Common Data Loader (CDL)

The L3Harris CDL is a ruggedized storage system designed for use in military and commercial aviation applications. The line replaceable unit (LRU) is a network attached storage (NAS) device providing high speed file-based data storage services to other devices on the network with an optimized size, weight, power and cooling (SWaP-C) configuration.

Simultaneously send and receive digital data from two independent 10/100/1000 Base-T interfaces

The CDL consists of hardware, embedded software and three ruggedized solid-state removable memory modules (RMMs). The unit provides 100 megabytes per second sustained read/write performance. It’s capable of simultaneously sending, receiving and storing digital data from two independent 10/100/1000 Base-T interfaces.

The Common Data Loader uses standard file-based open source protocols

Controlled and configured over the network, the CDL uses standard file-based open source protocols including network file system (NFS), file transfer protocol (FTP) and real time streaming protocol (RTP / RTSP).

Water resistant removable memory modules provide improved longevity and data retention

L3Harris currently provides RMMs with a capacity of 128 gigabytes. All RMMs use single-level cell (SLC) storage technology to provide the improved longevity and data retention. The RMMs are water immersion resistant for up to 30 minutes.

Optimized size, weight, power and cooling (SWaP-C) configuration

The CDL provides this capability in an optimized, light-weight package measuring approximately 5 x 2 x 8 inches and weighing 5.1 pounds (including 3 RMMs). It operates on 28 volts DC and uses 29 watts of power.