ATS Develops Simulated Aircraft Carrier Landings for Its ATFS-400 Phoenix — Press Release

ATS Develops Simulated Aircraft Carrier Landings for Its ATFS-400 Phoenix

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Raising the bar another notch in aircraft simulation capabilities, the Aircrew Training Systems Business Unit of Environmental Tectonics Corporation is now making available for their ATFS-400 Phoenix, Aircraft Carrier Landing training. Aircraft Carrier Take-Offs and Landings prove to be extremely challenging because of the need to learn take-off and landing procedures on a moving target with a short runway. As a result, Aircraft Carrier landings require experience and skill beyond the normal aircraft landing skill set. Until now, the only real way to practice this critical skill has been to do it on land in less than optimal conditions.

ETC’s latest training profile allows pilots to practice this important skill within the confines of its ATFS-400 Phoenix training system. The effort is the result of enormous testing. Software Engineers spent hours researching the process of landing on an aircraft carrier. They studied the series of events that make up aircraft carrier take-offs and landings and their associated Gx values. They developed the software, iteratively improved it and combined it with the ATFS-400 Phoenix high fidelity motion system, making it the most comprehensive aircraft training available today. The end result is safe and cost effective. The completed effort marks the ongoing research and collaboration of ETC’s three main software development entities in Poland, Turkey and the United States.

Thus far the effort has been well received by test pilots. They receive precise instructions from the instructor as they go through the process. What pilots feel during the experience are the Gx motion cues not normally felt in a flight profile but definitely present in an aircraft carrier profile. While the software is presently being used, Caglar Unlu, Software Engineer in Southampton, PA, USA enthusiastically adds, “We’re not done with this. The profile is constantly being improved as we continue our search for perfection. We are extremely pleased; however, with how well the pilots have responded to our efforts.”

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Press Release: ATS Awarded $13 Million SeaPort-e Task Order

Press Release: ATS Awarded $13 Million SeaPort-e Task Order

Applied Technical Systems Awarded $13 Million SeaPort-e Task Order for Life Cycle Management Support of Above Water Sensors

Seattle, WA – January 26, 2010 – Applied Technical Systems (ATS) announced today that it has been awarded a $13 million task order to design, build and manage the Common Digital Sensor Architecture (CDSA) core system for the U.S. Navy’s Above Water Sensors. The competitively awarded three-year base, two-year option task order was awarded under the SeaPort-e contract vehicle.

As part of the Navy’s commitment to implementing a total life cycle management approach to the design and deployment of Above Water Sensors, the CDSA program was initiated to improve operational efficiency and reduce total lifetime costs by establishing a common architecture and support process.

Under this task order, ATS will help the Navy achieve its objectives by providing the Naval Surface Weapons Center in Crane, Indiana with engineering development models and a Product Data Management framework for the CDSA core system.

“We are designing the CDSA core system from the ground up for supportability,” said David Wachter, President and co-CEO of Applied Technical Systems. “Through collaboration between logisticians, engineers and software analysts, we are developing a seamless Product Data Management environment that is designed to achieve unprecedented levels of system availability and over $1 billion in projected sensor maintenance cost reductions over the system’s lifetime.”

About Applied Technical Systems

Applied Technical Systems Inc. (ATS) is an innovative technology company with expertise in data analysis. Since 1980 ATS has helped government agencies and commercial clients arrive at better decisions through intelligent discovery solutions, total life cycle expertise for Naval operations, and a broad range of information engineering services. ATS’ clients include the U.S. Intelligence Community, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense and the Washington State Government. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, ATS has offices in Washington D.C. and Norfolk, Virginia. For more information about ATS, visit http://www.atsid.com or call 360.698.7100.

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Defense Security Service Invests in Technology with ATS for Faster Clearances

After successful testing in 2008 the Defense Security System (DSS) contracted with ATS Corporation for an electronic system of fingerprinting. TradingMarkets.com has the press release here that discusses this $6 million contract for the Secure Web Fingerprint Transmission (SWFT) system that is being purchased. This system images the fingerprints and then directly transmits them to the Office of Personal Management (OPM) as part of the clearance process. In the past fingerprints were taken with ink on a standard form and then mailed in. This electronic system should be quicker and more accurate then the previous one. The SWFT will begin deployment in 2009 under this contract.

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