Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced the new FSM-C2X Download Station, an innovative solution for rapidly and simultaneously downloading high-density ISR data to ground station PCs for post-mission analysis. The FSM-C2X Download Station uniquely enables users to rapidly transfer up to eight terabytes (TB) of data via standard USB connections.

As sensors proliferate onboard air, ground, and maritime platforms, and the quantity of data being captured for post-mission analysis grows exponentially, users are faced with the challenge of capturing the recorded data as quickly as possible so that the platform can begin its next mission as soon as possible. Designed for use with Curtiss-Wright’s popular Compact Network Storage 4-slot (CNS4) Data Recorder, the FSM-C2X Download Station supports up to four of the CNS4’s rugged, removable FSM-C2X flash storage modules, each of which serves as a 2TB solid state disk (SSD).

Helping to reduce the time between mission deployments, the download station speeds the transfer of large amounts of data captured during a mission by the sensors onboard platforms such as manned and unmanned rotorcraft and fixed-wing aircraft, ground vehicles, and ultimate utility vehicles (UUVs), making it quickly available for post-mission and analysis. The FMS-C2X modules are easily and quickly removed in seconds from the CNS4 data recorder through the use of tool-less wedge-locks. The FSM-C2X Download Station is ideal for use in ISR applications such as multi-sensor data recording, unmanned vehicle recording and situational awareness.

"Curtiss-Wright is committed to delivering the most advanced rugged data recorder solutions in the industry," said Lynn Bamford, senior vice president and general manager, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions division. "Our innovative FSM-C2X Download Station speeds the transfer of valuable ISR mission data from deployed storage devices onto virtually any computer via standard USB connections."

The CNS4 data recorder is a convection-cooled, high-speed Serial FPDP data recorder. It is capable of absorbing eight channels of 200MB/s Serial FPDP streams for a total of 1.6GB/s. This solution, designed for optimal performance in harsh environments, is ideal for recording critical sensor data without stopping or pausing. The FSM-C2X Download Station is designed for use with the CNS4 recorder when configured with four FSM-C2X Flash Storage Modules. The FSM-C2X modules plug into the CNS4 recorder backplane and are housed behind an easy-to-open access door. Please contact the factory for additional information.