Small Form Factor (SFF) Mission Computers

Aerospace and defense system integrators continue to push for reductions in size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C) to support advanced sensor/vetronics payloads onboard manned and unmanned platforms. Fortunately, the groundbreaking miniaturization of mission processor subsystems is enabling platforms to expand their mission capabilities.

Curtiss-Wright's rugged commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) mission computer subsystems in the small form factor (SFF) Parvus® DuraCOR® product line feature modular, expandable designs with powerful graphics and data processing capabilities together with ultra-reliable mechanical robustness. With decades of experience developing smaller, smarter, faster, and stronger defense solutions, Curtiss-Wright has engineered its DuraCOR product family to address SWaP-C requirements, which lets our customers deploy a fully functional, environmentally hardened subsystem in a matter of weeks.

These field-tested, MIL-STD qualified mission processors have been proven in command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) technology refresh and platform upgrade programs. They can hold up under thermal, shock, and vibration extremes in unmanned and manned aircraft, ground vehicles, and maritime platforms. Each unit features electrical/mechanical I/O expansion capabilities that enable rapid integration of payload-specific I/O interfaces for avionics, vetronics, situational awareness, and other applications.

Curtiss-Wright provides application engineering services to extend base system computing functionality for these SFF systems, adding application-specific I/O and communications cards typically without traditional NRE fees or development project delays. With pre-integrated, pre-qualified subsystems tailored by the factory, DuraCOR customers dramatically reduce scheduling risk and program management overhead while maximizing the use of open architecture COTS technologies.

The military and aerospace market maintains an insatiable appetite for smaller, lighter, and cheaper systems that speed their development programs. Recent technological breakthroughs in SWaP-C reduction have yielded the introduction of SFF mission computers. These systems' combination of small size, low-power multi-core processing, and flexible I/O represents the key design targets that system designers are seeking to add new C4ISR capabilities to their platforms, with minimal schedule and financial impact.

Product Sheet Product Name IMAGE Standard Processor Memory I/O Type Ruggedization Platforms
Parvus DuraCOR 8043 Rugged Modular Mission Computer with 6th Gen Mobile Intel Xeon Parvus DuraCOR 8043 Rugged Modular Mission Computer with 6th Gen Mobile Intel Xeon COMe, Mini-PCIe, Packaged, PCI/104-Express Intel Mobile Xeon 6th Generation 32 GB Gigabit Ethernet, USB, DIO, eSATA, COM, PCIe104, Audio, Mini-PCIe, GPIO MIL-STD-704F, DO-160G, MIL-STD-461G, MIL-STD-1275D, MIL-STD-810G Ground, Unmanned, Rotorcraft, Naval, Manned Fixed Wing
Parvus DuraCOR AGX-Xavier SFF Mission Computer with NVIDIA AGX Xavier Parvus DuraCOR AGX-Xavier Small Form Factor Modular Mission Computer Jetson, Mini-PCIe, Packaged 8-core ARMv8.2 CPU, 512-core CUDA-capable Volta GPU, NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier SoM 32 GB Serial, CAN, Video Output, Ethernet, USB, Audio, GPIO MIL-STD-461F, MIL-STD-810G, DO-160G, MIL-STD-1275/704 Unmanned, Rotorcraft, Naval, Ground, Fixed Wing
Parvus DuraCOR 80-40 2nd gen Core i7 Mission Computer Parvus DuraCOR 80-40 2nd gen Core i7 Mission Computer Packaged, PC104 Intel Core i7 2nd Generation 8 GB Gigabit Ethernet, USB, Audio, PS/2, Video, DIO, COM MIL-STD-461F, MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-1275D, DO-160, MIL-STD-704F Rotorcraft, Naval, Manned Fixed Wing, Ground, Unmanned
Parvus DuraCOR 313 USFF Mission Computer Parvus DuraCOR 313 Mission Computer COM, Mini-PCIe, Packaged Intel Atom x6400E 16 GB Gigabit Ethernet, USB, EIA-232/EIA-422, CANbus, Mini-PCIe, Audio, Video, DIO MIL-STD-704F, MIL-STD-461F, MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-1275D, DO-160 Unmanned, Rotorcraft, Naval, Manned Fixed Wing, Ground
Parvus DuraCOR 312 Rugged Miniature Modular Mission Computer with NVIDIA Jetson TX2i Parvus DuraCOR 312 Rugged Miniature Modular Mission Computer with NVIDIA Jetson Tegra X2 Jetson, Mini-PCIe, Packaged NVIDIA Jetson TX2i (Arm-A57 + Denver 2) 8 GB Gigabit Ethernet, USB, DIO, EIA-232/EIA-422, CANbus, Video, Audio, Mini-PCIe MIL-STD-1275D, DO-160, MIL-STD-704F, MIL-STD-461F, MIL-STD-810G Ground, Unmanned, Rotorcraft, Naval, Manned Fixed Wing
Parvus DuraCOR 311 Rugged Miniature Modular Mission Computer with Quad-core Intel Atom CPU Parvus DuraCOR 311 Rugged Miniature Modular Mission Computer with Quad-core Intel Atom CPU COM, Mini-PCIe, Packaged Intel Atom E3845 4 GB Gigabit Ethernet, USB, DIO, EIA-232/EIA-422, Audio, Video, Mini-PCIe DO-160, MIL-STD-704F, MIL-STD-461F, MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-1275D Unmanned, Rotorcraft, Naval, Manned Fixed Wing, Ground
Parvus DuraCOR 310 Miniature Rugged Mission Computer with Quad-core NXP Arm CPU Parvus DuraCOR 310 Miniature Rugged Mission Computer with Quad-core NXP ARM CPU COM, Mini-PCIe, Packaged NXP i.MX6 Arm 2 GB Gigabit Ethernet, USB, DIO, EIA-232/EIA-422, CANbus, Mini-PCIe, Audio, Video MIL-STD-704F, MIL-STD-461F, MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-1275D, DO-160 Unmanned, Rotorcraft, Naval, Manned Fixed Wing, Ground
Parvus DuraWORX 8043 6th Gen Intel Mobile Xeon, Cisco 5915 IOS Router COMe, Mini-PCIe, Packaged, PCI/104-Express Intel Mobile Xeon 6th Generation 32 GB Gigabit Ethernet, USB, EIA-485, DIO, EIA-422, COM, EIA-232, PCIe104, SATA, Mini-PCIe, Audio MIL-STD-1275D, MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-704F, MIL-STD-461F, DO-160G Naval, Manned Fixed Wing, Ground, Unmanned, Rotorcraft
MPMC-902x 2-slot P/XMC Mission Computer MPMC-902x 2-slot P/XMC Mission Computer Packaged, PMC, XMC N/A MIL-STD-461F, MIL-STD-810F, MIL-STD-704F Rotorcraft, Naval, Manned Fixed Wing, Ground, Unmanned

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