AGI’s New STK 9.1 Delivers Urban Communications and Near-Space Environment Analysis

December 2, 2009

EXTON, Pa., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ – Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), producer of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software for integrated analysis of space, defense and intelligence assets, has released STK 9.1, a follow-on to its most significant software release in five years, STK 9. Highlights include an enhanced, interactive graphing package; the new STK/Space Environment and Effects Tool (STK/SEET) and an urban propagation extension for the STK/Communications module.

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STK/Space Environment and Effects Tool (STK/SEET)

STK/SEET allows spacecraft designers, analysts and operators to assess the potential impact on space vehicles by modeling the near-Earth space environment. Developed by AGI business partner Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER), STK/SEET mitigates the risk to spacecraft through the calculation of exposure to ionizing particles, thermal radiation and space debris throughout the orbit.

Urban Propagation Extension

The new Urban Propagation Extension to STK/Communications combines STK’s analysis and visualization engine with urban path-loss predictions from AGI business partner Remcom, an industry leader in electromagnetic simulation and high-fidelity propagation. This integration creates a fast, high-fidelity mission perspective for tactical mobile communications, net-centric ISR, cyber warfare and urban tactics and eliminates the need for operators and analysts to choose between speed and accuracy.

“STK 9.1′s significant enhancements to situational awareness aid operators and analysts in making difficult decisions quickly and effectively,” says Kevin Flood, vice president of product marketing. “Additionally, we are proud that our business partners played such significant roles in this software release by improving tactical communications and space situational awareness.”

STK is available for download now at agi.com/whatsnew.

About AGI

Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) develops physics-based commercial off-the-shelf software that computes and depicts the relationships among moving objects over time. Space, defense and intelligence professionals use it to design, model and operate Earth- and space-based systems. The software can be purchased as ready-to-use applications or development tools with flexible pricing and licensing options. For more information, visit agi.com.

About Remcom

Remcom has been a market leader in the field of electromagnetic simulation software for 15 years, creating the first universally usable full wave EM solver to be based on the Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) method. In addition to its flagship product, XFdtd®, Remcom provides a suite of innovative software and services for antenna design and propagation. Remcom is committed to its customers’ unique needs, offering flexible licensing options for installations of all sizes as well as custom-engineered solutions.

About Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc.

Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. (www.aer.com), established in 1977 and headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Verisk Analytics Inc. AER is an award-winning environmental research, consulting and technology company with deep expertise in climate science and modeling, satellite remote sensing, atmospheric research, and weather and climate forecasting. AER customers include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Departments of Defense and Energy, and many of the largest energy, financial services and insurance companies in the United States.

SOURCE Analytical Graphics, Inc.

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