Maximizing Processing Power in SAR Applications

Maximizing Processing Power in SAR Applications
Maximizing Processing Power in SAR Applications
Case Study
June 14, 2018

Maximizing Processing Power in SAR Applications

An engineering firm seeking to build the next generation synthetic aperture radar (SAR) faced challenges in delivering an enormous amount of processing power in a compact, lightweight solution. Typically mounted on aircraft, SAR devices create high-resolution 2D or 3D images using data collected via antennae. SAR devices require the latest embedded computing technology in order to process observations in real-time and deliver detailed image maps.

As with all airborne electronics, size, weight, and power (SWaP) optimization is critical in deployed SAR applications. Aiming to balance high performance with SWaP constraints, this customer turned to Curtiss-Wright to develop a single slot processing powerhouse. The customer also wanted a rugged 16-core Xeon D solution, but the Intel 16-core Xeon D does not support the full industrial temperature range as the 12-core device does.

Curtiss-Wright developed a rugged, enormously powerful processing solution that can deliver optimal performance in the harshest environments. With its minimal power consumption and small footprint, this solution enables our customers to meet the demanding computing requirements of its SAR application while optimizing SWaP.

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