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.