SOURCE: Ascendant Engineering Solutions

August 07, 2012 13:12 ET

Ascendant Engineering Solutions to Present New Gimbal Technology at AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2012

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Aug 7, 2012) - Ascendant Engineering Solutions (AES) is in Las Vegas this week exhibiting at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2012 Conference. Along with profiling AES's contract engineering services to this key, target market, AES will be presenting multiple, recently developed 'gimbal' stabilized platforms for both defense and film industry applications.

While at AUVSI, AES is leveraging SBIR Phase II contract to develop MSGLPS (Miniature Stabilized Gimbal Laser Pointing Systems) prototype for small UAVs that was awarded on July 26, 2012. The target platform for this payload is hand & tube launched UAVs used in military & surveillance applications. AES is actively soliciting interest from Tier1 DoD contractors that are interested in supporting this Air Force program. This gimbal represents a leap in capabilities over existing small UAV payloads by including a 1.064µ Laser, a SWIR Imager, a EO/Visible Sensor, and a Target Tracker... all in a 3" diameter X 4" high stabilized platform. Similar, larger systems are used by the military across the globe, where image sensors, targeters, & trackers are deployed in small to large manned and unmanned aerial vehicles.

AES will also be profiling in their booth a gimbal system that was developed for an AES client, Cineron, for use in the film industry. This gimbal provides the leading edge capability to carry Red Epic/Scarlet cameras on a stabilized platform underneath 6' long remote control helicopters used in Hollywood and the film industry for capturing aerial footage.

The conference is produced by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems (AUVSI), the world's largest nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community. The AES team is positioned at Booth number 5128.

In 2011, AES ( was widely praised for its introduction of the Small Arms Weapon Shock Simulator (WSS), a product purchased by the U.S. Army as well as other branches of the military and government contractors.

Company officials are equally optimistic about the MSGLPS platform, which will profiled in front of more than 8,000 attendees and 500 exhibitors from more than 40 countries.

"AUVSI Unmanned Systems NA 2012 is a great stage as an entry point to further our reach into defense and commercial applications for our gimbal systems," said Jon Noeth, co-founder and President of the company. "Given the fact that AES-developed gimbal systems have already been deployed in select situations and continue to exceed expectations, we anticipate to expand on our success moving into 2013."

The WSS and the company have been featured in articles in Design World, the Austin American-Statesman, and KVUE, the local ABC affiliate in Austin. 

About AES

AES was founded in 2004 by six partners, each bringing a different area of engineering expertise to the field. They believed that by integrating their diversity of knowledge, they could open up new avenues for collaboration and innovation. So they envisioned a new kind of engineering firm, one that embraced a culture of cross-disciplinary interaction and research. Drawing on 100 years of combined experience, the founding partners transformed that concept into a successful engineering firm, and AES was born.

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