Since Techaya’s line of military-grade Ethernet switches are built from the ground up to meet the major military requirements, we are often asked to define what some of the particular specifications are that our Ethernet switches comply to. We recently discussed MIL-STD 1275 which defines the characteristics of a 28 VDC power system. Today we’re going to discuss MIL-STD-461 which is a US military standard that describes how to test equipment for electromagnetic compatibility.

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Techaya’s complete line for military-grade Ethernet switches, routers and hubs are developed from the ground up to meet rigorous military standards for shock, vibration, temperature rating power requirements and other rigorous standards to ensure that a piece of equipment will hold up under the most toughest of mission, terrains and volatile situations. We often get questions as to what MIL-STD 1275 is when it comes to meeting power requirement.

MIL-STD-1275 covers the characteristics of 28-VDC (as opposed to 12 VDC) electrical systems in military vehicles and provides detailed requirements for military ground platform electrical systems, including electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), starting mode, normal operating mode, generator-only mode operation, and their associated spikes, surges and operating limits.

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The Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System (AEODRS) is a Navy-sponsored program for developing a new generation of open, modular robotic systems. The military services have successfully used ground robots in the fight against terror over the past decade. In addition, U.S. and international law enforcement agencies have experienced the benefit of these systems in conducting dangerous and life-threatening tasks that have saved lives throughout the world.

However, there has been a deepening of concern that the lack of interoperability between unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) systems imposes limitations on development and deployment, complicating the integration of advanced technologies and control schemes. The Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System (AEODRS) is a new program sponsored by the Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NAVEODTECHDIV) and currently under test and development at John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (JHUAPL).

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When we think of drones, or UAS, we usually think of small unmanned aircraft used by the military for remote missions, or commercial deployments that are being developed for a myriad of useful applications. But this is a really interesting application of an “unmanned aircraft”. Taking an F-16 and retrofitting it to fly unmanned allows the for some interested testing of air-.  to-missile and sensor technology testing and development.

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In today’s modern warfare where survivability and mission success is dependent on data acquisition, analysis and instruction, a growing number of Ethernet-based devices supporting these missions must be connected to the central mission computer, and often to each other. Ethernet switches are needed throughout the military infrastructure as a common means of making such connections. We often get the question from customers on whether they need a managed switch or an unmanaged switch. So, today, we’re going to talk about the basic capabilities of each.

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The MILTECH 919 mounted on an Evaluation Board

Meet the industry’s smallest Gigabit Ethernet Switch for Embedded and Harsh Environments.

Aircraft designers have always had payload maximization as a top priority when designing new products. However, today these designers have been tasked with making vehicles smaller and lighter while still meeting the payload requirements of new, advanced aircraft, UAVs and even unmanned ground vehicles. Continuing on the promise to deliver the industry’s most innovative

MIL-SPEC Ethernet switches that pound the competition in SWAP-C, Techaya is introducing the MILTECH 919 board-level managed gigabit Ethernet switch. It radically lightens payload of weight-sensitive platforms such as SUAS, small UGVs and other aircraft.

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MILTECH9012 Rugged Gigabit Router, Layer 3 Ethernet Switch, Compact

Just over a year ago, Techaya introduced the MILTECH 9012 Ethernet switch plus router. This unique MIL-STD platform is a fully managed military-grade layer-3 switch with 12 triple speed (10/100/1000) Ethernet ports. It’s a flexible Ethernet switch and router with the smallest weight and form factor available today. The innovative design allows for wire speed traffic switching and routing with low power and real-estate consumption.

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MILTECH 304, 904 Press Release, Rugged Ethernet Switches

New 4 port versions of our ultra-compact military-grade Ethernet switches

We first introduced the Techaya line of Ethernet switches to the US back in May of this year. The ultra-compact military-grade, COTS Ethernet switches are the smallest switches in the Defense and UAV industry.  Since the introduction of the MILTECH 918 managed Ethernet switch and the MILTECH 308 unmanaged Fast-Ethernet switch, Techaya has spurned on innovation and addressing the “compact” market in innovative ways.  A few weeks ago we announced the MILTECH 309 ultra-compact Fast Ethernet switch on board (ESoB) for extremely tight spaces or as an add-on to an existing board- level computing system already designed in to the UAV.

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Military organizations around the world are planning for next generation of digitally-armed soldiers. The digital future soldier will be fully equipped with advanced weapon and communication systems. These systems are intended to enhance soldiers’ survival and effectiveness by augmenting command and control (C&C), lethality, mobility, and sustainability. The soldier of the not too distant future will carry a range of devices that will generate and receive more and more data, establishing a single information environment through the transparent flow of information.

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MILTECH309 Rugged Embedded Ethernet Switch, Conformal Coating

When we recently took our MILTECH 308 Military-grade Ethernet switch to AUVSI. However, some UAV engineers were asking for the nirvana of ultra-compact:  removing our MIL-SPEC housing and offering this innovative Fast Ethernet switch as a board level Ethernet switch. We’ve heard your call and, today, we’re happy to announce the MILTECH 309 — our board-level Fast Ethernet switch that is perfect for extremely tight spaces or as an add-on to an existing board-level computing system already designed in to UAVs.

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