Engineers at the Lockheed Martin Astronautics division in Denver needed data-acquisition and telemetry systems to support the Atlas V rocket. They found their answer in the Automated Data Acquisition Systems — otherwise known as the ADAS 5000s — from the L-3 Communications Telemetry & Instrumentation division in San Diego.
The Atlas V, which Lockheed Martin developed for the U.S. Air Force Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program, is primarily to launch satellites into orbit. Engineers will use the ADAS 5000 for launch vehicle integration and checkout, as well as launch processing.
"We needed reliable, high-density systems able to accommodate space limitations and meet launch processing requirements for the Atlas V rocket," says Tho Nguyen, project engineer for Lockheed Martin Astronautics. "The ADAS 5000 was selected to reduce the recurring calibration and maintenance costs for our instrumentation system." — J.K.
For more information contact L-3 Communications Telemetry & Instrumentation by phone at 800-351-8483 ext. 70, by e-mail at [email protected], or on the World Wide Web at http://www. ti.l-3com.com/.