Mercury Computer Systems announces new capabilities
Mercury Computer Systems has announced ‘breakthrough capabilities’ for digital storage in embedded mobile applications in a company statement issued 7 November 2011. As a result of the growing use of sophisticated sensors which generate tremendous amounts of data in commercial and defense applications, Mercury’s Services and Systems Integration (SSI) team have created a Digital Storage Unit that leverages standard solid-state storage disks (SSDs) and designs customized to meet each application’s specific capacity, size, weight and power (SWaP), redundancy and security requirements.
According to the company, the new storage architecture serves as the foundation for the industry’s first rugged, 96 terabyte Digital Storage Unit for an advanced ISR system.
Mercury Computer Systems claims that as the concept of operations (CONOPS) for defence applications such as ground mobile vehicle surveillance and wide-area aerial surveillance has changed, massive amounts of embedded storage is required for on-demand and forensic data analysis.
Until now, ‘systems fell short of meeting the escalating storage demands, both in terms of data capacity and SWaP constraints. Because Mercury’s storage architecture is based on a modular approach that uses standard SSDs, capacity can be sized to exacting requirements within platform constraints. Mercury’s Digital Storage Units are optimized for SWaP, performance, environmental, vibration and temperature requirements and can be tailored to meet a variety of interface demands. In addition, the highly configurable design simplifies customization and provides a stable upgrade path for future needs’.
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