The Vehicular Integration for Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (C4ISR) / Electronic Warfare (EW) Interoperability (VICTORY) architecture is an effort to develop and validate a set of open standards for more efficient and cost effective integration of C4ISR and related items of equipment on Army platforms. Because a VICTORY solution is more highly integrated than traditional “Bolt On” “Stove Pipe” systems, a good design can facilitate a decrease in Space Weight and Power (SWaP) requirements, allow for planned spiral technology upgrades, and permit evolutionary growth in mission capabilities.
VICTORY standards are developed by the VICTORY Working Groups as a cooperative effort between Government, Government Contractors, Industry, and Warriors. This broad based approach has already led to some unprecedented cooperation between these groups. It is envisioned that the VICTORY standards will ultimately be used in a large number of future acquisition programs. A member of all three Vehicular Integration for C4ISR/EW Interoperability (VICTORY) working groups, Themis builds tactical systems for Army combat vehicles which seek to take advantage of the VICTORY architecture. Applying non-propriety commercial standards, Themis builds embedded computing systems for demanding environments, enabling the Army increase the use of low-cost open standards-based COTS electronics in military ground vehicles. Themis applications for the VICTORY architecture include Rugged Displays, Display and Video Processors, Mission Computers, Server Farms, Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices, Data Recorders, Inertial Measurement Units, Sensor Processors, and Ethernet Switches.
Themis implements open hardware standards by designing our hardware using 3U VPX based systems. Themis also developed the first Standards Based, Small Form Factor, Conduction Cooled Systems, and formed a VITA committee at the VITA Standards Organization, open to our partners, competitors, and customers alike. These systems called NanoPAK (a stand-alone computer the size of a deck of cards), and the NanoATR (a small cube-shaped conduction cooled, full-MIL, computer system). Themis tactical systems leverage thermal and kinetic management design expertise, as well as Themis’ ability to put as much computing power into as little space possible, requiring as little power as available.
Themis offers a wide variety of VITA-74/NanoX hardware that can be used in ground vehicle systems including:
- 4-slot and other NanoATR chassis products
- Intel based Atom processors
- AMD based processors, ranging from a single core Fusion designed for low power applications, to a high performance Fusion with dual arithmetic processors, and an 80-core GPU, in the same package
- Inertial measurement units with Global Positioning System (GPS) aiding
- Stand-alone GPS units
- CANbus, MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC-429 interfaces
- Memory Modules up to 512 GB with extended grade SLC technology, secure erase, and encryption
- Discrete and Analog I/O