Chassis Plans has provided a quantity of fully integrated transit case systems for Operation Peace Dragon. These are rugged field deployed systems initially for deployment in harsh military environments. Operation Peace Dragon is a US Air Force program in support of the IqAF for Iraqi border patrol utilizing King Air 350 ER intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft. These aircraft are equipped with the Lynx-2 synthetic aperture radar units built by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems of San Diego, Calif.
Included in the system is a semi-custom M3U rackmount computer providing 10 front mounted hot-swap raid drives and 2 rear mounted system drives, also hot swap, all in a rugged aluminum 3U enclosure. A server-class ATX motherboard supports 2 XEON processors and 512GB of RAM. The M3U is manufactured using aircraft grade 5052-H32 aluminum with a milled front panel for exceptional strength. A front door provides both an air filter and a honeycomb EMI filter. Included is a Syscool adaptive fan controller to modulate the speed of the long-life aluminum body fans for quiet reliable operation.
An included TFX1-19 rackmount display provides three 19-inch 1280×1024 LCD displays. This is a rugged rackmount LCD display system specifically designed for transit case installation and provides exceptional display real-estate in a compact portable package.
Also included is a CKX 1U waterproof rackmount keyboard. This unit provides a sealed full-travel keyboard and a 38mm sealed trackball. The display and keyboard are specifically mounted with friction slides to prevent motion while in use which is especially critical in airborne installations.
Each of the components in this system has been designed to meet or tested to MIL-STD-810G for assured reliability in the harshest conditions.
Chassis Plans provided a fully integrated and tested transit case system for rapid deployment by the customer.