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COTS Air-flow through (AFT) rugged chassis is presented as industry’s first

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 3:35pm

COTS AFT chassisCurtiss-Wright Corporation (Ashburn, VA) announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced the Hybricon AFT16, which is said to be the industry’s first COTS OpenVPX Air Flow Through (AFT) Chassis. Leveraging the company’s AFT subsystem technology, the AFT16 supports the ANSI/VITA 48.5 Air Flow Through (AFT) standard featuring Northrop Grumman Corporation’s patented AFT cooling. The new 16-slot AFT chassis, designed for use with highly rugged, sealed 6U VPX modules, is appropriate for dense, high performance systems such as those deployed in C4ISR applications, including SIGINT, ELINT, COMINT and radar processing. This new chassis is designed to provide optimal cooling for advanced, high performance modules, such as:

  • Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA, multicore
  • Intel Core i7, and
  • GPGPU-based VPX single board computers (SBCs) and DSP engines that can dissipate heat in the 120 W to 200 W range.

For more information, visit www.cwcdefense.com

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