Company Facts

L3 MAPPS is a leading global supplier of control and simulation solutions for the marine, power generation and space sectors.

Registered Name: L3 MAPPS Inc.

Headquarters: Montréal, Canada

Worldwide Offices: L3 MAPPS has operating units located in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, India and Malaysia.

Marine Systems and Simulation

Naval vessel control systems, land-based and on-board simulators and turnkey training solutions.

Power Systems and Simulation

Real-time power plant simulators and simulator modernization for all plant types and CANDU plant computer systems.

Space Systems and Simulation

Real-time simulators for robotic systems and satellites to support simulation-based design and operations/maintenance training.

L3 MAPPS HISTORY

Acquisition

In February 2005, L3 acquired the Marine Controls division of CAE, which included the Power Systems and Simulation as well as the Space Systems and Simulation businesses.

Marine Systems and Simulation

L3 MAPPS entered the marine market in 1982, when we designed the first truly integrated platform management system for the Canadian Navy City Class Patrol Frigates. Since then, L3 MAPPS systems have been deployed on over 229 warships in 22 different navies around the world, including all four of the US Navy’s latest programs.

35 years of Experience

L3 MAPPS pioneered the development and evolution of modern Integrated Platform Management Systems (IPMS), which are comprehensive warship automation systems. It also has the most technically advanced Integrated Bridge System on the market to date.

The IPMS provides integrated monitoring and control of all of the ship’s platform machinery and systems such as propulsion, steering, electrical generation & distribution, auxiliaries, fire/smoke/flood detection and damage control. The IPMS features advanced capabilities such as on-board full mission team training and equipment health monitoring. Not only is the L3 MAPPS IPMS the most advanced, it is the most proven system with over 16 million hours of operational experience at sea.

L3 MAPPS was the first to develop and implement the concept of an integrated control system on the Canadian Navy’s Patrol Frigate Programme in the early 1980s. Since then, MAPPS has continued its extensive research and development activities, and offers the most comprehensive and advanced IPMS available. MAPPS marine systems are in use by 22 navies around the world, and on over 250 naval vessels.

The L3 MAPPS Integrated Bridge System is a completely Integrated Navigation System that is the most technically advanced on the market today. Its unique multi-function workstations allow any navigation function to be performed from any console, greatly improving operator efficiency and vessel safety.

L3 MAPPS also offers a vast array of training solutions to the marine market. From On-Board Training Systems to total turnkey training solutions, our world-class simulation expertise makes us your ultimate training partner.

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    United States Navy
    LHD-7

    Fuel Fill Control System

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    United States Navy
    CG-48 Cruiser (Smart Ship)

    Integrated Platform Management System Backfit

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    United States Navy
    DDG-61/62 Destroyer

    Damage Control System

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    United States Navy
    MHC 51 Osprey Class Minehunter

    Integrated Platform Management System

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    United States Navy
    General Dynamics Littoral Combat Ship

    Integrated Platform Management System (Engineering Control System)

    *L-3 Marine Systems USA

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    United States Navy
    DDG-1000

    Engineering Control System Design Navigation and Integrated Bridge Design

    *L-3 Marine Systems USA

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    United States Navy
    LPD 17 Landing Platform Dock

    Integrated Platform Management System (Engineering Control System)

    *L-3 Marine Systems USA

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    United States Navy
    CVN-77 Aircraft Carrier

    Joint Operating & Control Electrical Network (JOCELN)

    *L-3 Marine Systems USA

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    United States Navy
    TAO-E Fast Combat Support Ships

    LM2500 Digital Engine Controller
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    United Kingdom Royal Navy
    Type 45 Destroyers

    WR-21 Engine Controller
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    United Kingdom Royal Navy
    Astute Class Submarine

    Whole Boat C&I Integrator
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    United Kingdom Royal Navy
    Astute Class Submarine Training Service

    36-Year Turnkey Training Service
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    United Kingdom Royal Navy
    LPD(R) Landing Platform Dock

    Integrated Platform Management System
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    United Kingdom Royal Navy
    Type 22 Frigate Platform Trainer

    Machinery Control Procedural Trainer

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    United Kingdom Royal Navy
    CVF Aircraft Carrier

    Integrated Platform Management System

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    United Kingdom Royal Navy
    Type 26 Global Combat Ship

    Integrated Platform Management System

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    Canadian Navy
    Victoria Class Submarine

    Fire Detection System, Steering & Diving/Autopilot System

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    Canadian Navy
    Halifax Class Frigate

    Integrated Platform Management System

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    Canadian Navy
    Iroquois Class Destroyer

    Integrated Platform Management System Backfit

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    Canadian Navy
    Orca Class Training Vessel

    Integrated Platform Management System

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    Canadian Navy
    Victoria Class Submarine Trainers

    Trainer Relocation, Maintenance and Support

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    Canadian Navy
    Interim Auxillary Oil Replenishment (iAOR)

    Integrated Platform Management System

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    Republic of Korea Navy
    Mine Sweepers / Hunters

    Integrated Platform Management System

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    Republic of Korea Navy
    Minelayers

    Integrated Platform Management System

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    Republic of Korea Navy
    KDX II Destroyers

    Integrated Platform Management System

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    Republic of Korea Navy
    LPx Landing Platforms

    Integrated Platform Management System

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    Republic of Korea Navy
    KDX III Destroyers

    Integrated Platform Management System

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    Republic of Korea Navy
    FFx - Frigates

    Integrated Platform Management System

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    Republic of Korea Navy
    LST-II

    Integrated Platform Management System

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    Republic of Korea Navy
    AOE-II

    Integrated Platform Management System

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    Royal Malaysian Navy
    Littoral Combat Ship

    Integrated Platform Management System

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    Royal Malaysian Navy
    MEKO® 100 RMN Patrol Vessel

    Integrated Platform Management System

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    Royal Malaysian Navy
    Kasturi-class

    Integrated Platform Management System Upgrade

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    German Navy
    K130 Corvette

    Integrated Platform Management System

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    German Navy
    F124 Frigate

    Integrated Platform Management System

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    German Navy
    F124 Frigate

    Land-Based Test Facility

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    French Navy
    NTCD Landing Helicopter Dock

    Integrated Platform Management System

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    Indian Navy
    National Offshore Patrol Vessel

    Integrated Platform Management System

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    Indian Navy
    Project 17 Shivalik Class Frigate

    Integrated Machinery Control System

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    Indian Navy
    Project 28 ASW Corvette

    Integrated Ship Management System Navigation and Integrated Bridge System

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    Indian Navy
    P71 Aircraft Carrier

    LM2500 Engine Control Unit

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    Indian Navy
    Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.

    Test Cell LM2500 IEC Control System

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    Indian Navy
    P71 Aircraft Carrier

    Propulsion System Integration Support

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    Indian Navy
    LST(L) Landing Ships

    Integrated Machinery Control System

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    Corvette

    Integrated Machinery Control System

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    Patrol Corvette

    Integrated Platform Management System

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    United Arab Emirates
    TNC 45 Patrol Boat

    Integrated Platform Management System Backfit

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    Hellenic Navy
    Elli (S-Class) Frigate

    Gas Turbine Safety System

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    Royal Netherlands Navy
    Air Defence & Command (LCF) Frigate

    Integrated Platform Management System

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    Royal Australian Navy
    SEA 1180 Patrol Vessels

    Integrated Platform Management System

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    Royal Australian / New Zealand Navies
    ANZAC Class Frigate

    GE-LM2500 Digital Engine Controller

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    Royal Australian / New Zealand Navies
    ANZAC Class Frigate

    Platform Systems Technical Support Centre (PSTSC)

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    Indonesian Navy
    Submarines

    Integrated Platform Management System

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    Indonesian Navy
    Bung Tomo-class Corvette

    Integrated Platform Management System

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    South African Navy
    SAS Drakensberg

    Liquid Management, Alarm System

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    Thai Navy
    Frigates

    Integrated Platform Management System

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    Algerian Navy
    MEKO® A-200 Frigate

    Integrated Platform Management System

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    Mauritius Coast Guard
    MGGS Barracuda

    Integrated Bridge System

  • Asian Navy
    Frigate

    Integrated Platform Management System Upgrade

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Power Systems and Simulation

L3 MAPPS entered the power plant simulation business four decades ago, when Canada gave us our first order for a full-scale CANDU nuclear power plant simulator for the Pickering ‘A’ plant. Today, L3 MAPPS is the world’s foremost supplier of high-end full scale simulators for nuclear power plants of most manufacturers, as well as simulation solutions for coal, oil, and gas fired power plants. Also, through cooperation with CANDU designer Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., L3 MAPPS has been supplying CANDU plant computer systems - known as Digital Control Computer systems, for nuclear power plants since 1970.

