RS304FM Rugged Airborne Server

Designed for ISR ingestion of camera data in a long-range, medium-altitude drone, the RS304FM is ideally suited for high-performance computing that requires networking, data manipulation, and fast storage. This 3U rugged server with 12 removable SATA drives offers multiple hardware RAID options for data storage capacity and versatile redundancy. Equipped with four 10GbE ports, the system provides low latency video capture and processing. An integrated elapsed-time indicator monitors logistics and operational needs while a patented DIMM retention method ensures reliable performance in unstable air and landing regimes. Optional TPM and DAR features create high-side security options in the event of unexpected interruptions in flight. The RS304FM uses military circular connections for power and data, and includes a 50 ms power holdup capability required for airborne platform performance.

RS304FM Rugged Airborne Server
  • Rugged 3U, rack-mounted 20” depth
  • Lightweight aluminum construction – 35-38 lbs.
  • Easily mounted on Delrin glides, fixed mount, or Jonathan® rails
  • Up to 1 TB of DDR4 memory
  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
  • Up to 12 removable 2.5” SATA, SAS, or NVMe drive carriers
  • Expandable with up to seven PCIe expansion slots
  • Modular MIL-CIRC panels
Environmental Standards
MIL-STD-810, Operational Temperature, Method 501, Procedure I/II -40°C to +55°C
MIL-STD-810, Storage, Method 501, Procedure I/II -55°C to +85°C
MIL-STD-810, Humidity, Method 507, Procedure II 240 hours (with optional humidity kit)
MIL-STD-810, Altitude, Method 500 12,500ft operation, 40,000ft transport
MIL-STD-810, Vibration, Method 514, Procedure I 4.63 GRMS, 5-2,000Hz, 60 min/axis with solid state drives + vibration kits
MIL-STD-810, Shock, Method 516.6 40g, 11ms, operational
MIL-S-901, Grade A With solid state drives + shock kits
MIL-S-901, Grade B
Electromagnetic Compatibility Standards
Some standards may require an internal kit
AC, FCC Compliant
AC, MIL-STD-461, RE102, CE102 compliant
DC, MIL-STD-461, RE102, CE102 compliant
Form Factor 3U
Height 5.25” (13.34 cm)
Width 17.5” (44.45 cm); EIA-310 rack compliant
Depth 20” (50.8 cm)
Weight 35-40 lbs. (15.87-18.14 kg); content dependent
Intel® CPU architecture options from Intel embedded long-life roadmap
Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
Up to 28 core options per socket (dependent on motherboard)
Expansion Slots
Up to seven full-height slots; combination is configuration dependent
Two front MIL-CIRC
One front MIL-CIRC power
Expandable rear MIL-CIRC, three modular panels
External Bays
Option 1 Up to 12 removable SATA SSD or HDD (7mm thickness)
Option 2 Replaces two drive bays: One CD/DVD/BD (R/W)
Option 1 Mounted on Delrin glides
Option 2 Fixed mount, front and rear
Option 3 Jonathan rails
Reverse airflow
Power Supply
505W 18-36VDC; AC and higher power option available
System Board
Software Capability
Supports Windows 10®, Windows Server®, VMware®, or Linux®
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