ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 18, 2005 Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC), a wholly owned subsidiary of L-3 Communications Corporation (NYSE:LLL), announces the next generation FaSTAPTM anti-jamming technology and deeply integrated GPS/inertial navigation systems for guided munitions, missiles, and unmanned combat airborne vehicles.
The deeply integrated GPS navigation systems can deliver a 15 to 20 dB improvement in tracking performance through jamming over a conventional GPS navigation system mechanizing standard code and carrier tracking loops. IEC's implementation of deeply integrated GPS/inertial navigation reduces the size, weight and power of systems that implement this technology. Deeply integrated systems can also be incorporated to upgrade the performance reliability of existing vehicles or weapons in jammed environments. The effectiveness of the new GPS anti-jamming hardware and integrated FaSTAPTM (Fast Space - Time Adaptive Process) adaptive algorithms was successfully demonstrated in the presence of open-air jammers at the recent JamFest in White Sands, New Mexico.
"The combat environments of the future will present performance challenges to any vehicle or handheld device when attempting to penetrate an area protected by sophisticated jamming systems," comments Robert Huffman, president of IEC. "We have incorporated very sophisticated technologies to produce these anti-jamming solutions, which readily and cost-effectively integrate with the customer's existing systems while delivering superior performance."
IEC's new FaSTAPTM systems use multiple antenna elements, ranging from 2 to 15, and IEC's unique Fast Space-Time Adaptive Processing algorithms to provide immunity against multiple jammers. The standalone anti-jamming hardware plugs directly into GPS receivers of existing navigation systems with no changes to the GPS receiver. IEC's new FaSTAPTM systems use multiple antenna elements, ranging from 2 to 15, and IEC's unique Fast Space-Time Adaptive Processing algorithms to provide immunity against multiple jammers. The standalone anti-jamming hardware plugs directly into GPS receivers of existing navigation systems with no changes to the GPS receiver.
Alternately, IEC can provide a deeply integrated AJ/GPS/IMU solution offering enhanced performance advantages and substantial weight and power consumption savings. In this combination system, IEC has integrated FaSTAPTM with GPS in a small single unit, which is the size of a current generation GPS receiver without this capability.
Security-level presentations overviewing the capabilities and advantages of the new anti-jamming systems and deeply integrated GPS-based navigation systems are available to qualified companies. For more information, contact L-3 Communications, Interstate Electronics Corporation at 714 758-0500. General information on the company is available at www.iechome.com.
About Interstate Electronics Corporation and L-3 Communications:
Based in Anaheim, CA, Interstate Electronics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of L-3 Communications Corporation, (NYSE:LLL) IEC is ranked as an industry leader in GPS receiver and translator-based products currently in use on multiple aircraft, missiles and precision-guided weapons. IEC also produces ruggedized intelligent displays for both military and industrial applications and has been a long-term supplier of critical navigation, test instrumentation and missile tracking systems for the U.S. Navy's Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) weapons systems, including the Trident submarine. To learn more about IEC, please visit www.iechome.com
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications is a leading provider of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems and products, secure communications systems, aircraft modernization, training and government services, and is a merchant supplier of a broad array of high technology products. Its customers include the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, selected U.S. government intelligence agencies and aerospace prime contractors. To learn more about L-3 Communications, please visit www.L-3com.com.
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Interstate Electronics Corporation
Phone: (714) 758-4158
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