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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NAS & File Serving

Processing & Routing






XSR 40GbE Recorder

Rugged Data Recorder – Small Form-Factor – High Performance

‣ UAS, UGV, UUV‣ Rugged conduction - and air-cooled design
‣ High-speed sensor recording‣ SWaP-C
‣ Sensor development‣ High Bandwidth
‣ Flight test‣ High Storage Density
‣ Flexible and scalable

This product is equipped with NIAP-Approved Dual-layer Software Full Disk Encryption (SWFDE) & Hardware Full Disk Encryption (HWFDE) and is listed on the NSA CSfC Approved Components List. View CSfC List

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The Galleon XSR 40GBE Data recorder offers superior performance in a small form factor, and it is capable of capturing UDP or TCP/IP data from multiple speed Ethernet interfaces simultaneously, including up to 5x Gigabit Ethernet, 2x 10Gb Ethernet interfaces and 1x 40 Gigabit Ethernet interface at over 2GBytes/s recording speeds.


Intel Xeon processors, including the latest 11th Generation options, can be used and support up to 96GB of DDR4 SDRAM with ECC.


The design concept of XSR is based on the use of COTS Open Architecture modules. This enables the XSR to keep pace with increasing technology advancement and provides a key mitigation strategy for Obsolescence Management, which helps to protect the user’s design for 10 years or more.


The XSR is optimized for deployed applications such as unmanned systems, pods and ground vehicles. Rugged miniature 38999 connectors for all interfaces ensure reliable operation in all conditions. The design is Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWaP-C) optimized.


Removable Data Modules (XSR RDMs) enables short ground times for airborne applications and instant access to recorded data in the ground access system without the need to download the recorded data over a slow drain interface. Industry standard solid-state drives are used to benefit from the ever-increasing storage densities and cost reductions as the technology evolves.


The recorder has a simple C++ API for remote control over a separate Gigabit Ethernet connection. Optional FIPS 140-2 and AES-256 hardware encryption provides a high level of data security with flexible key management options, including physical key tokens through front panel key loading port and remote loading over a secure network connection.


The XSR 40GBE data recorder has been proven to meet the most severe environmental conditions without compromising on functionality and performance.


Galleon Embedded Computing’s quality management system is certified to Aerospace Standard AS/EN 9100 and ISO 9001.


• Up to 1 Intel® 40GbE Controller
• Up to 2 Intel® 10GbE Controllers
• Up to 5 Intel® GbE Controllers
• Dedicated Intel® GbE Controller for control interface


• Up to 80TB removable MLC SSD
• Up to 40TB removable SLC SSD
• RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 support
• Optional certified FIPS 140-2 hardware encryption (AES-256)
• Optional AES 256-bit encryption Front Panel Interfaces
• Removable storage bay


• On-board GPS unit
• Time and date synchronization through GPS or NTP service


Rear Panel Interfaces
• Up to 1x 40GBASE-SR4
• Up to 2x 10GBASE-T
• Up to 5x 1000BASE-T
• Up to 3 USB
• 2x RS-232
• 4x GPIO
• 1x VGA
• 1x GPS antenna input


Operating Temperature
• 0°C to +50°C standard temperature
• -40°C to +71/75°C extended temperature (AC/CC)


Shock and Vibration
• Tested to MIL-STD-810


• -1500 to 40 000 ft (AC)*
• -1500 to 60 000 ft (CC)*


• Tested to MIL-STD-461


• Up to 100%, condensing


Size, Weight & Power
• 6.2 x 7.9 x 4.1” (157 x 201 x 103 mm)**
• Rugged small form factor, available in conduction cooled, forced air cooled and fan-less natural convection cooled variants
• Weight: from 9.9 lb (4.5 kg) (min. configuration)
• Power, idle: 40-60W; max 50-90W (configuration dependent)


Power Supply
• 16-40V DC wide input


* Contact factory for high altitude options
** Conduction cooled, Small Form Factor (SFF)

Key Features

Key Features
• Up to 1 Intel® 40GbE port (optical)
• Up to 2 Intel® 10GbE ports
• Up to 5 Intel® GbE ports
• Up to 80TB removable SSD
• NTP or GPS for time and date synchronization
• Optional FIPS 140-2 and AES-256 encryption
• MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461