Electronic Warfare (EW) will be the key theme on Abaco Systems’ stand at DSEI in London next month, the company announced on 27 August.

Front and centre will be the GVC1001 ultra-high-performance graphics, vision and AI evaluation platform, based on the recently-released NVIDIA JETSON AGX XAVIER module that features an NVIDIA VOLTA GPU with 512 tensor cores and an 8-core ARM CPU. The GVC1001 is capable of up to 10 TeraFLOPS of performance.

The GVC1001 is ideal for deployment on highly constrained platforms such as unmanned vehicles. Typical applications include embedded training, 360° situational awareness, EO/IR processing, non-cert Degraded Visual Environment (DVE), display processing, moving map and many more.

These types of compute-, data- and image-intensive applications are now requiring AI, deep learning techniques and inferencing engines - which the NVIDIA JETSON AGX XAVIER module delivers,” explained Abaco Systems’ Chief Growth Officer, John Muller. “This new level of processing is required for advanced digital maps, image recognition, image segmentation, object localisation, image fusion, image stabilisation, object tracking and image correction within the target applications.”

The GVC1001 is particularly suitable for ground vehicles, as it provides two CANBus ports for vehicle data. It is capable of very high bandwidth with video ingest from multiple cameras over the two 10GbE ports. Additionally, for data-intensive applications, the 512-core CUDA-capable VOLTA GPU opens up a broad range of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) applications. These include wide-area persistent surveillance, hyperspectral sensor fusion, IED detection and synthetic aperture radar processing.

Abaco is one of the very few suppliers to the military embedded computing market to have a truly international footprint, enabling us to develop close relationships with our customers wherever they’re located […] That makes DSEI an outstanding opportunity for us to showcase the breadth and depth of our offering, as well as the numerous high-profile international programmes in which we have participated over the past 30+ years,” Muller continued.

The GVC1001 is typical of the high-tech solutions for advanced EW and other defence applications the company will showcase at DSEI 2019. (Photo: Abaco Systems)

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