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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
CDI To Provide Systems to ULA for Space Vehicle Testing -

United Launch Alliance Will Use CDI’s DSPCon Test and Measurement Solutions for Mission-Critical Tests on Orion’s Launch Systems 

PHILADELPHIA, January 29, 2013 – CDI Corp. (NYSE:CDI) announced today that its DSPCon subsidiary has been awarded a contract to deliver data acquisition solutions to the United Launch Alliance (ULA). DSPCon systems will be used for wind-tunnel tests of ULA’s Delta IV Heavy launch vehicle to support NASA’s Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), the first planned un-crewed test flight of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle. The EFT-1 mission will be a multi-hour, two-orbit test of the Orion Crew Module featuring a high apogee on the second orbit and a high-energy re-entry at around 20,000 mph.
With a reputation for delivering systems that allow aerospace engineers to isolate and remedy potential performance issues, DSPCon will supply data acquisition and analysis tools to ULA for tests conducted in the 16T wind tunnel, located at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) in Tullahoma, Tennessee. Using the tunnel’s wind speeds of up to MACH 1.6, DSPCon’s PodLink modules will measure the effects of transonic conditions to simulate travel through the earth’s atmosphere.
The 512-channel DSPCon system features the ruggedized PodLink Platform that forms the acquisition portion of the system. Supporting both dynamic and steady-state sensors and featuring built-in signal conditioning, the PodLink modules are small but resilient, and built to withstand harsh test environments.
“This award represents an important step in CDI’s overall strategy to provide engineering solutions to leading companies in the aerospace industry,” said Robert Giorgio, President of CDI’s Global Engineering & Technology Solutions business. “DSPCon solutions capture and analyze important data about how large, mission-critical vehicles perform under stress. Our clients use this data to gain insight, reduce risks and identify areas for future innovation.”
“With the new technologies offered by DSPCon, ULA can acquire a greater understanding of how our launch vehicles perform in extreme conditions,” added Kris Walsh, ULA Program Manager of EFT-1. “Acquiring this new level of understanding is key to this unique configuration and our ‘Perfect Product Delivery’ commitment, and helps ULA to create defect-free mission-critical launch vehicles.”
This is the second time DSPCon systems will be used at AEDC. DSPCon was the vendor of choice for in-flight testing applications and considers this new application as a vote of confidence in DSPCon systems. DSPCon expects to deliver the data acquisition solution and support services to ULA in Q1 2013.
About CDI and DSPCon
CDI Corp. (NYSE:CDI) is an integrated, market-leading engineering and technology services organization providing differentiated, client-focused solutions in select global industries. CDI provides Global Engineering and Technology Solutions and Professional Services Staffing through its global businesses in the Americas, EMEA and APAC. The Company also provides staffing services through its franchised Management Recruiters International, Inc. (MRI) operating unit. Learn more at
Headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ, DSPCon, a subsidiary of CDI Corporation, is a leading global supplier of high-performance, dynamic data acquisition, analysis and archiving systems. DSPCon delivers test and measurement solutions to support a wide variety of mission-critical signal processing applications, including acoustic, vibration, shock and rotating machinery analysis; sonar and radar processing; digital data recording and jet engine testing in leading government and aerospace organizations worldwide. Learn more at

Tuesday, August 09, 2011
DSPCon Introduces Data Acquisition Solutions Technology for the Oil and Gas Industry -

DSPCon high-end test and measurement solutions and related services have been adapted to align with new risk reduction and maintenance processes in the Oil and Gas industry.

Monday, December 20, 2010
CDI Acquires the Business of DSPCon -
CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) acquired the business of DSPCon, Inc in December 2010. With approximately 40 employees, DSPCon creates, sells and services real-time data acquisition and analysis systems used widely in the mechanical design validation of jet engines and satellites. DSPCon also creates and produces embedded systems for turbo-machinery performance monitoring and mechanical failure prediction.

