Both STAP and Deeply Integrated GPS/Inertial Systems will be demonstrated
ANAHEIM, CA - February 22, 2005 Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC), a wholly owned subsidiary of L-3 Communications Corporation (NYSE:LLL), announces participation in the upcoming JAMFEST 2005 to be held at White Sands Proving Grounds, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
IEC will be demonstrating the effectiveness of its GPS anti-jam technology in the presence of live open-air jammers, including demonstrations of IEC's proprietary FaSTAPTM anti-jamming technology and deeply integrated GPS/inertial navigation systems.
IEC's FaSTAPTM uses multiple antenna elements and IEC's unique Fast Space-Time Adaptive Processing algorithms to provide immunity against multiple jammers, either in appliqué form or integrated with a dedicated GPS receiver. IEC has integrated FaSTAPTM with GPS in a single unit the size of current generation GPS receivers without this capability. Alternatively, FaSTAPTM anti-jamming appliqués allow the incorporation of this technology with no changes to the GPS receivers in existing navigation systems.
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 has reduced the size, weight and power needed to implement this technology to levels capable of incorporation into today's guided weapons. Deeply integrated systems can also be incorporated to upgrade the performance reliability of existing vehicles or weapons in jammed environments.
"Our engineers have incorporated very sophisticated technologies to produce the software and hardware solutions that can be cost-effectively added to the customers' guidance systems', notes Robert Huffman, President of IEC. "The Star Wars-like battlefields of the future will present performance challenges to any vehicle or handheld device when combatants attempt to penetrate an area protected by sophisticated jamming systems. We are confident our GPS navigation systems will deliver superior performance."
At Jamfest, participants will be able to walk, drive or fly through GPS jamming environments to test their GPS receivers or train their personnel to recognize the effects of GPS jamming on their missions. Through GPS JPO and White Sands Missile Range sponsorship, the 746th Test Squadron will set up and characterize the jamming environment and provide a "quick-look" report stating when jammers were activated and describing the active interference signals.
For more information on L-3 Communications, Interstate Electronics Corporation's anti-jamming systems and deeply integrated GPS-based navigation systems, please visit www.iechome.com or call (714) 758-0500.
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 the company's web site at www.L-3Com.com .
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this news release are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements set forth above involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any such statement, including the risks and uncertainties discussed in the company's Safe Harbor Compliance Statement for Forward-looking Statements included in the company's recent filings, including Forms 10-K and 10-Q, with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
For more information, contact:
Interstate Electronics Corporation
Phone: (714) 758-4158
Fax: (714) 758-4148