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 The military can take advantage of predictive analytics technology to minimize downtime and maintenance cost in the same way the oil and gas industry does.
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Off-the-shelf maintenance

By: Charlotte Adams, Contributing Editor, Military Embedded System Military Embedded Systems, August 2014 Issue Military procurement has exploited commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and software for decades to cut costs and improve performance. However, the maintenance enterprise has progressed at a slower pace. Like an aircraft carrier, it has been difficult to redirect, but in today’s dire budgetary environment the need to do so is ever...

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VICTORY intra-vehicle networking architecture
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Vetronics: Three key challenges

By: Simon Collins, Product Manager, GE Intelligent Platform Military Embedded Systems, August 2014 Issue The concept of the VICTORY intra-vehicle networking architecture is well understood, and will deliver real benefits. However, that’s not to say that the implementation of the architecture does not represent some tough challenges. READ FULL ARTICLE

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GE Wins Orders from Lee Air for High Density Avionics Interface

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—JULY 15, 2014—GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today announced that it had secured orders from Lee Air of Wichita, Ks for substantial quantities of GE’s CEI-430 high density ARINC 429 intelligent interface for PC/104™-Plus which will be deployed within Cessna aircraft avionics systems. “GE has a long history of delivering leading edge embedded avionics solutions - MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, AFDX or...

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Jeff Child talks to GE Intelligent Platforms at AUVSI 2014

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Fixing before failure: inside smart military maintenance

Having aircraft and vehicles out of action costs the military dearly, both financially and in terms of availability, not to mention failing to identify a potential breakdown could lead to equipment breaking down mid-mission, risking the lives of personnel. Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) are now a well-established method of adding intelligence to the maintenance process, using sensors to track the behaviour of different parts and...

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GPGPU-based HPEC Solves Toughest Mil/Aero ISR Problems

By: Chris Ciufo, Editor-in-Chief, Embedded Intel Solutions June 2014 Issue GPGPU computing in deployed HPEC systems brings mobile supercomputing to the battlefield in small packages. Read Full Article

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Low-Power Sensing and Autonomy with NVIDIA Jetson TK1

NVIDIA Developer Zone - June 25, 2014 By Dustin Franklin, GPGPU Applications Engineer and Systems Architect for GE Intelligent Platforms The ground-breaking computational performance of Tegra K1, driven by NVIDIA’s low-power optimizations and the introduction of integrated CUDA, leads a new generation of embedded devices and platforms that leverage TK1’s SWaP density to deliver advanced features and capabilities. NVIDIA and GE have...

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New Rugged Single Board Computer from GE Intelligent Platforms Features More Processing Power, Improved Bandwidth, Enhanced Graphics and Superior Security

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—JUNE 18, 2014 - GE Intelligent Platforms today announced the SBC626 rugged 6U VPX single board computer (SBC). Featuring the latest quad-core 4th generation Intel ®Core™ i7 processor (‘Haswell’), it will provide outstanding performance per watt while helping to minimize size, weight and power (SWaP) in deployed subsystems – making it ideal for constrained environments such as manned- and unmanned...

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New 3U VPX Single Board Computer Delivers Increased Performance with no Increase in Size, Weight or Power Consumption

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—JUNE 17, 2014—GE Intelligent Platforms today announced the SBC346 Rugged 3U VPX Single Board Computer. Based on 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 (‘Haswell’) quad core technology, it offers significantly higher levels of performance than its predecessor while maintaining the same SWaP (size, weight and power) characteristics. The SBC346 is the fourth embedded computing platform announced by GE to...

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New Single Board Computer from GE Intelligent Platforms Brings Benefits of ARM Architecture to Harsh Environments

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—MAY 20, 2014—GE Intelligent Platforms today announced the rugged XMCM01 single board computer (SBC) in the XMC form factor. Based on the Marvell® ARMADA™ XP (Extreme Performance) series of multicore processors, the XMCM01 is designed to deliver high performance in a broad range of harsh environments, especially in military/aerospace, in which size, weight and power (SWaP) are highly constrained such as small...

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The Military Internet of Things

Chris Lever shares his thoughts on how the principles of the Internet of Things apply equally to The Connected Battlefield. To read the complete EE Catalog article, click here .

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Software Development Tools as Force Multipliers

By: Charlotte Adams, Contributing Editor, Military Embedded Systems Military Embedded Systems, April 2014 Issue Situational awareness often requires data center processing speeds in the smallest possible package. The sensors that feed signal and image processing systems siphon up masses of data, which processors must then reduce to useful information within tactical timelines. READ FULL ARTICLE

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Embedded Technologies Tackle Video Processing Challenges

By: Jeff Childs, Editor-in-Chief, COTS Journal With video now a critical centerpiece of situational awareness, embedded computing solutions are tasked for processing, distributing and displaying growing amounts of captured video information. A new crop of board- and box-levels solutions are feeding those needs. READ FULL ARTICLE and how Jeff talks about GE's ADEPT3100 rugged miniature automatic video tracking and image stablization solution.

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GE’s MAGIC1 Rugged Display Computer Chosen by Agusta Westland to Enable Safer Search and Rescue Helicopter Missions

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—APRIL 1, 2014—GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today announced that it had received orders from Agusta Westland of Italy for GE’s MAGIC1 Rugged Display Computer. The MAGIC1 will be part of Agusta Westland’s OPLS (Obstacle Proximity LIDAR system) which the company will offer on helicopters destined for search and rescue (SAR) deployment. Helicopters operating in SAR operations are often required to fly...

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VME and OpenVPX Stake Out Territory along the Continuum of Choices

COTS Journal - March 2014 Issue By: Michael Stern, Product Manager, GE Intelligent Platforms As OpenVPX strengthens its grip on new program designs, VME's legacy continues to hold a key position as a means for smooth technology upgrades of legacy systems. READ FULL ARTICLE

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