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Applying Open Standards Electronics Architectures for Ground Vehicles

August 30, 2021 | BY: David Jedynak, Jacob Sealander, Jason DeChiaro

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This paper was awarded Best Paper at the 2021 NDIA Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium, Vehicle Electronics Architectures Technical Session, August 10-12, 2021.

Open standards are useful for designing specific electronics architectures on vehicles. Designing a successful system requires an understanding of all the factors that impact that system. These factors can include quantitative factors like operating environments, thermal management techniques, size, weight, and power (SWaP), and acquisition cost. Additionally, integration challenges, acquisition models, and industrial base collaboration add layers of complexity.

In this white paper, we will address the factors that affect ground vehicle electronics success.

Download this white paper to discover:

  • How environmental standards and challenges drive design choices
  • The strengths and challenges of different thermal management techniques
  • An analysis of SWaP and cost (SWaP-C) challenges in ground vehicle systems
  • Integrations challenges for ground vehicle systems

Author’s Biography

David Jedynak

Chief Technical Officer, COTS Solutions

David joined Curtiss-Wright in 2008 and has focused his expertise in network centric systems and COTS solutions. David actively participates in the VICTORY Standards Organization and has presented a number of vehicle electronics architecture papers to GVSETS. Prior to joining Curtiss-Wright, David worked in automotive consumer electronics industry, designing, ruggedizing, and integrating new technologies into vehicles. David has a BS in Electrical Engineering, Certificate in Astronautical Engineering, and Certificate in Project Management from UCLA.

Author’s Biography

Jacob Sealander

Chief Architect Embedded Systems

Jacob Sealander is the Chief Architect, Integrated Systems at Curtiss-Wright. As the Chief Architect, his primary responsibility is new business capture for the Integrated Systems Group. In this role he is the primary point of contact to potential new customers, providing not only architecture support but commercial guidance, as well as the technical authority on proposal content including all technical content as well as pricing strategies, including basis of estimates. Jacob Sealander began his employment with Curtiss-Wright in 1996 as a mechanical designer and has progressed within the company for the past 18 years. Jacob has held a management position within Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions for the past 9 years and took on the position of Chief Architect in 2006. Jacob holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California State University of Northridge.

Jason DeChiaro

Author’s Biography

Jason DeChiaro

System Architect

Jason DeChiaro is a System Architect at Curtiss-Wright. He received his Electrical Engineering degree, with distinction, from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His responsibilities include supporting customers in architecting deployable VPX systems including CMOSS/SOSA compliant designs. Jason has over 15 years of engineering experience in the defense industry supporting the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and U.S. Navy as well as the IC community. In addition to architecting VPX systems, Jason also supports customers’ Assured Position Navigation and Timing (A-PNT) requirements.

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