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.


Data Acquisition

Sensor Recording


Mission Computing

Encrypted Storage

NAS & File Serving

Processing & Routing






Rugged Computing Brick ACB300

Portable Rugged Computing Solution

Main Features
▸ Extremely small mechanical outline, fully enclosed - (8.6” x 6.8” x 2.9”)
▸ Up to an Intel i7 (currently 11th gen or higher)
▸ Integrated GPU or discrete GPU (Option)
▸ Custom Mounting Available
▸ Low weight (~7.4 lbs, depending on configuration)
▸ Fully customizable I/O
▸ Custom connector types and locations per application requirements
▸ Built-in real-time frame grabber to capture live video (Option)
▸ Passive air cooling by natural convection (no fans or conduction cooling)
▸ ITAR Free

▸ Unmanned / Autonomous Vehicles
▸ Fixed & Rotary Wing Aircraft
▸ Naval & Maritime Vessels
▸ Military Ground Vehicles
▸ Transportation
▸ Oil & Gas
▸ Operator Wearable Technology

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ArgonFDS offers a high-performance rugged computing “brick” that is designed for applications where compact computing is required. The ACB300 provides a robust computing environment and a PCIe card slot provides more extended interface capabilities or a dedicated graphic board. ArgonFDS offers a variety of Rugged Displays to complement this unit, or it can be connected to other display monitors.


The ACB300 is light and compact, weighing approximately 7.4 lbs, and is a versatile solution for applications where size, weight, and power are of critical importance.


The ACB300 is a fully functional computer with an Intel i7® processor, a wide range of I/O, and supports a variety of operating systems. Typically, we can install the most recent generation, or the customer can specify what is required for the application. The unit is fully enclosed to prevent the ingress of sand, dust, and moisture.


Overall Unit & Computer Specifications
Dimensions8.6” x 6.8” x 2.9” (Standard)
Weight~7.4 lbs
Power Input9 to 36VDC External Power (Optional hold up for momentary power interruption)
Power Consumption25W to 75W Typical, Depending on Usage Profile and Graphical Board
User ControlsNone selected
ChassisAluminum, Fully Enclosed
ConnectorsMil Circular
ProcessorIntel® Gen 11 i7-1185G7E, 4 Cores, 8 Threads
GraphicsNVIDIA T1000 with 8 GB dedicated RAM
RAM64 GB DDR4 Standard
Storage512GB Solid State Drive, Removable
OSWindows 10,11, Linux or Specify
I/O2x GbE, 4x USB 2.0, RS232, 8x LVTTL GPIO
Video Outputs2x independent DVI/HDMI up to 1920x1200p60
WirelessNot included (WiFi 802.11x with Antenna is available)
BatteryRemoveable CMOS battery
GPSNot included (Antenna or Sealed SMA Connector is available)
OtherVideo Frame Grabber or Other I/O Upon Request (Option)
Operating Temp-10oC to +55oC (-40oC Option), +70oC Short Time
Storage Temp-40oC to +70oC
Shock40g, 11msec or Test to Application
Vibration2.2grms random or Test to Application
EMI/EMCDesigned to MIL-STD-461E, Test to Application
Electrical InputMIL-STD-704F
Altitude40k ft Operating/Non-Operating
Rapid Decompression45k ft
Salt Fog, Sand/DustUnit is 100% Enclosed, Resistant to Salt Fog, Fungus
HumidityOperating & Storage – 95%@25oC, Non-condensing
WaterproofnessRTCA-DO-160F Section 10 CatW