New Memory Module Docking Station Speeds Access to Mission Data

Nov. 29, 2017

54th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention, Washington D.C. (Booth #120) – November 28, 2017 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division has introduced a new 8-slot docking station that eases and speeds the uploading and downloading of data stored on its rugged, high density Removable Memory Cartridges (RMC). RMC modules are designed for use with Curtiss-Wright’s Data Transport System 3-Slot (DTS3) rugged Network Attached Storage (NAS) file server. As cameras and sensors proliferate onboard air, ground, and maritime platforms, the quantity of data being captured for post-mission analysis continues to rapidly grow. Users are faced with the challenge of capturing recorded data (or uploading new mission software, such as digital maps) as quickly as possible so that the platform can commence its next mission as soon as possible.

Use of the new Multi-RMC Docking Station (MDS) provides operators with simultaneous access for up to eight solid state drive (SSD) RMC modules. The unit speeds the otherwise time consuming processing of loading new software during pre-mission or retrieving newly recorded data post-mission. It provides four USB 3.0 interfaces to support fast data transfer between RMC modules and the host PC. Designed to meet the demanding requirements and long lifecycles of deployed aerospace and defense platforms, the RMC modules and the Docking Station both feature 100,000 insertion cycle connectors. The MDS is ideal for applications that require a fast, efficient method for data transfer between vehicle-mounted Curtiss-Wright Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems and ground stations for mission debrief or maintenance.

“With the introduction of our new Multi-RMC Docking Station, Curtiss-Wright continues its commitment to deliver the industry’s most advanced rugged data recorder solutions,” said Lynn Bamford, senior vice president and general manager, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions division. “Our customers want to access their mission data as quickly as possible. The Docking Station speeds the transfer of pre- and post-mission data, enabling the platform to start its next mission without delay.”

About the DTS3 NAS

The DTS3 NAS file server is designed for use in mobile vehicles, field ground stations, and aircraft. The rugged unit easily integrates into Network Centric systems providing an easy-to-use, turnkey, rugged Network File Server. The DTS3 system houses three RMC modules, which can be easily removed from one DTS3 unit and installed into any other DTS3 to provide full transfer of data seamlessly between one or more networks in separate locations (e.g. ground-vehicle-ground).

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