45 years of Experience

Sample list of stations/simulator sites making use of L3 MAPPS simulation technology:

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    Argentina

    • Embalse
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    Belgium

    • Tihange 1
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    Brazil

    • Angra 1
    • Angra 2
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    Canada

    • Bruce A
    • Bruce B
    • Darlington
    • Gentilly-2
    • IMSR Advanced Reactor
    • Pickering A
    • Pickering B
    • Point Lepreau
    • SNC-Lavalin
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    China

    • CAP1400 Engineering Design Analyzer Support
    • Daya Bay
    • Hongyanhe Phase I Units 1, 2
    • Hongyanhe Phase I Units 3, 4
    • Ling Ao
    • Ling Ao Phase II
    • Qinshan Phase III
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    Finland

    • Olkiluoto 3
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    France

    • AREVA NP
    • Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléair
    • Institut National des Sciences & Techniques Nucléaires
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    Germany

    • AREVA NP
    • Brunsbüttel
    • Isar
    • Leipzig
    • Philippsburg
    • Stade
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    Great Britain

    • Dungeness B
    • EDF Energy Campus
    • Hartlepool
    • Heysham 1
    • Hinkley Point B
    • RWE npower
    • Sizewell B
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    Ireland

    • Moneypoint
    • Poolbeg
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    Japan

    • Westinghouse
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    Korea

    • Pyeongtaek
    • Wolsong 1
    • Wolsong 2
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    Mexico

    • Laguna Verde
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    Qatar

    • Ras Abu Fontas B
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    Romania

    • Cernavoda
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    Saudi Arabia

    • Qurayyah
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    Slovenia

    • Brestanica
    • Krško
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    South Africa

    • Koeberg
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    Sweden

    • Forsmark 1
    • Forsmark 3
    • Oskarshamn 1
    • Oskarshamn 2
    • Oskarshamn 3
    • Ringhals 2
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    Switzerland

    • ALSTOM (Switzerland) Ltd.
    • Beznau
    • Leibstadt
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    USA

    • ANO-1
    • AREVA NP
    • Brunswick
    • CAER
    • Callaway
    • Clinton
    • Crystal River 3
    • Davis-Besse
    • Diablo Canyon
    • Enrico Fermi 2
    • Fort Calhoun
    • Idaho National Laboratory
    • McGuire
    • Oconee
    • Pilgrim
    • Prairie Island
    • Rancho Seco
    • San Onofre 1
    • San Onofre 2/3
    • St. Lucie 1
    • St. Lucie 2
    • South Texas Project
    • Susquehanna 1
    • Three Mile Island 1
    • Turkey Point
    • Waterford 3
    • Westinghouse
    • Wolf Creek

L3 MAPPS also supplies its simulation solutions for Engineering Simulators

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DCC Experience

List of stations/sites making use of L3 MAPPS plant computer systems:

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    Argentina

    • Embalse
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    Canada

    • Bruce A
    • Bruce B
    • Darlington
    • Gentilly-2
    • Pickering B
    • Point Lepreau
    • SNC-Lavalin
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    China

    • Qinshan Phase III 1 & 2
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    Italy

    • Cirene 1
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    Korea

    • Wolsong 1, 2, 3, 4
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    Romania

    • Cernavoda 1, 2
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Space Systems and Simulation

In the space industry, L3 MAPPS has become an active participant in the international space station program. Our contribution to this program includes an astronaut training facility for the space station robot arm and space qualified electronic hardware to control the video switching and routing for the space station cameras. International astronauts have been training on the L3 MAPPS built simulator since 1997, and have given rave reviews of the training facility.

Experience

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    ROSE for Validation of Mission Plans (RVMP)

    This is a project with the Canadian Space Agency where L3 MAPPS has built a satellite simulator using the L3 MAPPS-developed tool known as the Real-time Object-based Simulation Environment (ROSE). The simulator is intended to be used for the validation of mission plans by enabling an operator to fully test a procedure on a simulated spacecraft. It uses spacecraft-specific diagnosis procedures (such as STOL flight procedures), providing automatic parameter checking and reporting.

