Electronic Warfare & RF Signals Data
As the Ampex system with the highest speed and largest capacity, the TuffServ 640 (TS-640) has the horsepower to meet the demands of the EW systems of today and tomorrow (multiple 10GigE interfaces). The TS-640’s “FP” (front panel) models are also equipped with a serial front panel data port (sFPDP) interface common to many EW system manufactures.
The TuffServ 540 is ideal for EW pod or unmanned vehicle applications because it puts the power of Ampex’s highest performance devices in a form factor of only 105 cubic inches (2.9”H x 4.25”W x 8.5”D). The Next Generation Jammer uses the TS-540 in its modular pod for flight test.
The TuffServ 480v2 (TS-480v2) gives customers who don’t require the absolute highest speed and largest storage capacity or the smallest size a solution that fits their needs. With its “FP” model, the 480v2 is equipped with a serial front panel data port (sFPDP) interface common to many EW system manufactures. The TS-480v2 is used to support flight test for the Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System.
The two removable storage modules (RSM) in the TuffServ 282 (TS-282) give customers increased utility. Collected EW data can be stored in one RSM while the other can be used to upload configuration and mission planning data to the EW systems onboard. U.S. Navy E-2 Hawkeye’s are equipped with two TS-282s.
The TuffCORD helps customers satisfy their lower cost EW data storage needs. At just over 5lbs and 109 cubic inches, the TuffCORD still packs a punch with 4 terabytes of storage and speeds up to 250 MB/sec.
As “attritable” unmanned systems begin to play a larger role in the EW landscape, the Common Architecture Recorder (CAR) increases in importance. Specifically designed at a cost point, performance level, and size for unmanned systems, the CAR is the perfect fit for the growing market of unmanned EW platforms.
The miniRv2 adds a level of modularity some customers are seeking in an EW data storage device. In addition to being a network attached storage system, as many as 8 I/O modules or “slices” can be added to the minirRv2’s base unit for multiple inputs of varying types. Users can record EW data and other data types in the same device. If changes are required, modules can be added to, or removed from, the external side of the miniRv2’s base unit. There is no need to crack open the “guts” of the system.
The AMux 700 has been a staple of the flight test data acquisition sector for years, but it is also well-suited for EW mission systems. Its modularity enables as many as 8 EW I/O modules or “slices” to be added to the AMux for multiple inputs, of varying types, so the EW data and other signals can be sent to the user’s preferred storage device. I/O modules are added to, or removed from, the external side of the AMux 700. There is no need to crack open the “guts” of the system.
The AMux 1000 is the ultimate in EW signal acquisition modularity. As many as 8 video I/O modules or “slices” can be added to the AMux for multiple inputs, of varying types, so the EW and other signal types can be sent to the user’s preferred storage device. I/O modules are added to, or removed from, the external side of the AMux 1000. There is no need to crack open the “guts” of the system.
The TRS350 Ethernet Data Recorder is available in a standard 2U 19 inch rack mount unit. The unit provides two 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces configurable as optical plus two 1Gigabit Ethernet interfaces (1000Base-T), as well as expansion capability for 40-GigE, 100-GigE and even WiFi networking.