APIC Corporation, Culver City, California, recently announced that it has received a U.S. Naval Air Systems Command Small Business Innovation Research Phase I contract to design an integrated optical code division multiple access (CDMA) network system that addresses multi-level security at speeds beyond what is possible with electronics. CDMA provides efficiency, security, and multi-access benefits in wireless communications. APIC's system takes the basic ideas of CDMA and implements it in fiber optic network.
Charles Stark Draper Laboratories Incorporated, Cambridge, Massachusetts, is being awarded a more than $57 million firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive contract for Trident II (D5) guidance system microcircuit wafers and strategic systems programs alteration repair equivalent units. The Navy Strategic Systems Programs, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
As criminals turn to clandestine methods of entry into the United States, leaders in the maritime domain are working overtime to minimize threats by increasing data-sharing capabilities.
NASA has signed a contract modification increasing the not-to-exceed value of a support contract with L-3 Services of Fairfax, Virginia, by $49 million, bringing the total value of the contract to $98 million. The contract provides simulation and software technology support to Johnson Space Center's Software, Robotics and Simulation Division in the fields of design, development, testing and operations of intelligent systems, robotic systems, spacecraft flight software systems and real-time simulation systems. This work supports the development and operations of the Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs, the Orion project, the Mission Operations Directorate training systems project and advanced programs for exploration.