USAF

GE’s Intelligent Platforms business has been awarded a contract that will see the company undertaking a six month research program to help the United States Air Force define open architectures for future generations of radar processors onboard USAF platforms. The program will be carried out at GE’s HPEC Center of Excellence in Billerica, MA.

The study involves the benchmarking and optimization of SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) and GMTI (Ground Moving Target Indicator) radar modes on multiprocessor  (HPEC) systems comprising conventional CPUs and GPUs (graphics processing units) interconnected by high speed fabric.

Also included in the award is the development of a lab-based processor system that will be deployed ruggedly 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, says GE.

[Image courtesy: US Air Force]