Leading in Rugged Embedded COTS Technology

Industry Leading Video Display, Distribution, Recording and Management

Compact and Lightweight Crash Protected Recorders

Industry-leading Helicopter Securing and Traversing Systems

Modular, upgradable, turret aiming and stabilization system from Drive Technology

Aerospace Ground Defense Naval Defense Industrial

Pushing Performance to the Limits

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions, a division of Curtiss-Wright, is an industry-leading supplier of sophisticated electronics products. We are recognized around the world as one of the most innovative designers and manufacturers of highly engineered systems built to perform reliably in harsh conditions. We continue to lead the way in developing and marketing advanced solutions that address the rapidly evolving requirements of aerospace, defense and industrial customers.

With design and manufacturing facilities located across North America and Europe, and sales and support teams located around the globe, we are uniquely positioned to satisfy the most demanding electronics, packaging and systems challenges.


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Supercomputing Tools for Embedded COTS Systems OpenHPEC provides HPEC system integrators with access to open architecture APIs and tools to ease and improve the design and verification of multi-node systems while improving time-to-deployment. MORE> Single Operator Helicopter Handling System Innovative Manual Aircraft Straighten and Traverse (MAST) system provides a safe, secure method of maneuvering and traversing helicopters onboard space-constrained ships MORE> Deploy Faster with 3U VPX Systems Learn about how Curtiss-Wright 3U VPX building blocks can reduce your IRAD investment and time-to-market. MORE> Breathe New Life & Increased Performance into your system with Intel Core i7, Freescale Power Architecture and ARM-based Single Board Computers in 3U, 6U or XMC form factors. MORE> Aiming and Stabilization Systems The Turret Drive Servo System (TDSS) is a modular, scalable aiming and stabilization system that equips troops in the field with the most precise and reliable turret control available for extreme terrain. MORE> Consolidate Subsystems & Lower SWaP-C The DuraWORX 80-41 Mission Computer & Cisco IOS Network Router System’s design lowers SWaP-C and eliminates the need for individual processing, switching, and network router subsystems. MORE> Centralize Control of Your Video Surveillance Reduce SWaP and centralize control of a Video System by capturing specific video data, switching the video data to displays for viewing, and storing it for later analysis. MORE> Monitor and Collect Flight Data Curtiss-Wright Flight Test Insturmentation (FTI) equipment lowers risk by offering proven COTS airborne data acquisition with short delivery times and tightly integrated software. MORE> Compact and Lightweight Crash Protected Recorders The Fortress crash protected recorder offers ultra lightweight, modern crash voice recorder and flight data recorder functions with encryption and image recording options. MORE> 4GSPS ADC/DAC for C4ISR Applications The VPX3-530 combines 2x 4 GSPS 12-bit ADC and 2x 14-bit DAC data conversion on a single, rugged 3U OpenVPX card. MORE> Graphics Plus an SBC in One 3U Slot See a new SWaP-optimized solution for mission computing run a glass cockpit simulation MORE> Display Your Mission Video Mission Displays deliver 6.5" to 21.5" HD resolution, best-in-class image quality and touchscreen control. MORE>

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Combining Multiple Video Sources into a Single Screen This white paper discusses how modern, powerful and flexible video processing... MORE> Hazardous Misleading Information Part 2: Mitigation Strategies for Dual Output COTS Graphical Processors This white paper is part 2 of the safety certification and hazardous misleading... MORE> Safety Certification & Hazardous Misleading Information: Mitigation Strategies for COTS Graphical Processors This white paper discusses architectural mitigation strategies that can be... MORE> Radiation Mitigation in Space: A COTS Approach This white paper discusses how a novel approach to radiation mitigation allows the... MORE> FMC to FMC+: Keeping Up with New FPGAs and Analog I/O As FPGAs get faster and have more I/O channels with higher resolution and larger... MORE> Mitigate Program Risk with a Flexible Data Recording and Storage System This white paper discusses how the Compact Network Storage 4-slot (CNS4) file... MORE> Rugged, Fibre Channel Recording System A defense helicopter company required a rugged data recording system with Fibre... MORE> Fully integrated ground vehicle computing and video solution This case study highlights a customer's need for rugged mission computers on an... MORE> Curtiss-Wright’s Capability in Defense Markets Learn how Curtiss-Wright delivers reliable solutions for mission critical defense... MORE> Get the Big Embedded Payoff: The 5th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor Intel’s new Broadwell processor was developed for broad commercial markets but... MORE> Graphics/Payload Mission Management Processor for ISR Aircraft An unmanned air systems (UAS) required a rugged mission management computer for an... MORE> Common ISR Video Mission Processor for Civil and Military Aircraft A system integrator for military, security force, and governmental agency aircraft... MORE>


HPEC Teams Now Need Supercomputing Tools Curtiss-Wright meets the HPEC development challenge by packaging open,... MORE> The top 5 questions to ask when determining the best switch/router solution Does your mission platform need a switch or router? Learn more about selecting the... MORE> Power Architecture processors still have what it takes for embedded defense applications Freescale continues to offer solutions extremely well-suited to embedded... MORE> Increasing airborne surveillance mission effectiveness with anytime readable displays and reliable video management In the midst of an airborne public safety surveillance situation, it is crucial... MORE> With Cisco Systems 5921 IOS router software, Parvus DuraCOR 80-41 LRU eliminates need for separate network and processor subsystems Reduce mission computer size and weight by up to 40% with the Parvus DuraCOR 80-41... MORE> Upgrading Legacy VME SBCs When upgrading VME single board computers (SBCs), it’s important to consider... MORE> Aircraft structural integrity programs - beyond box manufacturers In recent decades fleet managers globally have increasingly looked to manage the... MORE> HPEC – Enabling Smarter, Faster ISR Marc Couture discusses how High Performance Embedded Computing enables a UAV to... MORE> Re-using IP blocks to reduce avionics development risk Using a pre-existing modular COTS system for data acquisition that can be built to... MORE> Multi-Channel Coherency in SWaP-Constrained SIGINT Jeremy Banks describes the importance of multi-channel coherency in SIGINT... MORE> A Dual Node Single Board Computer Delivers on Performance, SWaP and Security Mike Slonosky discusses the VPX6-195 6U OpenVPX Freescale T2080 Single Board... MORE> What level of qualification do you really need for space electronics? Preventing the effects of vibration, shock, and vacuums from influencing space... MORE>
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