VMETRO's Data Recorder Enables BAE's Autonomous Landing Guidance System

1/4/2006 - BAE Systems Inc. in Los Angeles, CA issues a contract to VMETRO for a Multi-Channel High-Speed Data Collection and Playback system which will be used in testing of the Autonomous Landing Guidance System. The Multi-Channel High-Speed Data Collection and Playback system is based on VMETRO's Vortex Open Data Recording systems utilizing PMC modules for A/D and D/A as well as GPS. The Data recorder will store 6 channels of high speed analog radar data, 2 low speed analog signals, a MIL-STD 1553 and an ARINC 429 analog input to a Fibre Channel Storage Area Network. The SAN will have a maximum recording time of almost 2 hours. The contract is valued at USD $400,000.

BAE Systems' breakthrough Autonomous Landing Guidance system enables safe landings in zero visibility conditions. The ALG System projects onto the pilot's Head-Up-Display a clear view of the landing area even in low visibility weather conditions. This millimeter-wave radar-based system provides a clear image of the runway and environment to the pilot. This system improves safety of flight due to enhanced situation awareness and increases operation capability in conditions due to fog, dust and other obscurants.

VMETRO offers products and services that enable clients to build superior high-end digital processing, recording and sensor I/O systems for their customers, on time! The products are based on open standards like VXS, VME, PCI, cPCI and RACEway. Founded in 1986, VMETRO is the world's largest manufacturer of bus analyzers for standard buses such as VME and PCI. VMETRO also offers an extensive line of high-performance signal processing solutions, real-time data recorders, PMC I/O controllers and modules for real-time data processing, acquisition and networking. VMETRO merged with Transtech DSP Ltd in October 2004, adding a powerful range of signal processing products to the VMETRO product range. VMETRO is traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE: VME).

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