LCR Embedded Systems

Mission-Critical Integrated Systems, Chassis & Backplanes for UAVs, UGVs & Unmanned Systems

United States of America
LCR Embedded Systems
Mission-Critical Integrated Systems, Chassis & Backplanes for UAVs, UGVs & Unmanned Systems
9 South Forrest Ave, Jeffersonville, PA 19403 United States of America Regional offices
+1 (610) 278-0840

LCR Embedded Systems is a leading developer of integrated systems, chassis and backplanes for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), UGVs (unmanned ground vehicles) and unmanned systems. With over 35 years of experience in supporting US Department of Defense and international allied programs as well as commercial clients, we provide custom and COTS solutions that ensure success for cutting-edge platforms operating in the most demanding of environments.

Our embedded electronic products are designed to equip mission-critical systems on land, in the air and on the sea with the very best that the SOSA and VPX board architectures have to offer. We are a member of VITA and the Sensor Open Systems Architecture Consortium, and are committed to pushing the boundaries of state-of-the-art electronic product design.

Cutting-edge design, manufacturing and test capabilities

Our team of industry veterans brings a wealth of knowledge to the design of our mission-critical products, with decades of experience in packaging, signal flow analysis, power envelope, thermal management, I/O and more. We make use of a wide variety of state-of-the-art design tools including 3D CAD modelling software, thermal and structural analysis, and 3D printing.

We operate an advanced manufacturing facility, based in the US, that features a full suite of assembly, manufacturing, integration, and testing capabilities and is staffed by highly trained and experienced personnel. We test to MIL-STD requirements as standard, including a wide range of procedures for vibration, shock, EMI and temperature to ensure the utmost in performance under the harshest of conditions.

Integrated Systems

Our integrated systems address a full range of operational requirements for UAV C5ISR, including radar, SIGINT (signals intelligence), EW (electronic warfare) and mission computing. The rugged conduction-cooled units are provided with best-in-class partner payload sets, and allow you to begin integrating your mission-specific hardware and software right out of the box.

800 Series CMOSS MOSA System800 Series CMOSS MOSA System
SOSA-aligned 3U HPEC modular open sensor system

600 Series VPX HPEC System600 Series VPX HPEC System
3U OpenVPX system for high-performance onboard UAV computing

200 Series HPEC System200 Series HPEC System
VPX & SOSA-aligned system for high-performance embedded computing at the edge

SOSA-Aligned and VPX ATR Chassis

Our rugged ATR (Air Transport Rack) VPX chassis are designed to accommodate SOSA-aligned plug-in cards, with options for 2 through to 14 slots and air, conduction or liquid cooling. Supporting a wide range of mission-critical applications such as UAV ISR and edge computing, these rugged chassis are designed to excel under the most demanding of conditions.

Dual-slot VPX chassis for radar & ISR sensors

Four-slot 3U VPX chassis with removable drive bays & combined air/conduction cooling

Six-slot ATR chassis with enhanced thermal management

Eight-slot air over conduction cooled chassis for VPX & SOSA-aligned cards

14-slot forced air & conduction-cooled enclosure with mission-configurable backplane

SAVE-Compliant Tray AssemblySAVE-Compliant Tray Assembly
Shock & vibration protection for UGV electronic systems

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SAVE-Compliant VPX Chassis

SAVE-Compliant VPX ChassisThe SAVE-820 chassis is ideal for equipping Army UGVs (unmanned ground vehicles) with rugged integrated C5ISR computing capabilities. Compliant with the US Army SAVE standards for size, weight, power, connector and electrical interface requirements, it supports 3U VPX and SOSA-aligned plug in cards, allowing up to 8 payload slots and 2 x VITA 62 power supply slots.

We can customize the SAVE-820 to meet specific I/O and backplane configuration requirements.

Rugged Test Systems

Our rugged test chassis enable you to progress SOSA-aligned and VPX payload system development and integration to the next level from early benchtop testing through to vehicle-mounted and functional demonstrations. Providing a high level of configurability, the versatile chassis enable real-world testing while providing a mechanical design path leading to the deployable system.

2-Slot Rugged VPX Test System2-Slot VPX Test System
Rugged VPX & SOSA-aligned test chassis for functional demonstration

5-Slot VPX Test System5-Slot VPX Test System
Versatile VPX & SOSA-aligned chassis for real-world testing

Development Platforms for SOSA-Aligned & VPX Systems

Our development chassis for VPX and SOSA-aligned payloads allow you to fast-track and streamline your design cycles, featuring easy configuration and testing and providing a wide variety of I/O capabilities. The versatile 3U and 6U test and development beds support air- and conduction-cooled modules and a range of different power requirements.

DK3 development chassisDK3
8-slot 3U VPX benchtop development platform

SAVE compliant development chassisDK3-SAVE
Development chassis for SAVE-compliant systems intended for ground vehicles

12-slot 19" development chassis DK3-1200
12-slot 19″ development chassis for VPX and SOSA-aligned modules

Development platform for high-speed modules DK3HS
Development platform for high-speed modules with 100Gb data rates

19” Rackmount Chassis

 Our rackmount and desktop 19″ chassis provide a versatile development environment for UAV and unmanned systems VPX and SOSA-aligned payloads. Providing a variety of I/O and power supply capabilities, these highly configurable chassis meet the requirements of modern defense and aerospace-grade systems.

12-slot 19" development chassisDK3-1200
12-slot 19″ development chassis for VPX and SOSA-aligned modules

6U Universal 19" Rackmount Chassis6U Universal Enclosure
2 to 21-slot development chassis for 6U VPX, VME, CompactPCI & custom backplanes

Systems Integration for UAVs & UGVs

In addition to providing off-the-shelf rugged chassis solutions, we also offer a full suite of payload integration services that enable out-of-the-box installation and testing of your unmanned systems hardware and software. We can provide chassis with custom backplanes, power supplies and I/O, and can also perform bespoke testing procedures to ensure that your system is ready for the real world.

Our partner ecosystem includes long-standing relationships with the leading suppliers in the embedded computing industry, and we can assist you with board selection and other application-specific design aspects to ensure that your UAVs, UGVs and unmanned systems perform at peak capacity.

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Regional Offices & Locations
LCR Embedded Systems Headquarters United States of America 9 South Forrest Ave, Jeffersonville, PA 19403 +1 (610) 278-0840 Contact Website
Manufacturing & Product Support United States of America 12605 Challenger Pkwy, Suite 130, Orlando, FL 32826 Website
Backplane Design Center of Excellence United States of America 834 Wilson Dr. Suite C-1, Ridgeland, MS 39157 Website