The Open Sensor Systems Architecture (SOSA) Consortium emerged as a set of standards that served to define open standard electronic architectures that ensured component interoperability, reduced costs, encouraged innovation, and helped ensure product supply. necessary.
But what hardware requirements distinguish SOSA from VITA VPX?
Power supply: SOSA limits the power used by the cards to VS1 (12V), 3.3V AUX and VBAT for primary power. The VS2 (3.3V) and VS3 (5V) options supported by the VITA standard are not used for SOSA modules.
Hardware Management – The SOSA architecture includes system management requirements that enable you to identify a module, monitor its status, run integrated tests, and perform other related management tasks. To meet these requirements, the modules must include an intelligent platform management interface.
Maintenance Ports – The maintenance ports on the SOSA modules are intended strictly for system maintenance use.
Slot Profiles: VITA 65 OpenVPX provides dozens of VPX 6U and 3U VPX slot profiles. The SOSA reference architecture restricts valid VPX primary slot profiles to a small set of three 6U and six 3U profiles. There are also a number of secondary profiles that are variants of the primary profiles. Furthermore, all SOSA profiles have compatible requirements for power plane utilization, data plane protocols, GPIO implementation, maintenance port implementation, and system management.
Cooling and Slot Pitch: SOSA has defined slot pitch requirements as 1.00" for conduction and liquid cooling modules, and 1.5" for airflow modules.
Bandwidth and Connections: SOSA does not fully define bandwidth requirements, but acknowledges that bandwidth requirements are increasing. However, SOSA's base plate connectors also include those defined in the VITA 66 standard.
SOSA Software Requirements: The SOSA requirements for the software operating environment include recommendations for a runtime environment (RTE) that references the FACE technical standard, among others (the VITA VPX standards do not define the software environment, therefore, the recommendations of SOSA RTE are outside the scope of this article)
For more information, do not hesitate to consult the Wolf Advanced Technologies website.
Cambridge Pixel, which is represented in Spain and Portugal by Donalba, has launched a new software application to enable the visualisation of radar tracks in 3D format obtained from 3D sensors.
These types of sensors are used in tasks such as near-field object detection and collision avoidance, surface or object inspection, and drone detection with widespread applications in modern air defence systems, as well as a range of naval, military and security projects.
The ability to visualise data from 3D sensors helps operators determine a greater granularity of information about a target, with range, direction and elevation parameters to assist with accurate decision-making and situation evaluation.
SPx Viewer-3D receives ASTERIX or SPx track reports as input and displays them in a multi-window format with customisable plan view, range-height view and 3D view with operator-controllable viewport and zoom. To assist in the interpretation of the track picture, the software also receives and displays AIS and ADS-B tracks.
In adition, the SPx Viewer-3D has an intuitive web-based user-interface and works with a wide range of radar sensors.
The Radio Beacon Battery by BrenTronics is a non-rechargeable, zinc-manganese dioxide battery, in other words, alkaline. It is 1’3 inch wide, 4’1 inches long and 1’3 inches tall.
This device is typically used in AN/URT-33A Rescue Radio Beacon. Its most remarkable features are:
Nominal voltage of 9.0V
Storage temperature of 40°C to +55°C (-40°F to 130°F)
Solid Brass waterproofed connector with silicone RTV coating
If you want to know more about this radio beacon battery, visit BrenTronics web page.
The A40 Accelerometer is a small, ultra-low noise, single-axis MEMS accel. This robust accel is designed to handle 500g shock and 5.74g RMS vibration in an EMI resistant housing. Its price and performance are ideal for low frequency motion and tilt measurement.
Its main features are the following:
Low Noise, high speed: this accelerometer has been put through extensive environmental tests so they’re ready to perform right out of the box. Temperature Calibration is included with every product.
VELOX™ High Speed Processing: Gladiator Technologies products are NON-ITAR and do not require a validated export license.
Factory calibrated: thanks to IMUS you can obtain high performance and low price.
If you want to know more about this device, visit Gladiator Technologies web page.
When it comes to improving situational awareness in modern defense platforms, seamless, trusted communication between mission-critical systems are vital.
