LCR Embedded Systems

Chassis, Backplanes & Integrated Systems for UAVs, Autonomous Vehicles & Robotics

United States of America
LCR Embedded Systems
Chassis, Backplanes & Integrated Systems for UAVs, Autonomous Vehicles & Robotics
9 South Forrest Ave. #100, Norristown, PA 19401, United States United States of America Regional offices
+1 (610) 278-0840

Chassis, Backplanes & Integrated Systems for Military, Commercial & Rugged Industrial Markets

LCR Embedded Systems is a leading designer and manufacturer of enclosures, backplanes, and fully integrated processing systems for aerospace and defense applications. Our lightweight, rugged solutions are ideal for the space-constrained requirements of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other autonomous vehicles. We also specialize in systems for ground control stations (GCS) that provide data processing and communications for unmanned vehicles and robotics.

In addition to creating off-the-shelf products, we also have a wide range of experience in developing custom solutions. Our engineering team can work with you to turn any design or set of requirements into a fully-fledged unmanned systems product.

Please watch the videos below to learn more about our expertise in topics including fiber-based design for embedded systems and managing the broad I/O options for the popular VPX form factor.

2-Slot Featherweight VPX System

Low-SWaP VPX for Small Drones/UAVs and Ground Robots

Featherweight VPX SystemOur fully integrated, conduction-cooled 2-Slot VPX System is specifically designed for SWaP-conscious applications such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), weighing in at less than 8lbs and measuring 3.70”x6.75”x8.84”. Featuring an ADLINK VPX3010 processor based on the Intel Xeon D, the VPX System’s second slot can hold either a Gigabit Ethernet switch or an ADLINK VPX3G10 Graphics Processing Unit.

We can develop custom VPX System configurations for all your data gathering and sensor processing requirements – please get in touch to find out more.


  • Weighs less than 8 lb; ideal for small UAVs, man-pack, ground mobile
  • 2-Slot VITA 48.2 VPX featuring superior cooling and processing
  • Super-efficient chassis design
  • Available in multiple configurations for demanding sensor management applications
  • Features ADLINK VPX3010 processor blade with the Intel® Xeon® D processor
  • Supports high-speed signaling
  • Optional MIL-STD-1553 XMC card for communication with avionics bus
  • Removable SSD hard drive
  • Input power compliant to MIL-STD-704/MIL-STD-1275.

Featherweight COM Express System

Rugged, Lightweight SBC System for Drones/UAVs and Robotics

Featherweight COM Express SystemWeighing in at a SWaP-friendly 7.5lb, designed specifically for demanding field applications, and featuring COM Express technology, our fully integrated, forced convection cooled, customizable, featherweight COM Express Single Board Computer System breaks new ground for demanding applications that require lightweight, rugged, compact compute and storage such as harvesting and streaming sensor and video data in the field.


  • Weighs less than 8 lb; ideal for highly mobile field applications such as UAVs, man-pack, ground mobile
  • Super-efficient, rugged, customizable chassis design
  • COM Express featuring superior cooling and processing
  • Available in multiple configurations for demanding applications
  • Optional wireless/WiFi capability for fast communications in a lightweight package
  • Features PMC/XMC Ultra Lite Carrier with or without GPU
  • Can ship with or without the operating system of your choice
  • Space for up to two high-capacity removable SSD hard drives
  • Customizable I/O to meet your application requirements.

6-Slot Rugged AdvancedTCA Enclosure

Rugged Enclosure for UAV Ground Control Stations (GCS)

6-Slot Rugged AdvancedTCA EnclosureThe 6-Slot rugged AdvancedTCA enclosure is a rack-mountable chassis for military use.

Designed in accordance with PICMG 3.0 Rev3, and featuring a variety of power options, this chassis is sturdy, efficient, and ready to support your most environmentally demanding mission-critical military applications such as UAV ground and mobile base stations.


  • Shelf/Chassis Management: Vadatech or Pigeon Point based shelf manager
  • Options: Rackmount slides, conformal coating, DC input
  • Customizations: Slot count, cooling orientation, MIL-STD-461
  • Accessories: Air filter, filler panels
  • Rackmount with rear shock pins or bench-top
  • Accepts two shelf managers for redundancy
  • Steel outer shell, machined card guides, and a machined aluminum frame
  • Highly configurable and customizable for your specific program needs.

3U VPX Air Transport Rack

Integrated Computing System for Drones and UAVs

3U VPX ARINC404 System

The 3U VPX ATR Integrated System provides a highly customizable compute- and Ethernet-based solution offering reduced weight and superior cooling, ideal for small form factor needs such as tracked vehicles and aircraft.

The assembly ships with a 5-Slot VPX backplane that meets all VITA requirements and is ready out of the box for 3U VPX applications. Core i7 processor blades with 8GB of DDR3 memory provide the bulk of the processing power for high-performance, low-power processing. Power is provided by two 28 VDC, 400W power supplies. The system is cooled via 25C ambient convection-over-conduction cooling, providing up to 100W of heat dissipation per slot, and the sealed exterior and lightweight all-aluminum construction make the 3U VPX ATR rugged enough for the harshest computing environments.


  • Processor: Two Core i7, 2.5GHz blades
  • Memory: 8GB, DDR3,1066MHz per blade (one XMC slot for expandability)
  • Optional storage: 240GB mSATA on XMC Carrier per CPU blade, two external SATA ports via I/O breakout cable (included)
  • Convection-over-conduction cooled design, up to 100W per slot
  • Thermally controlled fans maintain low noise profile.

More Information: 3U VPX Air Transport Rack

Rugged Portable Compute System

Mobile Computing System for UAV Base Stations/GCS

RPCS-001 Rugged Portable Computing SystemThe RPCS-001 provides a highly portable and customizable computing system in a hardened enclosure that is ready for your most demanding applications and punishing environments. Designed for rapid deployment and featuring internal electronics (CPU, memory, I/O, peripherals) that can be easily preconfigured and modified, the entire system is contained in an airline carry-on sized roller case with a telescoping handle for superior convenience and mobility – ideal for portable, highly mob ile UAV base stations.


  • Processor: Intel Core i7, 2.53GHz dual core i5/2.4GHz, i3/2.13GHz available
  • Chipset: QM57
  • Memory: 8GB, DDR3, 1066MHz
  • Programmable lid-mounted all-weather LCD display (readable in sunlight), touchpad, 6-button keypad
  • Optional dual simultaneous display
  • Standard VGA (DB-15HD) port display, optional DVI-I, HDMI 1.3, 24-bit LVDS
  • CPU power and hard drive LED indicators
  • Pre-configurable RJ-45 ports, two GigE NIC controllers, four GigE hub ports
  • Add’l NIC controllers available on expansion board
  • Four external USB2.0 ports, 6 internal
  • One RS-232 standard, two optional
  • Expansion: 1xPCIe/1xPCIe 32-bit, 33MHz/2xMiniPCI.

More Information: Rugged Portable Compute System

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