3U VPX High Performance Electronic Warfare Platform

3U VPX High Performance Electronic Warfare Platform
3U VPX High Performance Electronic Warfare Platform
Case Study
January 08, 2015

3U VPX High Performance Electronic Warfare Platform

Electronic Warfare applications are more diverse and more demanding than ever, requiring the latest technology within a reduced size, weight and power (SWaP) constrained system. These applications require systems to have substantial low latency processing performance tied to multiple high-resolution channels capable of input in gigasamples per second (GSPS) range.

To make this possible, DSP-centric Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) components are utilized, allowing a wide range of high-speed algorithms to be integrated at the hardware level. In addition, the flexible open architecture hardware allows for the buildup of Software Defined Radio (SDR) system capabilities which pave the way for bidirectional encrypted communication systems.

The MPMC-9321 system provides a configurable, high bandwidth, low latency data path in a compact, low power form factor. It satisfies the most demanding field applications for unmanned aerial and ground vehicles and is a fully qualified and packaged system solution with a range of flexible and rugged processing systems. Overall development time was significantly reduced by using proven rugged COTS technology, combined with Curtiss-Wright's FusionXF development software, which ultimately resulted in a faster time for deployment in the field.

Overall, Curtiss-Wright develops systems that can be readily configured to meet the needs of any military or aerospace requirements, including harsh avionics and vehicular environments, while providing complete hardware and software solutions.

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Reducing Development Cycles for 3U VPX Systems

This white paper outlines the key challenges system integrators face when building a system with 3U VPX COTS-based solutions. It also explains how the Curtiss-Wright 3U VPX embedded software test infrastructure provides a robust, integrated, and configurable test solution that shortens development cycles, increases test coverage, and verifies hardware performance under high levels of simultaneous interface utilization.


Airborne Mission Management Systems

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Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA)

Introducing your essential guide to all things MOSA. This white paper explores the MOSA directive, its significance for defense technology, and MOSA-supporting standards like SOSA, CMOSS, VICTORY, GVA, FACE, and OMS/UCI.