Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that its PacStar® business, a leading developer and provider of advanced communications solutions for the United States Department of Defense (DoD), has introduced a deployable solution for the merger of sensors and edge data processing in disconnected, limited, intermittent environments (DIL). The rugged COTS-based PacStar Tactical Fusion System (TFS) is a modular, tactical, and expeditionary data processing and distribution node for sensor-equipped platforms and dismounted combatants.
Using next-generation models of field-proven PacStar 400 series modules and sleds, PacStar TFS is ideal for deploying high-performance processing and sensor aggregation in a package rugged enough to accommodate tactical vehicles while still being sufficiently small to meet airline carry-on baggage size requirements (packaging including Mini-Transit Case Systems, 4U, Rugged 4U + and US Army SAVE mounting options). Based on Intel® processors and NVIDIA® GPUs, this optimized size, weight and power (SWaP) system is ideal for hosting advanced software based on artificial intelligence and machine learning, making it makes it compatible with a wide variety of sensor fusion applications and capable of supporting a wide range of C5ISR use cases. PacStar TFS is designed for applications such as video processing and analysis for target identification, tracking and transfer; integration of multiple sensor inputs from multiple end points, including from wireless sources; support situational awareness, C2 and mission command applications; and data distribution, including geographic information and point-of-interest information to tactical squads.
“Sensor fusion is a real force multiplier at the tactical edge of the battlefield,” said Chris Wiltsey, senior vice president and general manager of Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions. “PacStar TFS provides a robust, small form factor MOSA solution to deploy the power and network connectivity needed to take full advantage of data from sensors on the battlefield, airborne platforms, ground vehicles and soldiers. mounted and disembarked. Now, high-performance processing and sensor aggregation are available in a rugged package that is small enough to deploy in tactical vehicles. “
“With the introduction of our new PacStar TFS system, we are once again showcasing the benefits of our modular PacStar 400-Series architecture, expanding our range of solutions to support the most compute-intensive sensor fusion applications and networking, ”said Peggy Miller, Senior Managing Director. , PacStar Business Unit, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions Division. “Our commitment to open architectures provides interoperability with the most popular tactical software and infrastructure products, as well as the most promising emerging technologies, to ensure sustainability and scalability. “
About PacStar TFS
The rugged PacStar TFS system is available with an unrivaled range of vehicle mount and fighter transport options with MIL-STD certifications. The highly flexible Open Modular Approach (MOSA) based system includes a family of over 30 interoperable module types, including GPU compute, storage, switching, routing, radios, cryptography and more . PacStar TFS can be configured easily and quickly to meet unique program needs, for example, maximizing the number of CPUs and GPUs, solid-state storage, and radio types, depending on the needs of the program. In addition to providing a vendor independent platform to support industry standard devices and COTS and GOTS software, the PacStar TFS can support all IP compatible EUDs including cameras, AR headsets. / VR and legacy video and radio sources.
Available with a wide range of packaging options, including carrying case, rack mount, vehicle mount, and US Army SAVE mount, PacStar TFS includes built-in DoD standard batteries that provide automated backup power. for continuous availability. PacStar TFS is managed by PacStar IQ-Core® software, providing streamlined nodal and remote management capabilities for the tactical communicator.
Curtiss-Wright’s PacStar products are manufactured at its plant in Portland, Oregon.
About PacStar’s Leading Battlefield Family of Solutions
PacStar’s industry-leading family of advanced communications solutions (pacstar.com) address a wide range of military, intelligence and commercial applications. PacStar designs and manufactures rugged, small form factor mobile and expeditionary communications systems. Separately, she has developed an integrated network communications management software, IQ-Core Software, for the military, federal, state / local and emergency responder markets. The company’s patented IQ-Core software, hardware technology and integrated solutions provide secure command, control and communication systems, especially in remote or infrastructure-poor areas. In addition, PacStar communication systems are ideally suited for commercial / industrial organizations with critical field communication requirements.
About Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Curtiss-Wright Corporation (curtisswright.com) is an innovative global company providing highly sophisticated and function-critical products and services to the aerospace and defense markets, as well as commercial markets, including energy, processes and general industry. Building on the legacy of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright Brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 8,200 people worldwide.