Curtiss-Wright field-proven, rugged switches and routers enable mobile networks on-board vehicle and aircraft platforms to securely and affordably deploy digital network architectures for situational awareness and network-centric operations.
Designed to enable a holistic ecosystem where all technological components work together to enhance the warfighter experience, these rugged subsystems and card solutions give systems integrators capabilities for interconnecting cards, sensors, and processors simply through switched Ethernet links.
In addition, these rugged SWaP IP network solutions reach all of the requirements for 7 WAN LAN switching advanced routing in vehicles and aircrafts.
For more information about this line of products, visit Curtiss-Wright webpage in the following link.
Compact and rugged, the RS1004L21X2 packs twice the computing performance in a 1U rugged server. This compact, powerful solution is critical for successful execution of combat, sonar, ISR, and electronic warfare applications in extreme and unpredictable environments across all domains, including cyber.
The integrated design consolidates system availability, superior cooling, and shock/vibe resistance into a smaller footprint that fits easily into standard rack slots.
Its more remarkable features are the following:
Lightweight aluminum construction
Shared 1500W power supply, operates from 110/220V 50/60Hz AC
Dense SWaP capability with two dual-socket motherboards per chassis
2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors up to 110W each
Four USB 3.0 and two VGA
If you want to know more about this device, please visit Crystal Group webpage in this link.
IMU are the initials for the Inertial Measurement Units by Gladiator Technologies, but do you know what they are and what they are used for?
These units are designed for precision motion measurement in SWaP constrained applications. To do it, they feature low noise MEMS sensors and VELOX™ high speed processing
Every IMUs by Gladiator Technologies pass extensive factory testing and calibration over environmental conditions. These tests are designed to check how the IMUS react to different environmental conditions, so they include temperature, shock and vibration tests. The final results are possitive, that is why IMUs by Gladiator Technologies are a preferred solution by engineers for applications all over the world.
There is a extense variety of IMU products that fit every customer need:
LandMark™ 005 IMU
LandMark™ 007 IMU
IMU LandMark™ 007X
LandMark ™ 60LX IMU. Ultra Low VRW
LandMark™65 IMU. High Dynamic
MRM60 IMU. Analog Output
LandMark ™ 60 IMU IMU. Standard 6-Axis IMU
LandMark™ 60VG. Vertical Gyro
LandMark ™ 01 IMU. Low Cost IMU
You can learm more about IMU and about the especifications of each one of them in the following link.
The SCS750G4 is a space-proven Single Board Computer by DDC.
This board has already been tested in space, and it can be used in this environment where temperature changes and exposure to radiation are frequent.
Its most remarkable features are its highest performance of Single Event, its outstanding error correction in comparison to previous versions, a wide range of processing power, and the smallest margin design. Now it is available with 4 SpaceWire ports up to 200 Mbps each and 64 GBytes NAND flash corrected by BCH.
You can read more information in the data sheet of this product.
Foremay has announced its new SATA SSDs with capacities of 4TB and 8TB, which are the largest capacities in the market in a 2.5” SATA form factor, with standard third generation SATA interfaces, a.k.a., SATA 3, SATA III, SATA 3.0 or SATA 6 Gb/s.
The 4TB SSDand 8TB SSD bring high read/write speeds up to 500 MB/s, and high random read/write IOPS up to 100,000. The drives incorporate AES-256 bit hardware encryption as well as self-encryption algorithms that comply with TCG Opal 2.0 specifications, offered as optional features.
The 4TB and 8TB SATA 3 SSDs will be offered through Foremay’s signature SC199 family and EC188 family, with optional features such as hardware based encryption or military grade secure erase.
Read more information in this document prepared by Foremay about his units.
The ISM06NS0-60 is an N-Channel logic enhancement mode power field effect transistor which are produced using super high cell density DMOS technology.
The ISM06NS0-60 has been designed specifically to improve the overall efficiency of DC/DC converters using either synchronous or conventional switching PWM controllers. It has been optimized for low gate charge, low RDS(ON) and fast switching speed.
Its main features are its design for TID, DD adns SEU, and its range of operation from -55º to +125ºC. You can read more about this product visiting Isocom web page.
