AMERGINT’s softFEP(TM) Product Used in Support of ULA Atlas V Launch

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AMERGINT Technologies, Inc. announces their role in last week’s successful ULA Atlas V launch of a GPS satellite. United Launch Alliance is the nation’s premier launch vehicle provider.

The LIS DAS showcases the softFEP product’s ability to sample, process, and display such a diverse set of critical sensor data, all in real time with very low latency.

United Launch Alliance (ULA) recently installed a new Landline Instrumentation System Data Acquisition System (LIS DAS) from AMERGINT at the Atlas V launch pad. Leveraging AMERGINT’s softFEP products, the LIS DAS is a critical data collection and processing system used during assembly, checkout, and launch operations. The LIS DAS connects to several thousand sensors on ground support equipment and the Atlas V itself, sampling each sensor and commutating an aggregate telemetry stream to the voting computers that control the launch. This was the first Atlas V launch using the new LIS DAS.

“It was incredible to watch the launch and know that our softFEP product played a key role in its success,” stated Rob Andzik, AMERGINT’s Vice President and lead engineer for the project. “The LIS DAS showcases the softFEP product’s ability to sample, process, and display such a diverse set of critical sensor data, all in real time with very low latency.”

AMERGINT worked closely with Austria’s DEWETRON GmbH on the project, with DEWETRON providing the data acquisition front-end hardware. DEWETRON’s state-of-the-art TRION modules were key to achieving the sampling accuracy and channel density required.
Tony Guidry is another AMERGINT engineer who played a key role in the project. Tony said, “AMERGINT is both proud and excited to see this complex system perform flawlessly in its first use. The LIS DAS will support Atlas V launches for many years to come.”

“ULA is proud to partner with the AMERGINT Technologies and DEWETRON teams that provided this cutting-edge landline instrumentation system,” said Kurt Nelson, ULA Avionics Director. “This system provides reliable and flexible capabilities to support critical launch operations for the ULA fleet of rockets.”

About AMERGINT Technologies, Inc.

AMERGINT’s products perform software-defined signal, data, and protocol processing. Their markets include satellite telemetry/ranging/commanding solutions and high channel, low-latency data acquisition systems.

AMERGINT Technologies is an employee-owned company based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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