Mercury Systems, Inc received a $3.9 million development contract from a leading defense Prime contractor to prepare next generation airborne radar processing subsystems for production at the Company’s secure and trusted Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA)-accredited manufacturing facility. The Company expects that the contract will be fulfilled by the end of the calendar year.
“The compute power and density needed by our customer’s next-generation radar requires our unique ability to package state-of-the-art processing power into compact modules that can withstand harsh shock and vibration environments,” said Joe Plunkett, Senior Director and General Manager for Mercury’s Sensor Processing Solutions group. “Our customer is leveraging Mercury’s proven packaging and liquid cooling technologies to achieve the processing speed, reliability and ruggedness required for this highly scalable radar system.”
Each small form factor processing subsystem is powered by the latest data center-level Intel® Xeon® processors, which are packaged for Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA)-compatibility. To reduce program risk, Mercury is leveraging its advanced, proven OpenVPX packaging and cooling technologies, which have a technical readiness level of nine (TRL-9), to deliver the reliable high-performance processing required.