Data Recorders

In a world of ever increasing bandwidth and complexity, signal processing applications frequently require recording, playback and/or analysis of data in real-time. Curtiss-Wright Rugged Data Recorders include video recorders, board level recorders, rack mount recorders, and custom recorders. These subsystem solutions include COTS and turnkey COTS subsystems from laboratory development to rugged deployment systems. Depending on your program requirements, Curtiss-Wright also provides custom program specific system design, integration, and training. Curtiss-Wright also offers complementary rugged data storage products utilizing solid state and rotating media for use with our Military Data Recorder subsystems.

The proliferation of sensors in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) applications has led to a tremendous amount of data being produced. This is especially true in the defense & aerospace industry. Data recording and playback systems provide valuable capabilities in ISR applications. These systems can be used in design verification, instrumentation and deployed data capture applications.


Rugged Data Recorders

Curtiss-Wright offers flexible, scalable, rugged data recording systems ideally suited for today’s applications where data is being gathered in extreme temperature, shock, vibration and high endurance environments. Curtiss-Wright’s Rugged Data Recorders can support the challenges of these high-speed, multi-channel data recording applications while also meeting the challenging environmental requirements. Our data recorders offer flexible IO inputs such as sFPDP, GbE, 10GbE, 40GbE, Video and other common protocols. In addition, the removable storage is scalable with capacities up to 8TB. Curtiss-Wright’s Rugged Data Recorders have been tested to MIL-STD-810 and RTCA/DO-160 specifications. Encryption options are available to protect you critical data. 

Product Description
CNS4 Rugged Data Recorder Flexible IO input (sFPDP, GbE, 10GbE, Other), Scalable storage using FSM-C, Encryption option 


Rack Mount Recorders

Rack Mount Recorders allow high-volume, streaming data recording subsystems in COTS configurations ready-to-go. These data recording and playback systems support multiple IO options such as: Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 10 GbE, and Serial FPDP (sFPDP). Rack Mount recorders are expandable both in the number of channels as well as the storage capacity. Space saving internal storage drives as well as large volume external storage systems are available.

Product Description
MCSR Multi-Channel Synchronized Recorder System for sFPDP, Ethernet, and 10 GbE

Application Specific Recorders

Curtiss-Wright has developed a wide range of application specific rugged data recorder and playback systems that have been deployed on various platforms. With over 15 years of data recording and storage expertise, Curtiss-Wright has an extensive IP library and numerous hardware building blocks that enable you to reduce your program risk and improve your time to market. From the lab to your deployed system, whatever your specifications Curtiss-Wright can supply a solution for you.

Product Description
Multi-Channel Recording and Playback System Application example of six channel high-speed 10GbE and sFPDP recorder with playback
Flight Qualified Data Recorder and Playback System Application example of a rugged, flight qualified data recorder for ISR Applications
Portable Streaming Data Recorder Application example of a high-volume sFPDP, 1 or 10 Gbps Ethernet  streaming data recorder

Board Level Recorders

In a world of ever increasing bandwidth and complexity, signal processing applications frequently require recording, playback and/or analysis of data in real-time. Curtiss-Wright has built a range of customer programmable, high-speed military recording products based on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components and open standards such as VPX (VITA 46), VPX-REDI (VITA 48), OpenVPX (VITA65), VXS (VITA 41), VME, PCI/PCI-X, PMC/XMC, Fibre Channel, Serial FPDP (sFPDP) and Front Panel Data Port (FPDP/FPDP II).

Product Description
Vortex VR-6511S8 Multi-channel Data Recorder with Solid State Drives
Vortex VR-1257 3U VPX Data Recorder
Vortex VR-185 6U VPX Data Recorder for sRIO systems with sFPDP, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GbE and analog I/O interfaces
Vortex VPX, VME, and VXS High-speed Data Recording, Playback & Analysis Systems
M6511 VXS I/O Controller with XMC/PMC sites & 4Gbit/s Fibre Channel

SAN Access Kit (SAK)

Off-loading data from a Fibre Channel storage device is necessary prior to processing and evaluation.

Product Description
SAN Access Kit The SAK provides a dedicated Fibre Channel link directly between a workstation and the disk storage system.

Video Recorders

Curtiss-Wright’s rugged video recorders are designed for surveillance cameras, radar, moving maps, and network distribution in all video formats, and can address the most demanding applications.

Product Description
VRD1-AC Rackmount Turnkey  COTS Subsystem for Video Conversion, Scaling, and Switching
VRD1-CC Turnkey  COTS Subsystem for Video Conversion, Scaling, and Switching
VRDV-3500 DZUS Video Flash Recorder
VRDV-40xx DZUS Video Flash Recorder
VRDV-5004 High Definition DZUS CompactFLASH Recorder