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Expand your system design team and expertise with our trusted, proven system integration services. With decades of experience designing VITA standards-based, rugged C5ISR systems, our team of system architects works with you to define a system solution that best meets the needs of your program requirements. Whether your system is destined for an airborne, ground, or naval platform, Curtiss-Wright has the VPX system design expertise you’ll need, earned from supporting hundreds of programs and deployed rugged systems around the world.

Our system integration services leverage our innovative commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) modules, including a variety of plug-in cards (PICs) developed in alignment with The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture™ (SOSA) Technical Standard and C5ISR/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS). Our system integration services are available in both U.S.- and Europe-based facilities, making it easy for our customers to meet regional, ITAR, and USEO requirements.

When you have a C5ISR system integration challenge, reach out to our system design team as early in your program cycle as possible, and let a Curtiss-Wright system architect put their system integration expertise to work for you. Our unmatched breadth of system integration capabilities helps to eliminate your design risk to ensure the success of your program’s system development, integration, and deployment. Read our brochure for more details on our system integration, engineering, test planning, and verification services.
 

Examples of Field-Proven VPX System Designs

Ground Systems

Deployable CMOSS Chassis

  • Very compact design providing processing, I/O, and Ethernet switch to survive in a 71C environment

Radar Signal Processor

  • Utilizes very high end cooling design to dissipate 1500W+
  • Two slots with a removable SSD on top

ISR Systems

Mission Processor Unit
designed for Unmanned Situational Awareness Helicopter

  • Highly rugged deployed processor
  • Used FFT cooling to increase thermal performance of standard conduction cooled cards

Minotaur Rugged Airborne Mission System

  • High Performance Processor integrated into rugged size, weight, and power (SWaP) optimized unit

Mission Computer Systems

Airborne Mission Management Systems
for medium to large helicopters and aircraft

2-slot 3U OpenVPX Mission Computer
for space and weight constrained unmanned aerial vehicles and rotorcraft

Packaged COTS (PCOTS) Systems

3-Slot 3U OpenVPX baseplate cooled mission/image processing/EW computer for ground vehicles

6-Slot 3U OpenVPX fan cooled mission/EW computer for airborne platforms

Infocenter

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