Rugged Miniature Military Computer

FDR-1000 is a miniature fan-less PC computer with a Removable Memory Module (RMM), running XP Embedded, or Linux. The RMM is used for classified data handling, and recording during missions, in military platforms such as Fighters, helicopters, large UAVs, Autonomous Vehicles and Naval vessels. The FDR-1000 is built for operational maintainability, with a quick release mounting tray. The computer can be customized with various input/output cards, additional serial ports, Sound, Video, A/D, 1553 ARINC-429, CAN BUS.

Base Line Configuration

  • 9-36VDC per MIL-704E Power Supply
  • Removable Memory Module (RMM) 16-128GB Flash Disk.
  • Internal Flash Disk – 8GB
  • DRAM – 1GB
  • Dual Core ATOM D525 1.80 GHz (2 Cores 4Threads), Cache 1MB
  • 8 x Serial Ports RS-232/422.
  • VGA
  • GPU Core – Integrated in CPU with Gen3.5+ GFX Core and render core frequency at 400 MHz.
  • 4 x USB 2.0 (or 2 x PS2 + 2 x USB 2.0)
  • 4 x 100 BaseT LAN ports
  • Environmental Conditions per MIL-STD-810F
  • Output discrete signals
    8 outputs of discrete signals via SI2308DS MOSFET.
    Each of the outputs is capable of sinking Continuous load current ratings to 800 mA @70°C, withstanding 60V in the off state.
  • 4 inputs of TTL discrete signals.
  • 4 inputs of HV (28VDC) Opto Isolated discrete signals.
  • EMI/RFI per MIL-STD-461C
  • Standard temperature range –20ºC to +71ºC,
    Extended temperature range from –40ºC to +71ºC,


  • MIL-STD-1553 interface with one or two 1553 (A+B) channels (SUMMIT chip API) that might be programmed to operate as a BC, RT,l or Monitor.
  • ARINC-429 Interface with 4 x Rx, 2 x Tx
  • Output RS-170 Composite Video
  • Internal GPS
  • Sound – AC97 controller, line-input /output
  • CAN Bus
  • Up to 4 channels of MPEG-4/H.264 compressed video stream at 4 CIF resolution 704×480 pixels, at up to 30 fps.
  • PS2 for Mouse and KBD.

1553 ARINC-429 Software development

FDR-1000 loaded with full development environment drivers and few examples of code. BES offers a set of test cables that could be used in software lab to run the computer during development.

FDR-1000 Construction

The FDR-1000 PC is designed and constructed in accordance with the general requirements of MIL-STD-454.

Thermal Design

The cooling of the components on the FDR-1000 PC cards, Power Supply and the CPU chip is accomplished by conduction through the aluminum enclosure of the unit which is built as an heat-sink.

External Connectors

External connectors are used for interfacing with the subassemblies or equipment and are in accordance with requirement of MIL-STD-454. Connector mating bodies are keyed, and keyed locations are varied to prevent improper installation.

Identification and Marking

The marking and labels of the equipment meet the requirements of MIL-M-13231.

Processes and Treatment

Processes and treatments (welding, soldering, brazing and corrosion (resistance protection) of the enclosure is in accordance with MIL-STD-454.

Moisture & Fungus Resistance

FDR-1000 PC assemblies are moisture resistant and are not nutrients for fungi. The PC Cards are treated with Conformal coating for protection. The coating conforms to MIL-I-46058C.

External Finishes

The computer external surfaces are chemically treated prior to painting. All residues and contaminants are removed prior to applying one coat of primer. The finish is semi-gloss per FED-STD-595.

Environmental Conditions


The FDR-1000 PC will not be damaged or affected by the effects of ambient air temperature as follows:
The FDR-1000 PC shall meet performance requirements specified herein after exposure to temperatures from -40°C to 71°C.
(Storage and transportation) -50° to 85°C.


The FDR-1000 PC operates as specified herein after being subjected to operational shocks
3 shocks were conducted in each of 6 directions.
40 g, 11 msec, Saw tooth (total 18 shocks).


The FDR-1000 PC is qualified according to MIL-STD-810F for airborne, land Mobile and Naval environment.


Test on 3 axes (transverse. Longitudinal, vertical) per Mil Std 810F / Method 514.5 / Fig. 514.5C-9
Frequency Range 15-2000 Hz.
Vibration level on each axis 4.8 Grms

Land Mobile

Test on 3 axes (transverse. Longitudinal, vertical) per Mil Std 810F / Method 514.5 / Fig 514.5C-3
frequency range: 5-500 Hz.
Transverse – 1.53 g rms
Longitudinal – 1.96 g rms
Vertical – 1.683 g rms

Sand and Dust

The FDR-1000 PC shall operate as specified herein while and after being subjected to sand and dust as encountered in dry arid arias. The FDR-1000 PC shall meet the requirements specified in MIL-STD-810F.

Salt Fog

The FDR-1000 PC is resistant to the corrosive effects of salt fog environment. The FDR-1000 PC meets the requirements specified in MIL-STD-810F Method 509.3 Procedure I. The base metal shall not be visible through the finish or coating, nor shall be any evidence of blistering, softening, separation from the base metal, corrosion products, or other coating failure.

Relative humidity

The FDR-1000 PC, in an operating or non operating condition, shall not be affected by humidity for both continuous and intermittent periods, including conditions wherein condensation takes place in and on the equipment in the form of water. The FDR-1000 PC meets the requirements specified in MIL-STD-810F.
Operating – 95% RH with no condensation.
Non-operating – 95% RH.


The FDR-1000 PC is non-nutrient to fungus growth per the requirements specified in MIL-STD-810F.


FDR-1000 complies to MIL-STD-461E.
– CS101 Conducted Susceptibility, Power Leads, 30HZ-150KHz.
– CE101 Conducted Emissions, Power Leads, 30Hz – 10kHz
– CE102 Conducted Emissions, Power Leads, 10kHz – 10MHz
– RE102 – Radiated Emissions, 10 KHz to 18 GHz
– RS103 – Radiated Susceptibility, Electric Field, 2MHz –18GHz
– CS114 – Conducted susceptibility, bulk current injection, 10KHZ – 200 MHZ.