Curtiss-Wright COTS modules and systems mitigate both of these issues by
providing the latest technology from proven COTS standard modules, while
providing an open system architecture based on industry standards.
Products are designed to a technology roadmap that follows the
technology improvements of processors and components, while maintaining
the same form factor, software and pin outs (when possible). Upgraded
modules from the same product roadmap can be installed in the systems
without causing any changes for system integrators – same chassis, same
pin out, and same application software.
The Curtiss-Wright TRL Roadmap approach answers the inevitable question
of "what is the obsolescence risk of using a very mature (high TRL)
Our TRL Roadmap show our COTS product families maturing through a
continuum, with predecessor products at a higher TRL level having older
technology, current generation products at a medium TRL level having
latest technology, and finally, successor products being developed at a
low TRL having next generation technology.
With our Continuum Lifecycle Services providing an obsolescence
management program that guarantees product availability from five to
seven years, the TRL Roadmap provides both technology and obsolescence
risk mitigation, with the result that our COTS modules and systems
provide both technical currency and longevity of supply, supporting
Department of Defense lifecycle requirements.