Ashburn, VA (Marketwire) - Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS), a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls, has introduced a new rugged chassis designed to support a development-to-deployment approach that reduces risk, schedule, and cost. The new D2D™ 3/4 ATR, a 6-slot 3/4 ATR-style forced air/conduction cooled chassis, eases the design of 3U OpenVPX™-based systems by enabling the system integrator to use the same enclosure, via simple configuration upgrades, throughout the complete program lifecycle, from development to demonstration and all the way to deployment. The D2D 3/4 ATR chassis is the newest member of CWCDS's Hybricon® family of advanced COTS electronic packaging solutions.
"Our new D2D 3/4 ATR chassis eases and speeds system development by providing a single, cost-effective approach to integration, from the lab to the field, using the very same chassis at every phase of the application's evolution," said Lynn Bamford, senior vice president and general manager of Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions group. "This single platform for development, demonstration and deployment cuts design risk and boosts reliability."
The rugged D2D 3/4 ATR enclosure supports up to 6 slots of 3U 1.0" pitch payload OpenVPX cards. The D2D 3/4 ATR simplifies the integration process by providing a single enclosure that can be used equally well for in-lab development and fielded deployment. It is ideal for demanding SWAP-C constrained military, aerospace and first responder applications.
The D2D 3/4 ATR enables system designers to commence development with a COTS Lab configuration chassis version using rugged conduction cooled payload and upgrade the enclosure as needed for demonstration and deployment stages:
Development version (lab only):
Rugged deployed upgrade:
The deployment version of the D2D 3/4 ATR chassis measures 7.62" high, 7.50" wide, and 12.61" deep (without optional fan assembly) and weighs 13.7 lbs (6.2 kg) without fan assembly.
D2D 3/4 ATR Performance Features:
Please contact factory for price and availability. For additional product information on the D2D 3/4 ATR and to download the factsheets, please visit: http://www.cwcelectronicsystems.com/rme_enclosures.html
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About Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions
Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) is a long established technology leader in the development of rugged electronic modules and systems for defense applications. CWCDS serves as a technology and integration partner to its customers, providing a full range of advanced, highly engineered solutions from modular open systems approaches to fully custom optimized solutions. Our unmatched capabilities and product breadth span from industry standard based COTS modules to complete electronic subsystems. The company's modules and systems are currently deployed in a wide range of demanding defense & aerospace applications including C4ISR systems, unmanned subsystems, mission computing, fire control, turret stabilization, and recording & storage solutions. Additionally, the company's broad engineering capabilities combine systems, software, electrical, and mechanical design expertise with comprehensive program management and a broad range of life-cycle support services. For more information visit www.cwcdefense.com.
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