COM Express based rugged rack

Issue

Design of a conduction-cooled computer, whose mission is to ensure the management of Video and Audio flows, to be embedded in an armored vehicle of the French Army.

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ECRIN Systems's solution

With an innovative solution based not on the cPCI / 3U architecture offered by all its competitors but on COM Express technology, ECRIN Systems has imagined a solution with a low cost of ownership in a SWAP-C footprint where size, weight and Performance/Consumption ratio were very constrained.

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Features

  • Electronics:
      • COM Express Carrier board with GPGPU graphic extension in MxM
      • Power supply (MIL-STD-461 and MIL-STD-1275 screening)
      • Battery management in compliance with capacitive reserve section 16 of DO-160 regulation
  • Software: battery management
  • Tailor-made Mechanics developed for the project of this demonstrator
  • IP54 protection
  • STANAG4370 (Shocks & Vibrations)

Characteristics

This BOA calculator / demonstrator has confirmed the feasibility and reliability of COM Express technology in rugged environment for land combat vehicles. It is the basis of our pre-qualified MIL-STD-810/461 / 1275D & DO-160 rugged calculator ONYX, which is now integrated into many vehicles, UAVs, helicopters, aircrafts with or without pilot, naval drones…