DTS - Data Transfer Systems

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Physical Optics Corporation’s Data Transfer System (DTS) is the next generation of in-flight data loading devices/digital recorders which provides NSA-defined Suite-B and FIPS 140-2 approved cryptographic solutions. It also supports NSA-approved Type-1 encryption if this level of security is required.

The unit contains four Gigabit Ethernet ports that operate at 500 Mbps per channel. The unit uses three independent Removable Memory Units for data storage with a capacity of 256 GB each (expandable to 512 GB). These units serve as the transportable storage medium for both pre and postmission information exchanges between the mission planning system, maintenance ground station and the airborne platform. The RMUs can be inserted to any slot, and the intelligent software configures the data routing to the appropriate channel.

The DTS’s primary functions are to upload mission and map data, to record in-flight mission data, and to record maintenance data during ground and flight operation. The DTS also has zeroization functionality for all RMUs as well as internal nonvolatile memory. The DTS supports the Built-in-Test (BIT) capability to isolate/detect 95% of internal failures through SBIT, PBIT, IBIT, MBIT funtions. It operates on 28 V and uses less than 40 W of power.

DTS – Patent Pending

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  • Three independent 256 GB Removable Memory Units (500 Mbps throughput)
  • FIPS 140-2 level encryption, compatible with NSA Type-1
  • Support built-in-test functions: power, initiated, continuous, and maintenance
  • Network file system (NFS) supports rapid and independent access to removable memory media
  • Four Gigabit Ethernet ports operate at the 2.0 Gbps system throughput
  • Manual or software controlled erase/zeroization funtion
  • Key filled via one of the removable memory units
  • Removable Memory Unit (RMU) has foolproof seal against environmental exposure, compliant with MIL-STD-1472
  • Two spare slots for expanded funtionality
  • MIL-STD-810 environments
  • DTS Dimensions: 9 x 5 x 3 in.
  • RMU Dimensions: 2.5 x 1.0 x 0.69 in.
  • Weight: <6.5 lbs. (with 3 RMUs and optional I/O Card installed)
  • Power consumption: <40 W
  • MTBF: >5,700 hours (predicted) for inhabited ARW environments
  • MTTR: <30 minutes
  • Interfaces
    • +28 V DTS power supply
    • Zeroize/erase (manual operation)
    • RMU interface: SATA II
    • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Optional I/O Capabilities
    • 1553, Up to 3 Channels A/B or
    • RS-170 + NTSC, 2 Channel Input, 1 Channel Output and
      Audio, 2 Channels Mono Input, 1 Channel Output


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