SharkCage Tactical Chassis

Ideal for man-packable or mounted applications, our Expeditionary C5ISR/EW chassis are passively cooled, tactical VPX chassis with an embedded chassis management board (CMB), representing our next-generation tactical chassis solution.

Built to survive any environment.

Environmentally sealed to withstand the elements associated with land, air, and sea operations as well as the extreme temperature changes associated with airborne POD missions, the chassis are designed to house a wide variety of C5ISR/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS)/Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) compliant 3U VPX cards.

Shifting environments? No problem. Cooling “fins” let you tailor your chassis to accomplish specific mission needs and configure slots with other signals of interest for a multi-protocol solution.

Features

  • Rugged, compact enclosure
  • Scalable high-capacity “all in view” operation down to single channel 
autonomous operation
  • Robust power distribution
  • Gigabit Ethernet interface; BASE-T 10/100/1000 Ethernet®
  • 56 channel GPS receiver
  • Quad Core I7 @ 2.4GHz
  • Geo-rectified imagery
  • 16 GB SDRAM
  • Custom RF distribution system and 1-watt High Power Amplifier (HPA)
  • 256 GB SSD
  • Custom designed promiscuous driver for transmit and receive

Specifications

General

  • Rugged, compact enclosure
  • Scalable high-capacity “all in view” operation down to single channel 
autonomous operation
  • Robust power distribution
  • Gigabit Ethernet interface; BASE-T
  • 56 channel GPS receiver
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet®
  • Geo-rectified imagery
  • Quad Core I7 @ 2.4GHz
  • Custom RF distribution system and 1-watt High Power Amplifier (HPA)
  • 16 GB SDRAM
  • High Power Amplifier (HPA)
  • 256 GB SSD
  • VITA 46.11/SOSA IPMC Support (Roadmap)

Mechanical

  • Size: 9.4 in x 6.4 in x 3.3 in
  • Power (input voltage): 100 VAC to 240 VAC, or 10 VDC to 36 VDC @ ~48 W
  • Weight: 8.6 lbs

Environmental

  • Operating Temperature Range: -40 °C to +50 °C
  • Operating Shock: 20 g @ 2 ms half sine pulse
  • Operating Vibration: 0.02 g2/Hz @ 10 Hz to 500Hz

Features

  • CMOSS/SOSA chassis with 2-slot capacity
  • 120 W power capacity for CMOSS/ SOSA cards and Radiohead
  • Slot Profile: SLT3-PAY-1F1U1S- 1S1U1U2F1H-14.6.11-4
  • Batteries are hot-swappable increasing mission life
  • Easy access to install CMOSS/ SOSA cards to meet the mission needs
  • IP64
  • Multi-SOI capable, supports any CEMA mission needs
  • DAGR interface
  • Radioheads provide RF amplification
  • Internal GPS receiver
  • Supports MORA, VICTORY stan- dards
  • Models available with 14-way 67.3C connector blocks
  • Web browser-based UI, no need for specialized interface device
  • Models available with SMA front panel connectors, or high density 
8-port-per-slot connectors

Specifications

Mechanical

  • Baseboard Quad Core NXP
  • Data Format: MORA Compliant, VITA49A Packets
  • Xilinx RFSoC
  • Integrated GPS receiver: L1, 56 Channels
  • VITA 46.11/SOSA IPMC Support (Roadmap)
  • 10MHz or 100MHz reference input

Chassis and Backplane

  • Operating Temperature Range: -40 to 158 °F (-40 to 70 °C) at
  • Operating Vibration: 3grms, 20 to 300 Hz
  • Module rails
  • Operating Shock: 20g, 7ms half sine pulse
  • Non-Operating Temperature: -40 to 158 °F (-40 to 70 °C)
  • Humidity: 95% Non-condensing
  • Storage Temperature: -40 to 158 °F (-40 to +70 °C)

GPS Receiver

  • Connectivity: 56 Channels, Internal L1 Receiver, DAGR Support

Environmental

  • Operating Temperature Range: -40 to 122 °F (-40 to +50 °C)
  • Procedure I—Functional Shock 20g, 11ms sawtooth pulse
  • Humidity: IP64
  • Procedure II—Materiel to be packaged
  • Operating Vibration: MIL-STD 810G Method 514.6 Vibration:
  • Procedure III—Fragility
  • Procedure I—General Vibration, 3.19grms 20Hz to 2000Hz
  • Procedure IV—Transit Drop
  • Procedure II—Loose Cargo Transportation
  • Procedure V—Crash Hazard Shock Test
  • Operating Shock: MIL-STD 810G Method 516.6 Shock:

Features

  • CMOSS/SOSA chassis with 23-slot capacity
  • 120 W power capacity for CMOSS/ SOSA cards and Radiohead
  • Slot Profile: SLT3-PAY-1F1U1S- 1S1U1U2F1H-14.6.11-4
  • Batteries are hot-swappable increasing mission life
  • Easy access to install CMOSS/ SOSA cards to meet the mission needs
  • IP67: Immersible (1m, 30 minutes)
  • Multi-SOI capable, supports any CEMA mission needs
  • DAGR interface
  • Radioheads provide RF amplification
  • Internal GPS receiver
  • Supports MORA, VICTORY stan- dards
  • Models available with 14-way 67.3C connector blocks
  • Web browser-based UI, no need for specialized interface device
  • Models available with SMA front panel connectors, or high density 
8-port-per-slot connectors

Specifications

Mechanical

  • Baseboard Quad Core NXP
  • Data Format: MORA Compliant, VITA49A Packets
  • Xilinx RFSoC
  • Integrated GPS receiver: L1, 56 Channels
  • VITA 46.11/SOSA IPMC Support (Roadmap)
  • 10MHz or 100MHz reference input

Chassis and Backplane

  • SOSA-aligned
  • SOSA-aligned Backplane profiles
  • Three (3) 3U OpenVPX Payload Slots
  • Payload Profile: SLT3-PAY-1F1U1S1S1U1U2F1H-14.6.11-n
  • Embedded Chassis Management Board
  • Integrated ultra-low skew AUXCLK/REFCLK radial distribution
  • Input power: 10-28V battery or 28V per MIL-STD-704F
  • LED Status Indicators
  • 0 Gbps Line Rates on Data and Expansion Planes
  • Front panel zeroize switch

GPS Receiver

  • Connectivity: 56 Channels, Internal L1 Receiver, DAGR Support

Environmental

  • Operating Temperature Range: -40 to 122 °F (-40 to +50 °C)
  • Procedure I—Functional Shock 20g, 11ms sawtooth pulse
  • Humidity: IP67
  • Procedure II—Materiel to be packaged
  • Operating Vibration: MIL-STD 810G Method 514.6 Vibration:
  • Procedure III—Fragility
  • Procedure I—General Vibration, 3.19grms 20Hz to 2000Hz
  • Procedure IV—Transit Drop
  • Procedure II—Loose Cargo Transportation
  • Procedure V—Crash Hazard Shock Test
  • Operating Shock: MIL-STD 810G Method 516.6 Shock:

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