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IRVINE SENSORS ANNOUNCES RECEIPT OF NASA CONTRACT

 COSTA MESA, Calif., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Irvine Sensors Corp. (NASDAQ: IRSN) announced today the receipt of an 18-month $495,000 NASA contract to demonstrate an electronic image stabilization system that will be able to operate 30 times faster than systems available for commercial television cameras. The high-speed capability is intended to provide camera systems on low-orbit satellites with the kind of image stability normally obtainable only with much larger and more expensive systems operating at higher altitudes.
 Under the NASA contract, Irvine Sensors will build a test unit incorporating specialized processing hardware designed to detect image motion, electronically shift the displaced image to a corrected location and reintegrate the result without smear or jitter. This type of signal processing, dubbed Self-Contained Image Motion Compensation(TM) (SIMC), was developed by Irvine to support its patented Dynamic Stare(TM) technology which emulates certain characteristics of the human eye in detecting targets against cluttered backgrounds.
 Other sensor applications for the SIMC technology could include long-range observation cameras, both upward and downward looking, that require long viewing times, high resolution or target extraction from clutter. The same features are also expected to be attractive to makers of aircraft navigation devices. High-speed image stabilization of the type provided by the SIMC technology is also required for the data compression techniques being proposed by industry for High-Definition Television (HDTV). Medical imaging and a wide variety of robotics vision devices could also benefit from the image stabilization available with the new technology, according to Irvine officials.
 James Alexiou, Irvine's chief executive officer, said, "Increasingly, our government R & D contracts are being focused on developing our technology toward both government and commercial applications. This particular award is the first of several we expect to receive this year that have such a duel-use focus."
 Irvine Sensors, headquartered in Costa Mesa, is primarily engaged in the development of infrared devices and high-density packages of computer electronics which are intended to have broad applications in military and commercial systems.
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 /CONTACT: John Stuart of Irvine Sensors Corp., 714-549-8211/
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