8-port Gigabit Ethernet switch for SWaP-constrained flight test applications introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Dec. 4, 2023
TmNS specifies configuration, management, network transport protocols, telemetry link, and other capabilities of data acquisition units.

ASHBURN, Va. – The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions Division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the NSW-8GT-TGE-1 rugged 8-port non-blocking Gigabit Ethernet switch for flight test applications.

The NSW-8GT-TGE-1 provides IRIG-106 Chapter 21-28 Telemetry Network Standard (TmNS) compliance, including MDL programming. TmNS replaces unidirectional PCM-based architectures and enables bi-directional communications.

TmNS specifies the configuration, management, network transport protocols, telemetry link, and other system and component capabilities of data acquisition units, network switches, recorders, radios, and ground components like antennas and ground system software.

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To optimize size, weight and power (SWaP) on space-constrained airborne test platforms, the NSW-8GT-TGE-1 supports the packet switching and IEEE 1588 precision time protocol (PTP) time distribution required by networked flight test instrumentation (FTI) system components.

The switch supports IEEE 1588 with an IRIG-B time code reader and generator, a built-in battery-backed real- time clock, and a GPS receiver. The switch supports managed operation, enabling dynamic configuration, statistics gathering, and health monitoring using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).

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

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