Rugged transportable multiprocessing system

High bandwidth command, control, communication, computing platform

Application Notes


Build a rugged transportable platform with high levels of compute density, 10 Gigabit Ethernet switching, I/O and storage capacity, while limiting overall system size and weight. This command, control, and communications platform should provide real time management of the processing, storage and distribution of critical incoming and outgoing data streams from a networked array of geographically dispersed military assets.


Elma Electronic, along with its partner Emerson Embedded Computing, provided a fully tested and integrated AdvancedTCA (ATCA) based system featuring up to 36 processing cores, ample front and rear Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet I/O ports and over 3 TB of 2.5” storage drives, with room to add additional storage. The system also includes a 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch for networking operation, as well as a PICMG 3.0 / 3.1 compliant shelf manager, with the option for redundant shelf managers to meet high availability requirements. Packaged in a rugged transit case, the complete system was subjected to a battery of shock and vibration testing including a 36” drop test, to ensure reliable operation in ground mobile applications.