Spectra Aerospace & Defense is a trusted and growing platform of C5ISR companies – CALCULEX, Galleon Embedded Computing, and ArgonFDS - bringing over a half-century of rugged, mission-ready, battle-tested experience to bear in aerospace and defense applications. From high-speed data acquisition, data recording and secure, high-density storage, to computing and rugged, clear display of mission data, Spectra delivers the products and subsystems needed for the most demanding military air, land, and sea platforms. With our comprehensive portfolio of rugged products, systems, and solutions, the Spectra family of companies’ customized end-to-end solutions for the C5ISR market help military end-users achieve mission success. Simply put, Spectra's rugged solutions Capture, Process, and Display your mission-critical data in the harshest environmental conditions. In the air, at sea, on land, and in space; We simplify integration.


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Portable Planning and Debriefing System

Powerful Solution – High Performance

‣ Mission Planning and Debriefing‣ Removable storage
‣ Data loading and offloading‣ All-in-one data access
‣ Map data loader‣ Portable
‣ Mission data analysis‣ No tools required
‣ Data archiving‣ High performance
‣ Offline removable data module formatting and preparing‣ High capacity

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The Portable Planning & Debriefing System (PDS) is a standard portable computer system configured for copying data to/from Galleon Removable Data Modules (RDMs); it provides a powerful solution for making the data available to the end-user. Data can be accessed directly by read/write to the RDM or it can be copied to the high capacity internal RAID for further processing or archiving. The built-in RDM docking station provides direct access to the four SSDs in the RDM through individual SATA links for over 800MB/s sustained read/write speeds.


The XSR RDM fits all of Galleon’s XSR data recorders, NAS, and servers, thus providing an extremely flexible storage solution to suit the target application. The RDM can be exchanged in the field in seconds, with no tools required.


The PDS is based on Intel Xeon server architecture, offering a high-performance processing and data distribution system. In addition to the built-in dual Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, additional higher performance server network interface cards (NICs) can be added, up to 100 Gigabit.


Customized solutions such as tape archives and external high-capacity RAID systems are also offered.


For use with encryption-enabled XSR systems, the PDS may be fitted with optional AES 256-bit encryption hardware for full read/write access to encrypted RDMs. The PDS can also act as a Key Management System. Internal RAID capacities for up to 64TB are supported in single or dual Xeon multi-core CPU systems.


Chassis & Interfaces
• Integrated keyboard and touchpad
• Integrated 21.5” screen
• Padded carrying case
• RDM docking with 4x SATA 3.0 Gbps links
• 4x removable 3.5” HDD (not swappable)
• Dual Gigabit Ethernet


CPU & Memory
• Intel® Xeon® CPU
• 8x 288pin DDR4 DIMM
• ATX Server Motherboard
• Default configuration


• Up to 72TB (4x 18TB 3.5” HDD)


Operating System
• RedHat or Debian Linux
• Windows 10 or Windows Server


Power Supply
• 800W
• 100-240V AC, 50-60Hz


Size & Weight
• 20.6 x 14.6 x 8.9” (524 x 372 x 226 mm)
• Approx. 75.7 lbs* (33 kg*)


Ordering Information
• PDS-001-xxTB-yyy**


Customized variants are available upon request.

* Actual weight is dependent on storage capacity and I/O

** The PDS is available with up to 72TB RAID storage. The “yyy” indicates configuration options.

Key Features

Key Features
• Easy access to data
• Side loaded RDM docking station
• Up to 800MB/s data copy speeds
• Dual Gigabit Ethernet
• Optional 10, 25 or 100 GbE ports
• Integrated keyboard and touchpad
• Integrated 21.5” screen