Kite-Strike II

MIL-SPEC rugged (certified) SFF mission computer integrating the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin. Next-gen edge AI compute solution. The world's first fully rugged Jetson AGX Orin system.

Kite-Strike II

Kite-Strike II is a next-gen, fully rugged small form factor (SFF) embedded computing solution, providing a massive leap forward in edge-deployed processing technology and capabilities. Integrating the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin SOM, the world’s most powerful embedded AI computing engine, Kite-Strike II delivers the maximum performance per watt on the market today. The AGX Orin offers 6x the performance of the previous gen AGX Xavier. Kite-Strike II provides robust IO and immense system expansion for all-domain mission and platform use. Kite-Strike II is purpose-built for demanding computer vision and sensor fusion data processing workloads for edge AI and autonomous mission-critical applications.

  • WINNER: Platinum Honoree (highest level award) 2023 Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards
  • WINNER: Four-Star Best in Show Embedded Computing (highest level award) at 2022 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition from Military Embedded Systems
  • SFF SWaP-Optimized 7.87”W x 8.62”D x 4.25”H (base model)
  • NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin SOM
    • 32GB or 64GB module
    • USA country of origin
    • GPU: Ampere Architecture; up to 2048 CUDA Cores, 64 Tensor Cores
    • CPU: up to 12-Core Carmel ARM v8, max frequency 2.2 GHz
    • Memory: up to 64GB onboard
    • Storage: 64GB eMMC 5.1 onboard
  • Dense IO including multiple GbE, USB, CAN, serial; option for (2) 10GbE copper onboard, (2) 10GbE fiber with expansion slice
  • Modular add-on expansion “slice” design
  • Supports numerous configuration options including multi-port and multi-format video capture and encode
  • Enables real-time inferencing and provide centralized sensor ingest and data fusion support
  • Designed using a Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA)
  • MIL-SPEC rugged and certified (contact our Sales team for details including test reports)
  • Operating temperature: -46C to +65C forced-air cooling (no air over electronics)
  • MIL-STD-810H Shock | Vibration | Altitude | Humidity | Sand and Dust | Fluids/Rain
  • MIL-STD-1275E 28VDC Power (no power hold-up)
  • IP67 sealed
  • AI and ML edge processing
  • Computer and machine vision
  • Aided target recognition (AiTR)
  • 360 degree situational awareness (360SA)
  • Command, control. computers communications, cyber, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR)
  • Industrial robotics and automation
  • Uncrewed/unmanned and autonomous aerial, ground, and maritime vehicles/systems (UAS, UAV, UGV)

Related White Paper

Edge Compute for the Data-Centric AI-Enabled Battlefield

The computer is the most difficult part of the whole vehicle and the Systel Kite-Strike machine has come through again and again.
Engineering Program Manager
Major Global Defense Contractor - Unmanned Ground Vehicles Program

Spotlight Solution: Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Kite-Strike II is purpose-built for unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) mission-critical applications:
– MIL-SPEC rugged
– SWaP-optimized
– Edge AI – Jetson AGX Orin SOM
– Can integrate multiple sensors and video formats
– Robust IO including multiple 10GbE networking
– Modular, configurable, affordable

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