizing data latency, lowering risk, and allowing developers to focus on their application development. One of the realities of military system designs is that many systems have to blend new technology with legacy interfaces. That’s no less true in the video capture world. Interface Concept describes an implemen-

tation that used FPGAs and VPX to craft a solution that must accommodate legacy interfaces like STANAG3350B. In the systems two of the dual-mode display outputs are connected to a Xilinx Kintex-7 through two high-speed quad GTX transceivers. Preprocessing on GPU and video conversion with Kintex-7 resources is performed on Interface Concept’s IC-GRA-VPX6a. A second video flow comes through the IC-GRA-VPX6a rear data path that enables many video applications; the Intel Sandy Bridge dual processor dual core VPX 6U SBC IC-INT-VPX6a and its HDMI port is connected to an HDMI decoder module on a standard bank implementing ISERDES resources of the Xilinx Kintex-7. Video scaling followed up with an interlacing module that enables it to convert a high resolution progressive scan video to a STANAG3350B-compliant format with its specific timings. Two DACs with advanced synchronization modules are also available on the IC-GRA-VPX6a board. On a third video flow, an IR Camera is connected to a Camera Link decoding module instantiated into the Kinterx-7 FPGA. The image is then merged with the E8860 HDMI display source after video scaling. Object detection and tracking is then performed before ARINC 818 video encoding.

PCI Express for Video Capture PCI Express card form factors are another popular choice for video capture, especially when part of a rackmount system. For its part, Advanced Micro Peripherals offers the AVC8000nano, providing 8 channel video capture on a mini PCI express card. The AVC8000nano is suited for high pressure, demanding or extreme environments, including UAV-based video capture, real-time situational awareness, law enforcement, crime scene recording and asset or traffic monitoring. The AVC8000nano is ideal for capturing up to eight concurrent analog video inputs and delivers pin sharp imagery time after time. Captured video can be scaled, cropped and positioned effortlessly, thanks to AVC8000nano’s intuitive software controls. In addition, captured video can be streamed continuously to system memory for immediate processing or local display or to disc storage. Trenton Systems was involved in pro-


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StorePak™ and SataPak™ are single slot VPX removable SSD (solid state drive) modules that provide high density, high performance rugged solid state storage with a small SWaP footprint. StorePak and SataPak can be used standalone, or with a StoreEngine™ storage manager blade, and are ideal for high bandwidth data recording, file server, and general purpose DAS/RAID applications.

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viding a PCI Express solution as part of a critical upgrade to the MSG NTSC analog video system for the International Space Station. The Video Upgrade Equipment (VUE) is a digital upgrade that eliminates the need for tapes and the inherent problems with transporting the physical media both up to and down from the station. The Video Drawer part of the system contains an SBC PCI Express backplane with multiple interface boards, Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) filters, DC-DC power supplies, cabling, cooling fans, and front interface panel with status indicators. The components provide for power management, circuit protection, camera and monitor power on/off switching control, ISS crew MLC/data/power interfaces, digital video data capture, video data compression in two formats (H.264 and JPEG), data storage, telemetry data formatting, health and status monitoring, sources video out to monitors, and serial communications/control. Advanced Micro Peripherals Cambridge, UK +44 (0) 1353 659 500 www.ampltd.com Creative Electronic Systems Geneva, Switzerland +41 (0)22 884 51 00 www.ces.ch Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions Ashburn, VA. (703) 779-7800 www.cwcdefense.com GE Intelligent Platforms Charlottesville, VA. (800) 368-2738. defense.ge-ip.com

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Tech Source Altamonte Springs, FL. (407) 262-7100 www.techsource.com

Mercury Systems Chelmsford, MA. (978) 967-1401. www.mrcy.com

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SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT Rackmount Blade Servers in Naval Systems

MicroTCA Chosen for Navy Towed Sonar Array MicroTCA offers an impressive level of compute density and a wealth of signal processing capabilities. A sonar array application leveraged those advantages to meet its performance needs. Justin Moll, Director of Marketing Vadatech

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icroTCA has quietly been capturing mindshare amongst military system developers. To explore the technology trends that attract these engineers to MicroTCA, this case study examines how a prime military contractor chose MicroTCA over competing architectures for its naval computing application. The company was looking for a system for the signal processing of SONAR data from towed arrays or other sensors on the board. A towed array sonar system is towed behind a submarine or a surface ship in order to ensure the array’s sensors are far enough away from the ship’s own sound sources (Figure 1). This improves signal-to-noise ratio, making it easier to detecting faint contacts and track them. For this program the requirement included a rugged front-to-rear cooled rackmount design for above and below-surface vessels with capability for a multi-gigabit backplane data transfer and failover options. Vadatech develop a 1U solution that would provide vibration and shock resistance in an isolated rack. The chassis is designed to meet MIL-STD-901D and 167A for shock/vibration and to MIL-STD-461 for EMI.

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Figure 1 A towed array sonar system is towed behind a ship in to ensure the array’s sensors are far enough away from the ship’s own sound sources.


SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT System Requirements For the signal processing, a high-performance Xilinx FPGA Carrier in the AMC form factor was selected. With a suite of Xilinx-based FPGAs, the prime contractor was able to choose between Virtex-6, Virtex-7, Kintex-7, Zynq-7000, and Artix-7. Figure 2 shows some of the FPGA types that can be used in the AMC form factor. The engineers at the prime ended up choosing a mid-range Virtex FPGA. The carrier accepts one FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) for versatility and scalability. In this application, a customized FMC for beam-forming was created. Of course, Altera-based FPGAs can be used as well. Usually, the prime contractor or OEM has a preference between Xilinx or Altera. Although Xilinx is more commonly used, there are powerful AMCs using Altera chipsets. For example a communications-market Fortune 1000 company is using a 100G FPGA AMC in a currently deployed system. The 100G FPGA is out of the front panel, not across the backplane. It uses a CFP2 port and a CN6880 32-core Cavium processor. Although that application is communications market based, the example demonstrates the performance upgrade path available for future requirements in any system. The MicroTCA.0 specification is being updated to include 40GbE signaling (currently in Draft).

Processor AMC at Host The Towed SONAR Array application also required an Intel PrAMC as a host processor. This unit provided pre-processing and acted as the system host. While highend Haswell PCIe Gen3 processors are available in MicroTCA/AMC, the application did not require that level of performance. Therefore, a Xeon E3-1125 was selected. It provides 4 cores at 2.5 GHz with 8 MB LLC. The AMC module also has an on-board PCH with 32 Gbytes of Flash and a bank of BIOS Flash, as well up to 16 Gbytes of DDR3 memory for the Intel chip. The chassis system routed x8 PCIe Gen 3 to each of the 6 slots, providing high-speed connectivity between the AMCs. The system provides precision clocking with GPS/IEEE1588/SyncE, including a hold-over crystal for maintaining time while out of range/sight of the network.

Figure 2 A variety FPGA types are available on AMC form factor modules including Virtex-6, Virtex-7, Kintex-7, Zynq-7000, and Artix-7.

A related program will use per VITA 57 for networking and a network interface module. Various port options are available for FMCs, including dual or quad RJ-45, SFP+, or QSFP+ cages. These provide for GbE/10 GbE/40 GbE routing in the system, respectively. For empty AMC slots, there are hundreds of off-the-shelf I/O modules, storage, graphics, networking, switches, and carriers available in the marketplace. The AMC carriers can support PMC or even XMC or, of course, FMC modules as described above. This allows for a vast ecosystem of modules to be used in near limitless configuration options. There are also double module carriers for PCIe Gen3 cards, allowing high-end commercial graphics or other boards to be incorporated into MicroTCA systems.

backplane crossbar clock routing matrix for CLK1/CLK2/CLK3 for all AMCs, clock disciplining with arbitrary clock frequency output and holdover (Stratum-3 option) including 1PPS regeneration and holdover. The front-to-rear cooled chassis can provide Ethernet time services to the chassis networks on both the GbE and 40GbE fabrics. It can be subordinate to an external PTP or NTP master server or when the GPS receiver option is selected can act as a grand master clock utilizing the precision timing information provided via the GPS receiver and onboard disciplined oscillator. The lightweight aluminum chassis has a ribbed construction and screw-down

1U Rugged Chassis Platform Made out of lightweight aluminum, Figure 3 shows the rugged chassis solution that was developed. To maximize performance density, it includes an integrated shelf manager and 6 AMC slots in just a 1U height. The unit has the most sophisticated clocking distribution in the market to meet the most stringent requirements such as wireless infrastructure, high speed A/D, and so on. There is also a low-jitter/low-skew

Figure 3 This rugged chassis solution maximized performance density combining an integrated shelf manager and 6 AMC slots in just a 1U height.

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front panel tabs to meet the ruggedization requirements. Similar applications may use Vadatech’s ATR-based MicroTCA solutions compliant to MicroTCA.3 for hardened conduction-cooled systems. The come in ½ and ¾ ATR sizes or can be offered in rackmount formats. The company is also developing MicroTCA.2 design for hybrid air/conduction cooling in a heat-exchanged chassis. In deeper MicroTCA chassis via a midplane, it is possible to have 12 AMC slots in a 1U height. These chassis are typically approximately 600 mm deep as opposed to the more typical 300mm-475mm depths. Imagine routing x8 PCIe Gen3 to each of the 12 slots via an integrated 96-port switch. Figure 4 shows a block diagram of such a system. The performance capabilities in a 1U chassis can be very compelling in this type of configuration. It should be noted that these chassis are not designed to the rugged MIL-specs, but are used in many benign environment MIL/Aero applications.

MicroTCA in Mil/Aero Applications The MicroTCA architecture has been selected in several defense projects worldwide, particularly in the last 18 months. This is largely because as a rule of thumb it is between 2/3 and ½ the size, weight, and cost of competing solutions. The technological advancements for MicroTCA tend to be fast and powerful, as the architecture is used in bleeding-edge communications systems and research/physics projects. Other Mil/ Aero applications include multiple radar signal processing designs, in both airborne and mobile land-based vehicles. Other implementations include naval submarine, helicopter, vehicle-based 360-degree situations awareness systems and more. Vadatech Henderson, NV (702) 896-3337 www.vadatech.com


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DATA SHEET CompactPCI and CompactPCI Serial Boards

CompactPCI Technologies Suit Both Legacy and New Designs CompactPCI has earned its place as an accepted and trusted embedded computing architecture. And upgrade paths like CompactPCI Serial and CompactPCI Express keep pace with today’s needs. Jeff Child, Editor-in-Chief