    MSS Operations and Training Simulator (MOTS)

    The Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operation and Training Simulator (MOTS), is a real-time simulator supporting the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) in operations development and verification, and crew training. The main features of MOTS are: a replica of the Space Station Robotics Work Station, real-time dynamics simulation, high fidelity 3-D visualization of camera views, on-orbit human computer interface pages. Located at the CSA, St. Hubert, MOTS is used by International Astronauts prior to their mission to the International Space Station and by the MSS operations support personal for mission planning. The MOTS now supports the integration of MSS flight software in the loop, in order to enhance the fidelity of the simulation. MOTS is CSA's primary tool supporting the Operations and Utilization of the MSS and hence it interfaces with several other ground support facilities, such as, the Virtual Operations Training Environment, the Space Operations Support Centre. Video Distribution Unit (VDU)/ Video Signal Converter (VSC) The Video Distribution Unit (VDU) and Video Signal Converter are space flight hardware, which provide the interface between the International Space Station Camera assembly and the Video Subsystems on the Station. They provide Pulse-Frequency Modulated conversion and routing of the baseband input video signal originating from the TV camera to the external video channels on the video subsystems, in response to commands originating from within the Space Station Command and Control Station. L3 MAPPS has designed, manufactured, qualified and delivered 9 units to Spar Aerospace Limited for the Space Station Remote Manipulator System and the Space Station Mobile Base System. For the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator, 4 more units are planned for delivery. Manipulator Development and Simulation Facility (MDSF) The Manipulator Development and Simulation Facility (MDSF) is an engineering simulator, capable of simulating in real-time robotic manipulators of arbitrary architecture. The main features of this simulator are: generic model of flexible multi-body dynamics, human-in-the-loop capability, real-time 3-D visualization and user defined control system simulation. Located at MacDonald-Dettwiler Robotics, in Toronto, MDSF is currently supporting the engineering development and verification of the Mobile Servicing System (MSS). The MSS which is the Canadian contribution to the International Space Station Alpha, consists of two robotic devices: the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) and the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM). Although developed for the space station applications, the MDSF architecture is sufficiently flexible to allow the simulation of other space, terrestrial or underwater robots.

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    Space Shuttle Display and Control Subsystem
    Space Shuttle Remote Manipulator Simulation Facility

    For the Space Shuttle Program L3 MAPPS developed the Shuttle Remote Manipulator System Display and Control (DCP) subsystem. The DCP subsystem comprised the complete human machine interface, and consisted of the display and control panel interface electronics and two hand controllers used to operate the manipulator.


    L3 MAPPS designed and developed a real-time simulator for the Space Shuttle Remote Manipulator (SRMS) program to enable validation of control systems, development of standard operating procedures and operator training. SIMFAC included a mock-up of the aft end of the NASA space shuttle crew compartment complete with the SRMS operator station and a test conductor station.

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    Galileo Simulation Facility (GSSF)

    The European Space Agency (ESA) is investigating the design of a global positioning system named Galileo for European commercial users, similar to the American GPS system. They require a simulation facility to support the system definition and system design phases. L3 MAPPS has participated in a European consortium that has built a Galileo System Simulation Facility that provides an end-to-end simulation model of the complete Galileo system, including ground segment, space segment and user segment.
    L3 MAPPS has provided mainly the modelling expertise in the space and user segments.

    Multipurpose Space Vehicle Simulator (MSVS)

    The Multipurpose Space Vehicle Simulator (MSVS), is a research and development simulator developed for the European Space Agency (ESA). Located at ESTEC, Netherlands, ESA's primary research center, MSVS is intended to be used in the development of future space vehicle missions. MSVS is based on the L3 MAPPS ROSE toolset, and is capable of simulating in real-time a space vehicle in all phases of its mission. The main features of this simulator are: generic models of space vehicle dynamics, its environment and subsystems, a rapid prototyping environment, live schematics of the subsystems, visualization of the orbit propagation and attitude maneuvers. It can be used to prototype space vehicle design, perform vehicle dynamic analysis, prototype Human Machine Interface. MSVS has the potential to be used in the future for flight hardware-in-the-loop and software-in-the-loop simulation, and as a training simulator.

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L3 MAPPS Management Team

Rangesh Kasturi

Rangesh Kasturi

President
L3 MAPPS Inc.

