Curtiss-Wright Debuts New Multi-Sensor Video Gateway for ISR Platforms

Sept. 11, 2019

Today’s state of the art deployed intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems rely on numerous types of advanced sensors, including infrared cameras, thermal imaging systems, and laser target designators, that require a low latency distribution system for mission success. The management of these analog and digital inputs is optimized through the use of video gateways that support flexible display of imagery and information.

The RVG-MS1 receives and processes a platform’s sensor signals and then outputs them to a Curtiss-Wright or similar display, enabling operators to simultaneously view multiple sensor feeds, in different configurations, at the touch of a single button. The unit’s easy to use graphical user interface (GUI) allows operators to intuitively select the operational view that best supports their mission. For example, image configuration options include flexible picture in picture (PiP) and single, dual, triple, and quad mode window overlays. The video gateway also supports video streaming and blending capabilities. What’s more, because the RVG-MS1 functions as an Ethernet gateway, it facilitates video streaming for platforms built to the latest vehicle architectures, such as VICTORY and GVA.

“Curtiss-Wright’s rugged COTS-based video management solutions are designed to increase warfighter effectiveness and help drive mission success,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense and Power. “Our newest RVG video management gateway, the RVG-MS1, is ideal for managing multiple advanced sensors, with low latency and maximum flexibility to optimize and ease the operator’s experience.”

The rugged RVG-MS1 is qualified to MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-1257E and MIL-STD-461F and designed for use in the harsh environmental conditions typically encountered in aerospace and defense applications. Optimized for size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C), the RVG-MS1 is a line replaceable unit (LRU) that can minimize cabling, reduce system weight, and reduce management costs while providing OEMs and system integrators a well-defined upgrade and integration path for the most demanding ISR systems.

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