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The Challenges of Cost Effective Video Management System Integration

November 26, 2018 | BY: Elisabeth O'Brien, Peter Green, Val Chrysostomou

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The proliferation of video sources on-board today’s fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and tactical ground vehicles is driving video system upgrades as well as new architecture and subsystem development. Due to both budgetary and size, weight and power (SWaP) constraints, demand for cost-effective, SWaP-optimized video management and rugged display solutions is on the rise.

Figure 1: Classic video-centric-system architecture

Choosing the right video system components that will keep system cost and weight down – while also reducing program risk and time to market – is often challenging. Also taking into consideration the high probability of experiencing interoperability issues with legacy sensors or third party systems as well as the rugged environment the components will be required to reliable operate in, adds to this challenge.

Substituting commercial, lab, or office-based products that are designed for different uses and environments, in order to reduce the initial cost and time outlay, can result in reliability and system footprint issues. While the obstacles can be daunting, choosing the right solution can reduce risk, time to market, and program cost. This white paper aims to outline those challenges and propose a modern approach.

Download the 'The Challenges of Cost Effective Video Management System Integration' white paper to learn more about:

  • Video system upgrades and component interoperability
  • Ruggedization and SWaP optimization
  • Mission displays
  • Video recording and switching

Author’s Biography

Elisabeth O'Brien

Manager of Portfolio Marketing

Elisabeth manages a group of Marketing Portfolio Managers as well as provides marketing for multiple product portfolios. Having worked for Curtiss-Wright since 2009, she has over 15 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry as both an engineer and marketing manager and completed a B.S. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Minnesota and a Masters of Business Administration at University College Dublin, Michael Smurfit Business School.

Peter Green, VDS

Author’s Biography

Peter Green

Director of Engineering VDS

Peter Green serves as an Engineering and Business Development Director for Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions. He is responsible for the development of Display, Video Management and Systems product lines, targeting Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP)-constrained military and aerospace applications. Pete brings over 25 years of senior defense management experience in Engineering and Project Management within the high-tech industry.

Val Chrysostomou, Video Display

Author’s Biography

Val Chrysostomou

Product Manager, VDS

Val Chrysostomou is a Product Manager for the Video and Display Systems group at Curtiss-Wright. She has been involved in the defense industry for over 17 years with the last 10 years holding positions in marketing and product management. Val obtained a PhD in Engineering Management focusing in new product introduction efficiencies from the University of Hertfordshire, UK.

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