HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., 22 July 2016. Northrop Grumman engineers have selected Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions to supply motion-control technology for the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) instrument to be flown on the Joint Polar Satellite System 3 (JPSS-3) and 4 (JPSS-4) satellites, developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Cobham Integrated Solutions personnel in Hauppauge, N.Y., will perform work on the approximately $8 million contract.
“Our extensive range of actuators, DC motors and controllers for space, military, and commercial applications are designed and built to provide faultless operation in harsh environments and on platforms where total reliability is essential,” explains Jim Barber, senior vice president and general manager of Cobham Integrated Electronic Solutions. “Cobham is proud to once again support this important scientific mission.”
The Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) provides sounding observations needed to retrieve profiles of atmospheric temperature and moisture for civilian operational weather forecasting as well as continuity of these measurements for climate monitoring purposes.
The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS), the next generation of polar-orbiting operational environmental satellites, is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NASA is the acquisition agent for the flight systems, components of the ground system and provides systems engineering, launch services, program safety, mission assurance, and end-to-end system verification. JPS represents significant technological and scientific advancements in severe weather prediction and environmental monitoring and will help advance weather, climate, environmental, and oceanographic science.
Cobham is a global technology and services provider, offering solutions to the most challenging problems, from deep space to the depths of the ocean. Cobham employs more than 11,500 people on five continents, and has customers and partners in over 100 countries, with market leading positions in: wireless, audio, video and data communications, including satellite communications; defense electronics; air-to-air refueling; aviation services; life support and mission equipment.
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