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ith 2015 marking its 20th year, the CompactPCI embedded form factor is now entrenched with the maturity and broad product range that military system designers so crave. The 3U flavor of cPCI is particularly attractive to space/weight-constrained applications like avionics. And follow on enhancements like CompactPCI Serial adds new levels of bandwidth. The PCI Industrial Manufacturers Group’s (PICMG) original CompactPCI specification was adopted in 1995 and is mechanically based on the proven Eurocard form factor. In its early days CompactPCI was envisioned primarily as a telecom technology, but in fact over the years its success has been much broader and stable in markets industrial control, transportation and defense. While no one expects cPCI to compare will ever equal the legacy of VME in the military market, CompactPCI filled a lot of needs during the gap when VPX was going through its growing pains—securing a number of key military design wins in the process. And just like with VME, vendors continue to offer board produces with the latest and greatest processors like Intel Core i7, Freescale’s QorIQ and even ARM CPUs. An example of where CompactPCI technology has been is on board the rotary wing UAV Fire Scout. The UAV’s Vehicle Manage26

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Figure 1 The MQ-8B Fire Scout performed precision take-off and landings during a demonstration on the Coast Guard Cutter, USCGC Bertholf. ment Computer (VMC) embeds CompactPCI boards to do all the control computing functions such as flight path, guidance and navigation, stability control and vehicle subsystems control. In December the MQ-8B Fire Scout flew off a U.S. Coast Guard ship for first time (Figure 1). Over the years PCI Industrial Manufacturers Group (PICMG) developed are variety of performance upgrade paths for cPCI, such as PICMG 2.16 and CompactPCI Express, and the PICMG 2.30 specification, called CompactPCI PlusIO. The most recent

CompactPCI Serial (CPCI-S.0) specification adds greater support for serial pointto-point fabrics but is fabric agnostic like OpenVPX. CompactPCI Serial supports PCI Express, SATA, Ethernet and USB in the classic CompactPCI form factor. CompactPCI Serial offers some advantages in simplicity in comparison to OpenVPX. CompactPCI Serial doesn’t require any switches or bridges in systems with up to nine slots. Systems with up to 21 slots can be implemented with a bridge. And pin assignments of all peripheral slots are identical. A system slot supports a total of six PCI Express links with up to four lanes each, two links with up to 8 lanes, eight SATA/SAS interfaces, eight USB, and eight Ethernet interfaces. Plus there are of signals supporting those interfaces and for general system management. At the board level already, VPX demands higher costs because of the complex VPX connector even though it offers no advantages over CompactPCI Serial in terms of speed. Interoperability was once a nightmare for VPX, though the OpenVPX evolution helped define the many possible configurations. Meanwhile the strictly standardized pin assignment of CompactPCI Serial means most applications require standard boards and backplanes without extra engineering costs to make them compatible.


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CompactPCI and CompactPCI Serial Boards

6U CompactPCI 4th Gen Core Processor Blade Supports 3 Displays

Conduction-Cooled 6U CompactPCI SBC Sports Core i7

The cPCI-6530 Series from ADLINK Technology is a 6U CompactPCI processor blade in single-slot (4HP) width form factor sporting the 4th generation Intel Core i7/i5 processor (4C/2C). The cPCI-6530 provides a solution for defense, aviation, transportation and industrial applications.

Advantech’s MIC-3395MIL is a ruggedized 6U CompactPCI SBC based on the Intel Core i7-3500 mobile processor series. The board combines ultra-lowvoltage multicore processors with very low power dissipation and a highly conductive aluminum heat sink to eliminate the need for onboard forced ventilation.

• Quad-core 4th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with ECC. • Dual channel DDR3L ECC memory, soldered and SO-CDIMM, up to 16 Gbytes. • Supports 3 independent displays when mated with selected rear transition modules (cPCI-R6700 and cPCI-R6500). • One 64-bit/33, 66,133MHz PMC site or one PCIe x8 Gen 2 XMC site with rear I/O. • Remote management and TPM support. • Storage support includes an mSATA slot and a SATA 7-pin connector. • Conduction-cooled version available. ADLINK Technology San Jose, CA (408) 360-0200 www.adlinktech.com

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• Supports 3rd Generation Intel Core i3/i5/ i7 processors and Intel®QM67 PCH with embedded graphic (dual independent display),

Low-Power, RTCA-Compliant SBC Reduces Development Costs Aitech Defense Systems offers the RTCAcompliant C920, a rugged 3U CompactPCI PowerPC-based SBC with very low power dissipation of typically less than 5W. The SBC helps significantly reduce engineering resources typically diverted to RTCA design requirements, saving on overall system and software development costs. • Safety-certifiable to the highest DAL A levels of both DO-178 (software) and DO254 (hardware).

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• Two 10/100 BaseT Ethernet ports and two RS-232/-422/-485 serial ports.

• Two SATA ports, four USB 2.0 ports, two DVI ports, two RS-232 ports, one PS/2 connector, and PCIe x4 interfaces.

• 21 single-ended general purpose TTL discrete I/O lines, each line is independently user-programmable.

• Six gigabit Ethernet ports for PICMG 2.16, front and rear connectivity.

• Industry standard PMC slot.

Advantech Irvine, CA (949) 420-2500 www.advantech.com/nc

• Available in five different build levels, either air- or conduction-cooled. Aitech Defense Systems Chatsworth, CA (888) 248-3248 www.rugged.com


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3U CompactPCI Board Uses Low Power Intel Atom E3800 Processor Family The TP D2x/msd from Concurrent Technologies is a PC-compatible low power, high functionality, 3U CompactPCI board supporting the Intel Atom processor E3800 product family with 4 Gbytes of DDR3L ECC DRAM. This board can support a PMC/XMC site and features a variety of interfaces. • 4-core 1.91 GHz (10W) Intel Atom processor E3845 and other variants. • Up to 4 x 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet interfaces. • 6 x SATA300 mass storage interfaces. • VGA and DVI-D graphics interface • Up to 4 x USB2.0 and 1 x USB3.0 interfaces and 2 x serial channel interfaces. • Options to operate in temperatures ranging from -40°C to +85°C are available. • Ruggedized conduction-cooled, air-cooled or fanless versions are supported. Concurrent Technologies Woburn, MA (781) 933 5900 www.gocct.com

Extended Lifetime for Rugged CompactPCI SBC Family

CompactPCI Serial Board Blends 4th Gen Core i7 and 16 GB Memory

Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions extended the scheduled production life of its SCP/DCP-124P rugged 3U CompactPCI SBC. The SCP/ DCP-1124P has completed a design update that removes obsolescence and extends the board’s LTB/EOL date out to 2016. The design update does not require any software changes in the customer’s software application.

EKF Elektronik’s SC2-PRESTO is a rich featured high performance 4HP/3U CompactPCI Serial CPU board, equipped with a 4th generation Intel Core mobile processor. The SC2-PRESTO front panel is provided with two Gigabit Ethernet jacks, two USB 3.0 receptacles, and two mDP connectors, compliant with the DisplayPort 1.2 standard for Multi-Stream-Transport (MST). Local expansion mezzanine cards are available for additional I/O.

• 1000 or 1200 MHz Freescale PowerPC 7448 processor:

• 4th generation Intel Core mobile processor (Haswell dual- or quad-core).

• Compliant with PICMG 2.0, Revision 3.0 CompactPCI Specification

• Up to 16 Gbytes of low power RAM with ECC support

• I/O routed to PICMG 2.3 Specification

• SATA 6G RAID controller allows for powerful mass storage solutions via the cPCI Serial backplane.

• 64-bit, 100 MHz PCI-X PMC Expansion Site • 512 Mbyte of DDR1 SDRAM with ECC at 133 MHz , with a growth path to 1 Gbyte

• Set of local expansion interface connectors, which can be optionally used to attach a mezzanine side board

• 2 x 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet port, 1 x RS-232 Serial port, 2 x 422/485 serial channels

• Expansion cards available for SATA, USB 3.0 and Gbit Ethernet, and also a third video output.

• 1 x USB 2.0, 4 x general purpose DMA controllers

EKF Elektronik Hamm, Germany +49 (0)2381/6890-0 www.ekf.de

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4th Gen Core i7 Haswell-Based SBC in Conduction- or Air-Cooled 3U cPCI

QorIQ P2020 Climbs Aboard 3U CompactPCI

6U Core i7 SBC Combines 32 GB DRAM, Multiple Ethernet Ports

The XPedite7530 from Extreme Engineering is a high-performance 3U CompactPCI SBC that is ideal for ruggedized systems requiring highbandwidth processing and low power consumption. With the 4th generation Intel Core i7 Haswell processor, the XPedite7530 delivers enhanced performance and efficiency for network information processing and embedded computing applications.

GE Intelligent Platforms offers the IMP3A, a 3U CompactPCI single board computer featuring a dual core processor from Freescale. The IMP3A offers innovative technologies for programs committed to the 3U CompactPCI architecture as well as a highly cost-effective technology insertion opportunity for GE’s existing IMP1A/IMP2A customers.

The CB2109 “Heron” from General Micro Systems is fourth-generation, 6U cPCI SBC module based on GMS’s upgradable CPU technology. The Heron is targeted for applications where ultra-high-speed processing power is required with outstanding graphics for upgrading legacy hardware, such as the C269, or for new applications where ultra-high performance, lower-power cPCI is needed.

• Supports 4th generation Intel Core i7 processors.

• 2 Gbit Ethernet channels, up to 16 GPIO, 2 SATA channels, 2 COM ports, and USB 2.0.

• Configurable as system controller or peripheral. • Conduction or air cooling.

• Factory configured as either a system slot SBC supporting 48 pins of PMC I/O to J2, or a peripheral slot SBC supporting 64 pins of PMC I/O to J2.

• Up to 16 Gbytes of DDR3L-1600 ECC SDRAM in two channels.

• Available in air- and conduction-cooled build levels.

• Up to 32 Gbytes of NAND flash.

• Supported by comprehensive Deployed Test Software (BIT and BCS).

• PMC/XMC interface • 2 Gbit Ethernet ports, 4 SATA ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 graphics port, 2 RS232/422/485 serial ports. Extreme Engineering Solutions Middleton, WI (608) 833-1155 www.xes-inc.com

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• QorIQ P2020 and P2010 processor options.

• Support planned for popular real time operating systems including VxWorks, Integrity and LynxOS. GE Intelligent Platforms Charlottesville, VA (800) 368-2738 defense.ge-ip.com

• Supports the Haswell Intel Core i7 processor with up to four physical CPU cores with Hyper-Threading for total of 8 logical cores, each operating at up to 2.4GHz. • Up to 32 Gbytes of RAM organized in two banks and ECC. • 2 10 Gbit Ethernet ports and two Gbit Ethernet ports with TOE to the rear panel and 1 Gbit Ethernet to the front panel. • 2 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0 ports to front panel, two USB 2.0 to the rear. • Up to 1 Terabytes of mSATA with writeprotect for OS boot or one 2.5 inch SSD/ HDD. General Micro Systems Rancho Cucamonga, CA (909) 980-4863 www.gms4sbc.com


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CompactPCI Board Features Intel Atom E3800 Processor

Low Power CompactPCI PlusIO SBC Boasts Enhanced Graphics

3U cPCI SBC Provides Intelligent I/O and Comms Functionality

The Kontron CP3010-SA 3U CompactPCI SBC is equipped with the latest System-onChip (SoC) Intel Atom E3800 processors— formerly codenamed “Bay Trail”—and quadruples the performance in the low-power class of Intel Atom processorbased Kontron CompactPCI systems without increasing the thermal budget. This makes the new board an ideal drop-in replacement even for Intel Core 2 Duo processor-based cPCI systems.

MEN Micro’s F23P SBC, based on the 4th generation Intel Core processors offers higher computing and strongly improved graphics with the same low power consumption as 3rd generation Intel processors. The F23P can be easily integrated into existing systems. Depending on system requirements, the F23P can be customized with the full range of 4th generation Intel Core i7, Core i5, Core i3 and Celeron processors.

North Atlantic Industries’ 75ARM1 is a 3U cPCI ARM Cortex-A9-based, SBC that can be configured with up to three intelligent function modules. NAI’s Custom-On-Standard Architecture (COSA) offers a choice of over 40 intelligent I/O, communication, and Ethernet switch functions. Each I/O function has dedicated processing, unburdening the SBC from unnecessary data management overhead.

• Quad core 1.9 GHz Intel Atom processor performance.

• Intel Core i7, 4th generation.

• Up to 8 Gbytes of energy-efficient DDR3L memory. • Special heatsink design optimized for convection-cooled environments. • Soldered SoC and memory and offers high resistance against shock and vibration. • Extended temperature range from -40° up to +85°C. • Up to two independent displays connected via 2x DisplayPort and VGA. • 3x Gbit Ethernet, 1x USB 3.0, 3x USB 2.0 plus CAN bus and 2x COM ports. Kontron America Poway, CA (858) 677-0877 www.kontron.com

• Up to 16 Gbytes DDR3 DRAM soldered, ECC. • Front I/O: VGA, 2 Gbit Ethernet, 2 USB. • Rear I/O: 4 PCIe, 4 USB, 4 SATA, 1 Gbit Ethernet. • 2.4 to 3.4 GHz Turbo Boost, HyperThreading, Active Management Technology.

• Support for 3 independent, intelligent function modules. • 40+ modules to choose from. • Independent x1 SerDes interface to each function module slot. • COSA Architecture. • ARM Cortex-A9 Dual Core 800 MHz Processor. • 512 Mbytes DDR3L SDRAM.

• Open CL Support.

• Up to 32 Gbytes SATAII NAND flash.

• For CompactPCI or CompactPCI PlusIO hybrid systems (PICMG 2.0, 2.30 and CPCI-S.0).

• Under 5 W power dissipation.

MEN Micro Ambler, PA (215) 542-9575 www.menmicro.com

North Atlantic Industries Bohemia, NY (631) 567-1100 www.naii.com

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COM Express and Thin Mini-ITX Boards Sport 5th Gen Core Processors Congatec has expanded its product range with the 5th generation Intel Core processor platform up to Intel Core i75650U on COM Express and Thin Mini-ITX motherboards. The single-chip processors feature a low power consumption of just 15W TDP. The new Intel HD Graphics 5500 and 6000 found in the 5th generation Intel Core processors provides Ultra HD 4k display and additional codec support. Both the COM Express module and the Thin Mini-ITX motherboard allow for the connection of up to three independent display interfaces via HDMI 1.4, LVDS and embedded DisplayPort (eDP). When using DisplayPort 1.2, the individual displays can be daisy chained to take advantage of simple wiring. Native USB 3.0 support provides fast data transmission with low power consumption. The two SODIMM sockets can be equipped with up to 16 Gbytes of SODIMM DDR3L memory. The Type 6 module, conga-TC97, offers eight USB ports. Two of them support USB 3.0 SuperSpeed. Four PCI Express 2.0 lanes, four SATA ports with up to 6 Gbits/s, RAID support and a Gigabit Ethernet interface enable fast and flexible system extensions. Meanwhile the conga-IC97 is a Thin Mini-ITX measuring 25mm in height with I/O shield and it enables flat housings, such as those required for panel PCs. Four USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports are

directly available on the I/O shield. A total of two 5 Gbit/s PCI Express 2.0 lanes can be used as mPCIe Half Size and PCIe Full Size shared with PCIe x1 and mSATA. Fast and flexible system extensions are possible thanks to four SATA interfaces with up to 6 Gbits/s plus one mini PCIe. Two Intel I210 Gigabit Ethernet controllers each provide one Gigabit Ethernet LAN access via the two RJ45 sockets. The universal power source with 12 to 24 volts complete the feature set. Congatec San Diego, CA (858) 457-2600 www.congatec.com

AC/DC Power Module Boasts Compact Size, High Efficiency

SMARC Module Marries Freescale i.MX6 SoC, 2 GB of DRAM

Astrodyne offers a half-brick COTS AC/DC power module with an output voltage of 375 V. The module offers high power factor, compliance with MIL STD 704 transient and MIL STD 461 and RTCA DO-160 total harmonic distortion requirements. It provides a smaller sized, lower power alternative to our ¾ brick, 650W, PFC650 module while offering the same performance characteristics. This encapsulated 2.3- x 2.4- x 0.5-inch half brick power factor correction module has an input range of 85 to 265 VAC, a frequency range of 47 to 880 Hz and a power factor of 0.99. The PFC-375 offers an operating temperature range of -55°C to +100°C. Pricing for the PFC-375 starts at $350.72 per unit.

ADLINK Technology has introduced a new SMARC module running a Freescale i.MX6 processor based on the ARM Cortex-A9 architecture with soldered memory up to 2 Gbytes of DDR3L-1066/1333. Supporting a wide operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C, the LEC-iMX6 is a short size 82 mm x 50 mm module. Each module supports LCD controllers for up to three independent displays. An optional eMMC flash is supported, which can be used as a boot device. The LEC-iMX6 features a single Gbit Ethernet port, one PCIe x1 Gen2 port, MIPI CSI camera interface (2 lanes), three USB 2.0 ports (2x USB host, 1x USB OTG), up to 12 GPIO, one SD/MMC and a SATA 3 Gb/s port. Support is also provided for 2x SPI, 1x SMBus, 1x I2S, 1x S/PDIF, 2x CAN, 4x UART and 3x I2C.

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NAI’s board and box-level power solutions are used worldwide in a broad range of rugged military shipboard, ground-based and airborne systems. NAI builds upon a comprehensive family of standard power products resulting in power solutions that meet customer specific requirements – FAST. COTS and modified COTS power supplies provide intelligent monitoring, control and communications. Features include; I2C communications, geographical addressing, current sharing and nuclear event shutdown. When it comes to power solutions for the most demanding applications, NAI delivers. 3U cPCI/VPX & 6U VME/cPCI/VPX High power density up to 1500W Integrated EMI filtering

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Ruggedized Smart Power Control Provides 28V, 200A, and 8-Channels Data Device Corp. (DDC) offers its 8-Channel, Solid-State Power Controller (SSPC) in a ruggedized military-grade form factor, offering advanced programmability and high-power density in a compact, highly reliable package. In addition to improved reliability and smart power control, the 8-Channel SSPC Power Distribution Unit (RP-20S19XXX) provides significant Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWaP-C) savings. These compact, high density 8-channel PDUs enable a 7X power-to-volume and 5X power-to-weight savings, compared with larger enclosed mechanical alternatives, enabling reduced space consumption and fuel costs, while extending mission range. Additional SWaP-C savings are realized through a 70 percent reduction in power dissipation, along with energy savings through intelligent load shedding and prioritization. Inventory costs can be saved, as these PDUs can be programmed to support multiple platforms and varying mission requirements. DDC’s SSPCs enable network control, programmability, and autonomous operation—simplifying vehicle control and freeing crew members’ time, so they can concentrate on mission critical tasks. They also provide channel paralleling, controlled rise/ fall times, and I2t trip protection, to deliver high precision load protection and flexible power distribution. DDC’s SSPCs also offer

Model Library Enables Testing of Intel Bay Trail Processors GOEPEL Electronics has announced the development of specific model libraries for testing and programming of Intel Bay Trail processors, which are part of the Intel Atom family. The libraries called VarioTAP models allow flexible execution of processor emulation tests using the native debug port. Users are now able to use the processor as an instrument for hardware design validation of prototypes as well as programming of Flash devices. The processors are integrated in µFCBGA packages with several hundred pins which are mounted directly on the board, not allowing direct contact with external instruments. VarioTAP offers embedded instruments for test, hardware debugging, Flash programming and design validation even after mounting. Goepel Electronic Jena, Germany +49 3641 6896 739 www.goepel.com

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flexible control options, including CANbus interface, and a range of discrete control interfaces. These high power PDUs allow each channel to be individually programmed within a 10:1 current range, from 2.5 to 25 Amps. Data Device Corp. Bohemia, NY. (631) 567-5600 www.ddc-web.com

Rugged 1U MicroTCA Platform Pushes Performance Density Vadatech provides a rugged 6-slot MicroTCA chassis in a 1U height. The chassis is designed to meet MIL-STD-901D and 810G for shock and vibration and MIL-STD-461F for EMI. The VT950 offers the highest performance density of any rugged 1U backplane-based embedded chassis in the marketplace. Competing rugged architectures are typically at least 3U high for comparable slots/performance. The VT950 holds up to 6 AMCs and has an integrated MCH with IEEE1588/SyncE/ GPS capabilities. This includes clock disciplining with arbitrary clock frequency output and holdover (Stratum-3 option) including 1 Pulse Per Second (PPS) regeneration and holdover. The MCH can use various fabrics such as 40GbE/10GbE, PCIe Gen 3, or Serial RapidIO. Vadatech Henderson, NV (702) 896-3337 www.vadatech.com


