Parvus Ultra-Rugged Mobile Router Passes Military Standard Qualification Testing

By Caroline Rees / 02 Jul 2012

DuraMAR 5915 Rugged Cisco 5915 Mobile IP Router Subsystem

Eurotech subsidiary, Parvus, has announced that the DuraMAR 5915, an ultra-rugged Commercial-Off the Shelf (COTS) mobile IP router subsystem based on Cisco Systems’ 5915 Embedded Services Router (ESR), has successfully completed military standard qualification testing to extreme MIL-STD-810G environmental conditions, MIL-STD-461F electromagnetic interference/compatibility (EMI/EMC), and MIL-STD-1275/704 power requirements. With these certifications in place, the DuraMAR 5915 is now a pre-qualified COTS solution ready for deployment in a variety of military and aerospace applications, saving DoD prime contractors the time and expense of performing such tests on their own for government platforms.

Passing these MIL-STD compliance tests ensures that the DuraMAR 5915 can operate in harsh conditions onboard un(manned) aircraft, ground vehicles, and maritime platforms to deploy Cisco Mobile Ready Net capabilities, including data, video, and voice services virtually anywhere LAN or WAN connectivity may be required. The MIL-STD-810 parameters for testing / analysis included:

• Operating Temperature: -40° to +71°C / -40° to +160°F
• Storage Temperature: -40° to +85°C / -40° to 185°F
• Shock: 40g Operating Shock, 75g Crash Hazard Shock
• Random Vibration: Jet, Helicopter and Tracked Vehicle Test Profiles
• Humidity: Up to 95% RH, NC (Conformal Coated PWBs)
• Water Immersion: 1 Meter, 30 Minutes
• Blowing Sand and Dust per MIL-STD-810G, Method 501.5 (Sealed Enclosure)
• Altitude: Up to 15,000 feet (4,572 meters) Operating, Up to 40,000 feet (12,192 meters) Storage

The DuraMAR 5915 has begun shipping and is available as either a standalone 5-port router or with an integrated Gigabit Ethernet switch for a total of 19 Ethernet ports. The unit is completely sealed against dust and water ingress (IP67), requires no active cooling, provides interfaces over MIL-C-38999 style connectors, and features a military-grade power supply.

This IOS-managed networking appliance delivers the performance, security, advanced Quality of Service (QoS), high availability and manageability expected from Cisco Enterprise IOS-based routing technology. It supports extensive IPv4 and IPv6 routing protocols, IP multicasting, Radio Aware Routing (RAR), Dynamic Link Exchange Protocol (DLEP) and Mobile IP routing for transparent connectivity to a roaming vehicle network in Comms on the Move (COTM) applications. An onboard AES hardware encryption engine offloads encryption processing from the router to provide highly secure yet scalable data, video, and voice services.

Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact