White Papers

December 15, 2014

Analog Input Performance of VPX3-530

This white paper provides the typical (measured) performance of the analog inputs of the VPX3-530, what the advantages are of various modes and how well they compare with the formal device datasheets.

December 05, 2014

It is easy to design a complex rugged system – once you know how!

Rugged system design requires extensive technical knowledge and the ability to clearly grasp the trade-offs between design disciplines. This white paper discusses all of the trade-offs required for...

December 03, 2014

Basic Elements of MIL-STD-704

This white paper supplies a summary of the MIL-STD-704 standard and presents some ideas regarding ways to achieve compliant designs.


December 01, 2014

Convergence comes to GPU processing for C4ISR

We’ve seen it before: the trend towards convergence that adds formerly discrete functions into solutions that used to be vertically distinct.

October 31, 2014

Rugged Storage Solutions Evolve for Next-Gen Needs

Jeff Child, Editor-in-Chief, at COTS Journal discusses rugged storage systems pushing both capacity and performance barriers as well as offering conversion features to accommodate legacy military...

October 28, 2014

How standardising on connectors will enhance military equipment modularity

Graham Pitcher of New Electronics discusses how the world of military equipment was the realm of specialist suppliers who maintained proprietary standards. But the market has opened up in recent...


December 15, 2014

FPGA Processing: Challenges and Considerations

Authored by: Jeremy Banks & Denis Smetana

December 08, 2014

Ruggedization of Networking Systems

Authored by: Mike Southworth and Andrew McCoubrey

December 01, 2014

Networking System Security

Authored by: Mike Southworth

User Stories

December 05, 2014

Managing high-definition video for a police surveillance application

This application example highlights Curtiss-Wright's Video Management Systems as the coorect fit for a fixed wing police surveillance crew's need for HD video management with multiple video sources.

December 01, 2014

Airborne ISR Application: Video-Centric & Network-Centric Systems

In airborne ISR applications, as a mission progresses, video sensor information must be processed and sent to different display locations. In this application use, the ISR aircraft is used for...

October 14, 2014

Rugged Ethernet Switch deployed on-board space launch vehicle

This project represents Curtiss-Wright’s first opportunity to supply Parvus rugged network solutions to the space launch vehicle market.

Defense Solutions Quarterly

September 30, 2014

Defense Solutions Quarterly - Issue 3, 2014

This issue highlights a new webinar on OpenVPX Gen3 Signal Integrity, LRU consolidations to reduce SWAP-C, and safety certifiable COTS solutions to expedite your system development

July 08, 2014

Defense Solutions Quarterly - Issue 2, 2014

This issue of Defense Solutions Quarterly highlights system solutions tailoring to your program needs, UAV Embedded Technologies, and a Special Report on Pad Cratering in electronics.

March 31, 2014

Defense Solutions Quarterly - Issue 1, 2014

Issue 1 of 2014 highlights, 40Gbps fabrics, white papers on pre-qualified systems and common COTS misconceptions, and system ready applications for human machine interfaces.