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Virtual NTDS Solution Preserves Existing Hardware, Reduces Costs GET Engineering has announced the launch of Virtual NTDS (V-NTDS). The new V-NTDS is designed to reduce development and deployment costs by eliminating the need for expensive and dedicated NTDS adapters and bulky, costly cables for NTDS communication. The primary advantages of using the new V-NTDS product include: little to no modification of an existing NTDS application, no need for specialized NTDS converters, and it has an adaptable API that allows for continued use of certified applications with little or no modification. The new V-NTDS design provides emulation of standard NTDS operations. Separate channels for Data and External Interrupts are provided. Aborting conditions, timeouts, and other termination events are well supported. A new functionality provided by V-NTDS is the ability to perform data transactions between different NTDS Types. With V-NTDS, an NTDS Type A device can now communicate with other parallel types (Type B/C/H) or even with NTDS Serial data types (Type D/E). This technology has not been previously available and opens new realms for NTDS application development. GET Engineering El Cajon, CA (619) 443-8295 www.getntds.com

System Tests 32 SSDs or PCIe 3.0 Cards at One Time One Stop Systems has teamed with Cheetah RAID Storage to introduce The Flash Storage Array Test System (FSA-TS) that allows the rapid insertion and removal of 32 PCIe 3.0 cards or nVME SSDs to be tested at one time. The 4U test chassis consists of four removable canisters, each with eight Cheetah RAID Storage PCIe test riser cards or nVME SFF-8639 test adapter cards installed in each canister. Each riser contains software controlled high and low voltage margining and remote power on/off for running short or long term remote test scripts. The riser also supports a manual power on/off switch and acts as a slot saver thereby preserving the main chassis backplane. By using the individual software controlled or manual power switches, flash manufacturers can shut off the power to each DUT, allowing the insertion/ removal of a single PCIe card or nVME drive while others remain under test. Cards or drives can be removed using the front removable canisters for bulk removal operations or singularly through the hinged top cover for easy access to all 32 cards. Three 1200 W power supplies provide 2400 W of redundant power to the system. One Stop Systems Escondido, CA (877) 438-2724 www.onestopsystems.com

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High Power High Density VITA 62 Compliant NAI’s newest 3U and 6U VPX power supply products are VITA 62 compliant. These high-power, high-density, low-profile VPX power supplies accept +28 VDC, +270 VDC or AC input, and are available in configurations up to 700W. These power supplies also support VITA 46.0 and VITA 65 systems with an off-the-shelf solution that mechanically fits within the single slot envelope and is compatible with VPX electrical specifications. Up to 700 watts BIT and user programmable EMI filtering (MIL-STD-461) Input protection (MIL-STD-704)

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3U OpenVPX Card Delivers 2.4GHz Quad-Core Performance Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions has introduced the VPX3-1258 4th Gen Intel Core i7 SBC. This OpenVPX small form factor processing engine is designed for use in compute-intensive applications deployed in SWaP-constrained platforms. The board delivers 2.4GHz quad-core (8-thread) performance supported with up to 16 Gbytes of dual-channel high-speed ECC-protected DDR3 memory. Because it’s pin-compatible with previous generations of Curtiss-Wright Intel-based SBCs, the VPX3-1258 is ideal for use in technology upgrade programs. With built-in support for “drop-in” processor replacement, the VPX3-1258 eases future upgrades to Intel’s 5th generation Core i7 processor (expected to be released in 2015). This fully ruggedized board speeds and simplifies the integration of high performance processing into demanding defense and aerospace deployed applications such as mission computing, general processing, virtualization and small multi-SBC ISR. The VPX3-1258 is easily integrated with other members of Curtiss-Wright’s extensive 3U OpenVPX product family, including Intel, Power Architecture and ARMbased SBCs, powerful graphics modules, and DSP and FPGA engines to integrate powerful ISR/SIGINT applications. When combined with a Curtiss-Wright Electronic Packaging chassis and high-performance backplanes these modules provide system designers with a complete end-to-end solution from a single supplier. Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions Ashburn, VA (703) 779-7800 www.cwcdefense.com

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Low-Profile AC-DC Series is Suited for Harsh Environmental Conditions Schaefer has unveiled the new low-profile TERa Series of Advanced Thermal Technology AC-DC power supplies. The TERa family offers three output power classes of 700, 1200 and 2000 Watts that are uniquely sealed in a heat conducting potting material. Featuring an ultra-wide temperature range of –50ºC to 85ºC these units are the perfect solution for space critical projects that demand reliable and shock resistant performance in the harshest operating conditions. All models are designed for easy-to-connect parallel/series operation if higher power or redundancy is needed. Other features include high power density, Power Factor Correction (PFC), 100-242VAC universal inputs, galvanic isolation, high efficiency, full complement of protections, single or multioutput operation, output voltage adjustment and compliance to EN55022 Class A (Class B with filter). Additionally, each unit goes also through comprehensive temperature cycling and burn-in. Optional cooper case and terminal block connections are available. Schaefer Hopkinton, MA (508) 436-6400 www.schaeferpower.com

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ADL Embedded Solutions has announced its ADLQM67PC3517UE, a low-power processor extension to its popular ADLQM67PC PCIe/104 SBC platform. The card features a 17W 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3517UE processor coupled with Intel's QM67 PCH chipset. The ADLQM67PC-3517UE has a discrete 16-bit digital I/O port as well as separate VGA, LVDS, HDMI and Display Port interfaces. Rounding out the features are 2x RS232 COM ports, 2x SATA 6Gb/s with RAID support, 8x USB2.0, two bootable Gigabit Ethernet LAN, HDA 7.1, and type 1 bottom-stacking PCIe/104 V2.01 supporting Gen2 throughput of 5 Gtransfers/s. ADL Embedded Solutions San Diego, CA. (858) 490-0597 www.adl-usa.com

