Thursday, August 9, 2012
Rockwell Collins Introduces GPC-3000 UAS Computer
Rockwell Collins on Wednesday introduced the GPC-3000 small mission computer at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems (AUVSI) conference in Las Vegas.
The GPC-3000 has enough computational horsepower to host a variety of UAS advanced payload applications, including digital video recording and playback and multi-payload sensor fusion.
Rockwell Collins said that AAI’s Shadow TUAS would be the launch platform for the GPC-3000. The U.S. Army has used several models of the Shadow TUAS extensively since the early 2000s, including the recent Shadow RQ-7B which is equipped with the GPC-2000.
“UAS customers will benefit from a host of new capabilities that are housed within the GPC-3000,” said Dave Schreck, director of UAS and control technologies for Rockwell Collins. “We’re leveraging our expertise in open systems architecture, Multi-Level Security and sensor fusion; bringing them to bear into this product offering.”