The 6-PACK APU is a BB-2590/U based Portable Power System capable of acting as a UPS, Power Supply, or Standalone Battery Unit. The 6-PACK APU provides versatility needed by a warfighter to power their mission with one piece of equipment.
The most remarkable characteristics are the capability of the 6-PACK to hold one to six BB-2590/U batteries packed into a rugged, watertight container. It also contains an integrated Power Management System, while the DC input protection prevents over-discharge damage to vehicle battery.It also provides a RS-485 Communication Interface.
You can access to deeper information visiting Bren-Tronics web page.
The compact UPS developed by Intellipower are eight and a half inches wide, which is half the width of standard UPS systems, but with all of the same capabilities and high-performance functionality of standard 19 inch rack products.
As with all of the Intellipower systems, the newest, rugged system is designed for use in challenging environmental, shock and vibration and thermal conditions and includes circuitry to address poor power quality from generators or other power sources.
IntelliPower’s ‘half-rack’ UPS incorporates light weight, higher power density and improved performance lithium iron phosphate batteries providing 11 minutes of runtime at 1000 watts. The system has universal ac input of 85 through 265 Volts which enables use in worldwide applications.
On 2019, the U.S. Department of Defense issued a memo, signed by the Secretaries of the Army, Air Force, and Navy, mandating the use of the Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA). The memo stated that MOSA supporting standards should be included in all requirements, programming and development activities for future weapon system modifications and new start development programs to the maximum extent possible. In fact, this mandate for MOSA is even codified into a United States law that states all major defense acquisition programs (MDAP) are to be designed and developed using a MOSA open architecture.
MOSA itself is not a technical standard, but an acquisition and design strategy that prioritizes the use of open standards-based technology. The MOSA directive has accelerated the adoption of a variety of open standards, such as SOSA or CMOSS, that have been adopted by the three military branches.
Adopting a MOSA open architecture allows:
Seamless Sharing across Domains and Machine
Rapid Innovation and Integration
Vendor Independence and Reduced Obsolescence
Life Cycle Supportability
For more information, please visit Curtiss Wright web page.
Wolf Advanced Technology (WOLF) has announced the availability of the XMC-FGX-SDI-IO (WOLF-3081) to capture, convert, and transmit digital and analog video. This module supports 3G SDI, HD SDI, CVBS, STANAG 3350 and other optional formats in addition to video sources from a PCIe DMA stream for real-time conversion to SDI or analog output.
This module can be used to modernize fleet platforms by bridging existing analog sensor signals with digital signals to extend the life of program vehicles. The XMC-FGX-SDI-IO (3081) is based on WOLF’s successful 3080 design. This COTS product, designed for defense and aerospace use, makes use of WOLF's FGX, WOLF’s FPGA implementation for video signal capture, conversion, and transmission.
The XMC-FGX-SDI-IO meets the standards required by aerospace and defense applications including MIL-STD-810 environmental tests, is being manufactured to IPC-A-610 CLASS 3 and IPC 6012 CLASS 3 for high-reliability electronic products. In addition, it is compliant with IPC J-STD-001 soldering standards.
This module is designed to operate within a temperature range of -40 to 85°C and it has a low operating power of just 12W to ensure it meets SWaP requirements. There are conformal coating options available (Parylene, HumiSeal® and others). You can check more in the following link.
Beta Transformer, a subsidiary of DDC, offers field proven data bus couplers for the most demanding environments, extreme temperature, shock, vibration, dust, fluid and radiation:
Box Couplers: this couplers are Flight Qualified and are available in Single & Multi-Stub. They also offer High EMI Resistance | Mil-Temp |
In-Line Couplers: we are talking about Flight Qualified couplers, and it comes in Small and Lightweight | Mil-Temp |
Interface Cables: this coupler in perfect for Flight & Bench Applications | Cables Hi-Temp |
In addition, DDC offers a full inventory of all the necessary hardware to implement your 1553 data bus system.
For more information and also to see the full list of couplers for each model, please visit DDC web page.
