Sensor processing for Ford-class aircraft carrier arresting gear landing system provided by PT

ROCHESTER, N.Y., 5 Nov. 2010. Sensors experts at the General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (EMS) Division in San Diego needed sensor processing for the next-generation aircraft recovery system aboard the U.S. Navy's future Gerald R. Ford-class (CVN 78) aircraft carrier. They found their solution from PT in Rochester, N.Y. -- formerly known as Performance Technologies Inc.

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ROCHESTER, N.Y., 5 Nov. 2010.Sensors experts at the General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (EMS) Division in San Diego needed sensor processing for the next-generation aircraft recovery system aboard the U.S. Navy's future Gerald R. Ford-class (CVN 78) aircraft carrier. They found their solution from PT in Rochester, N.Y. -- formerly known as Performance Technologies Inc.

General Atomics EMS is choosing the IPnexus Application-Ready Systems from PT (NASDAQ: PTIX) for the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) program on the Ford-class carriers. The IPnexus system provides sensor processing that enables precise data monitoring and reporting of information as well as self-diagnostics with maintenance alerts.

The AAG program integrates PT's advanced, long life-cycle computing and communications solution with existing components for aircraft deceleration during recovery operations in Navy aircraft carriers, PT officials say.

"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," says Dr. Gregory Chapelle, AAG principal instrument engineer at General Atomics.

For more information contact PT online at www.pt.com, or General Atomics EMS at http://atg.ga.com/EM/.

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