Meeting the Challenges of Harsh Environments
In today's ever-evolving defense landscape, the need for reliable and durable computing solutions is paramount. Mission-critical operations often take place in harsh and extreme environments, where standard devices simply cannot withstand the conditions. This is where Blue Line’s ruggedized platforms come into play, offering military-grade solutions that meet the stringent requirements of defense applications.
These ruggedized platforms are specifically designed to withstand extreme conditions, including temperature variations, humidity, shock, drops, and vibrations. These platforms play a crucial role in enhancing military operations by providing durable and reliable computing solutions that can withstand the rigors of the field.
Whether it's on the ground, in the air, or at sea, military personnel rely on rugged computers, servers, and mobile computers to perform their duties effectively. These devices are built to withstand the most demanding environments, ensuring optimal performance and reliability in even the harshest conditions.
COTS Products in Ruggedized Platforms
Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) components are readily available in the market and are integrated into ruggedized platforms to reduce development costs and shorten time-to-market. These components undergo rigorous testing and qualification to ensure they meet the rugged performance requirements demanded by military applications.
Modular Computers: The Future of Defense Computing
While COTS products form the foundation of ruggedized platforms, modularization is key to meeting the specific needs of defense applications. This modular approach offers a number of advantages for defense applications. First, it allows the computer to be customized to meet the specific needs of the mission. For example, a computer used for command and control might need more processing power and memory than a computer used for surveillance. Blue Line has the expertise to design and certify platforms to any required qualifications.
Long Life Cycle and Support
Another advantage of ruggedized platforms built with COTS products is their long life cycle. Blue Line control the design, components and production, ensuring that these components do not go end-of-life. Additionally, engineering teams are able to provide support by calculating failure metrics such as mean time between failure (MTBF) and mean time to repair (MTTR).
MIL-STD Certifications and Compliance
Blue Line’s ruggedized platforms undergo extensive testing and certification to meet MIL-STD requirements. These certifications cover a wide range of compliance expectations, including MIL-STD-901 for shock testing of shipboard equipment, MIL-STD-810 for environmental engineering considerations, MIL-STD-167 for mechanical vibrations of shipboard equipment, and MIL-STD-461 for electromagnetic interference characteristics, among others. Additionally, platforms may also comply with industry standards such as FCC Part 15 Class A, CE Mark, UL, CSA, cTUVus Marks, IEEE, and IEC.