Primagraphics wins major contract to supply U.S. Navy with radar equipment for aircraft carrier fleet.Primagraphics has been awarded a major contract by the Naval Air Warfare Center The Naval Air Warfare Center was a former U.S. Navy military installation located in Warminster, Pennsylvania and Ivyland, Pennsylvania.
The U.S. Navy purchased the grounds to establish this facility from the Brewster Aeronautical Corporation following its bankruptcy in the Aircraft Division (NAWC-AD NAWC-AD Naval Air Warfare Center-Aircraft Division ), the U.S. Navy's full spectrum research, development, test and evaluation, engineering and fleet support center, based in Maryland, USA.
Primagraphics will be supplying its commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment for use on board the U.S. Navy's CV and CVN-class aircraft carriers and LHA A popular freeware compression program developed by Haruyasu Yoshizaki that uses a variant of the LZW (LZ77) dictionary method followed by a Huffman coding stage. It runs on PCs, Unix and other platforms as its source code is also free. and LHD-class amphibious landing platforms. The equipment will be integrated by NAWC-AD into the U.S. Navy's air traffic control consoles, which are used for control of rotor and fixed wing aircraft during launch/recovery and amphibious assault operations This is a list of amphibious assault operations that have taken place during history. It is structured chronologically by war, then by theatre during wars such as World War II that covered large areas of the world simultaneously, and chronologically within those theatres. .
Engineers at NAWC-AD's St. Inigoes facility in Maryland needed a VME-based ultra-high resolution (2048 x 2048 pixel) graphics display controller to generate combined graphics, radar and video displays on the 2k x 2k flat panel displays used on board the ships. They also required 2k radar scan conversion and radar acquisition capability. Primagraphics was able to provide the solution.
Primagraphics hardware will include the Virgo radar acquisition card, the 2k Vantage radar scan-converter and the 2k Tiger graphics display controller. Primagraphics is the only company worldwide to offer 2k graphics on a VME (Virtual Machine Environment) An operating system from Fujitsu Services (formerly ICL) that runs on its Series 39 mainframes. Introduced in 1975, VME is a comprehensive product that provides a variety of utilities for datacenter operations. platform.
David Johnson, product manager at Primagraphics, said: "We are excited to be supplying the U.S. Navy with integrated graphics and radar scan-conversion hardware to support this display application. Our commitment to open architectures has enabled our customers to incorporate software and hardware components from multiple vendors using standard interfaces and minimizing custom development."
Primagraphics is a leader in the development of processing and display systems for military and civil applications. Its systems, for VME, PCI (1) (Payment Card Industry) See PCI DSS.
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Transported by ship. command and control consoles, vessel tracking, air traffic control and air defense systems.