Primagraphics wins graphics contract from US Navy

MAY 16--Primagraphics (Charlottesville, VA; www.primagraphics.net) has been awarded a contract by the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division.

May 16th, 2003

MAY 16--Primagraphics (Charlottesville, VA;www.primagraphics.net) has been awarded a contract by the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, the US Navy's spectrum research, development, test and evaluation, engineering, and fleet support center (St. Inigoes, MD). Primagraphics will supply its commercial-off-the-shelf equipment for use on-board the US Navy's CV- and CVN-class aircraft carriers and LHA- and LHD-class amphibious landing platforms. The equipment will be integrated by NAWC-AD into the US Navy's air traffic control consoles, which are used for control of rotor and fixed-wing aircraft during launch/recovery and amphibious assault operations.

Engineers at NAWC-AD needed a VME-based ultrahigh-resolution (2048 x 2048-pixel) graphics display controller to generate combined graphics, radar, and video displays on the 2k x 2k-flat-panel displays used on-board the ships. They also required a 2k-radar scan-conversion and radar-acquisition capability.

Primagraphics hardware will include the Virgo radar-acquisition card, the 2k Vantage radar scan converter, and the 2k Tiger graphics-display controller.

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