Aerospace and defense engineers stress need for open standards, modular hardware and software

PHOENIX, 20 Jan. 2015. “Modular hardware and software subsystems enable timely integration of emerging capabilities while minimizing platform integration issues,” says Benjamin Peddicord, chief, Intel Techology and Architecture Branch, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., with activities at Fort Belvoir, Va., and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

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PHOENIX, 20 Jan. 2015. “Modular hardware and software subsystems enable timely integration of emerging capabilities while minimizing platform integration issues,” says Benjamin Peddicord, chief, Intel Techology and Architecture Branch, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., with activities at Fort Belvoir, Va., and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

CERDEC officials, including Peddicord, are working with standards organizations, including VITA, to further the advancement, availability, and adoption of open standards and open standards-based electronics systems, solutions, and components.

“Common hardware and software subsystems enable enhanced command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR)/electronic warfare (EW) capabilities to exist within the size, weight, and power (SWaP) constraints of platforms,” Peddicord stresses.

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