Careful upfront attention to computer system design will save field failures and headaches later
Many industries have need for high reliability systems but in Avionics an unreliable system becomes a safety issue as well as exposure of the system supplier to significant warrantee, recall and reputation costs. And as the demand for more functionality and higher performing systems, squeezed into small form factors (such a predefined cockpit units) is the norm, the management of the heat produced by the circuitry becomes a significant challenge.
U.S. Department of Defense funding is likely to be one of the ongoing casualties of the U.S. government's budget restraints. Uncertainty around how the government will operate now that the 2013 fiscal year is over has many program managers pulling back on important battlefield management systems (BMS), according to research firm and consultancy Frost & Sullivan. As defense budgets tighten, research and development (R&D) on BMS improvements are expected to remain stagnant -- putting U.S.-developed BMS projects at a disadvantage.
Providing the most capable rugged COTS products for demanding environments.
This paper investigates interrupt response times and message passing latencies using OpenMPI on three different versions of the Linux kernel; one 'standard' server grade, one server grade with real-time pre-empt patches applied, and one with a proprietary, real-time kernel. In order to characterize these platforms, a series of measurements were made with and without a background CPU load.
This white paper examines the utilization of image processing, high performance computing and networking to create systems that enhance situational awareness while reducing SWaP (size, weight and power) to increase the availability of the SA data for timely consumption and dissemination.
White Paper: Shock and Vibration Testing of the SA.45s Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) Validation Build Units
The Symmetricom(r) SA.45s Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) is designed for field applications where atomic clocks typically have not been deployed before.
This article demonstrates how thermal transient testing combined with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) can help find this balance and ensure that safety critical devices work within their prescribed temperature limits.
GE Intelligent Platforms High Performance Embedded Computing takes advantage of the technologies and architectures widely deployed in commercial High Performance Computing environments, bringing to the embedded mil/aero world the advantage of their cost-effectiveness, proven performance and extensive support infrastructure and adding the ruggedness that enables them to be deployed in the most challenging situations. As sensor-derived data increases in volume, complexity and criticality, GE Intelligent Platforms HPEC platforms and subsystems from GE are helping mil/aero customers to solve some of todays most demanding problems.
In Military, Aerospace and First Responder applications, System Integrators targeting highly rugged applications often utilize conduction cooled modules because of their superior performance in harsh environments.