In the automotive industry and the vehicle cockpit multifunction touchscreen displays have replaced the gauges and indicators of the past. High performance SoCs are being used to not only convey basic information to drivers but to achieve augmented vision and improved situational awareness in a human-machine-interface, which allows the driver to visually interpret large amounts of disparate information.
In avionis, GPUs and related software drivers used in these high reliability and safety critical automotive systems will adopt more safety qualified electronics over time. These new systems will be fit for purpose, because they will be designed to meet functional safety standards, enable deterministic computing and software will be written in conformance with the MISRA-C guideline for safety critical software in accordance with safety standards such as ISO 26262.
Workflows: a current trend in automotive is to consolidate multiple cockpit functions into a cockpit domain controller (CDC) where multiple traditional vehicle ECUs can consolidate as software workloads on a single ECU. Often times, workloads that have deterministic compute deadlines may not share resources with other workloads, and this is important for the deterministic safety HMI workloads. The Arm Mali-G78AE Flexible Partitioning feature is an innovative feature that allows boot time HW separation of the GPU into 1, 2, or 4 appropriately sized GPUs. These GPUs can be allocated to the different workloads.
Safe HMI architectures: there are many cases os use for ISO 26262 ASIL B and ASIL ASIL B . The integration of safety content with non-safety content on an instrument cluster is commonplace. In current systems rendering may be performed by ASIL Quality Managed QM hardware and software. The safety mechanism in place is an ASIL B. The most common method is using dedicated hardware in the display controller that generates a CRC. This CRC is compared with a refence CRC value supplied by the application. If they match, you know the QM graphics system is working correctly and the safety related content is displayed correctly. However, this approach does not scale well if this criterion is not met. To support a scalable approach for the future, designs will transition to system architectures that support safety applications running on safety qualified applications cores.
Safe HMI application development: safety applications in avionics take advantage of GPU acceleration enabled by the OpenGL® Safety Critical API. In the future, the VkCore Functional Safety Suite for Mali-G78AE will support OpenGL SC 1.0.1, 2.0 and the Vulkan SC 1.0 API that is under development by the Khronos organization. HMI designers will take advantage of HMI tools that support a workflow allowing for tagging of certain data and/or surfaces for safety and non-safety rendering domains. The ecosystem of HMI tool partners will support workflows for an easy transition from ASIL QM HMIs to Safe HMIs that are composited safely with non-safety HMIs.
Strong Partnerships: as automotive systems become more autonomous and as artificial intelligence and machine learning becomes more pervasive, technology partnerships in the automotive world will become more commonplace.
Use Case for Cessna CJI/2/3 — The Cessna Citation CJ3 is a proven business jet with a remarkable combination of power, speed and flexibility, and it is considered the CJ family flagship aircraft. The CJ3 aircraft is powered by fuel-efficient Williams FJ44-3A turbofan engines, and controlled by a Goodrich dual-channel FADEC.
The responsibilities of MANNARINO in the Development program include:
Conducting system safety analysis (FHA & PSSA)
Developing, verifying and qualifying the FADEC operating system software to RTCA/DO-178B guidelines for Level A
Configuration design of engine overspeed protection system
Designing the FADEC channel switchover logic
Developing PLD hardware requirements specifications to RTCA/DO-254 Level A guidelines
Supporting engine and aircraft certification efforts with the FAA
The success of MANNARINO in this program is the fact that this generic operating system software has also installed on over 20 other airframe applications too without modification.
RadarView is Cambridge Pixel's PC-based radar visualisation software. It is a ready-to-run Windows application that receives, processes and scan converts multiple channels of radar video into PPI, A-Scan and B-Scan formats. It is designed for applications that require a cost-effective and easy-to-use display capability for primary and secondary radars; RadarView runs on any standard Windows PC.
RadarView can interface to network video formats or, when used with the HPx family of radar input cards, it can interface to radar video from a wide range of radar types. Presenting a familiar Windows graphical user interface, the software supports the display of map data, overlay symbology and multiple windows of scan-converted video. Up to four PPI windows are available, in addition to the main application PPI window. Each PPI window provides an independent view of the radar video(s), offering massive flexibility in the presentation of the data and allowing the display to be spread over multiple screens.
