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Custom Builds & Applications

The following are some of Targa Systems' military, aerospace, avionics and ground vehicle application specific standard product and modified COTS solutions:

F-16 Reconnaissance POD Network Attached Storage

Requirements: To provide a NAS (Network Attached Storage) DTU, for use in an F-16 airborne DB-110 Reconnaissance POD.

Targa's Solution: Targa's COTS Series 3 PC Card NAS Data Transfer System with ruggedized door successfully fulfilled this requirement and met the environmental specifications.

S-76 Helicopter HUMS Recorder

Requirements: To provide a low-cost, COTS Data Transfer Unit to record HUMS data on a S-76 Helicopter.

Targa's Solution: Targa's COTS Series 3 PC Card Data Transfer System with LED Display successfully fulfilled this requirement and met the helicopter environmental specifications.

P-8 Poseidon MMA Network Attached Storage

Requirements: To provide a NAS (Network Attached Storage) DTU for the P-8 Poseidon (formerly the Multimission Maritime Aircraft or MMA).

Targa's Solution: Targa's COTS Series 4 NAS Data Transfer System with removable 40GB flash disk successfully fulfilled this requirement and met the environmental specifications.

Airborne POD Removable Flash Disk

Requirements: To provide high capacity removable flash disk, accessible in a airborne POD with restricted opening access.

Targa's Solution: Targa's Series 4 Removable Disk Data Transfer System lever and eject mechanism modified to meet customers unique mounting requirements.

UK Tornado Removable Flash Disk for Moving Map Display

Requirements: To provide high capacity removable flash disk, to form-fit blind-connect to existing enclosure in a crowded avionics bay.

Targa's Solution: Targa's Series 4 Removable Disk Data Transfer System mounting modified to meet customers unique mounting requirements.

Custom Data Loader Unit Sea King Helicopter - Avionics Upgrade

Requirements: To develop a custom, fully qualified SCSI PC Card Data Loader for a Sea King helicopter avionics upgrade program and deliver qualified units within 6 months.

Targa's Solution: Using Targa's Series 3 SCSI Compact Data Recorder as the design baseline, Targa developed and completed the airworthiness certification program within 6 months. Production build program now in progress.

Optical Disk Replacement B2 Bomber

Requirements: To develop a direct functional replacement for an optical disk based mission load device.

Targa's Solution: Phase 1, Targa modified a Series 3 Compact Data Recorder to fully emulate the optical drives functionality as a proof of concept.

Phase 2, modified the Series 3 CDR to meet the physical packaging requirements for retrofit and support the customer through qualification testing. The Targa Series 3 solution is now fully qualified and flying on the B2.

Missile Target System UnderWing POD

Requirements: To provide high speed data storage directly from the MTS system bus onto a removable SCSI disk for use in a "high performance" airframe missile POD.

Targa's Solution: Targa developed the THPS 3.5" disk rugged holder system and a MTS data bus recorder interface card. Targa's MTS recorder was used through-out the MTS programs development and flight trails without a single mission failure.

Airborne Rugged Drive for Replacement (Brequet Atlantique)

Requirements: To provide a form / fit / function replacement to an existing airborne surveillance system disk storage unit.

Targa's Solution: Targa, working with the customer in a joint development effort, designed a replacement system based on Targa's Series 1 "SRA" Cartridge system. The replacement system has been in service for over 5 years without a single returned unit.

Serial Recorder Fighter POD Mount

Requirements: Targa developed the Series 2 Holder and Cartridge systems which support 115KB RS422/485 serial or SCSI interface. Over 200 systems have been deployed and logged in excess of 20 000 fault free sorties.

Targa's Solution: Targa developed the Series 2 Holder and Cartridge systems which support 115KB RS422/485 serial or SCSI interface. Over 200 systems have been deployed and logged in excess of 20 000 fault free sorties.

C5 Data Trending Recorder/DTU

Requirements: To have an airborne-qualified unit to accept PC Cards to record data; replaces an absolute A track tape system.

Targa's Solution: Series 3 commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Series 3 CDR/DTU with PC Cards. Industry-standard front bezel mount made for easy mounting in existing ATR enclosure. Unit passed all airborne qualification testing.

(Photo courtesy of OnBoard Software, Inc.)

Airborne Mission Load Unit/DTU

Requirements: An airborne qualified data transfer unit (DTU) to accept PC cards to upload mission data. (Unit needed to be smaller than standard product, accept +5V and mount in existing mounting holes.)

Targa's Solution: Targa modified the standard Series 3 CDR/DTU to supply the Series 3 Internal Mount DTU; custom mounting holes were added. Unit passed all airborne qualification testing.