White Papers

August 19, 2014

Modular Approach, Scalability and Tradeoffs in Rugged COTS Data Storage Selection

Data gathering and storage device components must frequently be deployed in harsh military environments onboard platforms such as fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and armored vehicles, all of...

May 12, 2014

Thinking Outside of the Box: Optimizing System Design with Embedded Expertise

One frequently overlooked strategy that can significantly aid a system integrator’s efforts to develop an optimal system solution, especially when confronted with space, weight and power (SWaP)...

March 05, 2014

The Benefits of Integrated Video Management

The most effective video management systems (VMS) for airborne law enforcement surveillance enable a platform’s crew members to control their video options – such as sensor inputs, screen...


August 04, 2014

From 6U to 3U: Expand into new markets by leveraging existing hardware/software IP

For defense and aerospace prime contractors, recent changes in budgets and mission strategy have helped to make smaller platforms an increasingly attractive opportunity for growing their business,...

June 18, 2014

RapidIO, InfiniBand and Ethernet Each Find Their Place

Each boasting different strengths, histories and ecosystems, RapidIO, InfiniBand and Ethernet are all entrenched as valid fabric alternatives. Deciding which to use is a matter of picking the right...

June 12, 2014

Bringing enterprise-class Ethernet networking to rugged deployed systems

As the demand continues to grow for network connectivity all the way out to the individual warfighter at the network’s edge, aerospace and defense system designers must choose between alternative...

CWC in the news

August 22, 2014

The future of high-performance embedded computing

John Keller with Military & Aerospace Electronics discusses how HPEC technology is leading to never-before-envisioned applications like mobile tactical cloud computing and compact systems on chips...

August 04, 2014

Vetronics designers focus on reduced SWaP-C and enhanced C4ISR

Sally Cole with Military Embedded Systems discusses that current initiatives within vetronics circles are aimed at increasing the interoperability of the vehicles’ electronics – from command...

July 31, 2014

HPEC Solutions Strive for Data Center Computing Levels

Jeff Child with COTS Journal discusses the demand for high levels of server-class compute muscle is growing for defense system designs.

Defense Solutions Quarterly

July 08, 2014

Defense Solutions Quarterly - July 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.

December 20, 2013

Defense Solutions Quarterly - Issue 4, 2013

Issue 4 of 2013 highlight's Curtiss-Wright's System Ready Application initiative for pre-qualified and validated solutions, FloTHERM helps meet diverse customer needs, the role of MultiGig...