Curtiss-Wright Shrinks Size & Weight of Networked Data Storage System for SWaP-constrained applications


New rugged DTS1 network attached storage (NAS) subsystem stores 2 TB; supports optional AES-256 encryption for secure data-at-rest

The Data Transport System 1-Slot (DTS1) addresses today’s rapidly increasing demand for high-capacity secure storage on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV), and Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft.

The single-slot Network Attached Storage (NAS) device weighs only 4.0 lb. and measures 1.5 x 5.0 x 6.5” (38.1 x 127 x 165.1 mm). This small form factor data transport system delivers up to 2 TB of storage and supports advanced encryption to protect critical data-at-rest.

Because the DTS1 functions as a NAS file server it helps system designers greatly reduce SWaP by eliminating the need for independent storage in each of the platform’s computer, display, or management devices. It enables any network-enabled device to communicate with any other similar device, to retrieve stored data or save new captured data. Networked devices using heterogeneous operating systems (®, VxWorks®, Windows®, etc.) or CPUs that support industry standard protocols (i.e, NFS, CIFS, FTP, or HTTP) can share and store data through the DTS1.

The DTS1 is ideal for rugged applications that require the storage, removal, and transport of critical data such as cockpit data (mission, map, maintenance), ISR (camera, I&Q, sensors), mobile applications (ground radar, ground mobile, airborne ISR pods), heavy industrial (steel, refinery), and video/audio data collection (flight test instrumentation).

Support for Secure Data-At-Rest

With its optional DTS crypto module, the DTS1 supports demanding military applications that require secure data-at-rest. To ensure the security of critical data, all data is passed through the FIPS 140-2 certified in-line media encryptors prior to being read from or written to the Removable Memory Cartridge (RMC). The standard DTS1 encryption module incorporates AES-256 bit cryptographic algorithm and hardware that are NIST validated to FIPS 140-2.

The COTS Solid State Memory Advantage

Unlike competing systems that use proprietary memory devices, Curtiss-Wright data transport systems (DTSx) uniquely uses commercial off-the-shelf 2.5” SATA solid state drives with storage capacities ranging from 128 GB to 2 TB. With a wide variety of SSDs, the DTS memory can be scaled to meet the application needs.

Removable Memory Cartridge (RMC) is scalable and adaptable to wide variety of applications that require removable yet rugged storage.

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