Swap-C Mission Control Computer with 1553, ARINC 429, and CAN

The Mission Control Computer is the perfect compact solution for bus systems, instruments and measurements systems of defense applications.

Intel CPUs are used in the solution out of the embedded road-map, in addition to other long-term available components. This ensures long-term availability (10+ years) and repair capability (typically 20+ years after introduction).

The CPU board is specially designed so that all the heat generating parts are directly
mounted or connected to the compact chromated and powder coated aluminum housing. This concept provides the best passive cooling and avoids position sensitive heat pipes.

MPL AG has successfully provided this unique cooling concept for over 20 years. The PIP Family is designed so that the fit and form still remains the same since the first PIP was introduced in 1996.

The PIP Family used in mission control computers and servers is intentionally designed to resist extreme environmental conditions. The adapter board is built to reduce / eliminate cable connections as much as possible, and ends with the selection of the parts.

This design has been successful since 1985 and allows MPL AG to construct some of the most rugged and reliable solutions on the market. Customers have been depending
on this product for decades.

The solution’s input power will support the various required MIL-STD. Input power ranges from 9-36VDC, with the option for any other voltage (e.g. 110V aircraft power). For the typical input power variations on vehicles and airplanes, an MPL designed a rugged UPS system (BOLERO) can be integrated.

Its UPS can be operated from -40°C to 75°C. The complete system is also available for extended temperature without the need of a fan. Included and externally accessible are: four 1553 channels, six ARINC 429 channels, 24 DIO (input/output),
maintenance connector with DVI, CRT, USB and CAN, two GigE ports, and twelve RS232/422/485 ports.

The system is a semi-custom solution that can be mounted in any direction and operated in extended temperature. It is fanless and rugged enough to withstand shock and vibration even for flight approval (DO-160).

This or similar solutions can be offered as quick prototypes. The same solution with the same boards can be embedded in aIP67 housing, or as open frame version for integration in an existing enclosure or cabinet. The solution is designed to meet MIL-STD-810G and DO-160 standards according its applications. A real Swap-C solution.

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