RadarView also provides a built-in radar record and replay capability. Connect to the radar source and simultaneously visualise and record the radar video. This capability is invaluable when configuring a new installation or testing a radar. Capture video onto the local hard disk of the computer and analyse the data off-line is also possible using the RadarView display capabilities. Recorded video may be moved between computers using any convenient media.
RadarView also accepts up to two camera video inputs, via DirectShow device or network RTSP source. Additionally, if the camera uses Pelco-D pan-tilt-zoom commands, RadarView can be used to steer the camera.
For more information about RadarView and its functionalities, visit Cambridge Pixel's web page.
The LandMark™005 IMU is Gladiator Technologies high speed MEMS Inertial Measurement Unit equipped with low noise sensors, VELOX™ high speed processing and user configurable firmware. With only 0,6 cubic inches, the LandMark™005 is factory calibrated over the full temperature range, conditioned over environments.
What are the main features of this MEMS Inertial Measurement Unit?
Low Noise. High Speed: LandMark™ 005 IMU combines low noise with high range, inertial sensors and VELOX™ technology in a robust package built for performance in high dynamic applications.
VELOX™ High Speed Processing: Gladiator Technologies’ cutting edge data processing suite enable filtered digital output without sacrificing inertial performance.
Factory Calibrated: Gladiator Inertial products come factory calibrated, modeled and conditioned over temperature from -50° to 85°C, and are resistant to shock and vibration.
For more information about electrical, mechanical, environmental, interface or performance specifications, please visit Gladiator Technologies web page.
The engineered Flow Switches for aerospace from UE Precision Sensors are design to be pressure and altitude inmune while offering 5.03-6 reliability. They also provide set point stability over wide range of viscosity (due to temperature variations) and they are hermetically and environmentally sealed.
These switches have been built according to the following technical specifications:
Magnetic and nonmagnetic sensing
Flow monitoring from 0.2 to 80 lierts/minute
100% passive: Software free
Tamper proof setting
Proven designs with RTCA-DO160
UE Precision Sensors currently offers the following switches:
V9F Series: Monitoring liquid flow up to 9’0 liters/minute. There are magnetically operated switches with reed relay. They reduce plumbing with orthogonal fluid passages.
V10F Series: Monitoring liquid flow up to13’5 liters/minute. These magnetically operated switches with reed relay can handle harsh environments and have in-line flow passages. They are compatible with dirty media and offer an option for an integrated check valve.
V21F Series: Monitoring liquid flow up to 2’7 liters/minute. They are vane operated flow switches that use low accelerators and non rotating sliding parts. Their transfer mechanism is pressure inmune. They are compatible with contaminated liquids and can also be mounted next to a solenoid valve.
V22F Series: Monitoring liquid flow up to 13’5 liters/minute. They are vane operated switches that use edge metering discs, insensitive to magnetic field environments. They offer a wide range of settings and good viscosity stability in liquid flow applications.
V121F Series: Monitoring liquid flow up to 90 liters/minute. They are large vane operated switches that work following a nonmagnetic operation. They are designed with flow accelerators and they are compatible with contaminated liquids at high flow. They offer large fitting in order to reduce drop rate.
MANNARINO Systems & Software Inc.has announced that its real-time operating system, M-RTOS, which was recently launched, will achieve FAA approval on a Part 23 program within 18-24 months.
The most important factors influencing the M-RTOS selection for this program were affordability and compliance to ARINC 653 and RTCA/DO-178C. In addition, MANNARINO offers a unique one-stop shop for systems and software solutions including not only the M-RTOS but a full complement of engineering services that include systems engineering (ARP 4754A) and safety support (ARP 4761). MANNARINO also provides delegate services for software and airborne electronic hardware certification.
M-RTOS is a modular, flexible, affordable operating system for a wide range of aerospace applications, from COTS electronic hardware to federated LRU to IMA platforms. M-RTOS was designed to minimize memory and timing usage and outperform the competition on key benchmarks. M-RTOS guarantees robust spatial and temporal partitioning and is able to run on microprocessors incorporating memory protection.
The M-RTOS integrated development environment, MANNARINO Workbench, is an Eclipse-based tool suite that employs a modern web-based help system and a role-based approach structured to easily accommodate concurrent collaborative development with large distributed teams.
