Attracting thousands of visitors from across the globe each year, the AUSA annual meeting and exposition is one of the largest events supporting the US Army as it hosts educational seminars, in-person displays of aircrafts and tactical vehicles, simulation demonstrations, and industry-wide meetings. This year’s theme leading the event was “Building the Army of 2030”, which emphasizes on the industry’s demand for cutting-edge, futuristic technologies that empower the warfighter to excel in every mission across all domains.
A strong initiative driving the future forces of the US Army is the DoD’s Joint All-Domain Command & Control (JADC2). The DoD’s JADC2 initiative is focused on optimizing the defense digital transformation. JAD2C articulates a comprehensive strategy for collecting all available data, processing that data into information, sharing the information with commanders across all forces, and then communicating command decisions.
Another major focus of future Army C5ISR systems is the implementation of the Modular Open Standards Approach (MOSA)-based architectures, along with C5ISR Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS) and the Sensor Open System Architecture (SOSA™) technical standard, which is a common framework for transitioning sensor systems to an open systems architecture, based on key interfaces and open standards established by industry-government consensus. The objective is to allow flexibility in the selection and acquisition of sensors and subsystems that provide sensor data collection, processing, exploitation, communication, and related functions over the full life cycle of the ISR system.
With a large focus on high-performance embedded processing, EIZO’s product portfolio is uniquely positioned to help drive the JADC2 initiative and support Open Architecture systems. Our XMC, Open VPX, and PCIe Express video graphics and GPGPU cards enable mission systems to gather and process large amounts of sensor data in near real-time and turn it into actionable intelligence for the war fighter. Our hardware designs are in line with the SOSA qualities such as interoperability, modularity, compatibility, scalability, and resiliency. All of our hardware is easily configurable to meet the various I/O formats used throughout the market.
Featured on EIZO’s Talon RGD2102W, a rugged 21.5” NVIS compatible LCD monitor, is an I/O intensive video processing demonstration using artificial intelligence algorithms to perform functions such as object detections, facial recognition with age determination, and background separation.
This demo is using a single-slot CPU + GPU configuration featuring EIZO’s Condor NVP2000xX XMC video graphics card and the Concurrent Technologies TR K9x/6sd-RCx 3U VPX SBC Plug In Card. This low size, weight, and power (SWaP) solution combines the power of the NVIDIA P2000 GPU and an 11th Gen Intel processor to capture and smoothly deliver video data while utilizing the OpenCV framework to perform various algorithms and deep learning models on the video data in near real-time.
Products featured in this demo:
This is a SOSA-aligned compute-intensive GPGPU video processing demonstration using an ELMA 3U VPX 8-slot chassis and backplane, an OpenVPX 3U GPGPU card, and a 3U VPX plug in card. This configuration supports the NVIDIA RTX 5000 GPU and the 11th Gen Intel processor, along with PCIe Express Gen 4.
This demo is exercising the SOSA architecture for fast processing and streaming of video data while running deep learning functions such as object detection and recognition. The SOSA ecosystem presented in this demo is:
The Talon RGD3202W is a 32-inch rugged LCD monitor with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) native resolution, internal switching management technology, and built-in image enhancement technology. The Talon RGD3202W offers EIZO’s SwitchLink internal switching management technology which is seamless switching of keyboard, mouse, and dynamic touch input without the need for an external KVM switch. Up to four disparate video signal feeds can be connected to the monitor operated by a single keyboard, mouse or touchscreen input device. The Talon rugged monitors are also available with customizable options such as optical bonding, NVIS support, Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture, and surface coatings.
EIZO Rugged Solutions provides a wide range of rugged video processing hardware and MIL-STD LCD monitors targeted for ground-base and airborne C5ISR Army applications. Our products are designed to integrate into high-performance mission computing systems that demand low latency video and sensor processing. The Condor line of embedded video graphics and GPGPU cards feature the latest NVIDIA GPUs with support for GDDR6 Error Correction Code (ECC) memory, advanced ML/AI algorithms, PCI Express Gen 4, and H.264/H.265 encode/decode capabilities.
EIZO’s high-performance graphics modules provide system flexibility with support for various video formats such as 12G-SDI, HD-SDI, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, RS-343, STANAG 3350, ARINC 818, CoaXPress, and NTSC/PAL. In addition, our Open VPX in 3U and 6U form factor solutions are available aligned to the CMOSS/SOSA standards, supporting various CMOSS and SOSA-aligned slot profiles.
Adaptable to all military environments, Talon rugged monitors provide superior image quality to mission operators and provide personnel with peace of mind knowing every detail captured is displayed accurately. Talon offers optional image enhancement technology which analyzes and adjusts images pixel-by-pixel in real time and enhances the area’s most difficult for the human eye to distinguish, allowing operators to see more clearly through visual deterrents such as fog, smoke, snow, and rain. The Talon Series of COTS rugged LCD monitors are ready to be deployed in extreme environments with ruggedized features such as optical stack bonding, sunlight readability (optional), IP65 water resistant (front), a built-in heater (optional), and conformal coating to protect components in harsh environments.
Our military-grade LCD monitors offer real-time image enhancement capabilities, surface coatings for optimal viewing clarity, and are compatible with Night Vision Goggles (NVIS) for nighttime missions.