Thursday, October 28, 2010
DSPCon Introduces the PodLink™ Data Acquisition and PHM Platform at Aero Engineering 2010 -

Offering a flexible and distributed snap-in/snap-out design, PodLink hardware and software builds new efficiencies and flexibility into test and measurement tasks. PodLink is a rugged, low-power and low-cost platform that offers unparalleled modularity, and can be scaled appropriately by customizing hardware and software components for each application.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
DSPCon Announces New Portable and Expandable Built-In Signal Conditioning Option for DataFlex-1000/A -

New Software-Driven Option is Self-Calibrating and Compatible with All DataFlex-1000/A Models.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
US Air Force Awards DSPCon Phase II SBIR for Propulsion Health Management Systems -

Company awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Contract by the US Air Force to continue development of an optimized processing platform to enhance signal processing capabilities in Propulsion Health Management (PHM) systems.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009
DSPCon Launches New Web Site Design -

Coinciding with the release of its’ newest data recorder, the DataFlex-515, earlier this year, DSPCon, Inc., a leading, global supplier of dynamic data acquisition, analysis, archiving and recording solutions for high-value military and aerospace applications, has revamped its web site,

Wednesday, July 01, 2009
DSPCon Introduces DataFlex-515 Battery-Powered Recorder; Announces GSA Listing of DataFlex-1000/A -

New, battery-powered data recorder weighs less than 20 lbs., features real-time playback, display and analysis, and provides a sustained, continuous recording speed of up to 256,000 samples per second.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Naval Air Warfare Center Awards DSPCon Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant -

The $80,000 grant will support development of a small, highly-efficient data acquisition and analysis system for recording full mission and event data ...

Wednesday, February 04, 2009
DSPCon Launches DataFlex-1000A Portable Dynamic/Steady-State Data Acquisition System -

DSPCon recently launched the DataFlex-1000ATM, a portable, highspeed data recorder that combines real-time performance, remote capabilities and complete compatibility with any commercially-available laptop or PC.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Jon S. Ogg Appointed to DSPCon Board of Directors -

Jon S. Ogg, director of engineering and technical management, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, has been appointed to DSPCon’s board of directors.

Friday, October 31, 2008
DSPCon Awarded Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant from US Air Force -

DSPCon announced that it has received a SBIR Phase I contract award from the US Air Force. The award will support development of a modular, expandable, open-standards addition of processing capability for Propulsion Health Management systems that will increase the speed and depth of processing capabilities over currently utilized FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) hardware and software.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008
DSPCon Launches New Series of Flight-Capable, Wideband Data Recorders -

In response to customer demands for a small yet powerful, flightcapable data acquisition system with large storage capacities, DSPCon, Inc., a leading, global supplier of dynamic data acquisition, analysis, archiving and recording solutions for high-value military, aerospace and rotating machinery applications, has launched the BroadFlex-3800TM series of ELINT and COMINT data recorders.

Thursday, November 29, 2007
DSPCon Wins Four New NASA Contracts for Advanced Data Acquisition and Analysis Systems -

DSPCon has been awarded four new contracts with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to provide the agency with advanced data acquisition and analysis systems for a variety of satellite, rocket and aviation testing applications. Financial terms of the contractual agreements were not disclosed.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007
DSPCon Launches DataFlex-500 Portable, High-Speed Data Acquisition Recorder -

DSPCon has launched DataFlex-500TM, a portable, high-speed data recorder that weighs less than 22 lbs., features real-time playback, display and analysis, and provides a sustained, continuous recording speed of up to 256,000 samples per second.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007
DSPCon Launches New Training Courses for Flagship Data Acquisition and Analysis Product Piranha III -

DSPCon has launched a new suite of training courses specifically designed to cover all aspects of dynamic data acquisition, data analysis, signal processing and Piranha III operation. The new courses provide in-depth information for professionals who are looking to expand their knowledge of dynamic data acquisition technologies or who work on DSPCon systems in either a primary or a supporting role.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007
DSPCon Launches Enhanced Version of MultiScopeTM Real-Time, Data Acquisition and Monitoring Software -

DSPCon has launched MultiScopeTM, Version 6.5, a feature-rich, userfriendly,software package that provides the display power and analytical capabilities of up to 32 test and lab instruments on a single PC.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007
DSPCon Launches Professional Services Practice to Deliver High-Value Engineering Consulting -

DSPCon today launched a professional services practice. The new practice will offer a variety of consulting and training programs to assist organizations with large mechanical test operations, such as aerospace and automotive engine manufacturers, to identify and optimize ROI opportunities across the enterprise while meeting regulatory compliance, enhancing revenues, controlling costs and maximizing asset utilization.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007
DSPCon Achieves ISO 9001:2000 Certification -

DSPCon has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification. The audit was conducted by EQA, an independent leader in ISO certification processes and services.

