Introducing the RAPTOR High Speed Fiber Optic Recorder

The International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA) is a leading organization dedicated to advancing the science and practice of tests and evaluation. With a focus on knowledge exchange, professional development, and advocacy, ITEA plays a crucial role in shaping the future of this critical field. ITEA serves as a platform for experts, researchers, and industry leaders to share their experiences, best practices, and cutting-edge innovations. Through conferences, workshops, and webinars, ITEA creates opportunities for professionals to enhance their skills, stay updated on emerging trends, and collaborate with peers from around the globe.

ITEA, the International Test and Evaluation Association, has a rich history of advancing the field of test and evaluation. Founded in 1984, ITEA has played a crucial role in fostering innovation, knowledge exchange, and professional development among experts in this domain. Over the years, ITEA has grown into a global community that brings together professionals from various industries, including defense, aerospace, telecommunications, and more. Additionally, ITEA has provided a platform for sharing best practices, promoting research, and advocating for the importance of effective test and evaluation practices. With its commitment to collaboration and the pursuit of excellence, ITEA continues to shape the future of test and evaluation, ensuring the reliability, safety, and quality of systems, products, and services across diverse sectors.

At the upcoming ITEA conference, industry professionals will have the opportunity to explore the latest advancements, including a remarkable new product from CALCULEX Inc. Introducing the CALCULEX RAPTOR, a state-of-the-art high-speed fiber optic data recorder. This cutting-edge device has redefined data acquisition, processing, and recording capabilities in forward-deployed platforms.

The RAPTOR allows real-time data acquisition at high speeds, ever greater sensor data from fiber and Ethernet channels. With its advanced fiber optic technology and impressive 24-channel input data rates supporting up to 25 Gbps per channel, the RAPTOR sets a new standard in high-speed data capture. One of the key features of the RAPTOR is its expandable and ultra-high-density storage capacity. With a removable memory module (RMM) offering 132 TB, which can be expanded to an astonishing 640 TB, the RAPTOR provides unparalleled flexibility and versatility for capturing, processing, and storing vast amounts of critical data.

The RAPTOR’s adherence to open IRIG 106 standards ensures seamless integration with various data analysis software packages, promoting compatibility and efficient data exchange.
The introduction of the RAPTOR at the ITEA conference will undoubtedly create a buzz among industry professionals. As a new product, the RAPTOR represents the forefront of innovation in test and evaluation. Its flight qualification ruggedness, largest available storage capacity, and integrated sensor system capture capabilities make it an invaluable tool for command, control, and enhanced situational awareness.

Additionally, ITEA conference attendees will have the opportunity to discover another cutting-edge solution from CALCULEX Inc. – the RAPTOR Fiber Optic Splitter. This ultra-rugged product seamlessly duplicates and integrates fiber optic systems, including the RAPTOR recorder, into a one-way high-speed fiber channel. With its 24-in to 24×2-out fiber lanes and selectable speed settings of 2, 10, and 25 Gbps, the RAPTOR Fiber Optic Splitter offers exceptional flexibility and agility in a compact and durable package.

The RAPTOR Fiber Optic Splitter provides front-end splitting capabilities necessary for duplicating and integrating fiber optic systems with ease. Its advanced design enables users to control and monitor the product conveniently through the RS-232 control and status feature. Whether conducting flight testing or deploying unmanned systems, the RAPTOR Fiber Optic Splitter ensures seamless data integration, making it an indispensable tool for professionals in these domains. CALCULEX’s commitment to delivering world-class fiber optic solutions ensures that the RAPTOR Fiber Optic Splitter exceeds the highest engineering expectations. Its rugged MIL-STD performance, minimized SWaP (Size, Weight, and Power), and ability to handle harsh environments with MIL-DTL-38999 connectors make it an ideal solution for military and aerospace applications.

As ITEA continues to foster innovation and collaboration in test and evaluation, the introduction of the RAPTOR Fiber Optic Splitter at the conference further enhances the array of cutting-edge technologies on display. CALCULEX Inc. invites attendees to explore the RAPTOR and witness firsthand how it can revolutionize flight test instrumentation capture. As ITEA continues to foster innovation and collaboration in test and evaluation, the RAPTOR represents the future of high-speed data capture, processing, and storage in military platforms.

Spectra Aerospace & Defense is a trusted and growing platform of C5ISR companies – CALCULEX, Galleon Embedded Computing, and ArgonFDS - bringing over a half-century of rugged, mission-ready, battle-tested experience to bear in aerospace and defense applications. From high-speed data acquisition, data recording and secure, high-density storage, to computing and rugged, clear display of mission data, Spectra delivers the products and subsystems needed for the most demanding military air, land, and sea platforms. With our comprehensive portfolio of rugged products, systems, and solutions, the Spectra family of companies’ customized end-to-end solutions for the C5ISR market help military end-users achieve mission success.


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