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Oxley Group Ltd
Oxley specialises in the design and manufacture of advanced electronic and electro-optic components and systems for air, land and sea applications within the military sector. Established in 1942, Oxley has manufacturing facilities in the UK and USA and enjoys representation worldwide. The company’s products include night vision and LED lighting, data capture systems and electronic components. Oxley has pioneered the development of night vision compatible lighting. It offers a total package incorporating optical filters, equipment modification, cockpit and external lighting along with fleet wide upgrade services including engineering, installation, support, maintenance and training. The company’s long experience of manufacturing night vision lighting and LED indicators, coupled with advances in LED technology, has enabled it to develop LED solutions to replace incandescent and fluorescent lighting in existing applications as well as becoming the lighting option of choice in new applications such as portable military hospitals, UAV control stations and communication shelters.
05 Jan 10. Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Army recently completed successful electromagnetic interference/electromagnetic compatibility (EMI/EMC) testing on the first RC-12X Guardrail, bringing this highly-capable signals intelligence (SIGINT) system one step closer to providing mission-critical capability to the warfighter this year. The RC-12X Guardrail is the Army’s premier airborne SIGINT sensor and ground processing system, providing precision geo-location and identification of threats to enable the Brigade Combat Team’s Find, Fix, Finish, Exploit, Analyze and Disseminate (F3EAD) battle command process. The RC-12X Guardrail Modernization program introduces new payloads to the system with enhanced capabilities to sense and exploit emerging and rapidly evolving irregular and conventional warfare threats. The program also enhances the sustainability of the RC-12X through commonality and significant hardware and software improvements. “This test is a major milestone both for the Army and for Northrop Grumman as we work toward fielding the improved system in 2010,” said Trip Carter, director for Northrop Grumman’s Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (AISR) initiatives. “Our RC-12X Guardrail team is working closely with the Army to ensure that we deploy highly reliable SIGINT capabilities into operations on cost and schedule to fulfill the warfighter’s most challenging missions.” The EMI/EMC testing validates operation of the aircraft’s electronic systems in a large, electromagnetically shielded chamber. Various combinations of the avionics and sensor payload equipment are operated independently and simultaneously to identify potential sources of interference or compatibility issues that can effect operations. EMI/EMC testing is required before an airworthiness certificate can be issued.
06 Jan 10. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has introduced the SVME/DMV-186, its latest rugged 6U VME64 single board computer (SBC). The SVME/DMV-186, powered by Freescale’s QorIQ P4080 family of higher performance processors, provides up to eight Power Architecture processor cores and associated high-performance data-path acceleration logic, network and peripheral bus interfaces with superior MIPS/Watt performance. The SVME/DMV-186 augments the performance and advanced I/O capabilities of Freescale’s Q P4080 processor with an extensive I/O complement to provide a highly capable 6U VME64 SBC. Joining its predecessors, the 6U VPX VPX6-187, and the 3U VPX VPX3-129, the SVME/DMV-186 is the third member of Curtiss-Wright Controls’ family of QorIQ P4080-based SBCs. The SVME/DMV-186 is ideal for a wide range of rugged embedded military applications including tactical aircraft, arm