IR Receives Award from Lockheed Martin for Dedication to its GPS III Satellite Program

Apr 25, 2013 | Technology Media

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — International Rectifier, IR® (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today announced that Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company has presented IR with a Flight Hardware Delivery Excellence award. The award recognizes IR's dedication to the technological achievement and mission success of Lockheed Martin's GPS III Satellite program.

GPS III is a next-generation satellite system utilizing IR's 70V M3G-Series of radiation hardened DC-DC converters. The first GPS III satellites will deliver three times better accuracy and up to eight times improved anti-jamming signal power while enhancing the spacecraft's design life and adding a new civil signal designed to be interoperable with international global navigation satellite systems.

Kevin Reardon, Senior Manager on the GPS III Program, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, presented the award to John Conley, Vice President of HiRel Operations and Engineering, International Rectifier.

"IR HiRel is pleased to have the opportunity to work with Lockheed Martin Space Systems on the GPSIII Program. Our heritage in providing DC-DC converters in support of critical space missions is enhanced by our association with this ongoing program and Lockheed Martin. IR sincerely appreciates recognition from this leader in the worldwide space community," said John Conley, Vice President of IR's HiRel Operations and Engineering.

IR's high reliability products, ranging from stand-alone discrete components to complex hybrid power module assemblies and rugged DC-DC converters, utilize leading-edge power management technology which, together with demanding environmental specifications, help space, military, commercial aircraft, heavy duty industrial and medical device design engineers meet their toughest design challenges.