Donalba wants to welcome our new represented company, Gladiator Technologies. We are going to explain to you what it is dedicated to.
This company pushes performance boundaries by combining low noise sensors and high speed data processing. Its products meet the highest inertial sensor demands in a SWaP-C package. Its robust, temperature modeled inertial systems and sensors provide an enhacement in inertial technology applied in MEMS IMUs, INS/GNSS, Gyroscopes, Accelerometers and AHRS.
Low noise MEMs sensors
Gladiator designs every one of its inertial systems with low noise MEM sensors. Sensors with low ARW and VRW are critical for a precise measurement, and all of the Gladiator products deliver exceptional noise performance in a SWaP-C package.
VELOX™: high speed processing
Speed matters. With VELOX™ high speed digital processing, Gladiator provides its projects are built to provide output data at lightning fast rates with low phase lag. Products can be enabled with up to 10 kHz data rates and 600 Hz bandwidth without compromising inertial performance.
Accelerometers: low noise MEMS accelerometer comes factory calibrated in a compact cylinder package. Its design is robust and has been tested over temperature, shock and vibrations. This accelerometer is ideal for building an inertial platform using a variety of sensor technologies.
Gyroscopes: low noise MEMS gyroscopes are available in both digital and analog options. Digital outputs feature VELOX™ high speed processing.
IMUs: Inertial Measurement Units featuring VELOX™ combine high speed features without risking performance. Gladiator offers multiple product options based on requirements for size, performance and dynamic environments.
INS/GPS: Inertial Navigation Systems is completed with GNSS/GPS for accurate heading and angle measurements, and it is notorious for including a very adaptable Extended Kalman Filter which processes inertial suite at high speed for accurate position during GPS outages.
AHRS: Attitude, Heading and Reference Inertial System are designed for directional drilling applications in a compact cylinder package
Gladiator products are specifically designed for high-end commercial and defense applications with demanding environmental requirements such as temperature, shock and vibration. Some applications in which these products have been included are:
Flight Control & Sensors
Missiles & Torpedoes
Motorsports Racing & Formula 1
For more information about Gladiator Technologies, please visit its webpage or contact us.
The ISD10A by ISOCOM is composed of a silicon photodetector in a hermetically sealed small outline surface mount package, able to operate in temperatures between -55 to 125°C.
The ISD10A detector is now being used in environments encountered by space and high reliability applications. Its package styles include a small outline surface mount package; solder dip option are available.
What are the differences between SD10A and other space detectors?
Total Ionizing dose tested to 150 Krad(si)
Displacement damage tested to 1 MeV x10¹³
High DC current/amplification factor
Low dark current
High radiation immunity
Small Outline Surface Mount Package
In the technical sheet of the product you can find more information of interest.
DecodeCore is a real time, safety critical H.264/H.265/MPEG2/VC-1 video decode driver that enables the hardware video decoder built-in modern graphics and SoC processors. This CoreAVI video decode driver is now deployed in airborne and ground control display systems all over the world, including UAV command and control, 360 degree situational awareness, Diminished Vision Enhancement (DVE), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) moving maps and diverse sensor warming systems.
DecodeCore enables applications to decode and display compressed videos with lower CPU usage than with a software-only decoder.
The driver architecture and API ensures high efficiency and low latency between the video decode hardware and the graphics hardware. The decompressed videos are also available as a texture, wich allows complex hardware accelerated image manipulationd and integration with both graphics 2D and 3D.
Features & Benefits
Thread safe implementation
Low power and high performance hardware-accelerated video decode of H.264/H.265/MPEG2/VC-1 video streams. Temperature Screened AMD Embedded RadeonTM E4690, E8860, and E9171 GPUs.
Integrated with CoreAVI’s ArgusCore (OpenGL) graphics drivers as well as with Vulkan-based VkCore SC graphics and compute drivers.
Scalable architecture that supports processing and displaying of more than 10 independent and simultaneous video decode streams.
GPU engine can automatically use the most recently decoded video frame withou using CPU.
