A new research-and-development platform from Abaco looks to shrink development time, expense, and risk for autonomous military platforms. Thanks to customer-specified requests, the box includes a variety of 3U VPX single board computers. These include FPGA and DSP systems, AI, and a GPGPU that can provide up to 14 TFLOPS of computing, and high-speed network switches. The box is fully ruggedized and can operate in temperatures from −40 to +71°C.
Specifically, the box has been designed for target applications including autonomous operation, object detection and recognition, tracking, fusion, decision making, and planning. In addition, two processors provide the ability to run high-performance neural-network-based engines to enable object detection and recognition. Overall, the box not only provides a platform that helps save time and money, but ultimately accelerates development.