Small rugged embedded computing subsystem for unmanned systems introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 25 May 2016. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions Division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Parvus DuraCOR 311 small-form-factor rugged commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) embedded computing subsystem for demanding applications like unmanned systems.

By Mark GrovakCurtiss-Wright Defense Solutions
By Mark GrovakCurtiss-Wright Defense Solutions

ASHBURN, Va., 25 May 2016. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions Division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Parvus DuraCOR 311 small-form-factor rugged commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) embedded computing subsystem for demanding applications like unmanned systems.

The Parvus DuraCOR 311 mission computer combines 64-bit quad-core Intel Baytrail Atom modular mission processing capabilities with integrated Intel HD graphics. The mission computer weighs less than 1.5 pounds and is smaller than 40 cubic inches.

The mission computer has a robust, flexible, and modular chassis suitable for civil and military unmanned aerial systems (UAS), Helicopters, and military ground vehicles.

The DuraCOR 311 are pre-validated through environmental, power, and EMI compliance testing per military standards and DO-160. The system is designed to meet MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F, MIL-STD-1275D, MIL-STD-704F and RTCA/DO-160G environmental, power, and EMI standards.

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I/O interfaces include USB, Ethernet, Serial, DIO, Video, and Audio. I/O expansion consists of three Mini-PCI Express expansion slots. The DuraCOR 311 also has mil-spec circular connectors and a dust and waterproof chassis.

In addition to internal mSATA and microSD card slots, the system offers an optional removable 2.5-inch SATA solid-state drive option for high capacity storage and information assurance requirements. Initial software support includes pre-loaded Linux or Windows operating systems. The unit's Intel processor supports HD-class video acceleration, including OpenGL, OpenCL, and OpenVG.

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

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