A paper written by Mr. Michel Têtu, Gerald Persaud, Jocelyn Lauzon, and Dave Rolston and entitled On-Board Rugged Optical Interconnects for Embedded Computing Systems in C4ISR applications will be presented at the SET-241 Symposium to be held within the 9th NATO Military Sensing Symposium in Quebec City on May 31st to June 2nd, 2017.
Summary of the article
For military and aerospace applications, the C4ISR approach (Command, Control, Compute, Communicate, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance) is mandatory for almost instantaneous high end decision making. This process requires the collection and processing of signals generated by a large amount of sensors of various configurations like active electronically scanned array radar, high resolution cameras, sonars and so on. These primary analog signals are digitized and transmitted to a high performance embedded computing unit (HPEC) for data fusion and processing through high bit rate communication links.