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Open Architecture Processor

Open Architecture Processor

Any System, Any Platform, Any Operational Environment

Open Architecture Processor

Innovation Enabling Rapid Adjustments to Combat Realities

Lockheed Martin’s Open Architecture Processor (OAP) controls and processes information from multiple sensors and self-defense systems, and drives a variety of information displays.

OAP uses widely supported standard interfaces such that maintainers can add, upgrade and swap out sensor and display system components as required. Its open architecture supports a modular framework that enables interchangeable systems and replaces multiple proprietary processors that compete for a platform’s limited space, weight and power. It is designed for use on ground, air and maritime platforms as well as space-based applications. Current prototype units offer flexibility to support multiple sensor and display systems and to easily and affordably upgrade and integrate emerging self-defense technology as it becomes available.

OAP technology is the basis for the Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Modular Active Protection Systems (MAPS) Prototype Controller (PC) developed under a US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) contract. PC processor units and software are being developed to enable rapid, affordable integration of self-defense technologies that can protect the Army’s advantage on the battlefield.

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