The CES spokesperson recommended a top-down design of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) mission computers. It is key, he says, to adopt a processing architecture to make systems customizable, modular, safety-critical, and scalable.
An optimal 3U-VPX COTS mission computer is:
- Full featured for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) missions
- Prequalified for hard environmental conditions
- Optimized swap
- Certifiable for safety
- Future proof