Enables complex shader-based manipulation of the decoded video
Supports multicore virtualized system configurations
Supports RTOS, including Wind River® VxWorks®, SYSGO® PikeOSTM, QNX® OS, Green Hills® INTEGRI- TY®, DDC-I DeosTM, Lynx Software Technologies LynxOS®, Linux and configurable for proprietary RTOS
Operates in conjuction with EncodeCore®, CoreAVI’s Video Encode driver suite
Available with CertCoreTM 178 (DO-178C / ED12-C Avionics) Level A safety certification packages
This suite of products has been developed to offer real time and safety critual capabilities. It offers maximum performance to take the most advantage of the most advanced funcionalities of integrated video decore accelerators on well-known GPUs and SoCS, including AMD’s Unified Video Decoder (UVD).
You can learn more on the following link.
In its pursuit to offer the best service to its costumers, FMI has regrouped its products following four business lines in order to achieve an enhanced specialisation in what they offer.
The Frequency Components manufactured by FMI (Frequency Management International) are the following: hight performance oscillators, Crystals, VCXOs, TCXOs, VCTCXOs. All of them are distributed in the next markets: Hi-Real Space, Commercial Space, Military-Aerospace-Avionic, and Hight Temperature and Other Harsh Environments Application markets.
The divisions of the products is this:
Oscillators for Hi-Real Space: 100 to 300 KRAD
250 KHz up to 135 MHz
Various packaging options
5x7mm, ceramics, SMD with ‘seagull wings’
Oscillators and Crystals: SmallSat/CubeSat products
250KHz up to 135 MHz
Various packaging options
Various life-mission options
High Temperatures/Harsh Environment Oscillators and Crystals
Small size of 3’2x2’5mm
Operates from -100ºC up to 300ºC
From 20 KHz up to 110 MHz
RTC - Real time clock
Various packaging options
Very low current-maximum sability
Military/Aerospace/Avionics Oscillators and Crystals
‘Seagull wing’ 5x7
250 KHz up to 135 MHz
Various packaging and voltage options
Various Temperature and Sability options
Emission up to mil-prf-55310
Level Product B&S
You can learn more about this new product presentation visiting its website.
Do you know about the CSM165 and CSM166 optocouplers/optoisolators by ISOCOM? Both of these devices are hermetically sealed, radiation hard optically coupled isolators. They are composed of a Gallium Arsenide infrared emitting diode plus a silicon phototransistor.
These electronic components are available in both Dual Channel (CSM165-2 and CSM166-2) and Quad Channel (CSM165-4 and CSM166-4). The CSM165-4 radiation tolerant
optocoupler is the Quad Channel version of the IS49.
These devices are radiation tolerant tested to 150Krad(Si) and displacement damage tested to MeV x 1012. The CSM165 and CSM166 are able to work between -55ºC and 125ºC, which makes them suitable for the harsh environments that space applications face, as well as for military and high reliability applications.
These components have been manufactured following the European standard and adjust to MIL-STD. Thet are also manufactured to JANS togheter with MIL-PRF-19500 procedures. They have a high Isolation Voltage of 1,500VDC and low input requirements as well as a high current transfer ratio.
The CSM165 and CSM166 optoisolators are also suitable for many other applications, for exemple medical instruments, MOS/CMOS, logic interfacing, data transmission, power supplies and modems. On the other hand, package styles include a 16-Pin Flatpack package (solder dip options available).
Mannarino has announced that is launching their proprietary operating system in real time, M-RTOS. The revolutionary capabilities of this software are designed in order to achieve aerospace certification.
M-RTOS is a modular, flexible, affordable operating system for a wide range of defense applications, from COTS electronic hardware to LRU system in federated aircrafts, including IMA platforms. M-RTOS has been designed to minimize the use of both memory and timing. It ensures rugged partitioning of both time and space, and is suitable for microprocessors, which adds protections to the memory.
M-RTOS was designed to outdo all of its competitors due to its key parameters. Its design from the ground up eliminates the need of maintaining inherited interfaces, codes or configuration files, as well as compatibility and safety problems. M-RTOS complies with the ARINC-653 standard, the operating system industry standard. It is a certificable RTCA/DO-178C for any DAL.
