Provider of Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), Kontron, has announced it has been selected by Safran Electronics & Defense to supply COBALT mission computers for the Patroller Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
Kontron's team in Toulon, France, will perform the adaptation of the COBALT platform to suit the needs of the drone. "Kontron is very proud to support Safran in this major drone programme," said Philippe Vincent, General Manager of Kontron France, "Our field-proven COBALT platforms are resulting from decades of experience in satisfying computational, sensor and bandwidth system demands in harsh environments."
Kontron showcased its full line of rugged computing platforms at the International Paris Air Show, 19-25th June in Paris, France, at booth #B78-B54-B52, Hall 4.
The MIL-STD COBALT series provides a small, fully sealed IP67 enclosure and Intel multi-core processing performance, which make it an optimal solution for sensor control and various processing needs on unmanned vehicles. Kontron's solutions are designed to meet requirements for modularity, safety-critical interoperability and optimized Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWaP-C).