ETHERNET EVERYWHERE BLOG: We’re often approached by companies who have designed a prototype system composed of networks sensors, cameras, GPS systems, and other elements with compute platforms over Ethernet. These prototypes often use commercial-grade Ethernet switches. Sometimes they use the enclosure, sometimes they pull the components out of the enclosure and try to jerry-rig the switch components in some sort of fashion. What they soon find out, however, is that these commercial-grade switches (and other commercial-grade componentry) do not stand up the rigorous environmental factors that mobile military and aerospace applications almost always run in to.
ASHBURN, Va. The U.S. Air Force completed the Next Generation Radar (NGR) Processor Study. The results demonstrated that Curtiss-Wright’s proposed multiprocessor High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) Radar processing architecture has met the study’s target benchmarks.
British army SCOUT SV program to use Ethernet switches, video servers, data servers from GE Intelligent Platforms
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. General Dynamics UK awarded GE Intelligent Platforms with $100 million in orders for open architecture, embedded computing subsystems that General Dynamics UK will use onboard the British army’s SCOUT Specialist Vehicle (SV) platforms.
The success of net-centric warfare is dependent on fast, secure communications technology – specifically Ethernet. To meet the military's demands for Ethernet-enabled vehicles, Ethernet switches and routers need to be increasingly rugged and capable of meeting future network requirements. A case study of the USMC's Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) with its Tactical Switch Router (TSR) exemplifies this trend.