Coda Octopus Colmek™
Defense Systems, Electronics, and Software Development
Colmek™ helps the world's leading defense contractors develop and deploy rugged embedded computers and electronics in mission-critical applications on land, air, and sea. We have unique domain expertise in:
Navy Subsea Electronics & Systems
Colmek created the DPP (Diver Processing Pack) for the Diver Augmented Vision Display (DAVD), which is a complete end-to-end diver management solution built by sister company Coda Octopus Products and supported by the Naval Research Office (NRO), incorporating a high-resolution see-through heads-up display (HUD) embedded directly in the diving helmet. The DPP is a NVIDIA Jetson-based solution fully submersible solution that is the processing heart of DAVD. The DPP is a key example of the customer-designed solutions Colmek can provide as part of its Thermite® rugged embedded computing offerings.
Navy Surface Electronics & Systems
Colmek has recently been chosen to provide a custom Thermite® solution for a critical US Navy carrier application. Colmek will build the solution using its standard Thermite® Octal as its basis, but re-deisgn key elements to meet critical performance and environmental requirements of the application. By basing the solution on a standard product, Colmek is able to provide a customer solution quickly and cost-effectively. The product will go into full production following a qualification phase.
Sonar Systems & Technology
Colmek was founded in 1977, and technology to support sonar systems were among the first products. Colmek has long supported the US Navy-critical AQS-24 Minehunting System. Through its years of effort on the program, Colmek’s scope has grown to include re-design and manufacture of the custom telemetry system, design and manufacture of the Control & Data Processor Computer (C&DP), and the design and implementation of the control and visualization software for the AQS-24 operator.
Radar Systems & Technology
The AN/TPS-71 ROTHR (Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar) was originally used for early warning long distance radar, but the systems remained in use due to their affordability and wide area of coverage, and suitability for drug interdiction operations. Now, ROTHR systems remain relevant given the ability to detect low-visibility, stealth and hypersonic vehicles, which are designed to defeat higher frequency radars but are less effective in preventing detection in the HF/VHF bands of the ROTHR radars. Given the long service life of these systems, support and upgrades have been required. Colmek re-designed a 16-channel digital signal conditioning system, which processed raw analog signals for improved ROTHR system performance and sensitivity, and continues to manufacture this capability for ROTHR installations.
Weapons Control Systems
Colmek has been a long-term supplier on the Phalanx program, re-designing and producing various system components for many years. Phalanx systems are fielded throughout US and Allied defense forces. At sea, navies use Phalanx to defeat anti-ship missiles and close-in threats that have pierced other lines of defense. On land, the U.S. Army uses the weapon system to detect and counter rocket, artillery and mortar systems. Colmek has re-designed, and continues to supply, multiple elements of the fielded system, including a VME chassis housing system control and computing capabilities, and a custom ethernet switch. Colmek has recently begun re-design of an obsolete terminal component for the system, which will be phased into production following the current design phase.
Electronics for Unmanned Platforms
Colmek has provided multiple ruggedized solutions for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), unmanned surface vehicles (USV), and unmanned underwater vehicles. Typical applications include data capture, processing, and control.
Military Embedded Computing Solutions
Despite for the most challenging military conditions, Thermite® base-models are both compact and highly-configurable. Each has unique capabilities for CPU, GPU, storage, and I/O intensive applications. Our value-added capabilities ensure you get the product and software you need to accomplish your mission.
Colmek has recently been selected to re-design an obsolete VME card providing critical control functions for the ALQ-167 electronic countermeasures threat simulation pod. Upon completion and qualification of the re-design, Colmek will be the manufacturer of the re-designed card.
Rugged Embedded Computing
Extreme CPU, GPU, storage, and I/O performance is packed into the compact Thermite® line of base-model computers. Paired with our COTS+ process, you get much of the speed and value of consumer-of-the-shelf (COTS) parts, but with the added performance and optimization of a custom-engineered solution.All Ruggedized Products
Defense Engineering & Manufacturing
Engineering services are the core of Colmek’s mission. With a team of electrical, mechanical, and software engineers, we are ready to solve your most difficult problems.All Engineering Services
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AN/AQS-24 Mine Hunting System
Keeping US warfighters and vessels safe For many years the United States Navy has operated various seabed and open ocean mine hunting systems as part of its national security mission. Over time, these systems have […]
Colmek currently upgrades and sustains a major military weapon system. We routinely solve obsolescence issues through the redesign and production of VME chassis, backplanes, embedded computers, and other supporting electronics. We have also developed a […]
AN/TPS-71 ROTHR (Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar) is a US Naval system capable of monitoring activity in a 64° wedge shaped area at ranges between 500 NM and 1600 NM. The AN/TPS-71 is deployed at stations in […]