Nicolas Ulysse, Chief Software Engineer, says : ‘‘M-RTOS was designed by aerospace engineers for aerospace application developers. MANNARINO Workbench, embedded with a M-RTOS, creates an innovative development environment which simplifies team working, collaboration and highest efficiency’’. John Mannarino, the president of the company, says: ‘‘The improvement in time and memory —more than 50%— related to market leaders allows the users to build bigger and more powerful applications. In addition, M-RTOS provides significant savings in cost of ownership’’.
Coastal surveillance and maritime safety systems require the assimilation and presentation of information from many diverse sources, including primary radar, AIS and CCTV; in order to do it, Cambridge Pixel puts its expertise at the service of maritime safety with its SPx software.
SPx software offers hight performance software components for system integrator in order to build integrated radar and display solutions. With this ‘module experience’ approach, SPx software simplify radar additions and display in the existing applications.
Cambridge Pixel provides not only sensor processing products, but also experiencience regarding primary system integrators which work in the aerial surveillance and deffense area (including Cobham, Telumat and DSW). With the complete approval of the quality British Standars auditing ISO-9001, Cambridge Pixel is aware of the importance of ensuring support during the full life circle from pre-sale engineering for systems design through obsolescence management.
SPx software supports video radar caption from major radar manufacturers including Jelvin Hughes, Terma navico (Simrad), Raytheon, Sperry, JRC and Furuno. An Hx input card can be used to interface similar video radar, activate and direct database, and can also be directly introduced in the SPx software working structure if the radar video net is available.
SPx software capabilities are available for system developers in software library format and complete, prepared applications. In a regular system, SPx Server application tracks the video radar, and that tracking can be emitted in the costumer application and fused with AIS data through SPx Fusion Servser software.
The customer application can be one of Cambridge Pixel’s ready-made display application, such as RadarWatch, or a custom-made application design using SPx library in order to provide capabilities to the radar monitor core. Cambridge Pixel software modules are today being used in many coastal surveillance and maritime safety projects around the world, from protection of maritime gas and oil facilities to monitoring safety areas in firing range and helping to keep swimmers safe on the beaches.
Where to use Cambridge Pixel products
Cambridge Pixel products can be used:
DC/DC 3V series converter was developed to provide a wide range of power supply for those applications which operate in harsh environment with outputs for specified final user.
3V series energy supplies are standard configurable products that include up to 4 isolated supply output (500VDC and 10Mohm) and 250 watts of maximum power. Inputs are design with a filter to reduce EMI and cancel or endure transient inputs, able to handle ISO 7637-2, Def Stan 61-5 P part 6 subject 5 and 6, and MIL STD 1275D.
Outputs 1 and 2 can be configured for costumers with requirements in the range of 3 to 5 DC watts, and they can also be specified to a maximum of 100 watts or 20 amperes each, whichever the lower one is. Outputs 3 and 4 can be configured for costumers with requirements in the range of 8 to 30 DC watts, and can be specified to a maximum of 84 watts or 10 amperes each, again, whichever the lower one is. Outputs are not isolated.
The enclosure design is optimised for thermal conditions and its mounting is easy, via suitable wedgelocks. 3V power supplies series can also be packed in a machined aluminium box which is coated with chromed plating for cold wall applications.
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Curtiss Wright has recently proven the feasibility of an open standard architecture (OSA) based on the intelligence, surveillance and recognition (ISR) as an Electronic War system solution in the three services open architecture interoperability demonstration (TSOA-ID). This demonstration standed out because of the OSA benefits when integrating products from four single companies, thereby showing Commercial off-the-shelf functions (COTS) based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions for signal intelligence (SIGINT) and electronic war situational awareness applications (EW).
This solution, suitable for the RF situational awareness understanding, automatically classifies signals using machine learning. This system also proved the NST Type 1 data encryption for the ISR data certification with a writing/reading performance rate up to 10/17 Gbps for each data channel.
Thanks to all of this, Curtiss Wright has achieved an innovative technology (three services open architecture (TSOA-ID)) which provides system designers with a never seen before combination of hight speed data recording and safe encryption.
You can learn more about this technology in the following link.