Curtiss-Wright to Display Rugged SWaP-Optimized COTS Subsystem Solutions for Unmanned Platforms at AUVSI 2014

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that it will display its latest rugged space, weight and power (SWaP) optimized commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) processing and networking solutions for unmanned aerial platforms at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2014 (Booth #653), the largest unmanned platform exposition in the U.S.

Featured products for UAVs on display in Curtiss-Wright’s booth include:

Mission Computers and Network Switches

Parvus DuraCOR® 80-40 Rugged Modular Core i7 Mission Computer: The DuraCOR® 80-40 is a rugged Commercial-Off the Shelf (COTS) tactical mission computer LRU subsystem based on the high performance Intel Core i7 processor with a high-speed, stackable PCI-Express bus (PCIe/104) architecture for I/O card expansion. Optimally designed for Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP)-sensitive unmanned vehicle applications, the DuraCOR 80-40 combines powerful graphics and multi-core processing with ultra-reliable mechanical robustness and modular I/O expansion for extreme environmental and EMI performance per MIL-STD-810G (thermal, shock, vibration, dust, water, humidity) and MIL-STD-461F.

Parvus DuraMAR® 5915 Rugged IP Router: This rugged Cisco® IOS-managed mobile router LRU is integrated with Cisco’s 5915 Embedded Services Router (ESR) card in an ultra-rugged chassis optimized for harsh unmanned vehicle installations. This COTS solution is ideal for IP networking technology refresh and situational awareness applications, including those seeking a migration path for previous generation Parvus rugged networking subsystems deployed in unmanned surface vehicles. It features dual WAN uplinks and is available as either a standalone 5-port network router or with an integrated Gigabit Ethernet switch for a total of 19 Ethernet ports.

Parvus DuraNET 20-10 GbE Switch: This new Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Switch LRU subsystem delivers double the port count of Curtiss-Wright’s previous DuraNET GbE Switch products, while drastically reducing power consumption ~50% per port and reducing the unit’s volume size by ~26%. Ideal for adding high speed networking to platforms such as legacy and new naval aircraft, the fully featured SWaP-optimized subsystem provides true carrier-grade Ethernet software Layer-2 management features, including support for the IEEE-1588 Precision Timing Protocol (PTP).

MPMC-9310/9321 Mission Computers: The MPMC-9310 and MPMC-9321 are fully integrated rugged Application Ready COTS systems that feature LRM backplane-based processing. They provide all the elements required of modern mission computers, vetronics systems, and avionics computers for use on unmanned vehicles.

Rugged Deployed Storage Solutions

Compact Network Storage 4 (CNS4): New scalable Compact Network Storage (CNS4) system supports up to 8TB of solid state storage with four removable memory modules, supports variety of encryption levels, and provides flexible I/O front-end. This rugged, high-capacity storage solution was designed for size, weight and power (SWaP) constrained military applications that require cryptography to ensure the integrity of critical “data-at-rest” in demanding military environments such as those endured by UAVs.

Vortex Data Transport System (DTS): This SWaP-optimized, rugged network file server supports industry-standard storage protocols (NFS, CIFS, HTTP and FTP) through 4 1GbE ports. To protect critical data-at-rest, the Vortex DTS network attached storage (NAS) system offers an AES-256-bit encryption option or special encrypted SSDs. The DTS allows scalable storage with 3 rugged Removable Memory Cartridges (RMC) for unmanned vehicle data.

Multi-Purpose Flight Recorder (MPFR): The MPFR provides unmatched flight recorder versatility, in a highly compact package, fully approved for current and anticipated requirements. On-aircraft download is achieved in less than two minutes and can be networked directly to a remote operational base for diagnostics and fault reporting. The MPFR is packaged as a compact unit ideal for the small/medium unmanned aircraft. Importantly, this compact unit may be attached directly to the airframe without requiring bulky equipment racks or anti-vibration mounts, thus permitting optimum aircraft performance to be attained for lower operating costs.

For more information on these and other Parvus DuraCOR computer, DuraMAR router, and DuraNET switch products, please visit

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About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage 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 10,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit

Contact Information

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions

20130 Lakeview Center Plaza, Suite 200
Ashburn, VA, 20147

tele: 703.779.7800

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