One enabler for SWaP optimization is Power Over Ethernet (PoE), which simplifies cabling and power needs for networked cameras, phones, and other IP devices.
Industry experts say open standards are helping drive development in small-form-factor battlefield and aerospace hardware like system-on-chip and single-board computers.
Take a tour through the various means of cooling rugged computer systems designed for military programs and harsh operating environments.
Like humans, machines learn from experience. They make observations from inputs of images, text, or other data, and then look for patterns. After the machine runs through the mathematical layers, it learns to make better decisions based on the examples it was given.
Today’s supply chain has been set up to address the needs of consumer electronics and not the military. It’s not been designed to address the problem of obsolescence, which is a critical issue for the military.
High-performance embedded computing, improvements in SWaP, and distributing capability over many different aircraft is helping the military fight in the electromagnetic spectrum.
Today’s powerful server-grade microprocessors are pushing systems designers toward ever-faster data throughput, innovative power control and thermal management, industry standards like SOSA, CMOSS, and HOST.
Embedded military systems that implement Power over Ethernet (PoE) devices, which mix Ethernet data and electric power over a single cable, can reap significant SWaP benefits.
Real-time monitoring during test flights demands FTI equipment that provides highly accurate, comprehensive data, which means that engineers adhere to specific design parameters.
Curtiss-Wright is using the Singapore show to showcase a new-generation flight recorder that can store 25h of cockpit audio recordings, meeting a mandate for commercial aircraft set to take effect in 2021.