New Rugged Embedded Computer for AI & Autonomy Launched

By Mike Ball / 05 Jan 2021

Kite-Strike Rugged AI Embedded Edge ComputerSystel has launched Kite-Strike, a fully rugged next-generation embedded edge supercomputer built around NVIDIA’s Jetson AGX Xavier system-on-module. Kite-Strike is designed to enable real-time Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning (DL) capabilities for platforms such as UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and UGVs (unmanned ground vehicles), and is ideal for deployment in harsh environments.

Providing advanced centralized sensor ingest and data fusion support, Kite-Strike also features dense I/O capability and supports a variety of supplementary technologies including multiple video capture and encode, and high-bandwidth networking. Kite-Strike is engineered to meet a range of environmental specifications including a -40C to +71C operating temperature range, MIL-STD-810H, 1275E, 704F, 461E, and DO-160G.

Aneesh Kothari, vice president of marketing for Systel, commented: “Kite-Strike represents a massive leap forward in edge computing, providing data center performance in an ultra-compact, fully rugged computer. It combines minimal SWaP with maximum processing density, and is fully configurable and modular, allowing us to quickly and effectively deliver reliable systems to meet exact customer specifications. Kite-Strike is the next-generation of computing technology demanded by emerging mission demands, specifically next-gen requirements for AI and autonomy.”

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact