SOURCE: Advanced Visual Systems, Inc.

September 08, 2010 06:00 ET

EADS Astrium Selected Data Visualization Software From Advanced Visual Systems for Presentation of Antenna Measurement Data

Europe's Leading Space Company Measures Radio Transmissions Between Ground, Air, Space Systems and Networks

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - September 8, 2010) -  EADS Astrium, Europe's leading space company, has deployed a software system for measuring antenna radio frequencies that utilizes OpenViz data visualization software ( from Advanced Visual Systems (PINKSHEETS: AVSC). 

"Advanced developments in wireless communication technology require highly reliable radio transmission between ground, air and space systems and networks. Antenna performance plays a critical role in these systems and our AAMS technology relies on AVS data visualization software to help technicians properly understand extremely complex measurements through an intuitive and flexible user interface," states Astrium's manager for antenna measurement technology.

EADS Astrium's Advanced Antenna Measurement Software (AAMS), allows fully automated testing of antenna systems installed in ground vehicles, aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, missiles and satellites. OpenViz data visualization software enables AAMS test results to be presented using highly interactive graphs that quickly expose irregularities and allow test personnel to fully comprehend a broad range of sophisticated data inputs.

Measurements analyzed using AAMS include radio frequency pattern, gain, polarization, signal purity and other metrics that contribute to quality communication system design, maintenance and security.

As result of benchmark tests, EADS Astrium selected OpenViz to visualize its sophisticated data because the AVS product enabled the design of extremely customized graphics that could be deployed to radio frequency engineers in a multi-function desktop application.

OpenViz is a comprehensive data visualization system for all Java and Microsoft platforms that enables solution development teams to create highly interactive visual presentations from any type of data. Featuring over 20,000 different types of technical and business charts and graphs, OpenViz is used by leading corporations and software vendors to create specialized applications that deliver rapid insight to all types of decision makers.

Astrium, a wholly owned subsidiary of EADS, is dedicated to providing civil and defense space systems and services. In 2009, Astrium had a turnover of EUR 4.8 billion and more than 15,000 employees in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain and the Netherlands. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2009, EADS generated revenues of EUR 42.8 billion and employed a workforce of more than 119,000.

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