The convergence towards an open and modular architecture in terms of possibly reusable hardware and software components that come close to the requirements of the final system has been an industry pursuit for many years.

The aim is to allow for the rapid incorporation of new technologies, reconfigurability (hardware, firmware and software), rapid deployment, life cycle extension and possibly cost reduction and greater affordability through the reuse of core components.

NGI has designed a dedicated common IMU architecture in which several sensors can be included in NGI IMUs. These provide a performance class to cover new short-, medium- and long-range missile platforms. NGI’s common HW module design covers customer missile platform requirements, minimizing development and delivery times. This new common architecture allows customers to maximize their reuse and porting to adjacent family platforms.