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Modernization: Leveraging Commercially Developed Electronics to Add Capabilities for Extended Military Platform Life Applications

Due to the high costs of new C4ISR and EW system platform development coupled with our current challenging federal budget environment, fewer new programs are being initiated. However, our armed forces still require improved or new capabilities to deal with emerging and/or sophisticated threats from our adversaries. Therefore, platform life is being extended and upgraded electronic systems are being installed to provide these capabilities. Examples include the U2, P-3, Stryker Combat Vehicle, and DDG-51. New on-board electronic subsystems are being developed for radar, sonar, signals intelligence, electronic warfare, and EO/IR missions. 

By leveraging commercially developed electronic system components in conjunction with the use of open system architectures for sensor signal processing, electronic warfare, and C2 subsystems, our nation's military platforms can be upgraded continuously via technology refreshes over time resulting in increased warfighter capability at reduced cost.

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Flying, Sailing or Driving – Ruggedized Intel in the Sensor Processing Chain

More and more defense programs are looking to leverage Intel processors due to their consistent road map and the ability to add capabilities at tech refreshes. Join us as we provide an overview of the Intel road map and discuss the design tradeoffs for both mobile- and server-class processors.

  • Mobile- vs. server-class architecture and performance 
  • Advantages and best uses for each class of processor 
  • Innovations that enable use of ruggedized Intel server processors 
  • Unique development methodology to significantly shorten time to deployable target 
  • Multi-core software 

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Winning the Next Payload – Innovations for Advanced EO/IR Embedded Subsystems

Designed to educate and inform, this webcast is highlighted with real-world case studies. And you'll hear directly from the experts themselves.

Learn about:

  • Fast, parallel processing techniques utilizing FPGAs, Intel and GPU processors
  • Ruggedization techniques enabling use of state-of-the-art commercial technologies
  • Optimized geospatial image processing
  • Ultra-dense storage capabilities

Driven by the unprecedented revolution in sensor technology, our warfighters are seeking increased situational awareness - which means they're demanding more high-fidelity information than ever. From full motion video to multi-INT systems and persistent ISR, the onslaught of data can be overwhelming. Additionally, continual advances require flexible, open system designs so new technologies can be integrated over time.

How do we meet this challenge? With high-performance, commercially developed embedded subsystems.

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Next Generation Building Blocks for Multi-function, Multi-mode Radar Applications

Radar is one of the defense industry’s most challenging applications - and it’s easy to understand why. Targets are smaller and faster and growing in number, yet they must be tracked over wider areas of surveillance. As a result, digital signal processing for radar is a highly complex and compute-intensive task. 

Given today’s do-more-with-less environment, there exists an elevated demand for high-performance processing - with both specialized and general purpose processors - and low-latency, high-bandwidth data movement. Adding to the challenge are ever-tightening SWaP (Size, Weight and Power) constraints, which are ratcheted up every time a radar program adds multi-mission or multi-mode requirements. 

So as budgets shrink and the list of new requirements lengthen, defense primes must find new ways to solve these difficult problems. 

In just 60 minutes, you will learn more about: 

 -  Current trends in DSP subsystems for radar 
 -  The application of the latest technologies in processors – CPU and GPGPU – and sensor I/O
 -  Case studies of successful programs based on shipboard and ground-based radar platforms

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Defense Acquisition Reform: Finding the Hidden Opportunities
It’s undeniable. Defense acquisition reform has ushered in a new reality for prime contractors. Firm-fixed price contract awards, shorter timelines, more open system architectures — these are just a few of the game-changing challenges now facing primes.

However, these challenges can also create unique opportunities for the well-positioned defense contractor. To gain that competitive advantage, primes need to rethink their business models and partnering strategies. And this seminar discusses both.

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