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Curtiss-Wright has long been recognized as the world’s leading supplier of rugged open architecture C4ISR systems for aerospace and defense applications. When your design team needs VPX system architecture expertise, we provide system integrators with solutions based on our best-of-breed 3U/6U OpenVPX module building blocks, combined with industry-leading ruggedization, cooling, and trusted computing know-how. Every step of the way, from system architecture to design and manufacturing, we partner with our customers for the entire life of their program. Our system architects effectively expand the reach of your system design team thanks to the access we provide to the industry’s strongest set of system integration capabilities.

When you have a C4ISR 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.
 

The Industry’s Best System Architects

With decades of experience designing VITA standards-based rugged C4ISR 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 platform or for a ground vehicle, Curtiss-Wright has the VPX system design expertise you’ll need, earned from supporting hundreds of programs and deployed rugged systems around the world.
 

Superlative System Design

Curtiss-Wright has been at the forefront of OpenVPX design from its inception, actively helping lead the industry in defining the open system standard’s backplane, I/O, trusted computing, and thermal management specifications, just to name a few. Nobody, anywhere in the world, has more experience in the design of rugged C4ISR systems.
 

World-Class Manufacturing

Our engineering and manufacturing capabilities support the full lifecycle of your product and program. Our engineering teams are staffed by experts in motion control, sensors, network-centric systems, platform-level system integration, and embedded hardware optimization. Our test and manufacturing capabilities adhere to the highest industry standards, ensuring that our products are extremely reliable in the most demanding deployed environments.

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

 

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