Rugged mission computer for image, signal, and radar processing introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 6 April 2015 The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the MPMC-9355-0002 multi-platform mission computer for image, signal, and radar processing aboard military and commercial aircraft and ground vehicles.

Apr 6th, 2015
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

ASHBURN, Va., 6 April 2015 The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the MPMC-9355-0002 multi-platform mission computer for image, signal, and radar processing aboard military and commercial aircraft and ground vehicles.

Users can configure the five-slot 3U OpenVPX rugged mission computer with as many as four 2.1 GHz VPX3-1257 3U OpenVPX single board computers, each with a quad-core 3rd Generation Intel Corei7 processor.

Connecting the MPMC's computer boards is a managed Layer 2 Ethernet switch and a PCI Express backplane infrastructure. The VPX3-652 Ethernet switch supports as many as eight external Gigabit Ethernet connections for inter-system communication.

Users can install different modules via each of the computer board's onboard PMC/XMC expansion sites. The MPMC-9355-0002 also can support high-performance graphics display by integrating an optional VPX3-716 graphics engine that can drive as many as four independent displays.

Power comes from a three-phase 115-volt AC power supply. The MPMC-9355-0002 mission computer meets specifications such as DO-160, MIL-STD-810, and MIL-STD-704 for resistance to extremes in temperature, altitude, shock, vibration, fluid susceptibility, voltage spikes, and electrostatic discharge.

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The mission computer operates at full performance in ambient temperatures to 55 degrees Celsius using a rugged fan. The rugged conduction-cooled half-ATR enclosure isolates its installed modules from external environmental conditions such as humidity, dust and sand. EMI filters and gaskets ensure system security and increased reliability.

The MPMC-9355-0002 mission computer can be ordered as a modified commercial off-the-shelf (MCOTS) product with a modified front panel connector set, modified backplane wiring or a modified card set.

The system can be expanded for MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, and video capabilities. In addition, 28-volt DC and single phase 115-volt 400 Hz power supply options are available.

For more information contact Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions online at www.cwcdefense.com.

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