Today open standard VME and VPX boards come in three flavors of power: 3.3 V, 5 V, and 12 V. As a result, system designers have to daily confront the extra work and cost of designing custom power supplies when the different boards they select for their...
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The Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) middleware standard is here, and promises to advance quickly in the COTS ranks.
Silicon-Germanium enters analog and digital converters to up processing and Probability of Intercept (POI) for COTS-based EW applications.
The U.S. Army's VICTORY architecture leverages COTS to combat SWaP, costs, and share data in real time.
COTS systems are now providing high-value training at a fraction of the cost.
The use of legacy analog and newer digital multispectral, daylight, infrared, and HD video sensors continues to proliferate at a rapid rate on military platforms such as ground vehicles. The demands of new multisensor video-intensive applications ̵...
As the DoD takes advantage of reductions in SWaP, smaller enclosures, such as 3U VPX, are reaping the benefit. However, today's 3U VPX backplane topologies will need to be retrofitted to fully capitalize on modern processing capabilities.
A Commodity Jurisdiction (JS) request can keep COTS vendors in the right "places" with regard to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) export violations.
The U.S. Army's VICTORY program looks to COTS to secure a win in defense vehicle networking.
The proliferation of UAVs into the National Airspace System (NAS) is prompting the development of rigorous certification requirements for unmanned systems operating in commercial aerospace.