Nov. 3, 2010
/PRNewswire/ -- PT (Nasdaq: PTIX), the recently rebranded Performance Technologies, a leading global provider of advanced network communications solutions, today announced that its IPnexus® Application-Ready Systems have been selected by General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (EMS) Division to provide vital sensor processing for the next-generation aircraft recovery system aboard the U.S. Navy's CVN 78 aircraft carrier.
The Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) program integrates PT's advanced, long life-cycle computing and communications solution with existing components for deceleration during recovery operations in Navy aircraft carriers. The IPnexus system provides a high-performance sensor processing platform that enables precise data monitoring and reporting of information as well as self-diagnostics with maintenance alerts.
"We evaluated a number of options for this critical piece of network infrastructure and found that PT's IPnexus Application-Ready Systems provide the solid foundation we needed to build a reliable sensor solution," said Dr.
, AAG principal instrument engineer at General Atomics.
PT develops mission-critical systems, sub-systems, and software for defense firms and government agencies around the world. The company's commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)-based network communication and computing systems are engineered into a wide variety of programs comprising shipboard communications, air traffic control, radar and sensor systems, ground-based communications and government telecommunications applications.
"The AAG program represents an important design win for us and is another example of how our COTS-based solutions continue to meet the high availability and long lasting performance requirements for today's aerospace and defense communications infrastructure," said
, vice president of sales for Military, Aerospace, and Government Systems at PT.
System architects for military, defense, and government communication systems needing more information on PT's IPnexus Application-Ready Systems can access the following online resources:
For more information on the AAG system, visit:
About General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Division
The Electromagnetic Systems (EMS) Division of General Atomics is a supplier of advanced electromagnetic systems and related power equipment for a variety of defense, energy, and commercial applications including aircraft launch and recovery, AC drive systems and hybrid electric drive systems. EMS has leading-edge expertise in the design and fabrication of linear motors, superconducting and conventional rotating motors, power inverters, and numerous other energy conversion, distribution, and storage systems.