CPCI Serial Collision Avoidance System
This CompactPCI-Serial-based UAV system is used for optical control of the air space for collision avoidance with civil aircraft. For this, a powerful system was needed to control three high-resolution cameras, which send their data from the UAV to the control center. While three G20 CPU cards control one camera each, a fourth CPU card coordinates the communication between them all, making use of a full Ethernet mesh via the backplane as it is defined in the CompactPCI Serial standard. The data is collected by four G501 HDD/SSD carrier boards.
With the new G25A (Intel) or G52A (NXP) multicore SBCs the same application could be also implemented with just one CPU card using virtualization.
Standard Components Used in this Example
The G20 is a 4HP/3U CompactPCI Serial CPU card supporting USB, SATA, PCI Express and Gigabit Ethernet rear I/O interfaces according to the CPCI-S.0 standard.
The G501 is a CompactPCI Serial hard disk drive carrier board designed to carry a 2.5" SATA hard disk drive or a solid state drive.
The G25A is an x86 PC based embedded computer for industrial automation and railway transportation, featuring the Intel XEON D-1500 processor of the Broadwell-DE server family with up to 16 cores. The SBC is a COTS platform for virtualization in an Industrial Internet Of Things (IIOT) environment. The G25A is also part of the menRDC Railway Data Center.
The G52A is a QorIQ based embedded computer for industrial automation and railway transportation, featuring up12 cores with the T4080. The SBC is a COTS platform for virtualization in an Industrial Internet Of Things (IIOT) environment.