Ampex to deliver data acquisition systems for U.S. Navy's Airborne Infrared Countermeasures Evaluation Pod

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., 12 Aug. 2010. Ampex Data Systems Corp. has been contracted to provide the airborne and ground data acquisition systems for the Airborne Infrared Countermeasure Evaluation System (AICES) pod upgrade to NAWC-WD Point Mugu, Calif. Ampex will provide a set of four miniR 700 solid-state recorder systems to capture the full spectrum of infrared data measured by the pod.

Posted by Courtney E. Howard

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., 12 Aug. 2010. Ampex Data Systems Corp. has been contracted to provide the airborne and ground data acquisition systems for the Airborne Infrared Countermeasure Evaluation System (AICES) pod upgrade to NAWC-WD Point Mugu, Calif. Ampex will provide a set of four miniR 700 solid-state recorder systems to capture the full spectrum of infrared data measured by the pod.

"The AICES program crosses the elements of both mission systems and instrumentation recording that the flexible architecture of our miniR 700 solid-state recorder system so fully supports," says business development manager John Hardy in describing Ampex's solution for the program.

In addition to the airborne acquisition system, Ampex will supply companion DSRs 720 ground systems to support post-mission download, analysis, and archive operations. The DSRs 720 is an integrated laboratory processing system that follows the same scalable architecture found in the miniR 700 recorder and other Ampex ruggedized data acquisition products. Based on a ruggedized commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) chassis, the DSRs 720 can be configured to support local and network data dissemination operations.
System shipments will be made later this year.

The miniR 700 and DSRs 720 systems are currently in operation with a number of U.S. and Allied forces providing high-performance data acquisition for flight test, ISR, and other advance sensor applications.

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