RT Logic upgrades GPS equipment for Boeing

May 23, 2005
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., 23 May 2005. RT Logic today announced initial deliveries of equipment suites for the Global Positioning System (GPS) Black Shelter Equipment Upgrade (BSEU).

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., 23 May 2005. RT Logic today announced initial deliveries of equipment suites for the Global Positioning System (GPS) Black Shelter Equipment Upgrade (BSEU).

The BSEU racks are being delivered under a $5.2 million contract awarded to RT Logic in 2004. The integrated equipment suites allow upgrade of the antenna control, RF, baseband processing, and signal routing equipment at GPS Ground Antenna (GA) sites throughout the world.

Boeing's Space & Communications of Huntington Beach, Calif, is the prime contractor for the BSEU under contract from the NAVSTAR GPS Joint Program Office, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. Under a subcontract from Boeing, RT Logic is to deliver a total of six BSEU systems.

At the core of the BSEU are RT Logic's Telemetrix 70/70 (T70/70) Telemetry Processing and Command Modem subsystems. Redundant configurations of the T70/70 Modem systems are to be installed at the GPS GA stations located at Ascension Island, Cape Canaveral, Diego Garcia and Kwajalein Atoll. The contract includes additional deliveries for the GPS Telecommunications Simulator Test System (TSTS) at Cape Canaveral and Boeing's GPS Center (BGC) in Colorado Springs. Site installation of the integrated equipment suites are planned to start in the spring of 2005 and continue into 2006.

The BSEU consists of telemetry processing and command modems, radio frequency (RF) to intermediate frequency (IF) uplink and downlink frequency converters, timing and frequency distribution subsystems, RF and IF signal switching subassemblies, local maintenance terminals, and an antenna control unit (ACU). RT Logic's T70/70 product provides IF/baseband downlink demodulation, bit synchronization and downlink simulation with uplink command formatting, command modulation, and command echo processing.

RT Logic has delivered equipment for use with the GPS satellites for more than seven years. "We are pleased to support Boeing on the BSEU project and provide our continued support to the GPS program." said Bryan Butler, project manager. "The BSEU racks demonstrate RT Logic's capability to deliver fully integrated, turnkey uplink/downlink processing systems for satellite ground antennas."

RT Logic is a leading provider of products for ground-based space applications, primarily for satellite and launch range operations. Known for exceptional innovation, performance and support, RT Logic has delivered over 1200 systems since its inception in 1997. RT Logic offers a complete line of Telemetrix(TM) products used in systems for widely varied control center, ground antenna, and range applications. Since October 2002, RT Logic has operated as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Integral Systems Inc.

Founded in 1982, Integral Systems is a leading provider of satellite ground systems and has supported over 190 different satellite missions for communications, science, meteorological and earth resource applications. The company was the first to offer an integrated suite of COTS (commercial off the shelf) software products for satellite command & control, the EPOCH IPS product line. EPOCH has become a world market leader in commercial applications with successful installations on 5 continents.

The company's subsidiary, SAT Corp., provides satellite and terrestrial communications signal monitoring systems to satellite operators and users throughout the world. Through its Newpoint Technologies, Inc. subsidiary, the company also provides software for equipment monitoring and control to satellite operators and telecommunications firms. Integral Systems has approximately 380 employees working at company headquarters in Lanham, Maryland, and at other locations in both the U.S. and Europe.

For more information, see www.rtlogic.com or www.integ.com.

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