2008

System Provides Critical Communications Among Stennis Rocket Test Team Members

Subsystem Multiplexer (Sub-MUX)
Quintron Systems
Santa Maria, CA
805-928-4343
www.quintron.com

NASA has awarded Quintron Systems an Indefinite-Delivery- Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract, and the first task order is for a command and control communications system that will be used at the rocket engine test stands at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Alabama. This task order includes approximately 250 multi-channel communication key sets, of which 160 are certified for use within hazardous fuel areas.

The new system is comprised of Quintron’s Subsystem Multiplexer (Sub-MUX) product line that had been previously selected to support communications needs at major ballistic and spacelift launch sites at Cape Canaveral, FL and Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA. The digital-based DICES Sub- MUX system will provide critical communications among all rocket test team members, and is capable of supporting simultaneous test activities among the four existing rocket engine test stands that are widely distributed for safety reasons. Quintron will also supply new fiber multiplexing equipment for all SSC intersite connections.

The IDIQ contract provides for procurement activity through 2012, and the initial task order delivery will be completed by June 2009. Add-on tasks are anticipated as designs are finalized at each of the test stands. In addition, a new test stand is in construction to support the Ares-class rocket motors that will be part of the Constellation program for the space shuttle replacement, and the next-generation spacelift vehicles for missions to the Moon and beyond.

For Free Info Click Here

White Papers

Telemedicine Robots Bring Expertise to Remote Areas
Sponsored by MICROMO
Reliability Testing of GORE® Protective Vents in Telecommunication Enclosures
Sponsored by Gore
Oscilloscope Fundamentals
Sponsored by Rohde and Schwarz A and D
Spherical Plain Bearing
Sponsored by AST Bearings
OEM Optical System Development
Sponsored by Ocean Optics
Comparison of Interface Pressure Measurement Options
Sponsored by Tekscan

White Papers Sponsored By: