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






RIPR Model 1401 Recorder

Recorder, Integrated Processor Router

Integrated Sensor System Recording
Flight Test Instrumentation
Analog & digital sensors, avionics & weapons busses, video sources
Training and Mission Debrief
Weapons employment data, EW detection and avoidance, CRM
Command and Control
Real-time data & video collect & stream, open architecture API

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Introducing the CALCULEX Model 1401 RIPR, which is designed for use on a variety of platforms and applications that require a small stackable/ reconfigurable or fixed multi-channel & multi-format recorder.


The Model 1401 family of products delivers a generous mix of digital and analog ports in the baseline product. A wide variety of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) stackable/reconfigurable data & video I/O modules can be added to augment the product’s capabilities.


The CALCULEX Model 1401 RIPR family can be rapidly configured and deployed to meet the unique data and video capture, processing, and recording requirement for almost any commercial or military data acquisition application.

Key Features

Customized-COTS Data & Video I/O
The M1401 0920038 has been configured with a COTS I/O module to provide 8-channels of RS422 or Single Ended PCM connectivity; software configurable as inputs or outputs; capable of up to 20 Mbps per channel.

The baseline controller adds additional PCM, Ethernet, Serial, Analog Audio, and Discrete I/O.
Ethernet & Serial Control and Status
Easily reprogram routings and link speeds. Integrable device status for real-time monitoring of all data links
Rugged MIL-STD Performance
Qualified for operations in the harshest of environments delivering assured performance through high shock, vibration and other environmental hazards
Minimized SWaP
M1401 RIPR offers an unparalleled advantage in platforms and pods that require minimized SWaP and maximized processing capabilities

Qualifications & Specifications

Mechanical Details
Weight2.75 lbs (1.25 kg)

Product Qualifications
EnvironmentalPer MIL-STD-810
Altitude5% to 95% non-condensing cooling
Temperature-40°C to +71°C Operational, -55°C to +95°C Storage
Humidity507.6, 5% to 95% non-condensing
Fungus508.8, Inert
Salt Fog509.7, 24 hrs, +35°C
Sand & Dust510.7 Proc I & II
Explosive Atmosphere511.7 Proc I
AccelerationProc II
Vibration514.8, Cat 12
Shock516.8, Proc I 20G’s and Proc V 40G’s
Gunfire Shock519.8, F-16 Profile
EMI per MIL-STD-461CE102, CS101, CS114, CS115, CS116, RE102, RS103
EMC per MIL-STD-70428 VDC: Compliant w/ 50 msec holdup