BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–eMagin Corporation (Amex: EMAN), a leader in OLED microdisplays and virtual imaging technologies, announced today that it will be awarded a subcontract by ITT Corporation for supply of display beam combiner assemblies (DBCA), including eMagin’s OLED-XL microdisplays. The U.S. Army awarded a contract to ITT’s Night Vision & Imaging business units a contract for the Spiral Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (SENVG). The firm-fixed-price contract has a potential valu
Filed under: northrop grumman, space, Syndicated Industry News
April 28, 2010
REDONDO BEACH, Ca. –- An advanced infrared sounding sensor that will help improve weather forecasting completed its final thermal vacuum test at Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) subcontractor ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT). The instrument will be deployed on the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project spacecraft (NPP).
The Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) was subjected to cycles of heat and cold to simulate conditions in space to verify that recently reworked electronic parts will perform as designed. Rework on the electronic parts was performed to ensure the parts meet design specifications. Following its first complete thermal vacuum test in 2008, review of the instrument performance determined CrIS will deliver outstanding mission capability on orbit.
"The final thermal vacuum test further validated our team's confidence in CrIS' ability to perform its critical mission," said Dave Vandervoet, vice president and NPOESS Program Manager, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. "The electronic boards performed according to specifications during this test. When operational, CrIS will prove to be an extremely valuable weather and climate observation platform."
CrIS will provide improved measurements of the temperature and moisture profiles in the atmosphere for improved weather forecasting as well as support to climate monitoring. Current U.S. operational infrared sounders provide about 20 infrared channels of information and characterize atmospheric temperature profiles to an accuracy of 2 to 3 degrees Kelvin. CrIS will provide more than 1,300 spectral channels of information in the infrared band. Precise calibration better than 0.1 degree Kelvin will produce improved vertical temperature profiles with accuracy of better than one degree Kelvin (the absolute temperature scale).
These profiles are used by forecasters as inputs to numerical weather prediction models of global and regional weather patterns, storm tracks, and precipitation. For example, the accuracy of hurricane intensity and storm tracks are expected to improve dramatically.
CrIS was built by ITT under contract to Northrop Grumman for the NPOESS system. Although the government announced its intention to restructure NPOESS earlier this year and is developing a transition plan, work on key elements of the program of record is continuing to avoid future gaps in weather and climate monitoring.
Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract From ITT to Build Long-Life Cryocoolers for Sensors on Two International Weather Satellites
Cryocoolers for Sensors on Two International Weather Satellites
February 3, 2010
Advanced ITT Sensors Will Provide Improved Data for Meteorologists
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been selected by ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT) to provide flight cryocoolers for the sensor payloads for two international weather satellites. The geostationary satellites will provide round-the-clock weather forecasts and severe weather alerts. Cryocoolers are used to reduce thermal noise in space-based sensors.
The Northrop Grumman cooler design is based on the
flight-proven High Efficiency Cryocooler (HEC) pulse tube cooler and
will maintain the international satellites’ infrared detectors and
optics at cryogenic temperatures for more than 8 years. The ITT sensor
payloads will be based on the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) that ITT
is currently building for the Geostationary Operational Environmental
Satellite-R-series, or GOES-R, for NOAA’s next-generation geostationary
constellation. This improved imager has the capability to monitor three
times the number of atmospheric events when compared to current
“With 16 cryocoolers now in orbit, two operating continuously
for more than 11 years, our heritage cryocoolers and electronics are
demonstrating unmatched reliability and performance in space,” said
Mark Folkman, director of Products and Sensing for Northrop Grumman
Aerospace Systems. This contract marks the third time a Northrop
Grumman cryocooler will have supported an international weather/climate
A world leader in long life, high-reliability cryocoolers for
space applications, Northrop Grumman continues to enable sensor
performance for critical weather, climate, and science missions. Since
1998, more than 90% of the U.S. manufactured long-life pulse tube or
Stirling cryocoolers in space have been Northrop Grumman-built. Several
Northrop Grumman cryocoolers have exceeded their on-orbit performance
requirements, in some cases extending mission life beyond 10 years.
"ITT is proud to build meteorological payloads that help save
lives and protect property around the world, and we welcome Northrop
Grumman to the team that’s creating this extraordinary meteorological
instrument,” said Rob Mitrevski, vice president for Commercial and
Space Science programs, ITT Space Systems Division.
ITT Corporation is a high-technology engineering and
manufacturing company operating on all seven continents in three vital
markets: water and fluids management, global defense and security, and
motion and flow control. With a heritage of innovation, ITT partners
with its customers to deliver extraordinary solutions that create more
livable environments, provide protection and safety and connect our
NEW DELHI, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT) today announced the opening of ITT Defence International Inc., the company’s first defence-focused office in India. The new office was opened today in the capital of New Delhi, where it will be accessible to many government entities. ITT Defence International Inc. will focus on delivering ITT’s portfolio of defence and information solutions to the Indian market. “India requires sophisticated defence technologies, and ITT is committed
CANBERRA, Australia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT) today announced the establishment of ITT Defence Australia Pty Ltd, and the official opening of its new office in Canberra, which establishes a permanent presence in Australia and expands the global reach of ITT’s Defense & Information Solutions business. The office was formally opened on April 13, 2010. “The ITT Defence Australia office is a critical step for ITT to grow our international footprint,” said David Melcher, presid
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) today reported 2010 first-quarter revenue of $2.6 billion and income from continuing operations of $146 million, or $0.79 per share. Excluding special items, income from continuing operations for the quarter was $156 million, or $0.84 per share, representing 17 percent year-over-year growth. Special items in the year-ago period included a $54 million tax-related gain, compared with a $10 million expense in the first quarter of 2010
CLIFTON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The team of ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) and The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) today announced an award of $42 million from the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to proceed to the Technology Maturation stage of the Next Generation Jammer program, designed to be the world’s most sophisticated airborne electronic attack system. The program, valued at over $2 billion, will replace the current inventory of aging ALQ-99 jamming pods on the Navy’s newest airborne electronic