MEDIA RELEASE Curtiss-Wright Debuts New Integrated Radar Input and Scan Converter CAMBRIDGE, UK – February 3, 2009 -- Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) VME, VPX and CompactPCI products for the aerospace and defense market, has announced Cougar, a powerful new radar input and scan converter VME board set. Cougar provides an open standards-based high performance solution for capturing, converting and mixing radar video. Designed for demanding military radar applications, Cougar speeds and simplifies the integration of advanced radar image processing and distribution functionality into deployed embedded systems. “Cougar is a flexible all-in-one solution for high performance radar video acquisition, scan conversion and display,” said Alan McCormick, managing director, Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, radar and video group. “Cougar’s proven design and feature-rich software support provides radar systems integrators a low-risk, high performance platform that will enable them to minimize their costs and speed their time to market.” The flexible, two-slot VME modular Cougar system provides the complete functionality required to integrate and implement a wide range of radar input/scan conversion configurations. Its four PMC/XMC expansion slots are used to host the user-selected mix of mezzanine modules appropriate for their particular application. Available mezzanine modules supported by Cougar include Curtiss-Wright’s Osiris B radar video input card, XMC-710 video capture & graphics display card, Eagle-2 radar scan conversion module and an optional PMC-659 mixer card. Cougar Key Features: • Two slot 6U VME form factor • Intel™ Core™ 2 Duo-based Host Single Board Computer • Windows or Linux software support with RVL+ API for ease of application development and configuration. • Applications can be executed locally on the Cougar or remotely via a network for which an API is provided • A range of ruggedization levels including air-cooled and conduction-cooled (contact Factory to discuss which variants will be available in a conduction-cooled format) • Inputs: o Radar video – either analog from radar or from an RVP server over an Ethernet network o Optional video input • Outputs: o An RGB/DVI display, up to 2K x 2K resolution, with mixed scan-converted radar. o An optional second display o Cougar RVP servers can send digitized radar video over an Ethernet network Component Modules • Osiris B radar video input processor • Eagle-2 radar video scan converter • XMC-710 high performance video card • Optional video mixer card • Integrated mass storage on board or via a rear-transition module MEDIA RELEASE Osiris B Radar Video Input Features Features • Supports two independent radar channels inputs at rates up to 16k samples per return • Inputs supported include radar video, triggers and azimuth turning data for RADDS, ACP/ARP and other specialized formats. • Sampling rates up to 50 MHz on each of two analog inputs, which can be mixed with up to 8 digital radar inputs. • After digitizing and processing, outputs two streams of radar video directly to the host processor at rates up to 25 MB/s per channel. • Additional features include dual trigger input, gain control as a function of range, range and azimuth correlation, digital filtering, a built-in test generator, dual azimuth input and interference suppression. Eagle-2 Radar Video Scan Conversion Features • Supports rotation rates of 90 rpm at 2048 x 2048 display resolution • Field-proven White-Powell scan-conversion algorithms • Simultaneous scan-conversion of multiple radar sources • Multiple radar display windows • PPI, A-Scan and B-Scan display formats • Supports sector-scan, random-scan and reverse-scan inputs • Integrated digital video keying of radar with graphics • Single-link or dual-link DVI input • Supports graphics video input at resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 (including 2048 x 2048) • Single-link or dual-link DVI or analog RGB video output • Available in air-cooled L0 and L100 ruggedization levels • Radar data transfer over PCI-X bus from local (Osiris radar input card) or networked (RVP) radar source Software Support Software support for Cougar includes drivers for Windows and Linux operating environments. For full details, please contact the factory Pricing for Cougar configurations start at $19000. Availability is Q4, 2008. 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