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Direction Finding & Locating Systems Require Rugged Electronics

This document provides system engineers with an overview to understand why ruggedized electronics are critical components of Direction Finding and Locating Systems.

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Understanding Power Consumption in Digital Electronics

Power consumption in digital processors for systems designers. This document provides system designers with key elements in understanding multiple source power consumption in digital processors and supporting chipsets found in computational server hardware. Understanding thermal management in digital electronics comprises a vast number of design considerations that must be accounted for before fielding computational hardware for low maintenance installations into high stress environments and operating conditions. The paper identifies these factors and describes the various physical properties that system designers need to understand when designing servers which operate in harsh environments.

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Power Supply Testing: 400 Hz Operation

This document provides documentation that Crystal Group power supplies are 400 Hz compatible. Included in the document is empirical test data that backs up that claim. Crystal Group often receives requirements to accommodate 400 Hz power input on our servers, switches, displays, and in general, any equipment targeted for certain airborne installations.

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COTS Computing in Oil Well Production

This document addresses high-end computer integration associated with oil well head and down-hole monitoring and provides suggestions for successful system integration for reliable jobsite operations.

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