Low Power CompactPCI PlusIO SBC Boasts Enhanced Graphics MEN Micro has released the F23P SBC can be customized with the full range of 4th generation Intel Core i7, Core i5, Core i3 and Celeron processors. The F23P supports the CompactPCI PlusIO (PICMG 2.30) specification, meaning it can be used in a hybrid system to control both CompactPCI and CompactPCI Serial peripheral boards. Compliant with the standard, the F23P offers four each of USB 2.0, PCI Express x1 and 6 Gbit/s SATA interfaces as well as one Gigabit Ethernet port on the J2 rear I/O connector. The front of the board provides access to VGA graphics, two Gbit Ethernet and two USB 2.0 ports. Pricing is $1,511 in single quantities. MEN Micro Ambler, PA (215) 542-9575 www.menmicro.com


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AUVSI..................................................27.......................... www.auvsishow.org

Orbit Electronics Group........................5.............................. www.vmevpx.com

Calex...................................................41.................................www.calex.com

Pelican Products, Inc. .........................39....................... www.pelicanoem.com

CES.....................................................25..........................www.ces-swap.com

Phoenix International...........................4............................ www.phenxint.com

COTS Product Gallery..........................41.........................................................

Pico Electronics, Inc............................24................. www.picoelectronics.com

CM Computer......................................44......................www.cmcomputer.com

RTECC..................................................4..................................www.rtecc.com

Critical I/O..........................................19........................... www.criticalio.com

RTD......................................................2..................................... www.rtd.com

Dynatem...............................................7............................ www.dynatem.com

SynQor, Inc..........................................21...............................www.synqor.com

Equipto Electronics Group...................20.......................www.equiptoelec.com

TE Connectivity...................................13..............................www.te.com/adm

Gaia Converter....................................14.................. www.gaia-converter.com

TQ.......................................................36........................... www.tq-group.com

Mercury Systems, Inc. ........................37................................. www.mrcy.com

Trenton Systems, Inc. .........................15.................www.trentonsystems.com

North Atlantic Industries..................33, 35................................ www.naii.com

VPT......................................................43...........................www.vptpower.com

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COMING NEXT MONTH Special Feature: Tech Upgrades with VME, CompactPCI and More

Tech upgrade strategies vary depending on whether it’s just the processing technology that needs a refresh or whether the interconnect speeds and other capabilities are the issue. With both VME and CompactPCI a new board with the latest and greatest processor, memory and I/O can easily be dropped into a slot that could be decades old. VME is still more suited for use in applications that are event-driven. Meanwhile, upgrade options for CompactPCI include PICMG 2.16, CompactPCI PlusIO and CompactPCI Express. This section looks at technology and product choices involved in these decisions.

Tech Recon Signal Chain: Digital Conversion with FPGAs and ADCs

Throughout 2015 our Tech Recon feature delivers a series of sections that follow a sequential path hitting all the key technologies that are part of a signal chain. The series tracks the various types of processing, storage and display technologies that are critical at each point along the path. Starting in January with Signal Capture, the section hits a different phase along the chain each month. The March Signal Chain section looks at the FPGA and ADC chip and board-level technology and products that do the heavy lifting during the digital conversion phase of the signal chain.

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System Development: Annual EOL and Component Obsolescence Directory

Unique coverage of key military technology issues in a way that you can’t find elsewhere; that’s what COTS Journal is known for. Exemplifying that unique character is our Annual End-of-Life Directory. Now in its 15th year, the EOL Directory lists both key DoD organizations and commercial firms involved in solving the problems of component obsolescence.

Data Sheet: Tech Focus: FPGA Processing Board Roundup

As the signal processing capabilities of FPGAs continue to climb, board-level configurable computing solutions have grown to become key enablers for waveform-intensive applications like sonar, radar, SIGINT and SDR. Such systems have an insatiable appetite for more digital signal processing muscle. This feature section delves into the solutions available in this area and explores how they’re transforming military signal processing systems.


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MARCHING TO THE NUMBERS $21.6 MILLION $133 BILLION Value of contract Northrop Grumman has received from the U.S. Navy for two additional Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) mission packages. As the mission package integrator, the company will deliver one mission package for surface warfare and one for mine countermeasures. The capabilities contained in the various mission modules directly support the three LCS primary mission—surface warfare, mine countermeasures and antisubmarine warfare. Mission modules facilitate efficient modular mission package embarkation, mission package operations at-sea, and debarkation / logistics support.

20,000 FLIGHT HOURS Record number of flight hours reached by a single Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper UAV according to Single General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. This marks the highest flight time of any Predator B. The milestone was achieved while performing a 17-hour combat mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan on December 23. The UAV’s standard payload configuration includes a high-definition, optical Infrared (IR) video system and a high-resolution ground imaging radar (SAR). The radar also has Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) and Maritime Wide-area Search (MWAS) modes.

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The worth that C4ISR market will reach by 2020, according to a new study by ASDReports. That’s with global a CAGR of 4.52% from 2014 C4ISR market estimated of $102 billion. According to the report the continued requirement for integrated solutions and interoperability will be the driving factors for the global C4ISR market. Joint ventures have played a significant role in winning C4ISR contracts across the defense industry. Airborne systems will have the highest CAGR across all platforms and will account for 40 percent of the market share in the forecast period.

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