Rangesh Kasturi was appointed president of L3 MAPPS in February 2015. Mr. Kasturi earned his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University and brings 30+ years of industry experience to this role, with L3 and its legacy companies, encompassing systems engineering, project engineering, proposal management, strategic planning and business development. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Kasturi served as acting president from May 2014 and vice president of Marketing & Sales for its global Marine Systems and Simulation business.

Mr. Kasturi has made significant contributions to the development and growth of L3 MAPPS and was instrumental in establishing the L3 MAPPS' businesses in the United Kingdom, India and the United States.

Michael Chatlani

Vice President
Marketing & Sales
Power Systems and Simulation
L3 MAPPS Inc.

Ramzi Cheety

VICE PRESIDENT
FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION
L3 MAPPS Inc.

Rangesh Kasturi

Vice President
Marketing & Sales
Marine Systems and Simulation
L3 MAPPS Inc.

Shankar Udupa

VICE PRESIDENT
ENGINEERING & OPERATIONS
L3 MAPPS Inc.

Anna Battisti

Director, Human Resources &
Ethics Officer
L3 MAPPS Inc.

Martin LeBlanc

Director
Legal Affairs & Contracts
L3 MAPPS Inc.

Roger Baker

General Manager
L3 MAPPS Ltd.

Raghunandan Mathihalli

Director of Operations
L3 India

Code of Conduct

Our future success depends upon developing mutual trust with our key stakeholders, including our customers, our shareholders, our fellow employees, our suppliers and the communities where we live and work. To build and maintain trust we must operate with integrity in everything we do.

Our Code of Conduct applies to everyone who does business on behalf of L3 MAPPS - employees, officers and members of our Board of Directors. It also may apply to agents, consultants, contract labor and others who act on L3 MAPPS' behalf.

We share our standards of business conduct with our suppliers and expect that they will reflect those standards when conducting business on our behalf.


Quality Commitment

The National Quality Assurance (NQA), U.S.A. has confirmed that L3 MAPPS maintains a quality management system that conforms to the ISO 9001:2008 international standard for all of its businesses: Marine Systems and Simulation, Power Systems and Simulation and Space Systems and Simulation. There are no exclusions to the scope of the registration, which includes hardware and software design and development, product realization, sales and service.


ISO certificate

Through its long history and continued commitment to the marine, power generation and space sectors, L3 MAPPS is uniquely experienced to provide customers with complete, high-quality, reliable controls and simulation solutions.

Community Involvement

The L3 MAPPS team proudly supports and participates in community fundraising events.

Centraide

Centraide

L3 MAPPS recognizes the importance of supporting our community and people in need. We take part in an annual United Way campaign that allows individuals to donate through payroll deductions. The L3 MAPPS United Way committee also organizes several fundraising activities throughout the year, generating significant contributions from everyone at L3 MAPPS.

Centraide is a charitable organization dedicated to helping communities in the Greater Montréal Area. To find out more about Centraide of Greater Montréal, click on the following link: www.centraide-mtl.org.

UAMO

Sun Youth

Every holiday season, L3 MAPPS supports Sun Youth by collecting non-perishable food items and toys for the less fortunate.

Sun Youth distributes Christmas Baskets to approximately 10,000 families and gives toys to 13,000 deserving children. Their Christmas baskets are prepared in advance at their warehouse on de Gaspé Street, and filled with non-perishable food donations received from members of the public and from corporations. The baskets are then shipped to their headquarters on a daily basis in mid-December.

The quantity of food a family receives depends on the size of the family. People who want to register for a basket need to bring proof of income and proof of address, as well as the Medicare cards of all people living in the household. After registration is complete, clients receive an appointment card telling them when to pick up their basket. Identification cards are also required on distribution day. Families and individuals are entitled to only one basket per household.

Every year, a central index is prepared for all organizations that distribute holiday baskets to make sure families do not receive food from multiple organizations.

MARINE SYSTEMS AND SIMULATION

Naval vessel control systems, land-based and on-board simulators and turnkey training solutions.

POWER SYSTEMS AND SIMULATION

Real-time power plant simulators and simulator modernization for all plant types and CANDU plant computer systems.

SPACE SYSTEMS AND SIMULATION

Real-time simulators for robotic systems and satellites to support simulation-based design and operations / maintenance training.