GE’s Intelligent Platforms business has won a contract for research program to help the US Air Force define open architectures for future generations of radar processors onboard USAF platforms.
The study involves the benchmarking and optimization of SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) and GMTI (Ground Moving Target Indicator) radar modes on multiprocessor High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) systems comprising ‘conventional. CPUs and GPUs (graphics processing units) interconnected by high speed fabric.
The contract also includes the development of a lab-based processor system that has a clear path to rugged deployment on US Air Force platforms. Such a platform will embrace the open system architecture (OSA) approach based on open and de facto industry standards and interfaces in both hardware and software.
“It is an exciting project to be working on as it will help create the radar processor architectures of the future and can have a significant bearing on the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the US Air Force in the years to come,” said David Tetley, HPEC Systems Engineering Manager at GE’s Intelligent Platforms business.