Military & Aerospace Electronics

Last month officials of Systel Inc., a rugged computer designer in Sugar Land, Texas, announced the Kite-Strike rugged supercomputer line, which integrates the NVIDIA AGX Xavier system-on-module. Kite-Strike is built for deployment in harsh environments to enable real-time AI and deep learning capabilities, and provide centralized sensor ingest and data fusion support.

“Kite-Strike represents a massive leap forward in edge computing, providing data center performance in an ultra-compact, fully rugged computer,” says Aneesh Kothari, vice president of marketing for Systel.

“It combines minimal SWaP with maximum processing density, and is fully configurable and modular, allowing us to deliver reliable systems quickly. Kite-Strike is the next-generation of computing technology demanded by emerging mission demands, specifically next-gen requirements for AI and autonomy.”

Kite-Strike features dense I/O capability and supports several configurations including video capture and encode and high-bandwidth networking. Kite-Strike is engineered to environmental specifications including the ability to operating in temperatures from -40 to 70 degrees Celsius, as well to MIL-STD-810H, 1275E, 704F, 461E, and DO-160G.