Deploy Faster with 3U VPX Solutions

Video: Deploy Faster with 3U VPX Systems

Rugged systems built on the compact size and modularity of the 3U VPX form factor address growing aerospace and defense program requirements for Line Replaceable Units (LRU) that conform to decreasing size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C) allocations. But getting 3U VPX-based LRUs from development to deployment can be time-consuming, and costly. Curtiss-Wright simplifies the process with complete, innovative, COTS-based 3U VPX solutions that accelerate system development for land, air, and sea platforms.

Our complete, low-cost, 3U VPX offerings are engineered to integrate easily into existing development programs under short lead times. We offer more than boards in a box – we deliver fully developed systems complete with software tools and analysis documentation to help you get to deployment quicker.

  • Rugged Multi-Platform Mission Computer (MPMC) systems supported by software tools and analysis and SDRL documents, such as Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) report, thermal report, Design Verification Test (DVT) report, and more
  • System Quick Start Kits of proven, pre-configured 3U modules pre-installed in a lab/demonstration chassis, with a 4-8 week lead time
  • System Built-In Test (BIT) Software pre-tested and verified for complex, high-performance requirements
  • Test Infrastructure that shortens development cycles increases test coverage and verifies hardware performance under high levels of simultaneous usage

Video Transcript

The nature of programs has shifted; previously a program required a certain amount of financial investment and time to ensure completion. This created a target win point for each program. This is no longer the case –budgets have been cut by 30-40% and the time available has been reduced by up to 50% giving a new win point for programs. But, the scope of work has not actually changed, it has just shifted. When we talk about shifting the box we mean that the project needs to start earlier and you need to invest your own IRAD to make it a success. BUT What if you could Leverage Curtiss-Wright building blocks to reduce your IRAD investment?

Leveraging our investment brings you closer to your win point and actually reduces the size of the box to win that program. With our continued COTS IRAD investment, we can help you jump-start your project and get you to a demonstration in a matter of weeks, ultimately making you more competitive. We understand that you are putting together a bigger puzzle, and need a solution that is the right fit.

Your solution requires more than a typical off-the-shelf solution can deliver. We can help you… with your infrastructure and supporting documentation. The solution you choose must be tailored to fit with your overall solution and current environment.

To achieve this, our solutions undergo system analysis testing to comply with individual supplier document requirements. Our Rugged Multi-Platform Mission Computing module is - SWaP optimized, rugged, and tailored to your application. System Quick Start Kits use pre-configured 3U modules, pre-integrated in demonstration chassis with a 4 to 6 week lead time. Build-in test software ensures components are pre-tested and verified for complex high-performance system requirements. Dedicated test infrastructure shortens development cycles, increases test coverage, and verifies hardware performance. While system-level analysis tests and pre-validated components give you a Failure Modes and Effects Analysis report, Thermal report, and Design Verification Test report.

This means you can be confident that your system will perform as required. You can choose from our many pre-engineered architecture designs to integrate into your standard-based systems. These are built using a range of components that provide processing, graphics, storage, FPGA, networking, and input/output capabilities. By mixing and matching different components we can tailor the system to your needs. Pre-Integrated COTS modules combined to create custom-tailored systems. 

By choosing a 3U VPX system by Curtiss-Wright your system can achieve

  • High Levels of performance
  • Reduced power consumption
  • And Increased reliability

All while operating at this new win point.