Thursday, March 15, 2007
Leading Companies Continue to Turn to DSPCon for High-Performance Data Acquisition Systems -

DSPCon today announced several recent sales wins, with significant growth in the aerospace and defense industries. The Company closed 2006 with the addition of a number of new customers as well as expanded deployments by established customers including General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman and Boeing.

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Tuesday, November 01, 2005
DSPCon Wins $1 Million Pratt & Whitney Contract for Test Cell Upgrades -

DSPCon, Inc. has been awarded a new $1,000,000 contract from Pratt & Whitney to develop test cells for two of its facilities. The contract is the end result of a joint strategic planning/capital equipment, ROI-based budgeting effort that was initiated 18 months ago between DSPCon and Pratt & Whitney. The project will upgrade all of the company's developmental test cells in Hartford, Connecticut and West Palm Beach, Florida to DSPCon's new Piranha III Fibre-Channel-based SAN architecture.


Saturday, September 10, 2005
DSPCon Wins $350,000 Contract from Major, Non-profit RADAR Research Center -

DSPCon announced today that it has been awarded a contract for a RADAR Recording System. This contract is the latest development in DSPCon's ongoing relationship with this organization.


Thursday, March 17, 2005
DSPCon Wins Large Contract Award from Japanese Aerospace Agency -

DSPCon has just been awarded its latest contract with the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The new system will provide the company’s Acoustic Facility with a 272-channel Instrumentation and Acquisition System. The multi-channel, modular, portable VME system is based on DSPCon’s popular Piranha III™ product, and will supply collection and processing of acoustic data.

Al Brower, President of DSPCon, Inc. stated that, “We feel confident that Piranha III's technical superiority played a key role in winning this contract”.

DSPCon has worked with JAXA in the past, and expects this project to expand and strengthen their relationship.


Wednesday, January 05, 2005
DSPCon Awarded $3 Million Piranha III Contract by Major, United Kingdom Manufacturer -

DSPCon announced today that, in affiliation with MDS Aero Support Corporation, it has been awarded a $3 Million contract for replacement of six of the Dynamic Test Bed and Data Archive Systems for this major producer of gas turbine engines.

The customer wishes to update and improve its current capability, enhance the flexibility and reliability of these systems, and to replace obsolete equipment with the latest technology available. DSPCon is, of course, very proud that the solution the customer ultimately chose is based on DSPCon’s Piranha III™ robust, real-time data acquisition, analysis, monitoring and archiving system.

“We are proud to work with this manufacturer to provide the expertise of DSPCon employees and the unique capabilities of our Piranha III product”, said Al Brower, President of DSPCon, Inc.

“Also, we heartily thank MDS Aero Support Corporation for giving us the opportunity to team with them on this project and for their efforts to bring this company and DSPCon together”, Brower added.


Tuesday, November 30, 2004
DSPCon Awarded $700,000 Piranha III Contract by Wright-Patterson AFB -

Wright-Patterson AFB Compressor Research Facility finalized a $700,000 Piranha III contract with DSPCon today. The contract, for upgrading the Aeromechanics Data Acquisition System (ADAS) for Wright-Patterson's turbine Engine Research Center (Compressor Research Facility), will result in a complete system that will include signal conditioning, low-speed and high-speed acquisition, remote monitoring, and long-term archiving.

Piranha III's modularity and easy expandability proved to be a major deciding factor in awarding this effort to DSPCon.


Tuesday, October 26, 2004
DSPCon Awarded $2 Million Piranha III Contract by Hill AFB -

DSPCon announced today that its latest contract with Boeing-Hill Air Force Base's Little Mountain Facility in Ogden, Utah has been finalized. This contract, one of DSPCon's many with Boeing Corporation, will provide Hill AFB with a Data Conditioning, Acquisition, and Processing System (DCAPS) that is specialized for Shock and Vibration (and includes PyroShock capabilities).

The multi-channel, portable VME system is based on DSPCon’s popular Piranha IIITM product, and will supply analog and digital data collection and processing of shock and vibration test data.


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