An engineering firm seeking to build the next generation synthetic aperture radar (SAR) faced challenges in delivering an enormous amount of processing power in a compact, lightweight solution. Typically mounted on aircraft, SAR devices create high-resolution 2D or 3D images using data collected via antennae. SAR devices require the latest embedded computing technology in order to process observations in real time and deliver detailed image maps.
As with all airborne electronics, size, weight and power (SWaP) optimization is critical in deployed SAR applications. Aiming to balance high performance with SWaP constraints, this customer turned to Curtiss-Wright to develop a single slot processing powerhouse. The customer also wanted a rugged 16-core Intel Xeon D solution, but the Intel 16-core Xeon D does not support the full industrial temperature range as the 12-core device does.
Curtiss-Wright developed a rugged, enormously powerful processing solution that can deliver optimal performance in the harshest environments. With its minimal power consumption and small footprint, this solution enables our customer to meet the demanding computing requirements of its SAR application while optimizing SWaP.
Read about the solution Curtiss-Wright developed and the results achieved in our case study - download the 'Maximizing Processing Power in SAR Applications' case study.
Learn more about the products included in the solution:
- CHAMP-XD1 3U VPX Intel Xeon D DSP Processor
- XMC-121 7th gen Intel Xeon XMC Mezzanine Processor
- Dolphin Interconnect Solutions' PCIe Fabric Communications Library