CHATSWORTH, Calif., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aitech Defense Systems Inc., a pioneer in embedded systems design and development products for space applications, has promoted James Fults to director of engineering for the company's space business sector. Fults replaces Anthony Lai.
Moshe Tal, CEO for Aitech, noted, "Jim's ability to manage and integrate our leading-edge space technologies with our customers' evolving needs has proven to be a valuable resource. Under his guidance, our boards and systems will continue to be utilized in critical space programs, where high reliability and endurance under harsh conditions are paramount."
Having worked at Aitech for the past decade as principal engineer, Fults is uniquely positioned to direct the company's space-related business. The company's wide range of radiation-tolerant electronics is used in such critical space programs as the Space Shuttle, the International Space Station and the MIR Space Station.
Fults has amassed a broad knowledge base in embedded computing hardware design in a career spanning over 30 years. These include board and ASIC design as well as FPGA implementation.
Jim holds a BS in electrical engineering from California Polytechnic University, Pomona.
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Established in 1983, Aitech offers military and space-qualified, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) embedded computing products for rugged defense, aerospace and astronautics (space) applications as well as provides radiation tolerant and full MIL-SPEC solutions. The company provides industry-standard, open architecture VMEbus, CompactPCI and high speed serial fabric-based boards, power subsystems, mass memory, enclosures and hardware subsystem integration along with logistics, configuration control, component obsolescence and earned-value management services.
Having pioneered the development of true military VMEbus products for use in mainstream defense and aerospace applications, Aitech utilizes its broad base of off-the-shelf products and technologies to also develop customer-specific solutions, deliver superior cost-performance and reliability, and expedite time to market. Applications for its products range from mission processors, fire control, mission control and autonomous robotic subsystems for ground vehicles as well as surface and subsurface naval platforms to tactical and strategic fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, and low- to high-earth orbit and deep space vehicles.
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