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Atlas V Launch Uses New Measurement Hardware
by Staff Writers
Cape Canaveral FL (SPX) Jul 16, 2015

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An Atlas V rocket has been successfully launched At Cape Canaveral, and all of its systems were monitored and recorded using brand new measurement hardware developed by DEWETRON. Measuring systems developed by DEWETRON, the market-leading specialist for testing and measuring systems, contributed to the successful mission. The launch showcased DEWETRON's competence in providing reliable high tech in the zero-error environment of space transportation.

The Atlas V launched the first of a new series of GPS satellites with a predicted signal accuracy two times greater than heritage satellites. DEWETRON provided data acquisition hardware for the launch pad of the Atlas V rocket.

With its state-of-the-art TRION modules, DEWETRON supplied the key element to achieving the needed accuracy and to coping with high data volumes in the small physical space at the launch site. DEWETRON's technology provided critical input from assembly all the way through to lift-off.

Oskar Dohrau, CEO DEWETRON Group, said, "we are thrilled that our hardware was part of this launch today. We are proud that despite a challenging time schedule, our team developed and delivered the hardware in time and according to all standards and requirements stipulated by our customer".

First the Space Shuttle, now the Atlas V
The new measurement technology was DEWETRON's second supply contract with United Launch Alliance (ULA), the joint venture by Boeing and Lockheed providing spacecraft launch services to the U.S. government. The Space Shuttle launches from 2005 and until the end of the program were also monitored by DEWETRON's measurement technology.

Replacing the previous system after 10 years, ULA used the new system for the Atlas launch for the first time today.

For the Atlas V, DEWETRON delivered the measurement hardware while its supply contract partner, Amergint Technologies from Colorado, provided the software: The LIS Data Acquisition System (LIS DAS), which 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, the system provides an aggregate telemetry stream to the voting computers that control the launch.

High tech for many industries
Any supply contract in the aerospace industry demands the highest standards and requirements. Customers in other sectors profit from DEWETRON's expertise and strengths, which are approved by the most demanding industry of all. DEWETRON supplies complete instruments that are immediately ready for use. Using a modular approach, the company can create high quality, customized solutions in a very short time.

There are more than 300,000 DEWETRON measuring channels in use worldwide in the sectors aerospace, automotive, energy and power analysis and transportation. DEWETRON's customers come from the public and private sector and include the biggest names in their field. The list of includes Airbus, Boeing, NASA, Mercedes Benz, Toyota, Volkswagen, Johnson and Johnson, Hyundai, Siemens, Bombardier, New York Subway, US Air Force, US Navy and many others.

Active in 25 countries
Grant Smith, President DEWETRON America, explained: "It is exciting that our hardware was a key part in the launch today and will be over the next ten years. DEWETRON's clients in the other sectors such as automotive or transportation will profit from this cutting edge technology we have seen work so flawlessly today."

Having been in the market for over 25 years and operating from its head office in Austria, DEWETRON is active in 25 countries around the world. It has subsidiaries in five countries including the United States where the Company has offices in five States and a manufacturing facility in Austria and the United States.

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